Truing stands

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

  1. Eclipse

    Eclipse

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2012
    Messages:
    276
    Location:
    Alberta, Canada
    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

    MadMax '58

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2012
    Messages:
    333
    ........
     
  3. Eclipse

    Eclipse

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2012
    Messages:
    276
    Location:
    Alberta, Canada
    What size wheel was the donor bike?
     
  4. dragnusa

    dragnusa

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2012
    Messages:
    2,709
    Location:
    Brookfield, Missouri
    Madmax where can you get the Magnetic Bases and Dial Indicators?
     
  5. Eclipse

    Eclipse

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2012
    Messages:
    276
    Location:
    Alberta, Canada
    Good question. I forgot to ask that one.
     
  6. MadMax '58

    MadMax '58

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2012
    Messages:
    333
    .........
     
  7. Eclipse

    Eclipse

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2012
    Messages:
    276
    Location:
    Alberta, Canada
    Thanks madmax! That's instructive. Gives me ideas.
     
  8. MadMax '58

    MadMax '58

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2012
    Messages:
    333
    ..........
     
  9. mitchelangelo

    mitchelangelo

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2012
    Messages:
    652
    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

    Eclipse

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2012
    Messages:
    276
    Location:
    Alberta, Canada
    Thanks for that option too.
     
  11. aka_locojoe

    aka_locojoe

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2006
    Messages:
    7,510
    Location:
    Kansas
    [​IMG]

    I bought mine probably 20 years ago. A cheap one I'm sure.
     
  12. MadMax '58

    MadMax '58

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2012
    Messages:
    333
    ............
     
  13. CCR

    CCR Certified Man-Child Moderator

    Rating - 100%
    13   0   0

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2007
    Messages:
    8,586
    Location:
    W Frankfort, IL
    cool stand Randy, looks like it wouldnt take up much space when your not using it either.
     
  14. aka_locojoe

    aka_locojoe

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2006
    Messages:
    7,510
    Location:
    Kansas
    Yes it folds up nicely.
     
  15. ChrisMac

    ChrisMac

    Rating - 100%
    2   0   0

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2010
    Messages:
    1,009
    Location:
    Oh, and by the way, that's Mister King Rat to you
    Rockin' it old school . . .

    [​IMG]
     
  16. CCR

    CCR Certified Man-Child Moderator

    Rating - 100%
    13   0   0

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2007
    Messages:
    8,586
    Location:
    W Frankfort, IL
  17. CCR

    CCR Certified Man-Child Moderator

    Rating - 100%
    13   0   0

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2007
    Messages:
    8,586
    Location:
    W Frankfort, IL
    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.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. cman

    cman Moderator

    Rating - 100%
    3   0   0

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2006
    Messages:
    10,448
    Location:
    Boise,ID
    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

    largek9

    Rating - 100%
    2   0   0

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2011
    Messages:
    762
    Location:
    Patina Capitol Cape Canaveral Fl.
    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 !
    ]
    [​IMG]

    [[​IMG]/img]
     

Share This Page