Blog: Videos

02 Jun 2018

Truing teaser

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Here’s a teaser of the science fiction truing stand I built recently. In January I broke my leg resulting in unplanned downtime. I came up with this. The video is just a teaser — I plan to make longer one that demonstrates all the features and shows how it updates the wheelbuilding process.

Stay tuned to this space.

15 Mar 2018

Tutorial video

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Check out this Gerd Schraner wheelbuilding tutorial I found on YouTube:

07 Jun 2016

Autograph tension

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This is a video of the new Wheel Fanatyk tensiometer, equipped with a deluxe Mitutoyo gauge. The terrific thing about a top end digital gauge is the ability to connect to a computer (an optional connection kit is available from Wheel Fanatyk). So what do you do on the computer side? I improved my spoke tension utility to accept input directly from the tool without keyboard interaction. After each reading the software advances to the next cell automatically.

I also added a new software feature to eliminate the need for zeroing the tensiometer but it’s not shown in this video. Stay tuned for a future blog post explaining how it works.