Originally Posted by zzMike
This really doesn't answer your question but, since you mentioned the TS-25 truing stand...has anybody used this stand? Obviously, you wouldn't open a bike shop with this, but is it good enough for occasional home bike mechanic use? Or, is it just another piece of junk?
I have the older version of the Minoura truing stand
The older version:
The two legs are geared together inside the base, so they pretty much stay centered. The two feeler arms are friction fitted, and I can move them just a fraction of a mm if needed. I want to move the feeler in until it's just touching the top of the worst deflection in the brake track.
I wouldn't like a one-sided truing stand.
I will move the feelers in and determine which side has the largest outward movement, then fix that. I can hear the high spots scraping the feeler as the wheel turns. Often, the other side now has the biggest remaining section. It's very hard to work with dips instead of bumps.
To center the wheel, there are markings on the bottom gauge, but I like to mark the feeler arm with a marker pen when the wheel seems to be done, then flip the wheel over and verify the marker hasn't moved. (I don't have a wheel dishing tool). I wouldn't like the newer Minoura arms as much. It appears the feeler arms are geared and are self-centering. I like to work on just one side at a time, so that's not the best for me.
See the user reviews
at Nashbar. It comes with a calibration "T" to get the feeler arms centered before starting. So I might like this one if I tried it.
Last edited by rm -rf; 04-17-11 at 07:12 AM.