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    Squirrel solveg's Avatar
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    Show us your workshop!

    I was telling Yen about the maintenance class I was taking, and that I had set up a corner of my garage as a workspace. I still have more tools to go on the board, but I'm pretty happy with it!



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    WOW!!!!!!!! I'm very impressed! Is that the stand you don't like, or did you get a new one?

    I like the blue bike (I'm partial to blue anything)... what is it?
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    Yes, that's the stand I don't like!

    That is my brand new vintage Italian hand made Mondonico!!!!!!

    ID this as a Mondonico?

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    Absolutely beautiful!! Is that the one you built up and cleaned up? It must be your pride and joy.
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    Oh no, your not getting any pictures of my shop after that. I'm pretty sure that I could not get that wide a shot without falling over something.

    I must have missed your other post. Why don't you like that stand.

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    It is the cheapest one and it doesn't hold the bike vertically!!! It basically just holds it high. For about $20 more, if I had shopped around better, I could have had a better model.

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    My garage is just too crowded with bikes, bike trailer, bike equipment, etc to have room for working on them I am allowed in this one to watch and learn while they do minor adjustments to my bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yen View Post
    Absolutely beautiful!! Is that the one you built up and cleaned up? It must be your pride and joy.
    No, I just picked it up last night... I'm going to replace my Klein with it as my road bike. Although you'd like the SR, too (the one I've been overhauling), because it's blue, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by solveg View Post
    I was telling Yen about the maintenance class I was taking, and that I had set up a corner of my garage as a workspace. I still have more tools to go on the board, but I'm pretty happy with it!
    Great looking shop...As a suggestion, it may not be a good idea to clamp your bike by the top tube in the stand. It is better to grab it by the seat post. The new bikes have very little material where you have the clamp and it is easy to damage the frame. The next time you are in a bike shop take note where they clamp the bikes in the vice. This is even more important with tandems that are longer and heavier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermes View Post
    It is better to grab it by the seat post.
    Exactly!!! That's why I don't like this stand. It only clamps horizontally. Although, I have to clamp my bikes by the seat tube, usually, anyway, because I don't have enough room on the post. I have to buy my bikes with minimal standover because my torso is freakishly long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
    Oh no, your not getting any pictures of my shop after that. I'm pretty sure that I could not get that wide a shot without falling over something.
    When I get home I'll get some shots of my basement workshop. Then you won't feel so bad about showing a mess. In fact maybe we should make this a contest to see who has the messiest workshop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by solveg View Post
    Exactly!!! That's why I don't like this stand. It only clamps horizontally. Although, I have to clamp my bikes by the seat tube, usually, anyway, because I don't have enough room on the post. I have to buy my bikes with minimal standover because my torso is freakishly long.
    Unscrew the long black handle on the back and the clamping tube will rotate to any angle you would like. Then tighten the handle again. Its like a collet clamp.

    Horizontal will be ok for the steel frame but when you start to work on the exotics you might want to get a temporary seat tube to use as a clamp. Also, if you inadvertantly clamp the brake cable its hard to work on the brakes (scratches the paint too.)

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    No, it doesn't rotate. It's a PK-9 or whatever. I've tried everything. It tilts, though.

    Oh, wait. I see what you're saying. I don't know if it tilts that far. I think* that was the first thing I tried. I'll experiment some more.

    There's a brake cable "tunnel" in the clamp. That should be OK, right?
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    It rotates. That handle may be torqued way down from the factory, but it is a rotation clamp. Got one sitting in my shop. Its like a drawbar collet clamp. The front of the horizontal inner bar is tapered and is pulled to the rear as the black handle is tightened.

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    maddmaxx! THANK YOU!

    Because I trusted you, I loosened the crank arm and put a hammer in the clamp and just cranked on it! It made a loud noise, and now it rotates freely and can be tightened down in whatever position. I never* would have forced it like that without your reassurance. It hadn't said anything about it rotating in the directions.

    I am so* much happier now.

    Susan

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    That's it. When I want to work on my bike I must take it out on the walkway in front of my apartment and hope that my next-door neighbor does not need to go by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solveg View Post
    maddmaxx! THANK YOU!

    Because I trusted you, I loosened the crank arm and put a hammer in the clamp and just cranked on it! It made a loud noise, and now it rotates freely and can be tightened down in whatever position. I never* would have forced it like that without your reassurance. It hadn't said anything about it rotating in the directions.

    I am so* much happier now.

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    You trusted me!......

    Glad you like it. You can live with the tilt if you get (or make something like) the park handlebar holder to keep the front wheel from swinging.

    Most of these stands are not suitable for serious torque applications like bottom brackets. For old style bottom brackets with the internal splined caps I put the bike on its wheels and stand on the other side of the bike from the cap to be removed (or installed). Now the advantage of my bell middled shape shows up as I pin the top tube down while pulling up on a long torque wrench. Your other hand is holding the tool in the BB cup (and the whole job tends to push the tools into the spline instead of slipping out)

    Pulling up on wrenches keeps your hands from punching the floor when things come loose.
    Pulling in toward the job keeps splines from slipping out which makes a mess of the tool, part and unfortunately you.

    Have fun with your new not so unfavorite "inexpensive" bike stand.

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    OK. OK. Here's mine. If you look closely, you can see my Giant leaning against the unused stationary bike. Actually, the garage doesn't usually look like this. We are getting ready to move after 29 years in this house and what you see are the garage sale items. But, even i good times, I have to back my truck out to work on my bike.[IMG][/IMG]
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    OK, I cleaned it up real quick and here it is
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    They are there to remind me what happens when I let my wife into the workshop!

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    Madmaxx: Is that the Minoura or Spin Doctor wheel jig? How do you like it? I've been wanting to try wheelbuilding for awhile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
    OK, I cleaned it up real quick and here it is
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    I really like seeing these other workshops.

    Stapfam's looks so peaceful and...english!

    I can't see Mojo's.

    Artkansas's is bauhaus art.

    maddmaxx's is efficient and ergonomic.

    Beverly's is the biggest!

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