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Bike Gremlin
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Originally Posted by jonafd17 View Post
This! I never quite understood a dishing gauge when you could just flip the wheel in the stand. But never having built a set of wheels I thought there's got to be something I'm missing. Plus I'm cheap so I'd skip the dishing gauge.

OP - Roger Musson's ebook has plans for building your own truing stand: Professional Guide to Wheel Building
Dishing gauge saves a lot of time.
Plus not all the truing stands are 100% calibrated, so you'd either have to use a calibration tool to calibrate the truing stand, or a wheel that is 100% properly dished.
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