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Old 05-16-10, 12:08 AM   #1
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Repair Stand

Anyone have any suggestions on a decently priced repair stand? This one?

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes..._1030406_-1___
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Old 05-16-10, 12:20 AM   #2
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You can make one out of PVC. I saw on

http://www.instructables.com/

http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-...-Repair-Stand/

http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-...-Repair-Stand/

http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-...-Repair-Stand/

awesome blossom.

Me? I got my from the LBS he was getting a new one so i bout the old one for 50 bucks. Its some Japanese one.
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Old 05-16-10, 01:40 AM   #3
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You can make one out of PVC. I saw on

http://www.instructables.com/

http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-...-Repair-Stand/

http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-...-Repair-Stand/

http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-...-Repair-Stand/

awesome blossom.

Me? I got my from the LBS he was getting a new one so i bout the old one for 50 bucks. Its some Japanese one.
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thanks man... those are so great... must build one this weekend...
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Old 05-16-10, 07:19 AM   #4
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I've been using my Cars bike rack as a repair stand. Could be better, but it works for most jobs.
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I have the Feedback Pro Elite. It is extremely stable, very beefy. The arm that holds the bike is fully adjustable and has a nice clamp. I use an old seatpost in my bike to hold it on the stand.

That Performance stand has one thing going for it: price. I recommend saving up for a better stand, even if it means doing without for a few months longer.

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Old 05-16-10, 08:35 AM   #6
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I once built one from scrap lumber with a QR front axle to hold the fork. My out of pocket cost was zero so the price was right.

It looked like a sawhorse that clamped the front fork and was just long enough to hold the bottom bracket so the rear wheel hung out in space. It was sturdy enough to do anything but headset and front brake adjustments.
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I recommend saving up for a better stand, even if it means doing without for a few months longer.
+1. The money saved on a cheap stand most likely won't be worth the headache.
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I had a feeling that may be the case. Thanks all. For now, I'll just tie them down to my wall mount.
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+1. The money saved on a cheap stand most likely won't be worth the headache.
agreed

I got the park tool home mechanic stand, i think the pcs-10 model number.

It is really great. Easy to use, very stable, makes repairs very easy. Nice and compact too when folded up, I've got a studio and can keep it tucked away easily.

Worth every penny
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Old 05-16-10, 07:49 PM   #10
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I've had my Ultimate for about eight years. Everything from BMX to my tandem to 1/2 ton beach cruisers. No worries.
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Old 05-16-10, 08:34 PM   #11
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I've had a Parke PCS-10 for more than a decade....worth every penny
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another vote for park pcs-10, use google products to find a cheap price, I paid $125.

good clamp, sturdy construction, decently stable, quick-enough setup time, and it stows fairly small. great bang-for-the-buck. skip the pcs-9 though imo and at least get a pcs-10
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The price estimate for this should really be adjusted for inflation.... out of sheer boredom I wanted to build one, it would've looked nice next to my PCS 10; but the price to build one apparently doubled in the present.
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Mine is an old part of a display or lighting tripod. It has tube clamps that work perfect on the seatpost. I just need to make an extension so the pedals move freely. I'll post pics in a bit.
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+1 for Feedback Pro Elite.
Such an awesome stand. Makes everything so much easier. And i really like the quick release.
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big screw hook (or eye) +
overhead rafter +
old toe strap =

surprisingly functional 'stand'. just hang the bike by the nose of the seat.

i have a shop-grade park stand and the above in my workspace, and i use the toe-strap hanger at least as often. very quick & easy, though not for serious power application. if i'm really putting it to a wrench, i use the park.
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the clamp looks odd on that one. you have to screw it to tighten?

i have a Park Tools stand that i can quickly hang my bike on at the end of the day and for wrenching i just move the handle to lock it in. I bought it more than 15 years ago, can't remember what I paid, but it has gotten a ton of use

mine is similar to this ->

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I need to make a longer shaft that joins the two clamps together so the pedals dont hit the stand. I have the shaft just too lazy to make it. lol Whole thing cost $0.00. Had it laying around my warehouse. The pipe is clamped in there just for reference.


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