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    Repair Stand Carbon Frame

    I have a Giant OCR Comp 3. I am looking for a repair stand. I don't want to have to remove my carbon seatpost and replace it with a metal one in order to use a clamp style repair stand.

    I am considering the Part PRS-20--no clamping is necessary.

    Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    I don't have any personal experience with the PRS-20, but would ask you this: what's the concern about the seatpost swap? I do it all the time.

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    Don't you have to remore the front wheel of the bicycle to use the stand you want? So what is better replace seat post or remove the front wheel and use a strap to sabilize the bicycle?

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    Seatpost swap is probably the best way to go. If your worried about repositioning the seatpost, either measure, or mark it. I use painters masking tape which is very light on glue 3/4's around the post to mark it. Just simply pull it back off when post is replaced. I don't know what's cheaper, a generic metal seatpost, or the PRS 20 stand?

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    I have a stand that I have to remove the front wheel to use. Guess what? I _never_ use it. I always go back to my Park, and change the seatpost if I have to. Once you have to do some work on the bike that requires that the front wheel be installed to do it, you will find much frustration. At least I sure did.

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    Don't have a carbon frame or seatpost, but if I did... I'd keep an old Al seatpost for putting on the work stand. It's not that big of deal, I would think (position is so easily marked as mentioned above).
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    I clamp carbon seat posts all the time. I use the adjustable Park clamp and I put a clean "blue towel) in the clamp to keep from scuffing the finish.
    The Park spring clamp does not clamp so tight I would worry about a carbon post either.
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    On my homemade repair stand, I just wrap a towel around the post and don't torque the clamp very much. I also have an old innertube lining the inside of the clamp blocks.



    If I don't really need to hold the bike that firmly, I'll just hang it by the saddle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev.Chuck
    I clamp carbon seat posts all the time. I use the adjustable Park clamp and I put a clean "blue towel) in the clamp to keep from scuffing the finish.
    The Park spring clamp does not clamp so tight I would worry about a carbon post either.
    Same. If a carbon post can hold my fat ass on a bike without breaking then why can't I clamp it?

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