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    Repair Stand

    After some thought and some of your input, and an email from RainmanP, (he's an excellent driver by the way), I've decided on a full blown workstand. What do you all think of this one? Any negatives? Thanks, DG
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    how much is it? I think the lever operated clamp is better than the dial one like that one, The lever is easier to use. You can get a park Prs5 for like 200 bucks I think.

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    It's regularly 200 on sale for 160. At Performance.
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    plus that stand shows the bike being held by the top tube, which shouldent be clamped, and I dont think you can clamp the seat post with that stand, I would get the PRS 5 If I was going to get a stand, I think they are around $200 if you look around

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    Bicycle can be rotated a full 360 degrees and securely locked at any angle using the exclusive Park Tool tapered rotational locking system.
    The height of the clamp is adjustable from 40 inches to 60 inches so the user can work at the height that is most comfortable and efficient.
    The entire repair stand weighs less than 17 lbs. and quickly and easily folds down to 40 x 7 x 7 inches for easy carrying and storage. Includes nylon travel bag.
    The legs on the PRS-5 fold out to form a base that is super strong and stable.
    The PRS-5 is constructed of a combination of high tech materials: custom drawn aluminum tubing, composite fittings, and powder coating for durability. It looks like a really nice stand.
    Plus they make all the attachments for the stand, tool caddy's and stuff
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    I have used a stand with the dial adjuster and I dont like them as much as the lever. Does it say anything about rotating the bike with that other stand? Because if it dosent, then you probably cant clamp it too the seat tube, which is where it should be. The bike in the park stand can be rotated 360 degrees around, which is nice. I would get the park, but I dont want you to get it and not like it.

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    I just bought a Park PRS-5 on eBay. It came in today. It works really well with my 40 lbs Stinky. The clamp is more or less just like the clamps we use at the shop. There is a guy on ebay who sells a ton of them, I paid $188.00 plus shipping.
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    Are they new? And how does he get so many to sell? Thanks,DG
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    I remember seeing a few favourable reviews of the Ultimate stand on <another web site>

    You will have to cut, paste and modify the links

    h_ttp://forums13.consumerreview.com/crforum?viewall@133.fKRkaXm1flg^3@.ee9636e

    h_ttp://forums13.consumerreview.com/crforum?viewall@76.WKpqaW2ZfDn^14@.ee97b2f

    Of course, you will have to weigh these opinions as you see fit.
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    Now that I have used it a bit, I really like my SpinDoctor Deluxe. The only thing I might change is to add a height adjustment, which they have done in the newest model. Actually, an adjustable stool will work just as well for these old bones.

    It may be more stable than the one pictured here, because there are only three pipes: one vertical, and two at right angles for the base - they look somewhat longer than the picture.

    I bought this under the name of Elite, who actually makes them in Italy (though it was marked 'Performance' on the box). It was around $120 USD over here.

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    Originally posted by Dirtgrinder
    Are they new? And how does he get so many to sell? Thanks,DG
    Yep they are new. I dont know he sells a lot of park tools.

    Here is a link to one of his auctions for a PRS-5 and a link to all his auctions.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI...tem=1046931118

    http://cgi6.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAP...sort=2&rows=25
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    FWIW, I have a Park PCS-1, the basic home stand. Sturdy enough to handle anything. About $125-130. Not height adjustable, but that has not been a problem. I just rotate the bike to get whatever part I am working on to a comfortable height. Not collapsible but the legs fold together to make a narrow, tall unit that can hang or lean against a wall. The PCS-5 is definitely a nicer stand, but I am happy with the PCS-1 for the 3-4 times a month I use it.
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    www.biketoolsetc.com has the consumer stand

    for 129.90

    And the delux consumer stand

    for 180.00
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    I'm planning to hang out at my LBS in February... see if hey replace any of their old stands... and maybe pick one up used.
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    I just bought a Wrench Force stand for $160. It looks just like the park consumer stand above except it is hight adjustable as well. I'm really happy with it, it's heavy but it also seems really sturdy. Has anyone else ever heard of this company? I think they're owned by trek.

    Also the stand without a clamp may be better for thin metaled bikes, as you could adjust the pressure more precisely.

    Whatever you decide, good luck. A stand is a great investment even if you're just cleaning your bike.

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    Spic-Mick,

    If you bought something from him and had a good experience he may be the guy (of course YMMV). He's got a PRS-4 for $155.
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    Originally posted by Bobsled
    Spic-Mick,

    If you bought something from him and had a good experience he may be the guy (of course YMMV). He's got a PRS-4 for $155.
    I do not understand your comment. "YMMV"?? Sorry.
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    Originally posted by M_E_B_S

    Also the stand without a clamp may be better for thin metaled bikes, as you could adjust the pressure more precisely.
    I wondered about the same thing. Normally I would clamp it on the seat post, but if I ever did want to clamp the frame it would have to be adjustable as my frame is very thin walled.

    I also read those reviews. The majority of buyers liked it.

    I want to thank everyone for all their input. I'm not an impulse buyer and it seems to take me forever to gather enough information to decide on something like this. But it usually pays off!
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    Originally posted by Dirtgrinder

    I want to thank everyone for all their input. I'm not an impulse buyer and it seems to take me forever to gather enough information to decide on something like this. But it usually pays off!
    :thumbup: No problem man! We all(at least I think so) love you!!
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    Thanks Fubes, I'm touched. (In the good way ).
    How's your head? Any more endo's?
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    Originally posted by Dirtgrinder
    Thanks Fubes, I'm touched. (In the good way ).
    How's your head? Any more endo's?
    Well, now I have a cramp in my neck, plus the headache..Thanks Now its dark outside so I can't keep trying..which is a good thing I think..I'm kinda shaky to. It all happen so fast!!! WHAM!! I was on the ground! And my helmet was off, that kinda freaked me out, I didn't remember taking my helmet off.
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    Originally posted by fubar5


    Well, now I have a cramp in my neck, plus the headache..Thanks Now its dark outside so I can't keep trying..which is a good thing I think..I'm kinda shaky to. It all happen so fast!!! WHAM!! I was on the ground! And my helmet was off, that kinda freaked me out, I didn't remember taking my helmet off.
    You should go see a doctor or medic, ASAP. Falling on your head/face/neck is nothing to mess around with.
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    Originally posted by Spic-Mick


    I do not understand your comment. "YMMV"?? Sorry.
    IMHO it refers to 'Your mileage may vary'.

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    My son gave me the Park basic home stand last year for Christmas. It is great for most things, but I would make a couple of "think about" comments. If you will do work on anyone else's bike, it is not great for smaller frames. It is also not great for Mixte frames or a "womens'"MTB frame. I've had a very hard time figuring a way to get my Hardrock women's frame on. Since I'm short, there is little seat post exposed, so I have to use seat tube which does have cables. If all you are going to work on is a standard size diamond frame, great. If family bikes included, go for a more adjustable pro stand.

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    OK, time for the old guy to learn something else.

    1. Most bikes, it seems to me, until recently didn't have enough seat post exposed to place in a stand's clamp. The new "compact frame" models do, of course.

    2. On my bike, and I suspect many others, the seat post is not at the fore and aft center of gravity. As a result, it would be "unbalanced" if held by that bit.

    So except for fragile top tubes, why would the top tube not be the "right" place to secure the bike on the stand? I do that for mine, and it works a treat. But they are steel frames.

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