Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-05-02, 12:19 PM   #1
lotek
Forum Admin
Thread Starter
 
lotek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: n.w. superdrome
Bikes: 1 trek, serotta, rih, de Reus, Pogliaghi and finally a Zieleman! and got a DeRosa
Posts: 17,710
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Truing Stands

I've done the search read the old posts still need
additional information.
What Truing stand are you using? pros and cons?
what would you look for if you were going to buy one
now, knowing what you know now?

Guess who's going to be buying one?

Marty
__________________
Sono pił lento di quel che sembra.
Odio la gente, tutti.


Want to upgrade your membership? Click Here.
lotek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-02, 08:45 PM   #2
ljbike
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Bikes:
Posts: 1,049
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My first stand was a MINOURA, which is quite sufficient if you are only going to build a pair every once in awhile for yourself.

I now use a Park TS 2, and have used it for about 10 years. I have adapted a Dial Indicator to it and generally bring a wheel into true with a tolerence of +or- .003".

Am currently considering a VAR stand which is much more versatile than the Park.

You don't really need a truing stand to build wheels. An old fork will make an adequate stand for building front wheels, and you can true a rear wheel in a bike frame. These methods are awkward, but serviceable.

The point is: Ask yourself how many wheels you think you might build and if that justifies the cost of a truing stand.
__________________
ljbike
ljbike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-02, 08:26 PM   #3
John E
feros ferio
 
John E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: www.ci.encinitas.ca.us
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
Posts: 17,163
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 101 Post(s)
Although I own an old VAR truing stand, I usually find it more convenient to remove the tyre, remount the wheel in the frame or fork, and use the brake pads as truing guides. If you don't have a shop stand for the bike, hang it from an open garage door with bungie cords or rope.
__________________
"Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069
John E is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-02, 09:45 PM   #4
Hunter
NOT a weight weenie
 
Hunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Bikes:
Posts: 1,762
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Park TS2, because it is fast, durable, easy to use, and it is what I learned on years ago. I true many a wheels in a week so it is real handy.
Hunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-02, 03:13 PM   #5
Scooby Snax
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
I built a pari of wheels last year and bought a ts-7, its adequate, Ive used it to true the other wheels around the house and loaned it to a friend.

Save yourself the money and get a friend...
I like guinness, Kilkenny, Ex will do in a pinch on a hot day...

but somone said an fork or the rear of a frame and a piece of wire duct taped for you guage held in a vice works pretty good too!
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-02, 07:34 AM   #6
RainmanP
Mr. Cellophane
 
RainmanP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: New Orleans, LA
Bikes:
Posts: 3,037
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I bought one of the $20 truing attachments Park sells for some of its workstands, including the PS-1 I have. It works great for occasional truing. I haven't built a set of wheels yet, but I don't see why it wouldn't work fine.
__________________
If it ain't broke, mess with it anyway!
RainmanP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-02, 08:06 AM   #7
WoodyUpstate
xc AND road
 
WoodyUpstate's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Upstate NY
Bikes:
Posts: 503
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have had the Minoura stand since Christmas, and have built 5 or 6 wheels successfully with it. It's adequate, and I use it with confidence. Even so, it's not as rigid as a professional stand, but you can learn to work with this limitation.
WoodyUpstate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-02, 09:45 PM   #8
mechBgon
Senior Member
 
mechBgon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 6,957
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have a Park Tool TS-3 and a TS-2.

The TS-2 is the one I prefer to use in a bike-shop environment. It's fast and tough. I customized my TS-2 with aluminum flywheels in place of the stock knobs, and added a dial-indicator mount. I also added a second dial indicator which serves as a visual reference for how far open the wheel supports are. A flick of the flywheel, stop it when the needle hits the marker for "Front," and drop in a front wheel... great for repetitive shop work. There's a computer-generated picture of my TS-2 here, if anyone's curious: http://mechbgon.tripod.com The dial-indicators aren't shown. If anyone's interested in the implementation of the wheel-support-opening indicator, drop me an email.

The TS-3 has one trump card: it is good for working on tandem rear wheels, since it opens wider than my TS-2. It definitely is best when bolted down, whereas the TS-2 with the TSB-2 stays put just fine. And it's rather expensive.

If you want to make a long-term investment in a stand, I'd suggest the TS-2 and the TSB-2 tilting base. It will set you back quite a bit of money but you will have something you can be proud of for a very long time.

As mentioned, it's entirely possible to true and even build wheels with your brake pads for reference, so consider that too.
mechBgon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-02, 12:25 PM   #9
WorldIRC
Canadian eh?
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Toronto
Bikes: 2015 Cannondale Synapse Carbon Ultegra
Posts: 1,831
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)
good ol rigid fork.
WorldIRC is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:49 AM.