There are times when "good enough" is fine. There are other times when "good enough" is never enough. When I'm done raking leaves and I look back at a yard littered with 50-100 stragglers that managed to escape my grasp?
When I lube my chain by squirting ProLink in the general direction of said chain while rotating the cranks backwards at a high rate of speed?
But when I center my front chain ring or trim a helmet strap or cut the sleeves off a jersey or wash my bike or organize my tools or neatly roll a tube into a tidy bundle to Awesome Strap to my bike...
There's no stopping at "good enough."
My old "trusty" Park Tool TS-7 was just "good enough."
I had some reservations about replacing my old stand. I've had it for close to a decade, and it had served me well in that time. I bought it back when I was going crazy with a local shop discount and buying everything under the sun. It even made a guest appearance in a Dirt Rag article about the importance of having proper tools.
but it was not without its challenges.
It required a bit more patience and understanding. A little more coaxing and attention. It was a consumer level stand for consumer level needs.
I have greater needs.
Anal compulsive needs.
I've been thinking that my new race wheels from Industry Nine will be a spring kind of thing. Still stuck on which rims to get, the Pink I's needed to get a good once over before the early part of next year when I'll probably do a few ill-advised races to convince me that I need to start riding more. For good measure, the wheels would get new bearings all around, a freehub cleansing/re-lubing, and a proper truing.
New bearings in hand and a couple surprises because I am an "industry insider douchebag."
So imagine my disappointment when I threw the wheels in the stand (one at a time) to find that they were almost as true as the day I got them. Seven or eight months of riding and racing like an idiot and not even a decent hop or wobble. A couple quarter turns here and there, and the TS-2.2 was put back in the corner to collect dust.
It's a good problem to have, I guess.
Anyways, I'm sure when certain friends of mine find out that I have the TS-2.2 at my disposal it will magically transform into a beer magnet.
I love you TS-2.2...