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Old 08-06-08, 05:38 PM   #1
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question on tools for truing wheels

are the park tools fine for this task? im just asking because i heard bad things about the lockring tools. if there are better/cheaper options can you guys please post links.
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I would imagine park tools would be more than adequate. All you really need to true wheels is a spoke key, then just turn your bike upside and use the brakes as a guide.
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are the park tools fine for this task? im just asking because i heard bad things about the lockring tools. if there are better/cheaper options can you guys please post links.
You don't need lockring tools to true a wheel
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the lockring thing was just something bad i heard about park tools plus i used it and i was afraid the whole time i would chip my lockring. just making sure all of their stuff isn't that bad.
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Spoke wrenchs are probably one of the least expensive tools out there. Park tools are generally fine. I have a Pedro 3 size in one wrench so I don't need to buy multiple wrenches for different nipple sizes and the shape of the tools is comfy if I'm dealing with a lot of work or really tight nipples. It aslo has deep sockets so the nipple fits nicely into it.

http://www.rscycle.com/s.nl/it.A/id.13534/.f

I have a park lock ring wrench and I just put a penny under it to make it fit better to the lock ring. Pliers are superior but I don't use it often enough to warrant buying a pair.
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could i see a picture of the lockring tool with a penny?
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