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 Post subject: wheel jig suggestions?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:42 am 
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hey guys i fancy trying to build up a few wheels and was wondering what would be a good jig to start with?
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Do you mean a trueing stand?
I bought one of these:
http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=T7566
although from ebay since probike won't sell them outside the UK.

Seems to be very well made, stable, no play... and folds up neatly.

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I Have a Minoura 'pro' one that came with a dishing tool. It does the job, plenty solid, tough enough for regular home use. The Park one is priocey but is real workshop quality if you plan to make a lot of use of it. That Pro one above looks a bargain, get a dishing tool as well and i imagine it would do just fine.

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I thought I'd try this a number of years ago. The only thing I can compare it to is buying a guard dog and barking yourself. After tedious lacing the finger numbing truing I built one set. Not very succesfully. I took them to be trued and the guy had to virtually rebuild them. How much do you value your time?


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NS wrote:
I thought I'd try this a number of years ago. The only thing I can compare it to is buying a guard dog and barking yourself. After tedious lacing the finger numbing truing I built one set. Not very succesfully. I took them to be trued and the guy had to virtually rebuild them. How much do you value your time?


Lol, i guess it depends on natural aptitude, not that I'm saying you probably have all left thumbs rather than fingers or anything... :D

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Its like DIY on the house. I can earn the money to pay for it in a comfy warm office while someone else crawls around on their knees or gets covered in dirt. I draw the line at drilling holes and hanging pictures.

On the bike I do minor adjustments but if it involves a strip down and rebuild of anything major it goes to the LBS.


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I built up my first wheel a couple weeks ago. Took me a little time to get it right but I really enjoyed it. If you like building things & you understand what you are getting into I think it can be really rewarding.


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ahh, the art of wheelbuilding. I don't mind doing it for myself, but for others...

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