Recently I inherited shop quality tools from a friend who used to own a bicycle shop. He’s since moved to Taiwan and one of my favorite tools he gave me is the Park Truing Stand (TS-2). As a kid I had a Minoura truing stand that I learned how to true. I really wasn’t good at it, but enough to keep my wheels from rubbing the brakes.
So now that I have this professional grade tool (the park), I decided I’d tinker around with it and see if I can get better at truing. I’ve since trued about 12 wheels from my fleet of bicycles! The funny thing about it, I find it very soothing and relaxing. I’ve always said that working on bicycles is better than therapy.
Let’s get back to the title of this article. I thought about creating a tutorial on how to true a wheel. But Youtube has tons of great videos that show you how to do it. Here’s one that I really liked.
Here’s another tip you can use if you don’t have a truing stand. Read the tip on MtnBikeRiders.com