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Centering Park TS-2 Truing Stand(8 posts)

Centering Park TS-2 Truing StandArtNJ
Jan 3, 2002 6:05 PM
I recently got a truing stand alignment checking tool and found that my TS-2 is a bit off center. What's the easiest way to correct this?

Thanks,
ArtNJ
park centering gage...C-40
Jan 3, 2002 7:27 PM
Park makes a centering gage for this purpose. You can also use an accurately centered wheel to check the alignment. The alignment instructions come with the truing stand.

You can verify that a wheel is centered merely by flipping it in the stand. It the wheel checks the same regradless of the direction that it's mounted, then it's centered.
Centering TS-2Calvin Jones-Park Tool
Jan 4, 2002 6:03 AM
For centering help, see our web site at
http://www.parktool.com/repair_help/FAQts2.shtml
Pain in the back sideNessism
Jan 4, 2002 6:27 AM
As you have noticed, the TS-2 is not very accurate when it comes to dishing. I have found if the adjustment is perfectly centered for a 100 mm axle the 130 mm settings will be off and visa versa. This has something to do with the angles of the arms and the arc they sweep when they open and close. I was quite disappointed when I discovered this for myself since the stand is quite pricy. Live and learn.
Another issue:nee Spoke Wrench
Jan 4, 2002 6:43 AM
That hand screw that holds the wheel in the trueing stand arms doesn't have to be cranked super tight. That can really upset the stand's accuracy.

I don't like to let other people use my personal trueing stand since I've seen what some of the other mechanics have done to stands in the shops where I've worked.
yupgtx
Jan 4, 2002 9:25 AM
when I worked in shops, I just gave up on trying to keep those stands calibrated properly. Home use shouldn't be too bad, though. Still, keep a dishing tool handy.
Use a dishing tool.guido
Jan 4, 2002 1:56 PM
I've never worked with a truing jig that could reliably measure centering, from Park's top of the line on down: too many pieces that have to be aligned, then go out of alignment. A dishing tool on the other hand, is so simple, it's always reliable. I cut my own out of a piece of wood, and bolted on a metal strip with a wing nut, for the axle-end pointer.
re: Centering Park TS-2 Truing StandChen2
Jan 4, 2002 4:52 PM
As C-40 said, I reverse the wheel in the stand several times to verify that I'm centered. And not overtightening the clamp helps.
-Al