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Old 08-08-18, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by deux jambes View Post


Bought one very lightly used on Craigslist a couple of days ago. Paid $35. So far Iíve mounted two bikes in it for complete disassembly. Each bike weighed approximately 30lbs. The stand just laughed at them. Any height or angle adjustments were easily made. Clamping action/strength left no complaints. I can work around the wide splayed legs easily without tripping up. Itís lightweight and folds up nicely for storage. I havenít done any heavy handed work with it yet, but if it holds up when I finally do, id say itís well worth $90.
Another satisfied Bikehand user here. I now use it to store my main bike as it is so easy to use (I clamp the seatpost). I guess there are some applications where tray-style works better, but I haven't encountered any yet.

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Old 08-08-18, 09:04 PM
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My Feedback Sports stand is at least 20 years old, maybe 25 years? (It's from before "Feedback Sports" existed, it was just "Ultimate" back then.)
It's been a great investment. A low cost-per-year. I do a lot of brake and shifter adjusting, cable replacing, bar tape, bottom bracket replacements, bike cleaning, etc. And my bike stays on it all the time as a bike stand.

The clutch clamp started slipping a few years ago. Feedback has the replacement mechanism on their repair parts page: the "cam pocket" for $12.50. (It's slightly redesigned, and should be longer lasting). I ordered the tool tray at the same time. Both still fit my old stand!

Their "Sport Mechanic" stand has a spinner knob.
The "Ultralight" has my clutch knob. I like this: it's a quarter turn to loosen, then the clamp unlocks and slides out. To clamp, push in, then turn the knob to tighten. Fast and easy.
The "Classic" is the same, with a taller post.

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Old 08-08-18, 09:34 PM
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The Aldi brand stand (Bikemate) works perfectly for me. I can’t see what it needs to do more than what it already does well - solidly and flexibly hold the bike up off the floor. I think I paid $16.99 clearance and there were a bunch of them available.
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Old 08-09-18, 09:23 AM
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I have the Park PCS-9, and its fine for my home use. I set the clamp angle to grab seatposts (all of mine are alloy) and have never had any trouble. Yes, its not quick, but it works fine for my needs! I got it years ago for just over $100 on sale. Good deal at the time.

However, for $40-50 more, get the PCS-10 and have a better clamp that will be easier to use.
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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders View Post
My Feedback Sports Pro-Elite workstand easily holds up my 18kg/39.6lbs bike(with locks, full water bottle and rack).


Plus it is so damn good looking.
I had the predecessor by Ultimate for 15 years before one of the leg holders cracked making it unstable. I used it for everything from bikes to tandems to recumbents to tadpole trikes. I didn't hesitate to buy the Feedback Pro iteration.

BTW, I removed the legs and bolted the stand to a workbench in my shop. I now have a portable one and a permanent one.
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Originally Posted by rm -rf View Post
My Feedback Sports stand is at least 20 years old, maybe 25 years? (It's from before "Feedback Sports" existed, it was just "Ultimate" back then.)
It's been a great investment. A low cost-per-year. I do a lot of brake and shifter adjusting, cable replacing, bar tape, bottom bracket replacements, bike cleaning, etc. And my bike stays on it all the time as a bike stand.

The clutch clamp started slipping a few years ago. Feedback has the replacement mechanism on their repair parts page: the "cam pocket" for $12.50. (It's slightly redesigned, and should be longer lasting). I ordered the tool tray at the same time. Both still fit my old stand!
Unluckily, they no longer have replacement upper leg mounts but that's OK, mine was the victim of a lot of abuse using it for 30+ pound tandems and tikes. I had originally purchased it for the large jaw size back in 2003. Regardless, I bought the latest Feedback model and am pleased.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I had the predecessor by Ultimate for 15 years before one of the leg holders cracked making it unstable. I used it for everything from bikes to tandems to recumbents to tadpole trikes. I didn't hesitate to buy the Feedback Pro iteration.

BTW, I removed the legs and bolted the stand to a workbench in my shop. I now have a portable one and a permanent one.
Hopefully I have at least as good a run with my stand as you did with yours.
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I have a Park PCS-10 and give it a thumbs up.
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My first stand was a Cinelli repair stand that I bought 32 years ago. I paid $100 for it. It was the best investment I ever made in bike repair tools.

I also have the Feedback Pro-Elite and Sprint stands but the Cinelli is the one I keep going back to as it is more stable when holding my bike.
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