Mountain Biking - Gears adjustment without a workstand ?
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04-26-09, 04:56 PM
Any ideas on how to adjust and test my gears and drivetrain if I don't have a workstand ?
04-26-09, 04:59 PM
if you have a garage or shed, hang bungee cords around the rafters and suspend frame from them
04-26-09, 05:07 PM
My workstand doubles as a tailgate... just flip the bike upside down and viola!! gets the job done usually..
04-26-09, 05:19 PM
I've done it more times with the bike upside down than I've ever done on a workstand. Works just fine, if a bit unsteady. I've also hung the bike from the saddle nose on a tree limb for a trailside repair. At home I don't have a proper workstand but I put a fold-down bike hanger in the backyard on one of the patio posts and that works just fine. Not as nice as a proper workstand but it gets the job done.
04-26-09, 05:42 PM
I have a trunk mount bike carrier. Think that would work ?
04-26-09, 10:47 PM
depends on if the contact points between the carrier and the bike touch the cables...
I use a fold out step ladder and the hang the bike between the A frame, use a broom handle or short pole to hold the seat.
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