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Old 10-26-12, 08:32 PM   #1
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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.
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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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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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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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