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    crotchety young dude el twe's Avatar
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    Just ordered the Minoura truing stand

    Well, I got an amazon.com gift certificate for my b-day, and finally found something worth buying! Amazon is now stocking Nashbar's catalog, so I was able to get the Minoura Workman truing stand for a mere $25 (It was $40, minus $25 in gift certificate, plus $10 in tax and shipping)! I've heard good things about it here on the forums, so I figured, why not? I've gotta build up a wheel for my fixie, I have several that need truing, and some plans to rebuild some wheels. Just thought I'd mention that...Any tricks to using it, or is it really straight forward?
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    I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
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    Macaws Rock! michaelnel's Avatar
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    It's very easy to use. I have built several very good strong wheels on mine.
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    Passionate or O-C? desmobob's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by el twe
    Any tricks to using it, or is it really straight forward?
    I have one and really like it. Only one trick.... buy a quality spoke wrench/wrenches!

    Happy truing,
    desmobob

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    crotchety young dude el twe's Avatar
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    Yeah, I've got a generic multi spoke wrench (11-15, I think). I might actually buy a real, one size wrench, though...
    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacKid View Post
    I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
    IRO Angus Casati Gold Line

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    Macaws Rock! michaelnel's Avatar
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    I prefer the "Spokey" wrench Sheldon Brown / Harris Cyclery sells over the Park wrenches.
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