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Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Metro Boston, MA
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Sweet CL find
Saw 3 separate postings go up on Boston Craigslist late night Saturday: a repair stand, wheel truing stand and a box of park tools--all from the same guy.
Stand: Feedback Sports Sports-Mechanic
truing stand: Feedback sports
Pretty much full set of tools (whip, pedal wrenches, cone wrenches, cable cutter, cassette tool and BB tools and pullers among other tools, lubes and such).
He told me he got a lot of emails about the stuff and was trying to schedule times for people to stop by. I told him to come up with a price for everything and I'll show up first thing and save him the trouble. He replied that he wanted $130 for everything
Showed up at his house at 9am the next morning (earliest he was available) to see what he had. I was expecting a beaten up stand or rusty tools left forgotten in a basement. What I found instead was brand new gear. Most of the tools looked untouched and the stand didn't have a mark on it. Guy was moving out of the country in a few days and needed the stuff gone ASAP. Unbelievable.
I was bummed that the cold temps were going to keep me from riding. Instead I spent the day happily wrenching on a couple bikes.
Stand is much nicer than the park tool one I have been bumming off my neighbor. Nice sturdy base but it collapses down for easy storage and travel. It's of those items you didn't know how bad you needed it until you have it.
The wheel truing stand is meh. The feeler gauges are not very precise but they do the job. Won't be building any wheels soon with it (though it is far better than nothing).