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    Truing stands for fat bikes

    Just wondering what truing stands work with fat wheels? I know the park ts-3 works well but I'm not sure if the 170mm rear fits. Also they are impossible to find. Thanks!

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    A single post stand works. Here's my Ultimate stand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKTed View Post
    A single post stand works. Here's my Ultimate stand.
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    Park says that their TS-2.2 will. "Taller, more accurate calipers accept rim widths up to 4" Accepts hub widths up to 175mm"


    Park Tool Co. TS-2.2 : Professional Wheel Truing Stand : Wheel Truing Stands and Accessories

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    I use the TS-2 with the 29er adaptors and just fit a 170mm hub in. I've built dozens of fat wheels this way. Tire does have to be removed to true an existing wheel of course.
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    Great, thanks!

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    Does feedback make the ultimate stand now?

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    ok...that covers everyone with 170's...what about the new 190's?
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    I have an old Minoura stand, it certainly stretches out to 170mm and im sure it goes further, can look at it later but i reckon it should do.

    Edit, just checked the website and it says it is 190mm max.

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    Here's a thread I started back 6/13/11
    Truing stand for Fats

    The Park TS2.2 is basically the TS2 with the length to not need the 29er adapters, and the bigger calipers that will go around a fat tire. This gets you up to 175mm OLD, but will not fit the 191mm build width of a Moonie. (apparently).

    I have a TS2 and 29er adapters that I modified (pics in thread) to fit the 191mm width. Basically cut away part of the side ramps of the adapter, and drill out the hole so you can flip them over. This also lets the arms work at an angle closer to vertical - axle ends fit the "V"'s neater.
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    I trued my Moonlander rear wheel in a Park 2.2. With the adapter it wouldn't fit, so I used a shorter makeshift adapter.

    I made sure dish was correct by measuring from the side of the rim to the disc side locknut.

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    for moonlander offset: TS-2.2 fits 175. add in the TS-2EXT adapters. stretches er right out. can't remember the measurement offhand, but well beyond the 191. plus single sided stands are wonky.

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    The TS3 stand goes to about 175mm spacing and about 90-100mm max rim width (it depends how the feeler screws in the end of the truing arms are adjusted). Since the axle supports are steel plates bolted to the aluminum uprights, it wouldn't be hard to make a pair of "stepped" axle supports that would allow wider hub widths.

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    If you put the 29er adapters on the 2.2 I bet it would work for the extra wide hubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmucker View Post
    If you put the 29er adapters on the 2.2 I bet it would work for the extra wide hubs.
    The TS-2 with adapters can fairly easily be spaced to work with 190mm (Moonlander with offset adapter) hubs.

    My DT truing stand fits up to 172mm with no adapters needed. Handy.

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    i used a centrimaster....works well with 170mm not sure it goes much wider...
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    Why couldn't we use a motorcycle specific truing stand like the Park TSM-7?



    up to 740mm diameter and 170mm wide. $110

    Park Tool Wheel Truing Stand | MotoSport

    if needed, the park bicycle extensions may allow for enough clearance to work with a BFL mounted on a clown shoe.

    thoughts?

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    FAT Fat-Bike Truing Stand

    This can handle anything from narrow road front to 190mm Yampa rear. Easy to adjust and simple to use!Truing stands for fat bikes-photo.jpg

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    Good idea on the 20/20 stand , doo you have more pics?
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    This can handle anything from narrow road front to 190mm Yampa rear. Easy to adjust and simple to use!Click image for larger version. 

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    The TST 2 with 29" adapters modded for the moonlander on both extensions as Wadester mentioned in the previous post linked above can get you to lengths over 190mm. I also add a few mm in washers to space them further.

    The caps of the bolts on the leg extensions also double extremely well as 12,15,&20mm thru axle mounting bolts for truing.

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