As daft as it sounds........ (For those who already know how to TRUE wheels, sarcasm?)
Truing wheels on bikes that have disk brakes, and still have brake boss holes, is simple to do and works well.
I know it sounds like sarcasm:
~ Use some old V's (Sarcasm alternative: V = Volts. A battery is portable, and has a low voltage.)
~ Take out the springs (Sarcasm alternative: No spring! Darkness has fallen! A long summer, and a long winter, or just a long winter! A new Auschwitz!)
~ When you've set them up, don't forget to take off the OLD V's (Sarcasm alternative: Imagine you ride off with those V's still on, you'll think Something And Rattling, cockney rhyming slang, flipping eck forgot about those, gatling gun, etc)
Also if you did leave on the V's and did NOT realise, who would realise first?:
~Yourself wondering what is rattling about, then realise "YOU LEFT ON" the old V's!
~Or perhaps your FRIENDS would ask about why your recent questionable UPGRADES, as you appear to have either:
~ two braking systems for the front or rear
~ Trying to out do Cannondale LEFTIE
~ You have a rather odd looking mp3 player with all your LP's cobbled onto it, but your friends theorise that the object(s) is an mp3 player that looks like some old V's
But fair enough look at those unfinished ends on other peoples MTB's:
~ Zip ties excess not cut off
~ Bolts not cut down
~ Reflectors left on
Just for starters?
Also on full suspension bikes, WHEELS will buckle less (Some movie sound tracks or quotes or old sayings)
Papa got a brand new bag... (Face off)
It was not me/us who burnt the sun (The Matrix)
1 2 tie my shoe (Some old musical, about shoes, boots or something)
Stuck in the middle with you (Pulp Fiction)
When the lights go out (Backstreet Boys)
But with FULL SUSPENSION BIKES that also HAVE, DISK BRAKES, it is harder to make comparisons that the rims are still in TRUE, so wheels maybe trued less often, hence to people who do NOT know how to do any adjustments on their bikes, so they take their bikes to the local bike shop(s) for service and repair, they may hear the words "THE WHEEL DIDN'T HAVE ANY TENSION IN IT, SO IT JUST COLLAPSED", then the customer says "WELL I JUST RIDE MY BIKE". (Of course this implies the customer skill level is that of a Pro DHer, and as if the catalyst for wheel collapse was some sort of massive downhill, with outrageously rooty terrain, as if "It was nothing").
The customer will be annoyed at the jibe that they have been riding their bike too hard, and take their bike home
. Incidentally there is a place called Orsenhausen in Germany (As it sounds, Arse House), incidently my Mum was born there, I've been there, but that is another story.
Then the customer will reflect on what has been said to them, and they think/say "WELL, AFTER ALL THOSE YEARS and MTB RIDES, IT'S NOT SURPRISING those wheels collapsed".
Then they say to themselves well it might need a few PARTS:
WHAT IS THIS THREAD ALL ABOUT?
IF YOU'VE GOT DISK BRAKES HOW ARE YOU GOING TO TRUE YOUR WHEELS:
~ BIKE SHOP/MATES
~ YOURSELF AT HOME, TRUING JIG
~ YOURSELF AT HOME, YOUR WHEELS INTO ANOTHER BIKE WITH CANTILEVER V's
~ YOURSELF AT HOME, AS I IMPROVISED, with some old V's! (As long as your bike still has BRAKE BOSS STUDS/HOLES!)
Giant Trance x1 ~ 2008