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Old 04-28-10, 08:27 PM   #1
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Northern Tools Bike Repair Stand

Anyone tried one of these?
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...9669_200419669
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Old 04-29-10, 06:40 AM   #2
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Garbage. For the same money, I bought a used Parks stand off Craigs List. Why bother with second rate stuff?
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Garbage. For the same money, I bought a used Parks stand off Craigs List. Why bother with second rate stuff?
What was bad about the stand? The clamping mechanism?
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Garbage. For the same money, I bought a used Parks stand off Craigs List. Why bother with second rate stuff?
I'd love to buy a used stand but haven't seen one around here in the 2 1/2 years I've been scouring CL daily. Just saw this one yesterday and wanted to see if anyone had experience with it.
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well for $50 it is worth a chance. it looks a bit light and 'tippy' to me.
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well for $50 it is worth a chance. it looks a bit light and 'tippy' to me.
With shipping it will be closer to a $70 chance which is less appealing. At 15.5 lbs. shipping weight it is a light weight but it looks like it could be as stable as a Park PCS-4 (but with a much cheaper clamp).

I've also been looking at the Vuelta XRP at Bike Island for $108. The few reviews I can find on it make it seem to be a better stand than the Park PCS-9 for about the same price.

I've been hoping my indecision will last till a good Park stand turns up on CL for a decent price (or my dear wife suddenly realizes that $200 really is a reasonable price for a stand) but that plan doesn't seem to be panning out as I'd hoped.

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There is a stand with a park clamp on it on CL in La Mirada, not tooooo far from you. Go to Search Tempest (the best friend of any serious CL'er!) and search "park repair stand"
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There is a stand with a park clamp on it on CL in La Mirada, not tooooo far from you. Go to Search Tempest (the best friend of any serious CL'er!) and search "park repair stand"
Thanks for the info on Search Tempest. I hadn't heard of that one yet. La Mirada is a 4 hour round trip for me if I hit the traffic right and I'm guessing that stand won't be around too long.
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I use one of those bike hoists.
I like it because I have clean access to both sides of the bike, easy to adjust the height of the bike if needed, it's portable if I move, and it cost $5 at a garage sale.

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Thanks for the info on Search Tempest. I hadn't heard of that one yet. La Mirada is a 4 hour round trip for me if I hit the traffic right and I'm guessing that stand won't be around too long.
Is Buelton any closer?

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I've also been looking at the Vuelta XRP at Bike Island for $108. The few reviews I can find on it make it seem to be a better stand than the Park PCS-9 for about the same price.
Price must have gone up on those, i got one from bikeisland (branded "BikeHand" instead of Vuelta but looks exactly the same) for about $75. It can get tippy (imagine holding a large frame bike by the seatpost and making the bike level so you can work on the handlebar area--that's enough to bring the center of gravity outside the triangle. A stand with a rectangular footprint would be more stable.) The quick release clamp doesn't open wide enough either, you end up having to flip the lever and then crank it down a couple turns or vice versa.
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I use a Park PCS-9. It works great. Well worth the $107 shipped I paid for it!
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