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Old 01-28-08, 03:24 PM   #1
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Repair stand for Dahon?

I have Helios P-8 and I'm looking for a repair stand that would work well with it. I saw a similar question about a Downtube and someone said in response that any stand that clamps to a standard seat post would work. The Dahon's seatposts are not standard, however. Not sure of the dimensions but they're quite a bit fatter than standard. Any ideas. Looking to spend under $100.
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Old 01-28-08, 04:12 PM   #2
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Just about any decent work stand has an adjustable clamp that you dial into the diameter of your seat post. If you are buying in person take your seat post along or just measure it and consult the manufacturer's specs for the stand. You shouldn't have any problems finding some that would work.
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here is one I like
http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-...-Repair-Stand/

if you want to spend some money however I use the Ultimate repair stand the most
you dont need the pro the simpler older version works fine as well

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My "repair stand" is absolute bottom of the market, but works very well. It is simply a large plastic coated hook in the ceiling onto which either front or rear wheel is hooked. The bike hangs vertically, of course, but the only disadvantage is that the wheel on the hook cannot be rotated.
You could, of course, use two hooks and hang the bike horizontally by way of two loops of rope, attaching one end around the handlebar stem and the other around the seat.
Try this first, you may save yourself $100.

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I use a simple bike stand intended to display or park the bike when not in use-similiar to what a kick stand does. It has 2 hooks on it's sides to stablize and lift the bike a couple of inches off the ground. For a smaller wheel bike, that means that there is a bit more clearance. I use it to pump up the tires, lube the chain and "pedal" it to spread the lube instead of riding it around the block like I used to before I bought the stand. It cost less than 20 US dollars.
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I was particularly interested in Topeak's little stand, and I see they have improved it for 2008:
http://www.topeak.com/t8/products/wo...ideupstand.php

They seem to indicate that you can even ride on it (e.g. for testing etc it might be useful)
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A repair stand is something that you might use, without the need of an upgrade, for the rest of your life. Purchase one that will provide you with good ergonomics and the ability to hold some tools for you. It doesn't have to be a "professional" one, but spending up to US$200.00 in my opinion, soon enough, becmoes a cheap investment.

Just my US$ 0.02

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I use a simple bike stand intended to display or park the bike when not in use-similiar to what a kick stand does. It has 2 hooks on it's sides to stablize and lift the bike a couple of inches off the ground. For a smaller wheel bike, that means that there is a bit more clearance. I use it to pump up the tires, lube the chain and "pedal" it to spread the lube instead of riding it around the block like I used to before I bought the stand. It cost less than 20 US dollars.
I think FF is referring to a stand like this one:

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=4216

I use a similar one with two hooks (the one above is a bit different design). I got mine from Nashbar, but don't see it on their sight anymore. It was cheap, and works great to clean and lube chain. It fits both my Dahon Boardwalk S1 and my Bike Friday NWT as well as the wife's Crusoe.
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