P+K Lie Wheel Truing Stand

Bicycle Wheel on a truing stand

P&K Lie Truing Stand

P&K Lie Wheel Truing Stand stands are manufactured in Hamburg, Germany.  They really are the gold standard for the sophisticated world of modern wheel building – ultra-precise, rugged, efficient, and as beautiful as the finest wheels and we are really so pleased to be using it! It really makes all the difference!!

We first spotted this magnificent piece of kit years ago whilst attending Eurobike 2010. We were immediately impressed by so many of the features and sheer quality of the engineering. It weighs 9.2 kgs so is very stable and a solid base for daily use. The aluminium and brass components are so finely milled it is incredible. The two round gauges indicate the lateral and radial variation to within 0.05mm (that is the width of a human hair!) using a pair of drag rollers that run along the rim. This makes it quick to adjust an alloy or carbon rim to true.

There are only four of these truing stands being used in the UK on a commercial basis that we are aware of at the moment. The importance of having an accurate and reliable wheel truing stand cannot be understated and shows Strada’s commitment to hand building some of the best carbon and alloy wheels in the UK today. We are so proud of our P+K stand we even have used it in one of our very first advertising campaigns. Nothing speaks quality like P&K Lie!

Read our wheelbuilder Darren’s bio here.