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Great way to check spoke tension
Easy to use
Can do with wheel on bike
I do about 3500 miles a year, with half on loaded tours. Hitting bumps, ruts etc, and plain ole road vibration causes the spokes to not be balanced, which will cause spoke damage at some point.
Confusing to use
This tool will roll you straight.
Know the tension of your spokes while building a wheel.
They say measure twice. Cut once. Well, I don't know how much measuring I did with this thing to rebuild my wheel, but I was ready to just put the thing on my bike and ride already. Lots of measuring.
When you use park tools online graph after getting the wheel trued up, you see the differences in tension. It's amazing how much you can even it up just by knowing where to start. The graph is useful.
I have rebuilt 2 wheels with this tool. I built one before getting it.
A great assist to my beginning wheel building
Easy to use. Seems to give consistent readings.
Requires judgment in reading between the lines--but that is probably insignificant to the overall project.
I am glad that I invested in this tool to build my first set of wheels. I found the idea of spoke tension to be difficult to grasp in general, so it was nice to have a tool to provide a benchmark.
Amateur Wheelbuilding with Park TM-1
Simple and sturdy construction (no glass or dial gauges).
Easy to use.
Attractive anodized finish.
Bought on sale (reasonable normal price).
Made in USA.
Cool addition to the tool box!
Requires conversion table to obtain tension.
Looks less high-tech without a dial gauge.
I had built a couple 20" wheels for my folding commuter bike before I built a rear wheel for my full-size road bike. I found the TM-1 on sale, and took the plunge. I was easily able to build a dished wheel and, using the tool, get the tension of all the spokes to within 10% of the mean tension. The wheel has remained true with no spoke loosening or breakage. After this, I built a 20" wheel and had the same result.
I am a "quantitative" sort of person, and tightening spokes by tapping just didn't seem as satisfactory; I use a torque wrench on bolts, so why not measure tension on spokes?
No regrets about the purchase!
Park TM-1 Spoke Tension Meter
Easy to read
Very Accurate...no re-calibration necessary
A little pricy...but you get what you pay for....this is a quality product
Instructions were a little difficult to understand. Needed to Google to better understand how to use this tool and how to read the measurements.
Park TM-1 Tension Meter
Simple, effective. Does the job.
I used this with a truing stand to tune up two old wheelsets and build a front wheel from scratch. Tension meter is an invaluable tool for more than just casual use.
With this tool wheel truing is so much easier. It takes all the trial and error out of the equation.
Park TM1 spoke tension
Can measure for relative even tension quickly and help with truing. Helps to avoid adding too much tension and avoid stripping.
Bulky to use and have to use the provided table to get true tension in units.
Must-have for wheel building
Easy to use, bike shop staple
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