A spoke wrench or spoke key is a small wrench or tool used to adjust the tension in the spokes of a bicycle wheel, sulky wheel, wheelchair wheel, or similar wheel. A spoke wrench is sometimes called a nipple wrench, as it is the spoke nipple - not the spoke - that is turned in the process of changing the tension of a spoke.
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... A spoke wrench is used during the creation, maintenance, or repair of spoked wheels to adjust the tension of the spokes ... Additionally it is to make the spoke tension as close to the same on all spokes on the same side of the wheel ... By increasing or decreasing the tension of individual spokes, or groups of spokes, around the circumference, a wheelsmith can correct for local deviations from true - e.g ...
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