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Is this truing stand reliable?
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http://cgi.ebay.com/BICYCLE-WHEEL-TRUING-STAND-BIKE-REPAIR-TOOL-SPOKE-TRU_W0QQitemZ390183897465QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item5ad8c5c9​79#ht_3789wt_958

I hear there are truing stands out where the wheel isn't secured tightly and wobbles but can't you just get your skewer and fasten it down? Does this look reliable? Thanks

Or any other cheap truing stands out there?
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(04-18-2010, 02:11 PM)Bert1220 Wrote:  http://cgi.ebay.com/BICYCLE-WHEEL-TRUING-STAND-BIKE-REPAIR-TOOL-SPOKE-TRU_W0QQitemZ390183897465QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item5ad8c5c9​79#ht_3789wt_958

I hear there are truing stands out where the wheel isn't secured tightly and wobbles but can't you just get your skewer and fasten it down? Does this look reliable? Thanks

Or any other cheap truing stands out there?

Well do not limit yourself if you are going to spend that much money you are better off with a park tools like this.... http://cgi.ebay.com/PARK-TOOLS-TRUING-STAND-TS-7-Wheel-Alignment-Gauge-WAG3_W0QQitemZ320515807608QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item4aa03b1​978 you get the wheel dishing tool with it as well.
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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(04-18-2010, 02:38 PM)Bill Wrote:  
(04-18-2010, 02:11 PM)Bert1220 Wrote:  http://cgi.ebay.com/BICYCLE-WHEEL-TRUING-STAND-BIKE-REPAIR-TOOL-SPOKE-TRU_W0QQitemZ390183897465QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item5ad8c5c9​79#ht_3789wt_958

I hear there are truing stands out where the wheel isn't secured tightly and wobbles but can't you just get your skewer and fasten it down? Does this look reliable? Thanks

Or any other cheap truing stands out there?

Well do not limit yourself if you are going to spend that much money you are better off with a park tools like this.... http://cgi.ebay.com/PARK-TOOLS-TRUING-STAND-TS-7-Wheel-Alignment-Gauge-WAG3_W0QQitemZ320515807608QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item4aa03b1​978 you get the wheel dishing tool with it as well.

How does a truing stand with only one caliper/arm on one side work? For instance, two calipers will center the rim but how about one?
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You have to turn the wheel around to look at the other side (judging from the pics). I have the Minoura Workman Pro and it is... well... ok. It wobbles (the stand, not the wheel) a bit but is usable. Next truing stand will be self built. I think that the truing stands that offer "self centering" rather don't self centre. Don't get one, they are a marketing hype.
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#5
I Agree Joe_W, I just figured if he/she was going to spend that much money on a piece of crap truing stand, they might as well just get a decent used Park Stand. However the ones that can be home made are more durable. There is a thread here with one that someone made.

**Edit**
By the way I also have a Minoura Truing Stand and works pretty nice for me as well. Don't remember exactly what model it is but it has done me great justice. 15 wheels so far Big Grin . Also Joe knows how to make a home made dishing tool.
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#6
That homemade model is mine Bill...

http://forums.bikeride.com/thread-918.html

I JUST trued my rear wheel from my road bike... Works like a charm... And it's total cost is about $25...

*edit* Dishing is done by flipping the wheel and checking for center... No need for a dishing tool... And run out can be corrected if the tire is taken off...
Dedicated scholar of bicycles
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