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Homemade Wheel Truing Stand

By spokesman | May 16, 2009

Homemade Bicycle Wheel Truing Stand

I discovered the above homemade truing stand in an article at Velonews.   It is being used by the Cervelo Team mechanics at the Giro D’Italia.  It is made from a steel fork with a second set of fork legs welded to it.  The original fork ends are used to hold a front wheel and the additional welded fork legs are used when truing a rear wheel.  The screws on the side of the fork are used to check for lateral  or side to side trueness of the wheel.  The metal plate mounted to the fork is used to check for vertical roundness.  Given that every team at the Giro is using the latest carbon frames, this may be the only steel fork at the Giro. 

The Cervelo team is well equipped and the mechanics surely can have any truing stand on the market.  Yet they choose to use this homemade model.  One advantage of this stand over many commercial stands is that you can switch between from and rear wheels without adjusting the stand.  They probably find it easier to use than most commercial stands and it is more portable.   It is nice to see a homemade tool used by these top tier mechanics.

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5 Responses to “Homemade Wheel Truing Stand”

  1. bicycle wheel truing Says:
    March 31st, 2010 at 12:31 pm

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  2. axelBA Says:
    March 11th, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    You couldn’t rig up something like this wheel stand with a carbon fork - long live steel - steel is real.

  3. How To Wheel Truing | All Wheels Blog Says:
    April 9th, 2011 at 7:12 am

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  4. Hellen Gonzales Says:
    October 8th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Appreciated the share!

  5. Mike Armstrong Says:
    November 9th, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    I’m building this first thing in the morning! Have lots of extra forks lying around; so might as well make good use of them. If it’s good enough for the Cervelo team, it’s good enough for me. Certainly less expensive than the ones at Park Tool. Thanks for sharing this with everyone.