[CR]Spoke tension recommendations?

(Example: Framebuilders:Cecil Behringer)

Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2005 12:56:43 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <20050731192307.67652.qmail@web81002.mail.yahoo.com>
Subject: [CR]Spoke tension recommendations?

Although I've built quite a few wheels over the years, I don't do it on regular enough basis to remember all the details without consulting notes, books, etc. One thing which seems to be conspicuously absent from most books and from the manuals of wheelbuilding equipment is the recommended spoke tensions. This may be partly because of the many possible spoke gauges, shapes, materials and spoking patterns, but I suspect fear of liability may play into it as well.

Can anyone recommend tensions in Kg (that's the units on the conversion chart with my new Park tensionmeter) for front wheels? Rear drive side? Rear off side? I'm talking about classic wheels here. 2.0 or 1.8 or 2.0/1.8 butted round spokes, DT if I am building new wheels. 700C or 27" alloy rims, sewup or clincher, 3 or 4 cross.


Jerry Moos