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    Workstand

    Hi all,

    Looking for a workstand.

    Have considered a few options, but am particularly interested in this one here... Tacx Cyclestand T3000

    My main concern with this one is that the bike rests on the diagonal tube from crank to handlebars, and running on the underside of this tube are the gear cables... Wont they be hindered using a stand of this type ?

    Thoughts ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottieDog View Post
    Hi all,

    Looking for a workstand.

    Have considered a few options, but am particularly interested in this one here... Tacx Cyclestand T3000

    My main concern with this one is that the bike rests on the diagonal tube from crack to handlebars, and running on the underside of this tube are the gear cables... Wont they be hindered using a stand of this type ?
    Usually these stands are made to clear cables running along the sides of the downtube. If yours are actually below the downtube there may be a problem unless the clamping pod is narrow enough to pass between them, or has clearance grooves. Best to confirm this kind of detail with the manufacturer or seller.
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    Yeh, I e-mailed the manufacturer, no reply from them (no surprise) - Have just e-mailed the store who has it for sale, just a little reluctant to take their word for it (have not used them before but they have a great site and a lot of stock), it will be being shipped from Germany to Spain so it can be a real pain in the rear if something has to be returned. Would like to get something locally really, but the LBS to me is trying to pay for his daughters wedding with the profit on their option. :-|


    Which reminds me. If anyone knows of any good Mail Order companies in Spain for bike gear, then I would appreciate any links, recommendations. I did place an order at this place here last week for some stuff www.bike.os.com They promised 24-48 hour delivery on the order yet it still has not been dispatched even, and I placed the order last Monday - Be aware.
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    A bit OT perhaps, but generally speaking if a manufacter or vendor doesn't respond to email, I forget about them.

    In fact I use this as a test before buying anything from a web site for the first time; I send a question by email and if I get no reply in a day or too, I find someone else.

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    What it does say on the TACX website is that... ""Watch out: The Cyclestand is not suited for bicycles, in particular mountain bikes, with a diverging bracket.""

    Whats a "diverging bracket" ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim hughes View Post
    A bit OT perhaps, but generally speaking if a manufacter or vendor doesn't respond to email, I forget about them.

    In fact I use this as a test before buying anything from a web site for the first time; I send a question by email and if I get no reply in a day or too, I find someone else.
    Can understand that for a very small manufacture, or those who sell direct, but for a large manufacture, they sell to distributors, who sell to shops, and it's the shops who deal with the customer, who should be answering the questions. Have you have mailed Shimano direct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimc101 View Post
    Can understand that for a very small manufacture, or those who sell direct, but for a large manufacture, they sell to distributors, who sell to shops, and it's the shops who deal with the customer, who should be answering the questions. Have you have mailed Shimano direct?
    Do Shimano own TACX then ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottieDog View Post
    What it does say on the TACX website is that... ""Watch out: The Cyclestand is not suited for bicycles, in particular mountain bikes, with a diverging bracket.""

    Whats a "diverging bracket" ?
    I believe (an educated guess actually) that they're referring to dual suspension mtn bikes where the BB is part of an independent rear triangle, and can move with respect to the main triangle, or more specifically the down tube.

    It still doesn'r cover whether your cables will clear.
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    No, Shimano was an example of a large company, in a similar way to Tacx; the point being that if you mailed Shimano in Japan, and they didn't respond, you should not have any Shimano componets on your bike, which is pretty hard to do.

    A very quick search on their site gives their local distributors http://www.tacx.com/en/service/adres...tributeurs.dot

    Suggest you contact Comet, as they are your local distributor, and they should let you know retailers who stock the workstand you want

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    Yeh, as I said in post #3 I already mailed TACX, no reply - I did it via the contact for on the TACX website which directed me to send a mail to Comet as the Spanish Distributor. What I have tried now is to go via the UK one too, see if they are a bit more efficient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
    I believe (an educated guess actually) that they're referring to dual suspension mtn bikes where the BB is part of an independent rear triangle, and can move with respect to the main triangle, or more specifically the down tube.

    It still doesn'r cover whether your cables will clear.
    OK. Thanks. Like you said before, I´m pretty sure they must have made a path for the cables to clear, I find it hard to believe they dont, as most bikes have their gear cables down this main diagonal, dont they...

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    Euro type stands help when, like Pro CF bikes, there are no round tubes,
    supports the BB shell .
    then you steady the bike , by a QR, replacing one wheel..
    One that will grip a round tube and allow you to rotate the bike
    holding it by the [metal?] seatpost may work better..

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    Went with a clamp type in the end, made by RALEIGH. Will post pic this afternoon when bike is all mounted in it :-)

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