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Old 10-22-08, 01:48 AM   #1
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Harbor Freight Repair Stand?

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=98579

Does anyone have any experience with this? I searched but didn't find anything.
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Old 10-22-08, 05:29 AM   #2
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Hmmm. Call me stupid but how does it clamp or support the bike?
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It looks like the bottom bracket sits at the vertex, and the round part adjusts to support the downtube.
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I had a similar stand years ago that had the frame sit on the bottom bracket shell and clamped the downtube. It was not very steady and would not support the bike adequately for anything but easy adjustments. I.e. it wasn't steady enough to allow bottom bracket or headset work.

I recommend something better.
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I'm going to try to see if they have one in store. I just need something to do light work (adjust RD) and this seems to be cheaper than the DIY stands.
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Harbor Freight is akin to Wal-Mart. Be warned. You may get a good buy, but it will be lowest cost/quality.
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I have cables on my down tube and wrapped around under the BB shell. This type stand won't work for me.
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It would hold up the bike similar to the Spin Doctor x-frame one at Performance:
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=4216

Cables under the BB are not a problem on the Spin Doctor one.

The HF unit looks like it might permit some limited rotation of the bike; not really needed.
I'd hope that the ones they sell have all of the bolts -- the illustration is missing a bolt head on the right-hand leg.
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jj - might I suggest this as a smaller, cheaper (and probably better-quality) alternative for drivetrain adjustments etc.: http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=4216
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I have cables on my down tube and wrapped around under the BB shell. This type stand won't work for me.
Doesn't matter. The stand doesn't interfere with the cables.
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Works like the Spin Doctor stand Performance sells except that it lets you change the pitch angle, and it doesn't fold up.

The Spin Doctor stand is okay for light work. If you want to go even cheaper and don't mind working near the floor, there's this. Harbor Freight sold one like it for about $10, but I don't see it in the on-line catalog. If there's a store near you check it out.
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I picked up an earlier version on that Spin Doctor stand to throw in the back of my vehicle when on the road; works just fine.
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