From the wheel building files: Meet the VP of wheel truing
We all know that every wheel builder has a little secret, a little magic tucked up their sleeve to put that extra bit of “Soul” into every wheel. My little bit of magic is named Luis, lovingly dubbed the VP of wheel truing.
Reminiscent of a truing wrench from yesteryear, Luis belongs to the Park Tool family: http://www.parktool.com/product/master-mechanic-spoke-wrenches-SW-20. This wrench makes the list of top ten beloved tools in my shop due to its aesthetic grace, weight, and down right practicality. I beg to differ with those in the camp who say that a four sided truing wrench takes too much time in a wheel build. Since his acquisition, ne’er have I seen a rounded nipple and the additional .000078 seconds it takes per nipple is well worth the time.
Luis boasts a solid 350 wheels under his name. To drop Luis a greeting or begin work on your next set of Epic wheels e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.