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Old 02-27-06, 03:57 PM   #1
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Looking for decent bike repair stand for DT folder.

I would like to get a decent bike stand for my Downtube folder. I am not a big deal mechanic, but
would like one to do tuning. Can anyone recommend a bike stand for that is stable and works
with odd frames for under $100.00.
There are quite a few low priced stands on eBay, but I have no idea if any are stable enough
to really work.
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Old 02-27-06, 04:14 PM   #2
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I would like to get a decent bike stand for my Downtube folder. I am not a big deal mechanic, but
would like one to do tuning. Can anyone recommend a bike stand for that is stable and works
with odd frames for under $100.00.
There are quite a few low priced stands on eBay, but I have no idea if any are stable enough
to really work.
Hbob
Most repair stands (at least the ones with a clamp) are supposed to be used on the seat post, since seat posts have thick enough material to not crush them (unlike some frame tubing). Therefore you can use them on about any bike that has a traditional seat post (I wouldn't necessarily use it on an carbon fiber or aero shaped post).

I have a repair stand from performance and it works reasonably well and is fairly stable. I have used it for some repair/maintenance on my DT as well. A similar model is on sale there right now:
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...egory_ID=4216#

[edit:] Found similar one even cheaper at chucksbikes.com
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Old 02-27-06, 08:50 PM   #3
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I would like to get a decent bike stand for my Downtube folder. I am not a big deal mechanic, but
would like one to do tuning. Can anyone recommend a bike stand for that is stable and works
with odd frames for under $100.00.
There are quite a few low priced stands on eBay, but I have no idea if any are stable enough
to really work.
Hbob
Hi hbob, The other day I bought one of those stationary trainers that you set your bike in to pedal indoors. It occurred to me as I was setting it up that it would work pretty good as a bike stand too if I wanted. This particular one was quite a bit more than a hundred bucks, but there were three models where I bought mine anywhere from $159 to $299. I just happened to hit a 30% off sale so I bought the spendy one.

It'll cost a little more, but you'll get more than one kind of use out of it, so maybe you can justify a little extra money.
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Old 02-28-06, 11:23 AM   #4
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I would like to get a decent bike stand for my Downtube folder. I am not a big deal mechanic, but
would like one to do tuning. Can anyone recommend a bike stand for that is stable and works
with odd frames for under $100.00.
There are quite a few low priced stands on eBay, but I have no idea if any are stable enough
to really work.
Hbob
I'm using this consumer level Park Stand for my Downtube as well as the rest of my bikes... It's been worth the money for me.

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Old 02-28-06, 11:45 AM   #5
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I'm using this consumer level Park Stand for my Downtube as well as the rest of my bikes... It's been worth the money for me.

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Bruce. Do you find it steady enough for the occasional user. I do have some full size mountain bikes
I would use on it too. Is it stead enough when spinning the cranks for derailleur adjustments?
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Bruce. Do you find it steady enough for the occasional user. I do have some full size mountain bikes
I would use on it too. Is it stead enough when spinning the cranks for derailleur adjustments?
It seems steady enough for my uses, which include the kinds of procedures you mention. I haven't messed with many stands, so I don't have much to compare to, but I'm not looking for an upgrade.

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