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Old 06-17-09, 12:54 PM   #1
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If Jesus was tired of hanging his bike from a hook to work on it, and He didn't feel like using His powers of levitation...and He had approx. 7 Holy Jewels to spend (which we all know is equal to about $100)...what would He do for a work stand?



$85'ish:


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Unless you need it to be portable I would go with number one.
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Portable not necessary.
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I have the PCS-9 that is your third option and like it a lot. Generally I do all the work in the garage but when I want to clean a bike it's nice to be able to drag it to the driveway.
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Door #1. I'm not impressed with the cheaper portables; and that clamp looks good for $85. A little metal and some welding later on and >presto< - - a bench-mount becomes a free-standing or a portable.
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Door #1. I'm not impressed with the cheaper portables; and that clamp looks good for $85. A little metal and some welding later on and >presto< - - a bench-mount becomes a free-standing or a portable.
Yah man...I was kinda thinking that too. Some pipe and a big plate.
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For only 15 bucks more you can put it wherever you want. Get the 3rd one.

Although the clamp is better on #1. Hm.

Anyway I have #3 and it's fine.
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Yah man...I was kinda thinking that too. Some pipe and a big plate.
That's one of my next shop projects. I'm thinking of making it modular so that I can take the mast off the plate and have another base that has a receiver hitch stinger.
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Have you looked in the Ultimate line? I like the stuff they have.
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What do they have in my price range?
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If those are the 3 choices, I would go with #1 as well. Ultimate would be the best, but a bit above your price range. Choice #3 wouldn't be too bad either.
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the topeak or ultimate are nice you can find some deals on the topeaks on amazon occasionally. I'd just up the budget to 150

edit nvrmind topeaks are 200 unless you want to take the front wheel off which is lame

I have the ultimate version of this one http://www.realcyclist.com/roadbike/...air-Stand.html I think that's the same a ultimate. 150 pretty nice .. the clamp on the next model up is nicer though.. wait for a coupon for 10 or 20% off if you buy one from backcountry

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I'm digging the full Park stand. I want one!
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Ultimate is $150. This place includes free shipping.

http://www.aspirevelotech.com/Mercha...ry_Code=STANDS
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My PCS-9 is sitting in the corner of the basement not being used any more. I found it to be unstable. I thought about filling the legs with sand to a dd weight but didnt get around to trying it.

Currently using a PRS 5 which I dont think they make any more. It's like a PCS 4 only heavier built.
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http://cgi.ebay.com/Bike-bicycle-ben...3286.m20.l1116

Something to think about.
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I'm thinking number 1. As noted can become free standing with a little work and an old steel car rim as a base.
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If Jesus was tired of hanging his bike from a hook to work on it, and He didn't feel like using His powers of levitation...and He had approx. 7 Holy Jewels to spend (which we all know is equal to about $100)...what would He do for a work stand?
If Jesus was indeed a carpenter than #1 and build thee a workstation.

If Jesus was not a carpenter than #3 and placeth it on rock .

Only Jesus plus the 12 apostles could figure out where to put the bike in #2. It looks like a poorly designed trebuchet. Banana Cannon
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I would recommend the park pcs-10. It's the (slightly improved) body of #3 with the clamp of #1, I got it for about $140 and it works really well. It's stable and the qr clamp to hold the bike is super easy to use (doesn't require a third hand).

But of your options, I would choose #1 because you have the option of building your own stand, although you should consider the price of materials and your time, and weigh that against the extra cost for the portability/ease of use of the pcs-10.

I do not work for Park or anything, I'm just pleased with my bike stand. I was originally tempted to go a similar route as you, building my own, but what I have works very well.
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Well...I hear ya, Kablooie...but materials I got. (my in-laws live on a farm with scrap pipe and sheet metal all over) And time, I got. Just takes 2 welds...pipe to base and pipe to square plate of steel with 4 holes in it.


Fer now though...I'd be mounting it to my workbench.
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What in the Holy Father's name happened to the proper clamps on the Park stands?
All 3 choices look decidedly weak.
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My price range dictates the clamp style.
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