Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Ypsilanti, MI
Bikes: Rocky Mountain RC30, Soma Sport Fixed
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Home-Made Truing station?
So, I'm not much of a bicycle mechanic, so far my only bike work was converting my old ten speed into a fixed gear bike.
But I want to get to the point where I don't have to go to the bike shop for anything except parts.
Youtube helps a lot with minor things like Derailluer adjustments for my road bike, and the like.
But I would like to learn how to true my own wheels, I get the basic premise of tightening/loosening spokes at quarter turns (or eighth if you're being really careful).
At the bike store they have a fancy tool that sits the bike up on its axel and has calipers that you can use to measure how true it is.
I was wondering if there is a reliable way to do it at home, or a DIY truing station?