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Old 10-08-2014, 11:40 AM   #1
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Torque Spoke Wrench in PDX

Hey everyone,
I was hoping someone had a torque spoke wrench in Portland that I could borrow. My wr250r wheels are getting a bit wonky and i'd like to get them all squared away. I can compensate in beer

Thanks!
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Old 10-09-2014, 06:57 PM   #2
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Forget using a spoke torque wrench. If you don't know how to true and tune wheels, the torque wrench won't help.
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Old 10-09-2014, 07:08 PM   #3
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Dontcha just tap on 'em with a tiny hammer until they all sound the same?
or,,if you tuned 'em to E, A, and G,,you could play chords as you ride!
I dyed a shirt today,,so there's that too,,,
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Old 10-09-2014, 07:32 PM   #4
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Dontcha just tap on 'em with a tiny hammer until they all sound the same?
or,,if you tuned 'em to E, A, and G,,you could play chords as you ride!
I dyed a shirt today,,so there's that too,,,
Maxwells Silver Hammer would be perfect!
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:20 PM   #5
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and,,,,you don't even care what color?

that's the first thing MonkeyWife woulda asked!

tell her,,peterman dyed a shirt today,,and see how she responds,,I betcha a beer!



I looked into wheel straightening, building,true-ing and such, and what it would take for me to set up a spot in my shop to do it.
The fixtures, jigs, and other apparatus is not that big of an obstacle,(although there is a LOT involved in bent edit[cast]edit,wheel straightening),,I can build that,,It is the actual use of said equipment to achieve a reliable result,,
I figgered at 60,,I didn't have that many years left to learn it and be any good at it, and have any time for anything else.
A good small side bidness if you could set it up and are pro-fish-ant at doing it.
I bend a rim ??,,,I send it to someone smarter than me who will guarantee their work, I ain't got time for this foolishness!
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:26 PM   #6
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Oh!

and I didn't even know they make such a thing as a spoke tork wrench,,really!?? that'sa real tool?
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:33 PM   #7
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Funnily enough yes they are and with a bit of lube they are a very usefully gadget,
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:36 PM   #8
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Funnily enough yes they are and with a bit of lube they are a very usefully gadget,
Wait a minute!,,you start talking lube,,,, and I'm thinkin' Doggitter's tire fitter thread fiasco,,
RU-Glide?!
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:41 PM   #9
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FWIW, I've been a wheelsmith for 30 years, and I've used a torque wrench on my spokes once or maybe twice....

Even tension is way more important than a specific tension. Get the thing straight/round and bounce your wrench offa the spokes. If they all sound the same, you're good.
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:59 PM   #10
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totally agree even tension is more important than specific tension .. here's my setup .. yes I've got a spoke tension gauge which is really handy when truing up used wheels. new spokes are easier to achieve even tension because everything is the same.



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