Bicycle Mechanics - Work Stand- Opinions please
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Does anyone have experience with the Nashbar work stand?
How well does it work?
03-30-09, 11:08 AM
I haven't used that one, but it looks decent for the price. The heavier the better, but also, the heavier, the expensiver (to coin a word). You may do well to put a couple of sandbags on the horizontal parts of the legs.
I'm kind of leary of the stability myself.
03-30-09, 11:20 AM
You could get one of the Park stands. I have one, though I don't see my model on the Nashbar site. It's semi-stable. I think I paid a little less than $200, and that included the optional cable tray and wheel truing attachment. I'm thinking of getting some sandbags myself. A highly stable stand is going to be at least $300.
Getting the bike suspended at the right height with no obstructions of the wheels and pedals is the first step, so this $70 may not be too bad. It depends a lot on how much time you'll spend with it. If I were working on bikes all day, every day, I wouldn't get anything but the best. I used to be a professional mechanic, but these days, second rate tools are OK for me.
03-30-09, 11:41 AM
Two ratcheting cargo tiedowns and two rafter hooks let me hang a DF or my recumbent from the garage rafters. A bungee from the chainstay to an eyebolt set in a redhead in the garage floor steadies the whole thing. Unobstructed acess to both sides and a height that lets me work comfortably from a lawn chair. Around $40.00 at your hardware store. Less if you get the tiedowns from Harbor Freight. Downside; you need to borrow a hammer drill and masonry bit to set the redhead. bk
BTW, because it won't fall down, the fact that it sways doesn't make any difference to the work.
A bungee from the chainstay to an eyebolt set in a redhead in the garage floor steadies the whole thing.
I'm outta luck. Only brunettes in my house. :p:p:roflmao2:
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