Has anyone tried the Feedback sports pro truing stand? Considering this against the Park TS8, or the X tools copy of the TS2 , though I'm aware the X tools has very mixed reviews. I want to have a go at building wheels. My budget won't stretch to a TS2 plus I'm reluctant to spend that much until I know it's a task I enjoy. I have Roger Musson's book but don't want the hassle of making a stand at this point either. Storage is also an issue as I'm in a small flat, so it collapses down then that helps
I do however have a dishing gauge that someone gave me, which makes me thing the Feedback stand might be the best bet, it looks the most well made out of the 3.
Any advice ? Cheers
No feedback for the Feedback stand I'm afraid - other than that I've used one of their workstands and found it very good - but I'd advise against the TS8. When my work sent me on a velotech course they had us building and truing wheels on them and I found it the most frustratingly shite bit of equipment I've ever had the misfortune of using. The sliding dropout thing had so much play that I just found it unusable. I put my wheel in a frame and used the brake to true to in the end.
I got myself a TS2 for at home a couple years ago and it was well worth the investment. I just went for the blue powdercoated one as it was cheaper. They sometimes show up on ebay for around the price of those other stands and they're not going to be knackered. Might need centered (I've never bothered with any of the ones I've used), cleaned, lubed etc but they are solid bits of kit so unlikely to be anything catastrophically wrong with them.
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