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Offline Queestce

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Spoke Tension
« on: December 03, 2020, 08:56:24 AM »
G'day all,

Wondering if anyone has tensioned their 850 spokes at all? I have a couple that are starting to sound a little dull. Does anyone know the torque spec for the front and rear spokes? I have never had a side laced wheel like the GS, but it seems the spokes should be easy enough to tension from the hub using a torx bit on the nipple? Is there anything to it, or is it as simple as it looks?

Any info would be much appreciated!



Offline netaron

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Re: Spoke Tension
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2020, 01:10:10 PM »
That's pretty much what I recall from memory and as long as you have a way to keep the spoke from turning you should be good to go. The only torque specs I recall were aiming to match the crescendo of the tight ones.

Offline pringles21

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Re: Spoke Tension
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2020, 01:00:41 AM »
Here's an excerpt from the service manual: