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It ain't pretty...but it works.
#1
Actually, it works better than anything on the market.

My homemade truing stand.

Parts:

Disc rotor from a Ford Ranger at work (for weight and stability)
18" steel top tube from my mother in laws old bike
Dropout and end cap from the front fork of the same bike
Dial indicator w/ magnetic base

*edit* The dial indicator actually goes high enough to true disc rotors as well.
The great thing about this stand, is that ANY wheel (and I mean ANY) can be trued in this stand, as long as it has a skewer.

And accurate! The dial indicator measures in incriminates of .001", so that's less wobble than the human eye can detect.

Maybe one day I'll clean it up and paint it.
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#2
IM very impressed! Awesome job jr
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#3
I appreciate it. The defining moment was when a friend that works in a shop got a nasty wobble in his wheel on a ride and when we stopped at my place, I threw his wheel on, and had it trued in no time. He wants me to make him one for the shop now.
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#4
Sweet, bet his mouth was to the floor and eyes about popped out of his head lol.
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#5
Yep. But that's only because its ugly!

I do plan on making one for him. best part is, its all recycled bike parts! Except for the disc rotor.
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#6
I would put in an order for one but I already have a Minoura Pro (it does the job lol).
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#7
Nothing wrong with the Minoura. I've used one, and its a decent stand. More than enough for a home stand.
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#8
Holy crap JR you have everything I've been wanting.
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#9
This is my finest creation. I literally built this for $25 including shipping, and it is the most accurate truing stand on the planet. (And I'm not kidding, when it's accurate to .001")

I had thought of welding the main tube to a flange plate, so it could be bolted or lagged to a bench, but the brake rotor makes it portable for racing seasonSmile
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