using tuning stand
When doing your back wheel of your bike does it mater what side you have the freewheel on when its on the tuning stand? Or should you remove the freewheel then put it on the stand?
Tuning? or Truing stand? I'll bet truing stand. I've always left the freewheel/cassette on the wheel unless removing it for service/cleaning, etc.
Perhaps if you're judging tension by pitch, tuning stand might be appropriate? In any case, it doesn't matter if the cassette is on the wheel or which side it is on, though I always put it on the right so it's easier to keep straight in my head. You can flip sides to check dish.
Originally Posted by Kai Winters
It shouldn't matter. Use a dishing gauge to ensure that the rim is centered between the hub locknuts. This is important even with self-centering stands, as they easily go out of adjustment.
I've reread the post several times after my reply and honestly make no sense out of it but it was fun to read.
Yeah I use a dish tool but guess this person is talking more about checking the "trueness" of the wheel and is new to it.
Just be sure to check the tension of all the spokes before starting any truing project...if not done correctly you can wind up really messing up.
If you're not sure do a search on google. I'll bet there are quite a few videos on wheel truing on a bike, stand, etc.
For a truing stand, it doesn't matter which side it's on. It does matter that the rim should be at the same location left-right when you flip it over -- then you'll have the dish right.
Im +1 with JDT, own a Dish Stick with your truing stand. touch points are the axle lock nuts and the rim sides,
it is to compare the symmetry to B = .