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Truing stands

Discussion in 'BIKE TALK' started by Eclipse, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. Eclipse

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    I'm curious as what others use for truing stand. Show yours (bought or built). I don't have any at this time so I can't show anything.
     
  2. MadMax '58

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  3. Eclipse

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    What size wheel was the donor bike?
     
  4. dragnusa

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    Madmax where can you get the Magnetic Bases and Dial Indicators?
     
  5. Eclipse

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    Good question. I forgot to ask that one.
     
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  7. Eclipse

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    Thanks madmax! That's instructive. Gives me ideas.
     
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  9. mitchelangelo

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    Poor Man's truing stand... flip a frame upside down, bolt in wheel. Apply masking tape across chain stays approx 1/8" from rim. Mark center of frame on masking tape with Sharpie, then mark width of rim from center mark (5/8 each side of center for 1 1/4 rim). Start truing! Make the rim match the marks and check for roundness at the 1/8 margin.
     
  10. Eclipse

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    Thanks for that option too.
     
  11. aka_locojoe

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    I bought mine probably 20 years ago. A cheap one I'm sure.
     
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  13. CCR

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    cool stand Randy, looks like it wouldnt take up much space when your not using it either.
     
  14. aka_locojoe

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    Yes it folds up nicely.
     
  15. ChrisMac

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    Oh, and by the way, that's Mister King Rat to you
    Rockin' it old school . . .

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    My LBS uses a Var identical to this, my Park stand is faster to set up for me but my LBS can't stand them. Guess it's just whatever your comfortable with. Also have the wheel alignment attachment for my bike stand too. It works fine but it's a little clumsy.

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  18. cman

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    I just tru my wheels inside the frame usually or in a spare fork. I made some feeler gauges from thin strips of wood cut on my table saw. Then use a cheap spring loaded clamp to hold those close to the rim.
     
  19. largek9

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    Ok call it what ya want but it works for me! I started building wheels about six months ago, (these are old pics). it has a counter weight on the front now and a Lat. runout gauge on it, 24 in frame with old kid bike fork no brgs. mt. bike stem and bars. I put heat shirnk on end of the bolts. its a little bulky but I move it around
    all the time any way. USA Murray not harmed in this process !
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