- PSA Rear Wheel Alignment Tool – cheap!
For those of you who, like me, have recently had trouble setting up an 11 or 12-speed drivetrain (they seem to my simple soul much more finicky that older drivetrains) due to rear wheel alignment problems:
It may not be as good as the Park Tool or Shimano ones but at that price it looks like a bargain.
I’ve just ordered one for next time.Posted 5 months agonedrapierSubscriber
If I was in the market for a hardtail 29er, I’d be sorely tempted by this:Posted 5 months agotallmart10Subscriber
nice one, submarined.
I used the one where you take an old qr wheel and screw that into the hanger’s rear derailleur mounting threaded hole and align that wheel to the rear wheel. It worked but was a bit shonky and took quite a while. This should hopefully be much simpler/faster.Posted 5 months agojoemmoMember
I bought a cyclus one from BIkeDiscount and straightened the living heck out of 3 bikes. It was a bit of a faff but the hanger on my son’s bike was really out of true and it definitely improved the shift. A very infrequently used tool but good to have at a low price
However, a quick Google reveals exactly the sort of lo fi solution I love. 10mmx1 threaded bar through the hanger, cardboard template of the hanger on the nds dropout, bend til the holes line up. Genius!
yes I like that idea too.Posted 5 months agoPoopscoopSubscriber
^^ The grub screw on mine is already really tight. It’s just a widely known “feature” of the Brand X ones.
Onzadog is right. Basically just keep the play constant. Either pulled away from the wheel or pushed toward the rim. As long as you keep it uniform, it’s all good.Posted 5 months agorob1984pMember
I first encountered these when working at SJS and used a Park one regularly, it’s amazing how far out some hangers are, even on new frames. Truly an essential tool for any home mechanic.
Great PSA and as someone mentioned there are ghetto options.
I have had great success with an old shimano rear axle, nuts and some washers, a length of school table leg with a hole through it and a steel rule…all of which I had kicking around.
For £20 I was tempted to upgrade though!Posted 5 months ago
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