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Old 09-04-15, 02:23 PM
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Help deciding repair stand.....down to two

I know another dumb new guy question that has been hashed over 5000 times before.

I have it narrowed down to two:

https://www.amazon.com/Elite-Race-Rep.../dp/B00AM1RXHU

and...

https://www.amazon.com/VENZO-Workstan...0_SR160%2C160_

I am leaning to the second just because of price...does anyone have any experience with either one of these. I like this kind because it can double for storage and that is always good when you have many bikes.

any thoughts...

forgive me for starting another thread on repair stands please.
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hello,
don't own either but if only considering these two I would be concerned about velcro as locking device for frame. how would you work on the front wheel if you need to service it...not clear in the diagrams, but maybe I missed it.I would also be interested to hear from those that have owned or used these.
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Park tool has one also Park Tool Co. PRS-21 : Super Lite Team Race Stand : Portable Repair Stands
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Yep nice I agree, but $260 is way more than I am willing to spend. big step from $120 and $150.

thanks though.
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1
hello,
don't own either but if only considering these two I would be concerned about velcro as locking device for frame. how would you work on the front wheel if you need to service it...not clear in the diagrams, but maybe I missed it.I would also be interested to hear from those that have owned or used these.
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Velcro is there just to hang the detached front tire and the rear Velcro piece is just to secure it better. The front forks have a skewer system to keep it attached.
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Bike shop may give you a Less than SRP price particularly if you shop there often..

other than that, flip a coin , buy both return the one you dont like?.
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I recently bought a like-new used Park Tool PCS-10 Repair Stand for a CraigsList Seller for $90, including the optional tool tray. I've been looking at repair stands off and on for 10 years, and I finally decided to go with a park Tool Stand.

Some people complain about the weight of portable repair stands, so they buy one of the less expensive stand that are made primarily out of plastic and aluminum. Personally, I'd rather have a heavier stand made out of metal/steel because I don't want the thing to tip over or collapse when I'm wrenching on a bike.

I debated over whether I wanted a stand that supported the bottom bracket and required the removal of the front wheel, vs s stand with a clamp which could be used a a frame tube or a seatpost and allowed the removal of the front wheel.

The Park PCS-10 is primarily steel. and it's priced between $180-$200. This weekend many aftermarket companies are running 20% and 25% coupons making the price for the PCS-10 more like $144-$150. Somebody is advertising a Park Tool PRS-20 or PRS-25 for like $150 on the local Craigslist. If you want one of the bottom bracket repair stands, this is probably the way to go.
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Bought a Bike Hand YC-100 bike stand from Amazon for $90, it's much better than my old Park fixed base stand for two reasons. The YC-100 folds up and the post clamp is bigger. I use it on my 35 pound hybrid and its very sturdy. I've had it for a while, and I really like it, seems well constructed too.
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Thanks for all the replies everyone. Still un decided but I know I don't want a traditional stand, removing the front wheel and putting it on the BB is just better. I plan to leave it on it from time to time. My brother has a brand that is popular and isn't very good. doesn't hold tight and not as sturdy as it should be. (not going to bash)

I like big blue but out of budget...max is $150...

Tried both my LBS and they were more than amazon. I get it they need to make money to stay open but I won't pay crazy prices.
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Obviously the drawback with pro style axle/BB stands is having to take off the front wheel all the time, for something as simple as needing to check derailleur adjustment. Similarly to do basic work like drop the fork for headset maintenance, front caliper adjustment, etc, really requires removing the bike from the stand. The tradeoff is they're more friendly for odd shape tubing/post frames and generally position the bike higher (=more comfortable) and more sturdy, which conventional tube clamp stands don't do well.
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Park pcs-10 works fine for me. Plus it has a wheel trueing attachment that you can add on later if you want to check and tidy up your wheels. Breaks apart easily as well.
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Just ordered the elite. I really wanted the "blue" but at $260 way too much. Nashbar has sale and extra 20% off so under $120..... Happy Happy
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