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  • Premier Icon wwaswas
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    The on-one ones are quite good. I use the one with the dial gauges. You do need the park adapters for through axles though.

    I have a Minoura for home use and it’s been great. Need a new one for wheel/axle issues, I think. Being honest, I haven’t used it for a year or two! (LBS look after my wheels very well!)

    Park are lovely, especially so if they’re getting daily use and abuse, but probably overkill for home.

    wrecker
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    I have a park, but wish I’d bought the unior one. Really nice kit.

    andyl
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    I was going to buy a TS2.2 in chrome but they are expensive and I think I can build one better that can take wider tyres. That said I just used my frame again and set the wheel dished according to the frame as clearance was very tight with 35mm rims.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    The Minoura FT-1 has been fine for me. I’ve not tried fat (wider than Boost) hubs with it but everything else works.

    Mine came with a free dishing gauge that I rarely use.

    Premier Icon on and on
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    I had a park ts2. Didn’t like it at all. Sold it so also looking to replace it with something different.

    Premier Icon whippersnapper
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    I got a tacx t3175. Its not bad given the price. It folds up nice and small which is good in a flat.

    cynic-al
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    Thanks. I am hoping I can be QR till I die.

    Clamping to a table is good. I’m most used to working on the Ultimate ones that clamped to the top if their stands, ie working on nipples at the top of the rim, I guess I’ll have to readjust…

    mickmcd
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    I suppose I’m spoiled in the whole wheel truing stand de tartment

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    No need to clamp it. It’s stable enough without.

    wysiwyg
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    Roger Musson special

    stew1982
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    The Minoura was fine for the couple of sets i built a few years back – let’s be honest it’s a pretty simple piece of kit. Paying more gets something a bit sturdier and probably a little more modular……

    cynic-al
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    After decades of building wheels mostly at work but in frames/forks at home, I decided I’ve earned myself a jig.

    ISTR Minoura is recommended? I feel Park is overpriced.

    Welcome any views. Something that doesn’t need bolted down ideal – it’ll be on the kitchen table!

    _Ben_
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    I’m a sucker for buying tools I’ll probably use once. Whilst researching the dt swiss stand, the following caught my eye http://bicyclemanufacturing.co.uk/?page_id=103.

    Very nice looking 🙂

    cynic-al
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    CNC machined to exacting tolerances from 25mm High tensile aluminium wrought stock and designed to be the stiffest most accurate jig out there

    That can **** right off.

    Premier Icon JoeG
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    I can’t decide between this

    and this. :mrgreen:

    Edit – I have the Park TS 2.2 (bought from Craigslist for 1/2 of online price)

    SandyThePig
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    I bought this kit from Rosebikes and it’s great.

    bencooper
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    The DT and P&K are very nice, but they don’t do self centering like my TS-3:

    Mike, are you stil making things?

    mickmcd
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    Mike, are you stil making things?

    yeah I went and did some stuff back in F1 but couldnt really be arsed anymore with it.

    Ive been messing with wheelchairs and gearboxes and some other stuff

    shermer75
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    I also have the Tacx one, it’s flimsy and therefore a bit annoying but it does work- I’ve made about a dozen wheels on it, they’ve all come out well. As above it folds away small and only costs £35. Definitely a step up from using the frame and pen method! 😉

    CraigW
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    The On-One/Planet X Jobsworth Pro wheel stand is an impressively sturdy lump of metal. It has fancy dials, but I’m not sure how much they actually help.
    I’ve got one, but not had a go at building a wheel yet.
    http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/TOJWPWTS/jobsworth-pro-wheel-truing-workshop-stand

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    I have the jobsworth stand with DTI gauges as mentioned above, very sturdy stand and it’s helped build plenty of wheels but the DTI gauges are only of use when you get down to the very final tune/tweaking stage as they are too sensitive, and one of my gauges had a stick plunger shaft that was annoying – for through axles you need to use the park adapter kit for through axles.

    Premier Icon schmiken
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    I never found a jig I really liked so built my own. Spot on.

    cynic-al
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    Dials? Wow, more needless perfection!

    The Minouras and Xtreme look good.

    Need to check they do B+

    cynic-al
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    bencooper – Member
    The DT and P&K are very nice, but they don’t do self centering like my TS-3:

    …as does the £55 jobsworth, which looks the best value to me.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    I’ve done B+ with my Minoura Al – front and rear

    cynic-al
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    Jobsworth ordered.

    I was thinking about working with a tyre on wheni asked about that, but realised this will be for builds rather than quick trues.

    Premier Icon mtbmaff
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    Al, where is the jobsworth for £55? Comes up as £89 on their site.

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    Another vote for the cheap Jobsworth, it’s not quite as polished as the fancier kit out there but it’s sturdy and pretty good value. Dunno if it’s wide enough for some of the bigger rear axle standards though, I seem to recall it’s pretty much at its limit with 142mm?

    cynic-al
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    Yup the cheaper one.

    Premier Icon mtbmaff
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    Thanks guys, didn’t realise there were different models. Just ordered the cheaper one.

    Premier Icon Rubber_Buccaneer
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    I have one of those £55 jobsworth jobs. I had to take the angle grinder to it to make a 142mm hub fit with Park adaptors. It has proven fine otherwise.

    cynic-al
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    Its arrived, not unboxed it yet, fookin heavy.

    Also got a crapload of other guff super cheap

    cynic-al
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    It’s grand. Isn’t light and doesn’t fold but I suspect those that are would feel flimsy and annoying

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