Introduction: Bicycle Truing Stand & Dish Tool

Full view of truing stand & dish tool

Step 1: Truing Stand

Simple angle frame constructed & attached to plywood platform - cut angle for axle insert.
Wheel shown with tire on - other views will show tire removed.

Step 2: Truing Stand

Caliper mounted in (2) alum plates.
See next step for caliper kit.

Step 3: Truing Stand Calipers Purchased

This is the $11  Park Tool Caliper upgrade kit purchased from Amazon, used in previous step.

Step 4: Truing Stand Tool

View of Truing Tool

Step 5: Dishing Tool

Dishing tool used used with wheel on truing stand.
Tool is shown without person holding for clarity.
Alternate: use tool on bench laying wheel flat & measuring both sides.
Flat iron shown could be increased in width & thickness for more stability.

Step 6: Dishing Tool Close Up

Close up of Dishing Tool.

Comments

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tony33770 made it! (author)2011-06-18

Good luck- I'm putting together some photo's together of a second truing device which is a console type rather then a bench type, in using this new one I find it comfortable to work with.
Look for it in the next couple of weeks.

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Hallmar made it! (author)2011-03-11

Can i use a bike's fork too as a Truing stand?

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tony33770 made it! (author)tony337702011-03-11

Yes you can - I think there is an Instructable that shows a fork being used. Remember you need a caliper or equal to true the rim.
Good Luck.
Tony
I have built another truing stand I will post soon - it is a "bench" type (console) I find to be easier to perform the truing & dishing procedures.

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Hallmar made it! (author)Hallmar2011-06-18

Yeah now that i read your idea. I'll build one for myself because i'm a big fan of bicycles and tools.