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Old 05-16-04, 08:26 AM
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Repair Stand Wheel Truing/Building

Has anyone used the Park TS-5 truing stand that attaches onto their repair stands? I am interested in learning to build wheels, although I will probably not be doing that too often. I imagine that a separate truing stand would be better, but does anyone think that the repair stand mounted one would suffice. I guess I am considering it mainly for the cost and space saving aspects. Thanks.
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Old 05-16-04, 11:28 AM
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I have one on my PCS-1 stand. It works fine for me. I haven't built a wheel, but I have used it to true and center quite a few on my five bikes. A dedicated truing stand would probably be slightly more convenient, but since I don't use it that often it's not that big a deal to flip the wheel for centering. After lacing and initial tensioning, building a wheel is just a longer truing and centering job. For $20 it works great, and it is always right there on your stand. So it works and is cheap and convenient.
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Originally Posted by Fixed Up North
Has anyone used the Park TS-5 truing stand that attaches onto their repair stands? I am interested in learning to build wheels, although I will probably not be doing that too often. I imagine that a separate truing stand would be better, but does anyone think that the repair stand mounted one would suffice. I guess I am considering it mainly for the cost and space saving aspects. Thanks.
I think that it's designed more for maintenance than for wheel building. If you are working with your bike on the stand, that looks like it would be pretty handy to me. For wheel building, however, that means that you have to the majority of your tensioning and trueing while standing on the far side of your workstand. Not so convenient.
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