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Zip Tie Use 1,345

Posted by RL Policar On January - 8 - 2013

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The other day I was hanging out with Animal. I told him how I inherited a great professional grade Park Truing Stand. I was telling him that because of this tool, I’ve learned how to properly true and etc. Animal looks at me, chuckles and told me to look at the two zip ties in his ginormous hand.
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He went onto explain that when ever he needed to true a wheel, he’d take two zip ties and attach them to seat stay of the frame.
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What he does is cut the ties to the length needed and turn it in or out so he can properly dial it in. Makes sense right?
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Now check this out. This is his rear wheel that he hand-built without using a truing stand or a dishing tool. He used the zip tie method and the wheel has over 1600 miles on it!
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2 Responses to “Zip Tie Use 1,345”

  1. Matt says:

    Totally agree that you CAN true a wheel only using zip ties (done it many times)… but dang, a truing stand makes it so much easier! Also, I can put my truing stand on the coffee table and nobody minds… the same cannot be said for bring my bikes into the living room :)

  2. Mel C says:

    Haha! I overheard you talking about this on Saturday. I was real curious about how he did it. Thanks for the article and pics!

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