DIY wheel truing stand
I've been in need of a wheel truing stand for a while now and being the cheap type not wanting to pay 100 bucks or better for one I decide to make my own. I'm a fan of the post type wheel truing jigs as I feel they are more versatile than the fork type stands in that you can dish a wheel right in the jig without the need for another tool. That's not to mention they can be set up to do the small 10-12" wheels that you find on the kid's bikes without issue. Anyway I got about 5 bucks worth of materials in this one so far and my inspiration was the TRS-80 truing stand pictured. I still have a few things to finish up yet (mainly the feelers and some paint on the top parts) but all in all this is the finished product that will get bolted to my workbench. Materials used are scraps of brass and steel, a length of steel tubing from an old baby crib that was in somebody's trash heap, the base is a cast iron plumbing part I bought at Home Depot and the paint is left over Krylon that I bought to paint the wheels on my rat rod beach cruiser.
Last edited by Rockenstein; 04-17-2011 at 02:10 AM.