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Old 08-06-10, 09:21 PM   #1
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Tool name? Holds handle bars while in toolstand

Sorry cant find it and its driving me nuts. Also any cheap DIY ideas to make one for myself.

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Old 08-06-10, 09:25 PM   #2
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I use old inner tubes and those rubber rim liners to hold my bars straight when on the stand. Make a loop put it on the bar ends and take it around your seat post.
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Handlebar holder

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Anything, really, that you can loop through your front wheel and around your downtube. We use small bungie cords to keep the front wheels from swinging into the wall when we put the bikes on the storage racks. Just remember to take it off before you start riding .
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I bought the park one awhile ago and sold it a few weeks later. Mounting the bicycle with the front end at a downward angle was less of a hassle and free. Take the 20 bucks and buy something else.
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I use a toe-strap. Those things are great for all sorts of things around the shop.
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I use a toe-strap. Those things are great for all sorts of things around the shop.
+1 on the toe strap; they are also great as a "3rd Hand tool" for squeezing brake shoes together.
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+1 Small bungee cord, looped from DT to the front wheel.
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+1 Small bungee cord, looped from DT to the front wheel.
all of the above. Iusually have a heavish rubberband arouns the cage bosses that I use as a 'flickstand' and that works great in the stand as well.
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Just tilt the bike downwards in the stand. Like this



My stand was modified to be taller and I seldom turn the bike over to work on it but this works very well for me. I have the Park Handlebar Holder and I've used it only a handful of times. It's really not all that useful.
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I bought the park one awhile ago and sold it a few weeks later. Mounting the bicycle with the front end at a downward angle was less of a hassle and free. Take the 20 bucks and buy something else.
That's what I do too. Cheaper, faster and zero chance of scratching the top tube.
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Well I like a lot of other people said what the heck, and got a handlebar holder with the purchase of my Park Stand. I just set it on top without strapping it down - that's completely unnecessary. Just setting it up top without tensioning it down also keeps my cables moving freely along the top tube. There's a protective rubber coating on it, so no problem with scratching the paint. But I cringe when I hear DIYers talk about making the same device with a hanger... ouch. Now you're heading towards scratches for sure.
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Well I like a lot of other people said what the heck, and got a handlebar holder with the purchase of my Park Stand. I just set it on top without strapping it down - that's completely unnecessary. Just setting it up top without tensioning it down also keeps my cables moving freely along the top tube. There's a protective rubber coating on it, so no problem with scratching the paint. But I cringe when I hear DIYers talk about making the same device with a hanger... ouch. Now you're heading towards scratches for sure.
The rubber coating can scratch the paint anyway and destroy decals on Litespeeds etc.
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The rubber coating can scratch the paint anyway and destroy decals on Litespeeds etc.
Hmm... Well if that's the case I will reassess the situation and punt - no problem. Maybe by never strapping it down and just lightly placing on top has been my saving grace. Nonetheless, I will take a closer look at it. Thanks
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