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Books Dishing Gauges Spoke Wrenches Tensiometers Truing Stands

See also our Wheelbuilding Article

Spoke Wrenches

ParkBlack$6.95 buy buttonFits European-sized nipples (including DT and Wheelsmith.) Park Spoke Wrench
ParkRed$6.95 buy buttonFits O.E.M. Asian spokes
Spokey Pro$11.95 buy buttonFits European-sized nipples (including DT and Wheelsmith.)

My favorite mid-priced spoke wrench,

Like the DT, the steel jaw has the opening at one corner, so the wrench engages 3 of the 4 corners of the nipple. The Pro version has two steel inserts for more nipple length engagement.

Spokey
Twist Resist spoke gripper

Right Handed model
(hold in left hand)

$84.95 buy button

This is a modified 4th hand, designed to grip the spoke shaft near the nipple, preventing wind-up (spoke twist) that can lead to unreliable wheels. This tool is a big help with extra-thin spokes, such as the DT Revolution.

Note: Potential confusion:

The "right hand" model is for wheelbuilders who use their right hand to turn the spoke wrench.

The "right hand" version of the Twist Resist is actually designed to be held in the wheelbuilder's left hand.

If you prefer to use your left hand on the spoke wrench, order the "left hand" model, which is optimized to be used by the wheelbuilder's right hand.

Twist Resist
Twist Resist spoke gripper

Left Handed model
(hold in right hand)

$84.95 buy button

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Park TS7 Consumer truing stand


Truing Stands

Park TS-8 Home Truing Stand (Click "Cart" button for price)   buy button





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Park TS2 Professional truing stand

Park TS-2 Professional Truing Stand (Click "Cart" button for price) buy button

The one most bike shops use.








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Park dishing gauge

Dishing Gauges

Park WAG-4 Professional Dishing Gauge (Click "Cart" button for price) buy button

Features fine-adjustable pointer. Adjustable blocks let it work even with the tire installed on the wheel.


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Tensiometers - Spoke Tension Measuring Instruments.

Park TM-1 Tensiometer $79.95 buy button


Very nice product, easy to read, including spoke gauge gauge and conversion table for 16 different spoke gauge/material combinations.

These are really nice!



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The Bicycle Wheel

by Jobst Brandt

MA0001 Hardback 142 Pages $24.95 buy button

This is the definitive text on the wire spoked bicycle wheel. In addition to providing detailed instructions on how to build light, strong, durable and reliable wheels, The Bicycle Wheel offers a detailed theoretical analysis of how a spoked wheel works, refuting the folklore and myth of a century.

Contains very clear diagrams, index.

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