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Old 01-22-2012, 06:23 PM
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Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?

Not sure the note, really. The non-drive side is lower than the drive side, and the drive side spokes are very close. The cross pattern makes them ring in a couple of notes after picking, like a bell chime. It also rings a little lower pitch after the tire is inflated. I have never bought any of the Park or Wheelsmith fancy tools such as torque wrenches or spoke tensiometers. The best thing you can do is flex the spokes at the cross to measure tension. The wheel should not deform heavily when you put a side load on it (such as pulling 1 v-brake arm against the wheel. If you use rubber coated pliers above the spoke key when truing, you won't get spoke wind up.

Originally Posted by 5-7HEAVEN View Post
What "key" are your spokes ringing with the guitar pick?

Not making fun. Tension would be perfect and consistent if all the spokes are "on key".
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