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Old 11-22-09, 08:55 PM   #1
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Park Tool TS-2 Truing Stand

I have a rim I've taken twice to the LBS to get trued. All manner of wobble and my brakes would surge when braking at faster speeds, especially downhill.

In the end I bought a new rim and just set this one to the side, and as expected my problems went away.

I just bought a Park Tool Truing Stand and of course that was the first wheel I threw on the stand. For the most part it wobbled side to side (laterally) only a little but there was discernible wobble.

What was really out of control was how out of round the wheel was. Obviously the LBS was only checking the lateral movement.

This rim is so out of round as to not be funny. I'm definitely getting a remarkable improvement on the wheel but I was working on the floor. Later I'm going to buy a small wooden table or bench to mount the truing stand on so I can work on the wheel while standing up. I know it'll be much easier to do the wheel truing when I'm not fighting ergonomics.

Another reason why I'm glad I'm teaching myself to do all this myself as it's obvious the only person who'll do it to my satisfaction is me.

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Is this a review or just a cool story?
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You want a review? I'll give you a review.

The stand is AWESOME, except it's big time top heavy and absolutely really has to be bolted down to something or you need to buy the additional fitting.

Other than that it's very intuitive, didn't even have to look at the directions to set it up and see how to use it. Very heavy, very high quality tooling.

Was worth every penny I paid for it.

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Yeah, get the TSB-2 base next. Really useful.

Anyone who's teetering on the brink of getting a TS-2, however, I suggest getting the new TS-2.2 if you're buying a brand-new one.
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The stand is AWESOME, except it's big time top heavy and absolutely really has to be bolted down to something or you need to buy the additional fitting.

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Couple of things:

1. In the end, a trueing stand simply provides a stable place to measure from. I don't see anything awsome or magical about a TS-2 or any other trueing stand. Mine's bolted to a piece of 2 x 8 so that I can move it around.

2. Radial untrueness is a lot harder to fix than side-to-side wobble. Sometimes if I loosen all of the spokes until only 1 thread is showing then gradually retension the spokes in small, equal amounts, the up-and-down wobble will go away. Good luck with that.

3. It's important to do side-to-side trueing by thghtening and loosening opposing pairs of spokes an eual amount. If you don't, you might fix the side-to-side untrueness but at the expense of introducing a new, up-and-down wobble.
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