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    TS-25 Review? -- Park Tool's wheel truer addon for their stands

    I'm looking into buying a tool for truing wheels and today I came across the Park Tool TS-25 which would clamp right onto my PCS-10 stand.

    It's quite cheap, less than $30, but I was wondering if anyone had used this before and had some feedback.

    If it works well it would be awfully convenient and would safe me some money.
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    I picked one of these up. I am very happy with the purchase for my needs.

    For reference, I have two road bikes (3 sets of wheels), a mountain bike, and 3 more bikes for wife/kids. Whereas I would frequently neglect wheel truing, now I more proactively check all my wheels.

    Pros:
    - pretty inexpensive
    - takes up no extra room, good if space is limited
    - works well, provides good enough measurement
    - you can leave the bike in the pcs-10 when using it

    Cons:
    - not as precise as pro models, probably not suitable if you're truing wheels frequently throughout the day

    Overall, I think it works very well for the casual home mechanic with occasional truing needs leveraging your investment in the pcs-10 stand (I think it also works on the pcs-9 with an adapter?).

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    Waste of money. Zip tie is about 5 cents and does the exact same thing.

    Either buy a full size shop truing stand or don't.
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    truing wheels using zip ties seems like a waste of zip ties to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flip View Post
    I picked one of these up. I am very happy with the purchase for my needs.

    For reference, I have two road bikes (3 sets of wheels), a mountain bike, and 3 more bikes for wife/kids. Whereas I would frequently neglect wheel truing, now I more proactively check all my wheels.

    Pros:
    - pretty inexpensive
    - takes up no extra room, good if space is limited
    - works well, provides good enough measurement
    - you can leave the bike in the pcs-10 when using it

    Cons:
    - not as precise as pro models, probably not suitable if you're truing wheels frequently throughout the day

    Overall, I think it works very well for the casual home mechanic with occasional truing needs leveraging your investment in the pcs-10 stand (I think it also works on the pcs-9 with an adapter?).
    It would just be for the bikes my girlfriend and I own. I think I'll pick one up, thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    Waste of money. Zip tie is about 5 cents and does the exact same thing.

    Either buy a full size shop truing stand or don't.
    How do you true a wheel with zip ties? (I'm rather new to undersanding the mechanical components of bikes.)

    Edit: Found this: http://forums.roadbikereview.com/sho....php?p=2698613
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    wow that sounds like a good idea. I've been wanting to teach myself to true a wheel.

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