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I have a question on truing stand, has any one made or found anything cheaper and just as good as a Park truing stand? I just to feel like I have to shell out 170$ for one and it's 40$ at a bike shop around here. Ridiculous (I think). Any suggestions would be cool. Thanks for any input.
 

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gibbyk said:
I have a question on truing stand, has any one made or found anything cheaper and just as good as a Park truing stand? I just to feel like I have to shell out 170$ for one and it's 40$ at a bike shop around here. Ridiculous (I think). Any suggestions would be cool. Thanks for any input.
Check out mine at the end of my FAQ. Cost - nothing.
 

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Mike T. said:
Check out mine at the end of my FAQ. Cost - nothing.
Aloha MikeT,

Just got done reading your FAQ. Lots of great information there. Well organized and spelled out. I've been building wheels for years without and with all the expensive tools. Yes, you can build great wheels without the expensive tools. I've done it for years. Things MikeT stated are very true. Take your time, be patient. Once you understand the mechanics and concepts, it becomes easier and easier. In the end, you can build wheels fast but to build good wheels will always take a certain amount of time. So don't rush it. The truiing stand is a good investment but you don't need it to build your first set. The truing stand just makes it easier and more convenient. Good luck.

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I have a Minoura Workman truing stand that I bought 7 years ago and has served me well all these years. I used to do all my wheel truing on the bike or the fork before I got the stand. I think that I paid $39 for mine, and it has paid for itself in all the wheels that I have trued and built. I was thinking about upgrading to a Park, but I can't justify it.
 

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check out the ultimate TRS-80R while its not nessecary to have a truing stand it is definately nicer that not having it.

DMR
 
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