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Old 03-20-14, 07:18 AM
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Bikehand Truing Stand

Has anyone used the Bikehand truing stand. It looks a lot like the Park Pro truing stand and the reviews online are all good and compare it in quality to the Park model, but it's about $75 less.



I've used an older model Park truing stand at the bike co-op. I've gotten along fine using my frame and brakes for the few home wheel builds I have done, but I'm really liking wheel building and having a stand would make things easier. Using the one at the co-op would be an option but I live 45 miles away and in the summer, the stand there gets pretty busy.
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Old 03-20-14, 07:22 AM
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I have the $70 (on sale) Spin Doctor truing stand from Performance Bike, and honestly see no need for better. Though, an all steel stand WOULD be more stable. I've built 4 wheels now, and its fine.

If your building wheels as a hobby but also for friends, I would invest in the Park. It has customer support, and parts are available, should you ever need them... I plan on someday getting a Park stand. Someday!
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Old 03-20-14, 07:35 AM
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1. In the end, all that a truing stand does is to provide you with a stable place to measure from.
2. I have zero faith in the dishing function of my Park truing stand.

If I were buying a truing stand today for occasional use, it'd be a cheapie.
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FWIW, I bought my Park TS2 truing stand used for $50 (about 1/3 of what the OP stand sells for). Often I find better tools USED for less than what basic tools sell for new.
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
FWIW, I bought my Park TS2 truing stand used for $50 (about 1/3 of what the OP stand sells for). Often I find better tools USED for less than what basic tools sell for new.
Wish I could find one used. I've had the word out through the LBSs, both bike clubs I ride with, the bike co-op, Pawn Shops, Facebook and Craigs List, but haven't found a single truing stand of any kind. I watched Craigs List for several surrounding cities and posted wanted ads for one all last summer.
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Agree 100% with Retro.

You can true wheels on the bike, with the brake pads or cable ties attached to the forks or seat stays as guides. For more precision and if you're truing numerous wheels, a stable 'off the bike' stand is obviously better. You could fabricate something simple from wood, plastic, or metal but the cost of tools and materials required, if you don't already have them, would cost the same as a basic truing stand anyway.
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Honestly it looks like the bikehand is a copy, and as such SHOULD last just as long (all steel from the looks of it).

That said, I'm sticking to my Spin Doctor. It does all I need it to, and I build wheels....
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I'm sure it would be fine. It looks rather like my old Artisan Tool & Die truing stand, which has served me well for over 30 years:

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