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    Packfodding 3 caloso's Avatar
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    Handmade Italian Carbon Fiber Truing Stand

    Or, When Life Gives You Lemons.



    I could never bear the thought of tossing my beloved Bianchi 928 frame even though it was beyond repair. I'd hung onto it for a few years, just hanging from a hook in the garage and then I realized I could use it as a truing stand, at least for a rear wheel. So I lopped off the broken tubes and stuck it my workbench. A couple of zipties as gauges, and I'm in business.
    Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!

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    Genious!!

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    Thanks. My (rear wheel) truing stand is the back half of an ally Bianchi, funnily enough...

    At some point I'll get around to making a base for it that bolts onto the water bottle bosses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    I realized I could use it as a truing stand, at least for a rear wheel.
    Clever. And with a spacer or two you can use it for front wheels too.

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    If you clamped it by the bottom bracket shell, you could use the brake bridge to mount a more "sophisticated" centering/hop gauge. Maybe use an old brake caliper with bolts replacing the pad holders as adjustable indicators.

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    Packfodding 3 caloso's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by HillRider View Post
    If you clamped it by the bottom bracket shell, you could use the brake bridge to mount a more "sophisticated" centering/hop gauge. Maybe use an old brake caliper with bolts replacing the pad holders as adjustable indicators.
    Great idea. I'll flip it over. I know I have an old caliper lying around in a bin somewhere.
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