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Old 06-05-16, 01:52 PM
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Proper storage of Park stand

Ok, I'm losing my marbles. I received my new Park truing stand, took it out of the box, removed the rubber bands, and set it up. That was several weeks ago. And, now I want to store it safely away, in the proper configuration (as shipped in the box) so it is safe. I can't figure out how it was shipped. Anyone know how it comes packed? I remember the caliper arms were rubber banded to the uprights, but it won't fit in the box (and also doesn't look right).
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Old 06-05-16, 05:13 PM
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I store mine with the upright arms spread apart, center arm between them (with the calipers almost closed). I put in in an out of the way corner, with a sewing machine cover on top to keep the dust off. I prefer to leave it mounted somewhere, but when I can't, I do the above. It's a sturdy piece, and you don't have to fear it losing adjustment because of 'bad' storage...the alignment should be checked periodically on a known good wheel, anyhow--no need for Park's 'centering gauge'.

It can even be done with a non-centered wheel, with a ruler and flipping.

*edit* I'm assuming you're talking about the TS-2.[x], but all the above holds true for almost any stand.
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I suspect he's talking about a bike stand, such as a PCS-10, not a truing stand.
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Ah, "caliper" threw me...

Perhaps a picture of your stand would help us help you...?
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For both a repair stand and a truing stand the storage is the same. Reduce the stand's size by whatever designs apply. Place stand in a location which is free of great temp, humidity and traffic ranges. But don't overthink this. As both a repair stand and a truing stand don't have precision as their playing card a few minor knocks are no issue. It's not bending your dishing tool or warping one's surface plate that counts. Andy
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Get another busted bike and fix it. Repeat until you no longer feel the need to put the tools away.
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