How To True A Bike Wheel Without A Truing Stand

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Not everyone has an expensive truing stand. So I show how to true bicycle wheels with the wheel mounted on the bike. This is just simple truing and assumes the wheel is in good shape and just has a little bit of side to side wobble. If the wheel has more serious issues, truing an be much more involved.

* When I say “clockwise” and “counter-clockwise” in the video, the reference point is looking at the nipple from the spoke side of the rim. Not from inside of the tire.

These are the Park Tool spoke wrenches that I use:

If you want a professional level truing stand, this is what you want. The Park Tool TS-2.2. I have the older TS-2 model. The TS-2.2 will do the larger 29″ wheels.


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