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Any opionions of the Spin Doctor Truing Stand?(3 posts)

Any opionions of the Spin Doctor Truing Stand?joekm
Oct 31, 2002 10:13 AM
Here is what I'm looking at:

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/cbolarge_photo.html?SKU=15321&Store=Bike

Not familiar with Spin Doctor, anybody out there have any opinions?
re: Any opionions of the Spin Doctor Truing Stand?scary slow
Oct 31, 2002 11:14 AM
I don't know about the truing stand, but the work stand is a complete piece of garbage!
re: Any opionions of the Spin Doctor Truing Stand?Shad
Oct 31, 2002 11:43 AM
The truing stand is decent, but get the allignment tool if it doesn't come with the stand. It looks like a capital T. This stand is sold under the Minoura name and comes with the allignment tool at other places for slightly more money. I like the truing stand because the "calipers" can be moved independently allowing you to true the wheel up without constantly flipping it back and forth. I like a dishing tool for super accurate centering. I've also owned the Park Pro truing stand, but for me I prefer the cheaper one. You really can't go wrong with either though.

The performance spin doctor pro work stand you asked about is total crap. The price has plummeted since I bought it for a reason. It's really only good for washing and light maintenance. For hard wrenching on bottom brackets for example, I always had to put the bike on the floor. It tends to tip even if you remove a wheel since it's so light. The bike must remain balanced in the stand, which defeats the purpose of having a rotating, adjustable clamp. Speaking of which, the clamp on mine started to fall apart in a year as well. It's now a garage storage stand for washing bike frames. I went with a park pro model and don't regret it. The heavier the stand, the more stable it will be. If you want a lighter, more portable stand, get the Ultimate Pro with the tripod base. It's a great stand at a decent price. Otherwise get the best Park stand you can afford. There's a reason you see them in nearly every bike shop.