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Old 05-16-15, 06:19 PM
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Stands

Did a casual look, but didn't see this topic.

I am looking for a bike stand for my garage -- something not too huge, but would be considered the "cat's ass" for quick use. Thinking mainly to get both tires off the ground for using my air compressor and then also being able to do occasional maintenance on the chain and sprockets.

I looked out on the web, and there just seems to be too many choices, so I am hoping there are some favorites among the brain trust here. Thks
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Old 05-16-15, 06:23 PM
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I can certainly recommend the Park PRS-25. It seems to be able to clamp anything safely including small bikes without much seat tube showing like my wife's carbon mtn bike that I prefer to clamp at the seatpost. It's easily adjustable and easily transported. No complaints from me.
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Old 05-16-15, 07:27 PM
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I made one once using closet shelf brackets from the hardware store. They had semi circular loops that were just the right size to hold the bike's top tube and stood out from the wall just enough to clear the pedals. I think that I used some sections of old inner tube to protect the bike's top tube from scratching.
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Old 05-16-15, 08:27 PM
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Couldn't be much happier with my Park Tool PCS-9. It's their entry-level stand so it's not too fancy, but it's well-designed and plenty sturdy.
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Old 05-16-15, 09:00 PM
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I bought an Ultimate stand before the company was sold to Feedback Sports.
Sure like it as it will support even my 65# electric (w/battery inplace).
This is a step down from what I bought but it does offer the stability of 3 legs.
Feedback Sports Pro Ultralight Bicycle Repair Stand | Competitive Cyclist
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Old 05-16-15, 09:31 PM
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The Park consumer stands work really well and can be folded away. I've had a PCS-9? for several years, although I just leave it up all the time with my Workmate next to it for tools and supplies.
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So, just a thought. I use my trainer as a stand for repairs. Not exactly the cats ass but it serves a double function. If you were considering buying an indoor trainer for those rainy/snowy days anyways....

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The Feedback Sport is a good one and not crazy expensive. I picked up pricepoint's store brand stand when they had it for $90 with free shipping and am pretty happy with it.

Titan Work Stand with Tray and Bag | combo | portable

Bunch of different people sell the same stand just with different names stamped on the side.

http://www.amazon.com/Venzo-Mechanic...rds=bike+stand

That one as an example.

Do you need a stand you can fold up and move around? If you are going to keep it in the garage in the same place

http://www.amazon.com/BIKEHAND-Bicyc...unt+bike+stand

something like that would save some money or you can rig something up yourself from homedepot.
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Old 05-17-15, 05:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Canker View Post
The Feedback Sport is a good one and not crazy expensive.
Feedback stands are great. Love mine. Use it a ton.

Do you need a stand you can fold up and move around?
Get one that you can move around -- even if all you do is move it from garage to driveway on a sunny day.
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Old 05-18-15, 08:33 AM
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After a couple of decades do maintenance, and a couple of builds, without a stand I got a Feedback Ultralight stand. It is the same as the Classic except that maximum height is 57" vs 71". I found it for around $150 on sale.

I've probably used it a hundred times in the last year or so. Since it is light and easy to setup it is more effort not to set it up and use it, even for simple stuff.

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Thanks for all the suggestions -- I pulled the trigger on the Park PRS-25. On stuff like this (tools, etc.), I always go for quality. Cost is not an issue.
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"On stuff like this (tools, etc.), I always go for quality. Cost is not an issue." good call! I like my Feedback Pro more every time I use it, no regrets at all!
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