With some gift certificates that I received over this past Christmas I bought myself a Park Home Mechanic Truing Stand - it's much, much cheaper than the professional grade, does a very good job at allowing you to true wheels and is much better than my old idea of how to true a wheel. To go along with this, and hopefully some wheel building for a new bike in the future, I added to my collection a Park Spoke Tension Meter.
|While picking up the spoke tension meter I also nabbed me a Park derailleur hanger alignment gauge. Yes, I know what you must be saying: "Don't you ride single speed?" Yep, I does. But, I also have a road and CX bike that are both geared (though the thought of running a single speed CX bike this fall does sound like fun). Also, with my hints of a new wheel build at some point in the future, I may be needing this tool from time to time.|