Four green P&K Lie Stands arrived this past month. They flew out to pre-orders and I missed taking pictures. Tell me if you don’t agree, there is something magical about deep, emerald green contrasting against polished brass. Green is an option for the Special250 model (along with black).
Quite a few bicycles sport phenomenal detail, beauty, design cleverness, and superb function. It takes but one truing stand to support hundreds of bikes, so small surprise theirs is a less populated scene. Today, there is no rival to P&K. It starts with love at first sight but sheer performance powers the passionate following these rare beauties are building worldwide.
Beyond dramatic visuals, here are some unsolicited testimonials from builders who have experienced P&K:
We love our new stand. It’s absolutely gorgeous and works amazingly. We’ve been truing wheels more accurately than our manufactures!! It’s been a great tool. [Texas]
Hi Ric, the stand arrived safely, great to see it in person, a thing of beauty no doubt! [California]
Ric, I received the truing stand today and wow what a piece of art. [Oregon]
The stand arrived this afternoon. It is much better than the pictures. The “Clocks” are much bigger than I thought. We are going to have “Much Fun”! [Texas]
We use one of these stands here in the UK – it is highly accurate and significantly reduces eye strain over the work day. It also is a great conversation piece at trade shows or in the workshop. [United Kingdom]
The moment I saw one of these in Germany, I had to have it and having worked with it for several years now I can confirm that everything Ric says is true. The only drawback will be for those that want to go slow and savor their wheel building. It speeds thing up so much that I was caught off guard initially. But hey, that’s not so bad is it? [Oregon]
I received one of the P&kLIE stands from Ric’s first order. I have built around 40 wheels on the stand and agree it is the perfect truing machine. I have used a Preciray stand for the last 12 years and liked it but always wished it could be refined and modernized. P&KLie did it! I found the process to be very intuitive and quick to learn. The non linear dials and adjustable holders are much easier to use that the add on dial indicators on other machines. The P&KLie spoke tools are also the best yet! [Texas]
Received the stand and have already built 2 wheels. This is the best truing stand available, hands down. It is extremely accurate, easy to use, well engineered and visually stunning as well. Worth every penny if you build or even just tweak your own wheels. [Virginia]
Thanks for the update. So far your truing stand has exceeded all my expectations on my older wheels. I’m looking forward to building a new set this fall which should greatly reduce my build time. [Michigan]
Superior quality saves time and increases accuracy. After a few builds wheel you will not want to use another jig ever again! 1000+ pairs built with P&K Lie truing stand, zero complaints from customers and lots of return custom. [UK]
Even more beautiful in reality than the pictures. I’ve mounted the stand on a base and trued a wheel already today. Really a joy to use! Thank you for making life a little easier and wheel truing a lot more fun. [France]
I am very happy (and proud!) to own and being able to use the P&K Lie Truing stand. It is simply a jewel of engineering and finish and a joy to look at. As a former aircraft engineer responsible for total revision of airplanes I do appreciate it for 100%. Congratulations to P.Lie for the well done job! [Belgium]
If you build wheels on absolute formula 1 level, then you need tools and measurement equipment which are produced on the highest level. Here I don’t know any other manufacturer except P&K Lie who can reach this high demand. [Germany]