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    My Fat Wheel Truing Stand

    When I decided to purchase a fat bike two months ago, I realized I needed to get some way to true the wheels on these monsters. I work at a shop and we use the regular park tool stands and they are good but would not fit a fat bike rim with the tire on, as well as not opening up wide enough for my 197mm rear spacing and being a pain to use with through axles. So I went home and decided to try and make my own out of extruded aluminum rails that I had in my garage. I looked at a few ideas online and came up with a composite of different designs I liked. So I cut the rails, welded everything up, drilled and tapped some holes and lastly I machined out the wheel holders that capture the axle. This stand is extremely versatile, I can do almost any wheel that has either a thru axle or QR, with or without the tire on, any spacing. I can also do motorcycle wheels on it . Anyways, I just thought I would share this! I just finished it today and have already made a few changes in the fit and I probably will make more as time goes on.
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    That is badass! Nice work!
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    Wow sweet, well done sir!!

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    2nd post.

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    Killer, great work. I have some similar extruded aluminum stock left over from a solar panel installation. I may copy your design.

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    Thanks everyone for the good words! Radair, it's not that hard to make with the proper tools. It was a fun little project and a good use of extra matirials. I had to go buy all the stock that was not the extruded rails and it cost less than $30 including all the bolts and nuts.
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    THAT is worth it's weight in gold...don't ever sell it!
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    I've been wondering how to true the fat wheels with tires on. This idea is awesome!
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    Man that looks great! Much better than my zip tie on the frame wheel truer!

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