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Tension and true
Spokes must now be tightened. At the same time as achieving consistent tension in all spokes, lateral and radial run-out must be dialed out so that the rim runs true. Dish (lateral symmetry between the hub's lock nuts) must also be properly set. So, as we tension the spokes we have to consider and accurately set all of these variables at the same time. I always begin by adding one complete turn to each nipple. I'll then check whether the rim is true as I go. I'll then repeat with another full turn on each. As tension builds, I'll check lateral and radial run-out and begin to compensate as necessary.
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