Can anyone recommend a bench mounted repair stand? The ones from park Tools are (yikes!) about $165, over 3X what I want to spend. There are others on the market in my price range, but I have no experience with them.
'93 Trek 750, '92 Schwinn Crisscross, '93 Mongoose Alta
This stand http://www.amazon.com/Sunlite-Bracke.../dp/B000C17HJ4 is very inexpensive and works surprisingly well for quick repairs or adjustments when I don't feel like dragging out my floor stand. It holds the rear wheel off of the workbench so derailleur adjustments, etc. are easy.
i have the park wall mount stand with the new style clamp, and its really REALLY sturdy, I love it. yeah, was $140 or whatever. I have the base piece bolted to a pole outdoors where i work on my bike, and the clamp plus retainer thing pop out for storage in my tool shed when I'm not using it.