I'm not going to rehash the annoying "what work stand should I get?" thread, but I'd like to ask a specific question: which clamp style is the safest for a carbon seatpost?
Here's the deal: I've narrowed my work stand choice down to the PCS-10 and the Ultimate Pro Elite. I want a high-quality stand that I can fold and store in my NYC apartment, and those seem to be the best.
I know I could swap in an aluminum seatpost when I mount the bike, and I probably will if I'm doing some high-torque repair like removing a BB. However, for a pre-ride tune or a post-ride cleaning, that's unrealistic (for me).
So the question is: which clamp is safer for carbon? The Park has a cam-type clamp. The advantage of this would seem to be that I can set it for just the right tightness, and lock in that tension every time. The Ultimate has a ratchet closure that looks cool, but I can't tell how easy it would be to over-tighten it.
Oh, and should I throw on a rag or foam pipe insulation, or is that just OCP overkill?
Thoughts/suggestions appreciated. (And mockery tolerated; my wife just saw this posting and led the charge.)