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.
11 years ago on Introduction
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.
12 years ago on Introduction
Can i use a bike's fork too as a Truing stand?
Reply 12 years ago on Introduction
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.
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.
Reply 11 years ago on Introduction
Yeah now that i read your idea. I'll build one for myself because i'm a big fan of bicycles and tools.