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Old 11-30-22, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Yan View Post
Lots of BS huffing and puffing.

If you're using a poorly designed tension "meter" that outputs a DIFFERENT measurement EVERYTIME you put it on the same spoke, then it's a total waste of time. It doesn't matter how much you "calibrate" it. The thing can't even give you the same measurement five seconds apart. What are you "calibrating" exactly??? Would you use a ruler that measures 1", but then you take it off the page, put it back on the page, and now it shows 1-1/16? NO! HELLO???

That's all there is to this. Period. The end.

If you want a real laugh, squirt some WD40 on the moving parts of that Park meter and watch the measured tension shoot up. That's how much friction affects the accuracy of this tool. It's a complete joke.

I get it, it's your favorite tool in the world that you inherited from your dead ancestors, whatever. It's not a great tool. Truth is hard to accept, get over it.
Meanwhile, the Park Warranty service department personnel are bored to ^%(*ing death and snoozing away at their desks because customers are so motivated to bloviate online that they can't be bothered to type a few digits in the right direction.

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Old 11-30-22, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
Interesting about calibrating spokes and different brands.

For my wheel builds, I have only used DT Competitions and Aero Comps.
It's my environment...custom builds and in-house basic wheels for shops.

I strongly encourage my custom build customers to go DT Swiss, and they do about 99% of the time.

The in-house is mostly CNspoke MAC Series and overstock Wheelsmith from a shop I service.

The titanium is an outlier requested by a BMX team.

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Old 11-30-22, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by mrrabbit View Post
Meanwhile, the Park Warranty service department personnel are bored to ^%(*ing death and snoozing away at their desks because customers are so motivated to bloviate online that they can't be bothered to type a few digits in the right direction.

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What the freaking hell are you even talking about man...
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Old 11-30-22, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by mrrabbit View Post
It's my environment...custom builds and in-house basic wheels for shops.

I strongly encourage my custom build customers to go DT Swiss, and they do about 99% of the time.

The in-house is mostly CNspoke MAC Series and overstock Wheelsmith from a shop I service.

The titanium is an outlier requested by a BMX team.

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My shop always recommended DT Swiss as well. Not sure why so many people on these forums like Sapim - maybe because they are cheaper. I'd rather pay a little more and not have problems later.
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