Spoke tension - Box section double eyelet tubular
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    Spoke tension - Box section double eyelet tubular

    Hi RBR wheel guys:

    I'm building a set of wheels for a buddy and he found some really nice new old stock FIR Pulsar rims. Some google searching found refrences to a 420-ish gram weight and they have double eyelets, so probably akin to a Mavic GP4.

    I'm finishing up the build and now coming to final tension. Spokes are 1.8/1.5 DT revolutions up front and regular DT comps (2.0/1.8) in the rear, so they are reasonably stretchy. I'm guessing these should be able to handle 90-95kgf without any issues. Is there any reason to think I should go tighter?

    Thanks!

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    Fine for the front. Go to about 100-110 for the right rear.

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    I even go a little higher than that in the back. I always grease the spoke threads and the nipple/rim contact area, to cut down the friction.
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