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Old 02-10-08, 04:40 PM   #1
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Instructable posted - opinions?

I just made an instructable on how I made my cheap Performance truing stand much much much better. Please have a look and opine away. Constructive criticism welcome.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Buil...g-stand-for-l/
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Very good method for improving the runout and hop indicators. One idea:

If you can't find a suitable washer to go on the inboard side of the lateral indicaters, you could drill out the second nut with a 3/16" drill bit to form a clearance hole. That way lining up the two nuts to avoid binding the screw isn't an issue.
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Very good method for improving the runout and hop indicators. One idea:

If you can't find a suitable washer to go on the inboard side of the lateral indicaters, you could drill out the second nut with a 3/16" drill bit to form a clearance hole. That way lining up the two nuts to avoid binding the screw isn't an issue.
Very smart! I will add that in there.
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You might explain what will be improved in the first not the third frame.
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Unless you polish the ends of the screws or cover them you are likely to gouge the aluminum rims with the steel screws since there is no give in the system.
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Unless you polish the ends of the screws or cover them you are likely to gouge the aluminum rims with the steel screws since there is no give in the system.
That's a good point. In my ''final thoughts'' panel I suggest filing them or putting a drop of jb weld on the tips. If/when I get around to doing it myself I'll take pics and add that step in. Thanks!
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You might explain what will be improved in the first not the third frame.
I hint at it in the intro frame, but I'll look and see how I can be clearer. Thanks!
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Instead of having to file or polish threads on end of bolts to avoid rim damage, why not just run an acorn style cap nut down onto the end of the bolt? They even make acorn nuts in nylon, so completely non marring.
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Instead of having to file or polish threads on end of bolts to avoid rim damage, why not just run an acorn style cap nut down onto the end of the bolt? They even make acorn nuts in nylon, so completely non marring.
A good idea too. I wonder if the original caps would work? Have to check that out. Another issue is that while this is a solid build, the long screws might make it fragile if you went mobile. Simply removing the screws would fix this problem, and adding plastic tips would add a little work.
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