How to true a wheel

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
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As one of the original founders of He has helped build this site into one of the leading and oldest bicycle commuting blog sites. Filled with passion for everything two wheels, RL Policar covers a multitude of subjects from product reviews, news, articles and technical how to's.