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    Bike stand that can keep the rear wheel free

    I'm looking to get a simple bike stand that does not restrict the rear wheel, something that you put on the floor, put the bike on it, so that the rear wheel is suspended in the air, and you can still turn the rear wheel freely (useful when lubing the chain or making tests). Not a wall mount but just rests on the floor. What's the name of it and where can I get it for less than $20?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vol View Post
    I'm looking to get a simple bike stand that does not restrict the rear wheel, something that you put on the floor, put the bike on it, so that the rear wheel is suspended in the air, and you can still turn the rear wheel freely (useful when lubing the chain or making tests). Not a wall mount but just rests on the floor. What's the name of it and where can I get it for less than $20?
    This is exactly what you are looking for! http://store.velo-orange.com/index.p...leg-stand.html
    Last edited by onespeedbiker; 11-27-12 at 07:44 PM.

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    This $20 folding stand has works well for me:

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/13012494?a...l5=pla&veh=sem

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    That little Dajia thing is really cool! For both of those however, how stable is the bike? Does the front wheel need to be bungee'd in place or something?

    Also, of course, you can use a trainer if you have one, or can find a cheap (or even broken!) one on CL.

    Maybe a little more than you're looking for but about a month ago I bought this and have been very happy. $36 delivered, and although it would never fly in a bike shop, it does the trick for me. It's lightweight (I have no trouble moving the whole bike/stand together), pretty small (sometimes I loosen the leg bolts so I can fold them completely out of the way for storage), and accepts most of my bikes (the downtube clamp accepts all but the very widest tubes -- I expect it wouldn't work too well on a fancy aero bike with non-tubular frame profiles)

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    The Daija stand and this one which is practically identical and cheaper:
    http://www.amazon.com/Sunlite-Bottom.../dp/B000C17HJ4
    work just fine. I often use one on a workbench when I am too lazy to get out my folding stand. It's great for a quick derailleur adjustment or whatnot. The front wheel stays put by itself.

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    Thank you all so much. After reading the replies I took a search. There is an even cheaper one like the Dajia one here, however some people seem to have trouble fitting it to certain bikes. My bike has 700c wheels. The Walmart one is foldable, and I found an seemingly identical one at Amazon, but some also seem to have problem. Guess I have to try one in person to know.

    Thanks again for the quick replies.
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    I've got this stand:
    http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_170404_-1___202376

    Works well as long as your stays don't bow in close to the spokes (I've got two bikes that don't give enough clearance between stays and spokes). Stable enough for routine maintenance items and also works as a storage stand.

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    The hooks of the Nashbar and Dajia type will not scratch the paint?

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    "The hooks of the Nashbar and Dajia type will not scratch the paint?"
    They are coated with thick vinyl similar to Plasti-Dip. I don't see any signs of wear or cracking/peeling on mine.

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    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsbrantjr View Post
    "The hooks of the Nashbar and Dajia type will not scratch the paint?"
    They are coated with thick vinyl similar to Plasti-Dip. I don't see any signs of wear or cracking/peeling on mine.
    Ditto on the Nashbar. The hook and the tray where the chainstay rests are thickly covered.

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    Nearly 10 months later, I finally found a simple and cheap one that serves my purpose! I had tried the one recommended in post #2 but it's impossible to fit my bike. I just bought this one. For my purpose (all I want is to free the rear wheel when lubing the chain or adjust the derailleurs, no big operations), and for the price, light weight and small space it takes, I'm very satisfied!

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    I have one from Nashbar, it works but not on my Leader because of the chain stays shape. It works fine on my hybrid and MTB.

    I also have one as in post #2 , it works great on the Leader, MTB and hybrid. I really like it best, it's super for chain lubes and the like.

    One made by Dimenson is available from Universal for $13. With their $2 one item shipping it could be to your door for $15 total. I've had nothing but good and swift service from Universal.
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    Interesting choices, I've been thinking of making some sort of something out of some scrap wood that would fit under the BB and lift up the rear tire. Just gotta figure out how to keep things stable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vol View Post
    Nearly 10 months later, ... I just bought this one. For my purpose (all I want is to free the rear wheel when lubing the chain or adjust the derailleurs, no big operations), and for the price, light weight and small space it takes, I'm very satisfied!
    That is really nifty! And cheap! (I don't think it's worth anywhere near the 'original' msrp of $79.95, but for $8.95 it's a bargain! For $8.95 + $5.99 shipping, it's I guess a fair deal -- if it was fulfilled by Amazon, I would toss one on my next free-shipping order for sure!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
    That is really nifty! And cheap! (I don't think it's worth anywhere near the 'original' msrp of $79.95, but for $8.95 it's a bargain! For $8.95 + $5.99 shipping, it's I guess a fair deal -- if it was fulfilled by Amazon, I would toss one on my next free-shipping order for sure!)
    Unfortunately it doesn't qualify for the Amazon free shipping for $25+ orders. But for less than $15, it's still a great deal. I didn't expect it to be so light.

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    Ceiling hook & Rope.

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    Spin Doctor Quick Stand, way more stable than the little bottom bracket type:

    http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1076200_-1_400152__400152


    I have both, the bottom bracket type are really for display, they take the place of a kickstand. If you want to work on the bike, the Quick Stand is a lot better.

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    Sure glad Vol posted, else I would not have heard of the 2-legged stand. That would be perfect instead of having to always lean my bike against something in the shed or house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadTire View Post
    That would be perfect instead of having to always lean my bike against something in the shed or house.
    They are super quick and easy to use and stable enough to do minor adjustments. I take the bike off the stand before I tighten the few higher torque items like crankarms. That one is like a fancy version of the one from Nashbar that I have. It works on my MTB and Hybrid great.....won't fit the Leader because of chain stay shape. Well, it does fit but the little hooks are into the spokes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FMB42 View Post
    This $20 folding stand has works well for me:

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/13012494?a...l5=pla&veh=sem
    I have a similar stand from Amazon:

    http://www.amazon.com/Ibera-Utility-...rds=bike+stand

    I find this style to be more stable than the portable kind that hooks onto one of the chainstays. It's great for working on the drivetrain. Also, it's a good idea to use an additional object to brace the front wheel when doing work on the bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Fold View Post
    I have a similar stand from Amazon:

    http://www.amazon.com/Ibera-Utility-...rds=bike+stand
    When I got one of these I couldn't open it wide enough to fit the bike. The stand was extremely stiff. Also one of the orange brackets (it was black in my case) had the groove facing down, not up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vol View Post
    When I got one of these I couldn't open it wide enough to fit the bike. The stand was extremely stiff. Also one of the orange brackets (it was black in my case) had the groove facing down, not up.
    Mine is adjustable.
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    I recommend this 3/4" PVC stand to hold the front wheel while supporting the rear wheel off the ground. Cost me $8 in materials to make it and it works awesome! Also works great supporting the rear wheel and whole bike while attaching/detaching the trailer.

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    Any suggestions for a good wall hook for storage? I'd like to maximize my covered/elementally protected space on the back deck.

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