Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-25-07, 11:05 AM   #1
Phil2
Member
Thread Starter
 
Phil2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: D.C. represent
Bikes:
Posts: 38
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Bike repair stand...?

i'm wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a decent bike repair stand. i'm looking to spend around $150. thanks!
Phil2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-07, 11:40 AM   #2
DMF 
Elitist Troglodyte
 
DMF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Dallas
Bikes: 03 Raleigh Professional (steel)
Posts: 6,924
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Use the Search function. This has been discussed to exhaustion.
__________________
Stupidity got us into this mess - why can't it get us out?

- Will Rogers
DMF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-07, 01:26 PM   #3
madfiNch
Senior Member
 
madfiNch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Bikes: Burley Runabout 7 and Specialized Allez Elite
Posts: 255
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Check your local craigslist. You can find quality stands for cheap. You'll probably get more for $150 that way.
madfiNch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-07, 02:38 PM   #4
donnamb 
tired
 
donnamb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes: Breezer Uptown 8, U frame
Posts: 5,651
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I recently bought this stand for $149. Suits me just fine.
__________________
"Real wars of words are harder to win. They require thought, insight, precision, articulation, knowledge, and experience. They require the humility to admit when you are wrong. They recognize that the dialectic is not about making us look at you, but about us all looking together for the truth."
donnamb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-07, 03:54 PM   #5
solveg
Squirrel
 
solveg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Winfield, KS
Bikes: 07 Rivendell Atlantis, 83 Schwinn Peloton, 94 Scott Cheyenne, 81 SR Touring Bike, 80's CCM,
Posts: 4,926
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by donnamb View Post
I recently bought this stand for $149. Suits me just fine.
Donna, I just got that stand, too, and I'm wondering if you got the clamp to go vertical on it? For me it only wants to go horizontal. I've pulled the clamp out and rotated it, but it doesn't seem to go back into the tub in the vertical position.
__________________
solveg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-07, 04:34 PM   #6
garth
garth
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Miami
Bikes: 3Rensho, Team Raliegh, Colnago Arabesque, Bianchi, Lemond
Posts: 116
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I like the Park PCS-1

The Park PCS-1 has such a heavy base that it is stable no matter what crap you throw at it. Two years working with it haven't made me regret buying it, and it can be found pretty cheap too.

Garth
garth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-07, 04:46 PM   #7
donnamb 
tired
 
donnamb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes: Breezer Uptown 8, U frame
Posts: 5,651
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by solveg View Post
Donna, I just got that stand, too, and I'm wondering if you got the clamp to go vertical on it? For me it only wants to go horizontal. I've pulled the clamp out and rotated it, but it doesn't seem to go back into the tub in the vertical position.
Just in case we're talking about something different, here's the clamp I have.


First I turn this counterclockwise until it's loose.


Then I can rotate the clamp in the socket anywhere I choose.


While holding the the clamp in the place I want it to be, I turn that loosening handle on the other side clockwise until it is tight.


If you loosened it all the way, you can take the whole clamp out of the socket. The clamp looks like this.


The socket looks like this.
__________________
"Real wars of words are harder to win. They require thought, insight, precision, articulation, knowledge, and experience. They require the humility to admit when you are wrong. They recognize that the dialectic is not about making us look at you, but about us all looking together for the truth."
donnamb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-07, 05:47 PM   #8
solveg
Squirrel
 
solveg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Winfield, KS
Bikes: 07 Rivendell Atlantis, 83 Schwinn Peloton, 94 Scott Cheyenne, 81 SR Touring Bike, 80's CCM,
Posts: 4,926
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Donna, yeah, that's the one I got. The clamp end won't go all the way into the tube in a vertical position. I tried to force it in and couldn't get it back out without a hammer, and even then it didn't go all the way in. It doesn't rotate in place, right? You have to take the clamp end all the way out and put the square end back in rotated 90 degrees, right?
__________________
solveg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-07, 06:31 PM   #9
donnamb 
tired
 
donnamb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes: Breezer Uptown 8, U frame
Posts: 5,651
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Mine will rotate in the socket quite easily as long as I've got the opposite end loosened. I'm wondering if there's something up with yours. Is the socket end of your clamp lubed the way mine is in the pic? (It came that way.)
__________________
"Real wars of words are harder to win. They require thought, insight, precision, articulation, knowledge, and experience. They require the humility to admit when you are wrong. They recognize that the dialectic is not about making us look at you, but about us all looking together for the truth."
donnamb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-07, 02:05 PM   #10
a77impala
a77impala
 
a77impala's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Western South Dakota
Bikes:
Posts: 1,478
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
I just bought a Park PCS9 on closeout at Trek store in Madison Wi for $61. Regular price was $105. It works great, has the same type of clamp as the one you have. It will hold bike on seat tube or top tube just fine.
a77impala is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:55 PM.