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    Senior Member zeo_max's Avatar
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    Gears adjustment without a workstand ?

    Any ideas on how to adjust and test my gears and drivetrain if I don't have a workstand ?

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    if you have a garage or shed, hang bungee cords around the rafters and suspend frame from them


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    My workstand doubles as a tailgate... just flip the bike upside down and viola!! gets the job done usually..

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    I've done it more times with the bike upside down than I've ever done on a workstand. Works just fine, if a bit unsteady. I've also hung the bike from the saddle nose on a tree limb for a trailside repair. At home I don't have a proper workstand but I put a fold-down bike hanger in the backyard on one of the patio posts and that works just fine. Not as nice as a proper workstand but it gets the job done.

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    Senior Member zeo_max's Avatar
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    I have a trunk mount bike carrier. Think that would work ?

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    depends on if the contact points between the carrier and the bike touch the cables...

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    I use a fold out step ladder and the hang the bike between the A frame, use a broom handle or short pole to hold the seat.

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