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#802305 03/22/2020 4:27 PM
by Beach
Beach
Getting ready to lace front wheel 1965 LR 8" 1/2 brake and wondered if they were only 2 types of spokes or 3 or 4. Using original spokes and the hub side look the same, but the brake side may have 2 kinds.
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#803748 Apr 2nd a 05:47 PM
by Ignoramus
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Beach
not sure if this will be helpful .......but hey it might give u a laugh .......when i did mine i didnt have any fancy equipment to test torque so i just got them to what i reckoned was right (been a fitter/turner all my working life) but ive also been pedantic all my life as well.

SO i took the wheel to a friend who is a piano tuner and got him to go round the spokes and hit them with a small steel bar and listen to the "ping" sound to check for even tension by the note they made .......he said they were all pretty good but only a couple needed a bit more or less and then declared them PBG ( pretty blood good)

I couldn't hear any difference in the ones he said were too "sharp (tight) or flat (;loose) " but he could hear
the micro differences in the sound
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