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    Decent repair stand?

    I'd like to buy a repair stand for the occasional times I need to clean or work on one of the family's bikes. Are there any inexpensive/great value stands out there that are recommended?

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    I have a Park Tool PCS-9, which is "decent". However I am unhappy with it because it could be better.

    http://www.amazon.com/Park-Tool-Mech.../dp/B004HKN498 ~$100

    I wish I had gone with the PCS-10:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...TB5B9CN1D1T9GT ~$130

    My inner cheapskate said "save the $30", but the PCS10 is more adjustable and isn't a frigging pain in the arse to adjust the vertical height. In the long run, you should ask yourself "how many bike stands will I ever purchase in my life?". I bet the answer is "1". These things last forever, so like I said before, I really wish I had tossed in the extra $30 and gotten a better one. Do yourself a favor and buy a good one, you won't regret it.

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    I was just talking about this with another forum member yesterday. Performance sells a house brand one thats a great deal and is currently going for $150. My friend in virginia has one and has broken down and rebuilt at least 3 bikes on that thing with no problems. It has 3 wide legs, is stable and the clamping system is alot easier to use than the one on my Park race stand.

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    I have an older generation Minoura (I'm thinking the 'Minoura Tancho Folding Repair Stand' might be the current equivalent?) that I like quite a bit.

    I do wish I was using it more for actual bike work rather that just as bike storage - but it is very nice to have it when I need it.

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    Thanks for the suggestions so far. I don't expect to use this much, but working on my new Fuji and my daughter's bike tonight without a stand was a PITA. I like how some of the stands can rotate the bike 360- degrees.

    I'm cheap...so if there is a known "great value" ebay type stand out there I'd love to see it! I did find 2 used Parks near me. A PCS1 and a PCS9, but their both asking nearly new retail for them.
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    Northern Tool bike repair stand is $39.99 right now on sale. I paid ten dollars more, but it works fine for cleaning and lubing our 3 bikes.

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    I like the repair stands made by Feedback Sports. I think their Sport Mechanic stand is a better value than the similarly-priced stands from Park. I bought mine from REI with one of their 20% off coupons, so it was an even better value.

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    I went for one of these on eBay - waste of money. The cup that holds the bike frame is hard plastic so the frame does not sit properly. Then there is a large "clamp" thats supposed to hold the bike in place - it does not. I certainly would not try a BB replace while the bike is in the stand, way too unstable....

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Pro-Mech...item3a696209b2

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    I built my own using the direction from HERE. That said, I will go with one from feedback Sports when funds allow. Biketiresdirect.com has them for less then retail, plus offers 15 percent off codes, along with free shipping.

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    I like my Park PCS-10. Between it being a sale item and having some Performance reward points, I think I paid $100.00 for mine.
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    I purchased a Feedback Sports Pro Ultralight Bicycle Repair Stand from Huck N Roll for $179.99 (http://www.hucknroll.com/feedback-sp...repair-stand); I used a coupon and reduced the price by $30. I use this stand on a daily basis - not only to work/clean my bicycle but also as a bicycle stand, to keep it off the floor and away from harm in the garage. The stand is very stable (compared to comparably priced Park stands) since it uses a tripod mount. The quick-release mechanism is fairly easy to use - just turn the knob a 1/2 turn and pull the assembly jaws apart. I'm extremely happy with my purchase and ordered the Feedback Sports truing arm and work tray to complete my stand.

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    Park PCS-10 here as well. $135 with S+H from Bike Island. Being cheap, I looked and read all I could find. Finally decided to buy the Park and be done with it. I'm very glad I did.

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    Repair stand? Heck, I do all my work while the trainer holds up the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paisan View Post
    I was just talking about this with another forum member yesterday. Performance sells a house brand one thats a great deal and is currently going for $150. My friend in virginia has one and has broken down and rebuilt at least 3 bikes on that thing with no problems. It has 3 wide legs, is stable and the clamping system is alot easier to use than the one on my Park race stand.
    That would be the Spin Doctor Pro G3 stand.
    I ordered it last month for a SMOKING deal $135 with free shipping. As someone who's had to flip bikes upside down since he was a kid, I've been using it every chance I get. It's an absolute joy, I highly recommend this stand. Even at $150+ it's still a great deal.

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    I've the Ultimate Pro Elite which is I believe now marketed by feedback sports, I'm very happy with it.

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    I have a Wrench Force repair stand

    It cost about $200 but I have had it for ten years and it is as good as new. Folds up nice and tight, allows you to rotate the bike in any direction, and has a great clamp design. I recommend it highly.

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    When I have to work on my bike I put a plastic bag over the seat and flip the bike upside down.

    Harbor freight has a bike stand for $50 (http://www.harborfreight.com/bicycle...ray-98579.html)

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