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    Cheap Bike Repair Stand

    Forget the PVC or the Cheap metal pipes.

    I don't know if people have Harbor Freights around them but I was on there website and found this one, I might get it sometime, I would be nice, to have I would thing, and cheaper then a lot of other stands,

    I would hope it would work pretty decent, and not interfere with the cables on the underside of the down tube

    http://www.harborfreight.com/bicycle...ray-98579.html.




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    If I didn't already have a stand, I would be interested in one.
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    Huh, I have a Harbor Freight store near me. I wonder if they have one of these in stock.

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    Looks like it would pinch the derailleur cables on the down tube preventing you from shifting.

    Also looks like the studio that took the shot was idiots and they were incapable of getting it on the stand correctly.
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    I was looking to see if there was a button for seeing if my local store had one----no luck. I guess i will have to go and see if they have one. Looks decent for the money, there is atleast that much in materials there, but you know where its made which is why its cheap.

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    Its also Harbor Freight, thats why it cheap. Things work, but if your rough they will brake, but for the money I bet the stand its self will with stand abuse, it just the mounts might need some fixing later.

    I might check today if my HF has one, the bad thing about my store is, there is the Big Bingo hall next door, its kind of shady, and there are always hundreds of cars but no one outside, its just a weird place, and no place to lock your bike to, I have set mine in the door before, that's what i will probably do today.

    If its there I will probably buy it, so I can inform people about it,

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    Also Ill though some Park Tool stickers on the stand just to lie to my self that its a nicer stand, (it has the blue on it like Park)

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    Also Ill through some Park Tool stickers on the stand just to lie to my self that its a nicer stand, (it has the blue on it like Park)

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    Interesting stand. I guess no one's got one yet?

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    The 3 user reviews that said it was junk were enough to scare me away.
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    Cheap is rarely a redeeming quality, and never the first thing I look for.

    I've bought a number of things at HF in the past. If you know it's junk and adjust your expectations appropriately you will be only mildly disappointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by User1 View Post
    Interesting stand. I guess no one's got one yet?
    I once went to look at my local HF and they didn't have them in stock. If you are thinking about buying one, I would suggest looking at the fit and finish on the welds. As was said upstream, it may need some fixing at some point. But if the main structure looks like it will break... maybe not so good.

    I've since picked up a Wrench Force stand, used for $75, so I'm not in the market anymore.
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    I buy some stuff from HF but I've never sprung for that stand. I think I will be buying a stand soon but not that one.
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    I have bought a fair amount of tools at HF and been pretty happy with them. Its a fun store to walk around and see what all kinds of stuff they have there. If I bought a work stand I would want one that clamped on and rotated the bike around. Right now I am just excited to have things cleaned out enough I can use my work area again with my ghetto workstand. Its basically an old trunk bike rack thats screwed to the wall. It works ok and alot better than nothing.
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    I just bought a workstand, and was considering that one for a short time. The reviews on the HF site turned me off of the stand as another person had mentioned.

    I get stuff from HF when I won't be using the tool enough to justify the cost for a higher quality item. This one has a tool tray already which is cool, but I'm not to keen on the mechanism for holding and securing the bike either. The reviews may be outlier and the stand could possibly be not as bad as they say, so if you get it let us know how it is.

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    Let me jump on the Park Tool Stand bandwagon for a second.... definitily one of those things you have no appreciation for until you drop the coin on one. Bought one of these at REI after redeeming a handful of coupons and have never looked back...

    http://www.parktool.com/product/home...r-stand-PCS-10

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    I've been reluctant to buy a dedicated repair stand and then a few weeks ago I had an idea..... take my trunk-mounted car rack (Saris Bones 2), flip open the lid on my garbage or recycling bin in the garage, and then mount the rack to the bin. Presto. I'll take a bit of precaution to put a counterweight on the opposite side so the thing doesn't tip over. Double bonus because it was free and also I don't have more single-use crap in my garage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cygnus67 View Post
    Let me jump on the Park Tool Stand bandwagon for a second.... definitily one of those things you have no appreciation for until you drop the coin on one. Bought one of these at REI after redeeming a handful of coupons and have never looked back...

    http://www.parktool.com/product/home...r-stand-PCS-10

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    I have the Feedback Sports stand I think my wife bought it for ~ 150. I love it. It is very welll worth it when working on bikes. I makes the total difference.

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    Park Tools PCS-10 for $135 with free S+H
    http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ils&ProdID=591

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    2 hooks in the ceiling with ropes to hold up the bike is Real cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    2 hooks in the ceiling with ropes to hold up the bike is Real cheap.
    I'd use the rope trick before I'd rely on that stand.

    If money is a factor, why not build one?

    Try this link : http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...s-Repair-Stand

    At the bottom of the page, you'll see my stand, which I built for much less than $5 and is very sturdy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gholt View Post
    I have the Feedback Sports stand I think my wife bought it for ~ 150. I love it. It is very welll worth it when working on bikes. I makes the total difference.
    that's the stand I went with as well

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    I ordered a Feedback Sport Mechanic stand from Mountain Coop this week.

    I was originally going to get a Park PCS-10 for its tool-less height adjustment and folding, but the prices in Canada are obscene despite the C$ being above the $US. Both LBS carry the PCS-9 for $200, so the PCS-10 would be even more. I looked at ordering from Amazon for $135 but they wanted $150 for shipping.

    Sigh, any good bike stores in Minot, ND? The 5 hour drive might pay for itself the next time I need some parts.

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