I used to just use my Black and Decker workbench to support the bike, but as Edinburgh Bicycle Coop had a sale and the Minoura bike workstand was reduced from £50 to £24.95, I bought one.
It certainly made my commuting maintenance easier as the bike is lifted to waist height.
Also it is a beautiful way to display my Flying Scot - if only the missus would let me put it in the living room. By storing the Scot on the stand it gives more space in the garage as my other bike can sit below it.
Mark, I'm sorry the sale wasn't a few weeks earlier as it would have meant I had better facilities to allow you to service your bike.