OK ! I've never owned a bike stand, so off the bat - is it possible to get a good, portable bike stand without breaking the bank ? My local bike shop said it would take them about 1.5 weeks to tune up my bike, which sounds ridiculous to me, so I've decided to do it myself. So I'm looking for a bike stand that will allow me to perform all the general maintenance/repair-type activities on the bike.
What kind of prices should I be expecting ? Any recommendations ?