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    good truing stand for home use

    I have been thinking about getting a truing stand for truing wheels and eventually building a couple of sets. I have been leaning towards the Park TS7 because I can't justify spending the $$ for the TS2. I have been warned by some mechanics to stay away from the cheaper, crappier ones sold by Nashbar and Performace.

    What I want in an ideal world would be a used TS2 that I can get for cheaper than $150 - but doesn't eveyone? Sell me your used TS2

    What would you recommend and why?

    Thanks,

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    Victor,

    I bought a Minoura since I wasn't sure I'd be building/truing
    very many wheels.
    That said, I'm quite pleased with it, it does everything I
    need a stand to do, isn't a whole lot of money (less than
    $50). I don't believe that durability is an issue here after
    all its only a trueing stand.
    I'd love the big Park, but given my needs just can't justify it.

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    I made my own from an old fork mounted on an old handle bar. I use 2 dial indicators I got from a used tool store. I mounted the indicators with straps and bolts from the hardware store. the whole thing cost $25, and it's just as accurate as any stand you can buy. The downside is that it takes a little longer to set up.
    The biggest advantage is that, because I have the dials, I can graph the dial reading at each spoke location (on Excel) and get a picture of what the wheel looks like. I'm substituting measurement and calculations for the feel that devlops with xperience. So far al my wheels have been true and stable.

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    Now that is a good idea! I should look into that some more.

    Thanks,

    Victor

    Originally posted by eddy m
    I made my own from an old fork mounted on an old handle bar. I use 2 dial indicators I got from a used tool store. I mounted the indicators with straps and bolts from the hardware store. the whole thing cost $25, and it's just as accurate as any stand you can buy. The downside is that it takes a little longer to set up.
    The biggest advantage is that, because I have the dials, I can graph the dial reading at each spoke location (on Excel) and get a picture of what the wheel looks like. I'm substituting measurement and calculations for the feel that devlops with xperience. So far al my wheels have been true and stable.

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    I use a Performance tring stand that I got on sale marked down from $50 to $20. I've only gotten around to doing some minor truing with it, but it has worked fine for that. I have no complaints so far.

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    I have a TS-2 and a TS-3. The TS-2 with the TSB-2 tilt base is my favorite for everyday use, and I've never regretted buying it. If you have the money, this investment will hold its value year after year after year.

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    ...just get the TS-2..............it'll be your first and the last you'll buy.....
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    Tacx also make a good one. They also do a nice dishing tool.
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    Does anyone have any pictures of home made truing stands?

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    I got the Minoura from e-bay for less than $30 including
    shipping, can't go wrong there.

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    So no one has used the TS7??? It looks just as beefy as the TS2. just doesn't have the nicer lateral and vertical references. Did that make sense? haha

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    Originally posted by eddy m
    The biggest advantage is that, because I have the dials, I can graph the dial reading at each spoke location (on Excel) and get a picture of what the wheel looks like.
    Dude, get out and ride more!

    I also have the Performance model bought at a reduced rate. Works fine for me and will last forever at the rate I use it. Now if I can just keep the kids from playing with it........

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    I saw the performance stand in one of their retail stores and I bought the minoura. They look identical, except that the T gauge comes with the minoura, and it apparently is an extra on the performance.

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    Hi

    Ever thought of using a trainer for a truing stand(mag trainer etc). It should be able to handle any width wheel and the indicators should not be that difficult to fabricate

    Keep those wheels spinning!!!

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