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    Senior Member mojopt's Avatar
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    Work Stand- Opinions please

    Does anyone have experience with the Nashbar work stand?

    How well does it work?

    Best regards,

    Mike

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    aka Tom Reingold noglider's Avatar
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    I haven't used that one, but it looks decent for the price. The heavier the better, but also, the heavier, the expensiver (to coin a word). You may do well to put a couple of sandbags on the horizontal parts of the legs.
    Please email me rather than sending me a private message. My address is noglider@pobox.com

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    Senior Member mojopt's Avatar
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    I'll second that...

    Tom,

    I'm kind of leary of the stability myself.

    Thanks,

    Mike

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    aka Tom Reingold noglider's Avatar
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    You could get one of the Park stands. I have one, though I don't see my model on the Nashbar site. It's semi-stable. I think I paid a little less than $200, and that included the optional cable tray and wheel truing attachment. I'm thinking of getting some sandbags myself. A highly stable stand is going to be at least $300.

    Getting the bike suspended at the right height with no obstructions of the wheels and pedals is the first step, so this $70 may not be too bad. It depends a lot on how much time you'll spend with it. If I were working on bikes all day, every day, I wouldn't get anything but the best. I used to be a professional mechanic, but these days, second rate tools are OK for me.
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    Two ratcheting cargo tiedowns and two rafter hooks let me hang a DF or my recumbent from the garage rafters. A bungee from the chainstay to an eyebolt set in a redhead in the garage floor steadies the whole thing. Unobstructed acess to both sides and a height that lets me work comfortably from a lawn chair. Around $40.00 at your hardware store. Less if you get the tiedowns from Harbor Freight. Downside; you need to borrow a hammer drill and masonry bit to set the redhead. bk

    BTW, because it won't fall down, the fact that it sways doesn't make any difference to the work.
    Last edited by bkaapcke; 03-30-09 at 10:45 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkaapcke View Post
    A bungee from the chainstay to an eyebolt set in a redhead in the garage floor steadies the whole thing.
    I'm outta luck. Only brunettes in my house.

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