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Old 09-16-19, 08:17 AM
le mans
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I find i need to de-stress the wheel at least twice during a build, and pulling two spokes together by hand is part of that process of destressing, which can give you a fair idea on tension too
Using anti seize on threads and oil to lube the nipples is great, and if you've trued the wheel perfectly you can put a drop of lock tight on each nipple to stop it from loosening, this won't completely lock - if you need to true the wheel in future it can be broken coz you oiled the nipples
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