Reader David was having difficulty with a wobbly wheel and decided to get creative with miscellaneous parts from his garage. I would say this DIY truing stand was a brilliant success. For technical assistance with the actual truing process, this Bicyle Tutor link might be helpful. Take it away David . . .
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I have been clearing the garden shed, as one does, and the old tandem from the shed corner has been earmarked to go to my son, in London. I have been trying to put it into some sort of roadworthy condition for a couple of days now.
I could not get the rear brake to work properly due to a rather untrue wheel. So, for the first time ever, I decided to have a go at wheel truing. Its one of those things I always thought I couldn't do, and, besides, it needed a fancy bit of kit to achieve. Please see attached. It obviously didn't take long to 'make', and it worked just fine.
The brackets came from a box in my garage labelled 'Building Brackets'.