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Troul 09-25-18 02:51 PM

Bicycle-Store Repair Work Stand
 
Using PC of FPK362TF to obtain the item for 24USd, it might be decent enough for the recreational bicyclist doing recreational maintenance...


https://www.amazon.com/BicycleStore-.../dp/B071NSG54G
ASIN: B071NSG54G

Litespud 09-25-18 03:03 PM

Clamp doesn't look very sturdy compared to that of a Park stand, but on the other hand, $80 seems reasonable, considering that, for anyone doing an bike maintenance, a stand (any stand) is worth its weight in gold.

Troul 09-25-18 04:49 PM


Originally Posted by Litespud (Post 20585595)
Clamp doesn't look very sturdy compared to that of a Park stand, but on the other hand, $80 seems reasonable, considering that, for anyone doing an bike maintenance, a stand (any stand) is worth its weight in gold.

it is only 24.00 USD if you apply the PC aforementioned.

woodcraft 09-25-18 09:51 PM

Those are some non-stellar reviews...

cpach 09-25-18 10:11 PM

I find it not encouraging that the photo shows a bike with thin aluminum tubing clamped in the center of the toptube. Reviews seem pretty poor. There are other stands at similar prices on Amazon that have much better reviews.

Troul 09-26-18 01:51 AM


Originally Posted by cpach (Post 20586190)
I find it not encouraging that the photo shows a bike with thin aluminum tubing clamped in the center of the toptube. Reviews seem pretty poor. There are other stands at similar prices on Amazon that have much better reviews.

similar priced @ what amount?

cny-bikeman 09-26-18 06:37 AM


Originally Posted by woodcraft (Post 20586162)
Those are some non-stellar reviews...

That is one hefty litote - the two reviews are awful. It may be quibbling, but I don't care for products where the supplier does not bother with a clear, grammatical description. Finally, a simple search for "bike repair stand" in Amazon yields multiple stands at similar or lower pricing and much higher ratings. The "Amazon's Choice" has 1300 reviews and a 4+ star rating at $89.99 before the PC - and it does not weigh 16 lbs.

NoWhammies 09-26-18 08:49 AM

Check Craigslist. I bought my bike stand from a Craigslist listing the stand is awesome. Shop quality and I paid a fraction of the price for a new one. Just make sure you know what you're looking at/getting. That's all. I did a ton of research on stands before decided what I wanted.

rumrunn6 09-26-18 08:59 AM

yeah, what is that clamp held on with? a rivet?

fietsbob 09-26-18 10:08 AM

So, "Bicycle Store" is just the Brand Name?

Troul 09-26-18 12:05 PM

the PC only is applicable to the item in the first post.

veganbikes 09-26-18 04:30 PM

Yeah I probably wouldn't buy a no-name stand with a poor reputation and pictures that show it clamping a top-tube. "The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten." - Benjamin Franklin

As someone who has used a large variety of Park Tool stands I can say they make a quality stand that is pretty easy to use even in the cheapest stand they make. Yes they do cost money but if you care about your bike you would ideally want a stand that will not let you down.

wgscott 09-26-18 04:43 PM

The moment it drops your bike, it becomes the most expensive stand.

I have a Park one that bolts to my workbench, like a vice. It is a permanent fixture. The security is worth the price and minor inconvenience (only hit my head on it twice).

practical 09-26-18 06:16 PM

I bought a bike stand from Nashbar. It's not great but it works for me. It's portable which is important to me. About the same price.

cny-bikeman 09-26-18 09:55 PM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 20587079)
the PC only is applicable to the item in the first post.

Still, with the search I mentioned there are several well-rated stands for $50 or less. The retail price for that stand is not reasonable - the $24 is probably closer to what it's actually worth. Go ahead and buy it if you think you're getting a deal. Might be interesting seeing that 3rd review.

Elvo 09-27-18 02:14 PM

Spin Dr G3 Pro is the best stand you can get for $100

bajajoaquin 09-28-18 08:42 PM


Originally Posted by Litespud (Post 20585595)
Clamp doesn't look very sturdy compared to that of a Park stand, but on the other hand, $80 seems reasonable, considering that, for anyone doing an bike maintenance, a stand (any stand) is worth its weight in gold.

Sorry, I disagree. I bought an inexpensive stand with this philosophy in mind. It simply didnít hold my bike up. It was a Schwinn Cruiser, and no lightweight, but still. If it doesnít actually work, it is not better than nothing.

Troul 09-29-18 06:52 PM


Originally Posted by cny-bikeman (Post 20588056)
Still, with the search I mentioned there are several well-rated stands for $50 or less. The retail price for that stand is not reasonable - the $24 is probably closer to what it's actually worth. Go ahead and buy it if you think you're getting a deal. Might be interesting seeing that 3rd review.

it arrived today; for $24, thus far it served it's duty during the brake upgrade conversion & regular inspection/maintenance. If I hear something crash boom bang in the night, I'll let ya know. Going to see where it stands in the morning when I get up to test out the new brake change-up.


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