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Old 11-20-07, 01:50 PM   #1
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Park TS-2 Dial Gauges

A few months back in Bicycle Retailer, there was a side bar on a company that sold upgrades/add-ons for Park TS-2 truing stands for a radial and lateral dial gauges.

Anyone know off hand what that company's name is? I think they were only around $20 a gauge.
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Old 11-20-07, 04:03 PM   #2
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Was this it?

http://www.morningstartools.com/ROC_Tech.html

They seem to state that this is meant for the high-dollar TS-3. Maybe it will fit a TS-2.

Don't forget that you can buy a dial indicator and magnetic base- pretty cheap if from like Harbor Freight.

Personally, I've been tempted to go this route, but I decided that my eye and ears are quite adequate.
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You might be thinking of Morningstar Tools, which makes a dial indicator called R2OC-Tech, but it costs more like $100. They also have some dial indicators that are more in the $20 range, but they're for the TS-3, not the TS-2.
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The guy I learned to build wheels from used to use some dial indicators until he found it made him chase hairs all day. For an occasional anal retentive wheel building session they are fun but not really needed to build an almost perfect wheel.
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The guy I learned to build wheels from used to use some dial indicators until he found it made him chase hairs all day. For an occasional anal retentive wheel building session they are fun but not really needed to build an almost perfect wheel.
I dont really intend to build wheels using the dials. they just look cool.

Though a radial indicator of some sort would make building a little faster. knowing if you are in a high or low spot would help you determine whether or not to loosen or tighten spokes.
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Though a radial indicator of some sort would make building a little faster. knowing if you are in a high or low spot would help you determine whether or not to loosen or tighten spokes.
I'm reasonably certain the dial would not help me or make my wheelbuilding any faster. If I need to know what the wheel is doing, I just look at it in reference to the fixed indicators on my TS-2. Pretty straightforward if you ask me. Eyes work pretty good. Ears do, too. But this is all just my own experience.
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You might be thinking of Morningstar Tools, which makes a dial indicator called R2OC-Tech, but it costs more like $100. They also have some dial indicators that are more in the $20 range, but they're for the TS-3, not the TS-2.

That is for the disc brake rotors.

I think he is talking about Hoadley-True. I believe they are out-of-business.
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The guy I learned to build wheels from used to use some dial indicators until he found it made him chase hairs all day. For an occasional anal retentive wheel building session they are fun but not really needed to build an almost perfect wheel.
There's also the balance of rim runout vs. even spoke tension issue. Which is more important?
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I bought a cheapo $20 dial indicator and stand. It's neat to see what kind of deviations you're getting, but if you've got a nice stand like the TS-2, it really isn't necessary.
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dial indicators on a bicycle truing stand?........lets not give people something to laugh about.
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