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Spoke Tension Gauge

By Pepelko

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Build or true your wheels by sound. Easier and cheaper than handheld tools. Simply pluck a spoke and the tension is shown on the screen.

What's New in Version 2.2

Significant improvements detecting tension.
Updated FFT output to EMA from SMA.
Updated UI for iOS7.


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Customer Reviews

Nice tool

For those of us who are tone deaf, nice tool to verify tension. I use it to verify evenness of tension. Have always built by feel (and never had a broken spoke, including on multiple sets of tandem wheels) and plucked to compare tensions, but I'm not the most accurate on tones.
Ignore the 1 star review - I was able to use all features fully within 2 minutes, instructions are fine. If you're able to lace a wheel and have read Jobst Brandt's book or other reputable reference, you should be able to understand this just fine. This does not replace a truing stand.
I do not own a tensiometer to physically verify readings. If developer stated clearly that the frequency to force calculations have been physically verified, I wouldn't put in that caveat. If I missed that, sorry, will pull that caveat. Readings are reproducible - measured same wheel multiple times, same force readings each time.
Wish list: report output (or xls file output)

Too sensitive to sound

Can't use it outside, with wind and neighbors and cars. Can't use it inside with a kid upstairs, a dog clicking across the hardwood, and a wife typing in another room. The readings just go nuts all the time, and it makes you hate your family. Might work in a walk-in closet at 3 AM. I think this app just sold me on a Park TM-1.
Also, a way to lock down the sliders would be a huge help. Even just testing the app, I reset the gauge and length a couple times with no feedback.
And... Instructions.
Still super edgy about any noises, after trying to use this for a few sessions...

Simple and effective

I've been riding the wheels I built with this app for nearly 3 years now and they've been rock solid and perfectly true still.

Spoke Tension Gauge
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $4.99
  • Category: Sports
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.2
  • Size: 5.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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