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    Good bike stand?

    http://www.amazon.com/Park-Tool-PCS-...dp/B000ROHJ12/

    Is this good? There's a PCS-9 which is a few dollars cheaper but I don't know if it's functionally inferior. It's listed as "Economy," which to me means "Same thing just cut more corners," so I think I'd go with the PCS-10 instead ...

    Good stand? Are there better ones cheaper? I want it for doing tune-ups, adjustments, cable replacements, and generally holding my bike up when I don't have wheels on it. I'm finding a lot of that stuff extremely hard when I'm trying to do it on the ground.

    Looking for a one-time purchase for personal use, not a stepping stone or something for a pro bike shop or race team pit.
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    Bicycle Repair Man !!! Sixty Fiver's Avatar
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    Should be fine for home use... we use these as mobile repair stands for events as they can be collapsed and carried fairly easily.

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    I don't know about the 9, but I have the 10 and like it. It looks like the 9's clamp is a screw clamp while the 10 is a cam clamp. Once the cam is set, it's easy to put a bike in and out. A screw clamp will take longer to clamp a bike into it.

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    I've got the PCS-10 and it is great.

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    Awesome. I'll buy this next month then. Kinda ragged out my budget last month, especially with deciding to drive to the barber shop instead of riding my bike the 2.5 miles (it cost me $300, they towed 2 dozen cars off the street I was parked on ... the sign says "PARK HERE" and "NO PARKING" for the same space ugh).
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    You could get one thru your local bike shop, so they won't close ..
    amazon won't repair stuff for you..

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    I have the PCS 2 in my shop and if you can find one of these you will never want to part with it... the spring loaded clamp works beautifully and self adjusts.

    Sadly... they do not offer this model any more and maybe it is because they never need service.

    This is the PCS 2 bench version...


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    Nah, I'll have one around here check true on my wheels and true them if necessary probably, after i get the derailleurs and brakes figured out. But I want to do most of my work myself and I don't want to pay for tools If one of the more decent bike shops has it cheap I'll grab it.

    I don't own a bench. I don't even own a computer desk or a dining table!
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    You could mount that bench stand on the end of a 4x4 set in concrete poured in an old car tire.
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    no furniture no problem, folding repair stands, I have one in a closet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluefoxicy View Post
    Nah, I'll have one around here check true on my wheels and true them if necessary probably, after i get the derailleurs and brakes figured out. But I want to do most of my work myself and I don't want to pay for tools If one of the more decent bike shops has it cheap I'll grab it.

    I don't own a bench. I don't even own a computer desk or a dining table!
    The PCS 2 comes in a floor model as well.

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    Hmm, wonder if either of these turn ... like does the clamp swivel? It looks like it might ... then you can rotate the bike.

    Dunno, a coworker who owned a bike shop and has ten million mechanic's tools mentioned it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluefoxicy View Post
    Hmm, wonder if either of these turn ... like does the clamp swivel? It looks like it might ... then you can rotate the bike.
    Yes, the clamp rotates so you can turn the bike 360 degrees.

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    Think used. Think C/L. I have picked up a variety of pretty good stands on C/L, from a Minoura Pro stand (free!, the owner had taken the arm apart, and couldn't figure out how to get it back together), to decent Parks homeowner models for $50 +/-.

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