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    Truing stand recommendations

    Looks like I'm going to have to build my first wheel due to the lack of wheelbuilders in my area. I'm looking for a good truing stand that won't cost too much. I see Park sell one for ~250 euro but I was hoping to get one a bit cheaper than that. Thanks!

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    The park TS-2 is $160 USD online which is like 104 euros.



    You probably don't need something this expensive if you don't plan on building a lot fo wheels.
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    Spin Doctor/Minura less than 50 USD. It works.

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    +1 on the Performance Spin Doctor, though I don't know if you can get it on your side of the pond.

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    I bought the spin doctor then upgraded it for like 2 bucks... http://www.instructables.com/id/Buil...g-stand-for-l/

    it kicks ass now

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    The park TS-2 is $160 USD online which is like 104 euros.



    You probably don't need something this expensive if you don't plan on building a lot fo wheels.
    Unfortunately $160 over there becomes about 260 euro over here, which makes no sense at all.

    Thanks for the suggestions everyone, seems like the Spin Doctor once isn't available over here. I might be able to stretch to the TS8. Maybe.

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    For one wheel just use a front fork held in a vise with some C-clamps and a rule.

    There are some threads here with plans for inexpensive home built truing stands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by penexpers View Post
    Looks like I'm going to have to build my first wheel due to the lack of wheelbuilders in my area. I'm looking for a good truing stand that won't cost too much. I see Park sell one for ~250 euro but I was hoping to get one a bit cheaper than that. Thanks!
    Here's a Park for 105 euro plus a tenner for shipping. http://bike-components.de/catalog/Ga...t%E4nder+TS-8?

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    That Instructable is really great. Unfortunately, it's great because the Spin Doctor stand isn't.

    I'd much prefer a stand with a self-centering caliper, myself.
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    That Instructable is really great. Unfortunately, it's great because the Spin Doctor stand isn't.

    I'd much prefer a stand with a self-centering caliper, myself.
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    Yeah, I thought the Minoura stand was self-centering and built / trued several wheels based on that assumption, only to find out that it's not really and doesn't have a dishing gauge. It's still cheap, though!

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    We have park TS2's at the shop, I use an inverted road fork at home with a few zip ties and a dial indicator, and am rather partial to the old Hozan stand we have at the shop.

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    The instructable is interesting - my Minoura came with that hardware! I'm shocked the newer ones don't have bolts. Interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by penexpers View Post
    Looks like I'm going to have to build my first wheel due to the lack of wheelbuilders in my area. I'm looking for a good truing stand that won't cost too much. I see Park sell one for ~250 euro but I was hoping to get one a bit cheaper than that. Thanks!
    €36 for a truing stand:
    http://www.roseversand.de/output/con...10&detail2=614



    €49 with spoke key and dishing gauge:
    http://www.roseversand.de/output/con...10&detail2=443

    It is cheap, good enough and easy to stove away when not in use.

    Part Tool's TS-2 is nice, but it won't make your wheels better. Building good wheels is a question of good knowledge, not expensive tools.

    Get this book by Jobst Brandt on how to build wheels:
    http://www.amazon.com/Bicycle-Wheel-...3645286&sr=1-1

    Buy it from the US, since the UK price on the book is four times the price (£55) of the US price ($25)

    As a slightly cheaper alternative Roger Musson's e-book is OK, but Brandt is better:
    http://www.wheelpro.co.uk/wheelbuilding/book.php

    (Edit:-->)
    Just found the new Minoura True Pro for €63:
    http://www.bike-discount.de/shop/k47...rstaender.html



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    Last edited by interested; 06-16-08 at 02:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by interested View Post
    €36 for a truing stand:
    http://www.roseversand.de/output/con...10&detail2=614



    €49 with spoke key and dishing gauge:
    http://www.roseversand.de/output/con...10&detail2=443

    It is cheap, good enough and easy to stove away when not in use.

    Part Tool's TS-2 is nice, but it won't make your wheels better. Building good wheels is a question of good knowledge, not expensive tools.

    Get this book by Jobst Brandt on how to build wheels:
    http://www.amazon.com/Bicycle-Wheel-...3645286&sr=1-1

    Buy it from the US, since the UK price on the book is four times the price (£55) of the US price ($25)

    As a slightly cheaper alternative Roger Musson's e-book is OK, but Brandt is better:
    http://www.wheelpro.co.uk/wheelbuilding/book.php

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    Looks like we have a winner! Great find, I just might have to pick one of those up myself.

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