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07 Jun 2020

Truing stand beta

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Development hasn’t stopped on my truing stand. The software has been stable for more than a year but recent changes make it the tool I really wanted. After a few hardware revisions, that part is working well too. For a peek at both check out the video below.

I designed and built this tool for my own purposes as a professional wheelbuilder but it’s generated a surprising amount of interest. Whether that’s curiosity or commercial demand is hazy so, below the video, find a short survey to shed light on the matter. If you can, please contribute! All questions are optional and the survey can be submitted anonymously if you prefer.

On the tech front I have a handful of units I’d like to distribute for outside testing and feedback. If you’d like to be a tester, please use the survey to express your interest. Read more →

06 Jul 2018

Truing stand explainer

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Here’s a more detailed video about my truing stand. To answer the most common question: this will not be a product in the near term — summer days aren’t long enough to run SpokeService and crank out new products. Maybe I can take it further in the off season. What do you think?

If you like, future videos and updates can be found using this bookmark.

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.