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Old 12-26-19, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by biketampa View Post
how is the tripod design on a slight decline? My driveway where I will throw the bike on the stand to wash it slopes to the street. Not steep or anything. Like <5%
Sounds like about the same angle as my driveway. The Ultimate Support tripod does not handle the slope well, although it is better if I point one leg toward the slope. This is a tough one, as I don't think you'll be happy with either model unless you address the driveway angle first. You don't have a flat surface to work on?
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Old 12-26-19, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Papa Tom View Post
Sounds like about the same angle as my driveway. The Ultimate Support tripod does not handle the slope well, although it is better if I point one leg toward the slope. This is a tough one, as I don't think you'll be happy with either model unless you address the driveway angle first. You don't have a flat surface to work on?
If Iím doing more extensive maintenance I work on my back deck. But if Iím mainly just washing my bike I do that in the driveway. My current stand is a two leg option and does ok but not great on the driveway. Ok for washing but if I have to be careful if Iím putting pressure on it as stand could tip. My current stand is functional but stuff is starting to rust. Replaced a couple of bolts.
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Old 12-26-19, 10:11 AM
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If a slight angle makes it tip over it means the pods are designed too short for the center position of the bikes mass.
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Old 12-26-19, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Novalite View Post
If a slight angle makes it tip over it means the pods are designed too short for the center position of the bikes mass.
Iíve never had it tip over but have noticed with the stand height high, and putting some pressure to tighten or loosen something on the outside then itís something that could cause a tip over with my heavier bikes. With my lighter carbon fiber or aluminum bikes Iím not as concerned.
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Old 12-26-19, 01:58 PM
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I have used 4 different portable folding stands and liked the Park 9 series best. I did not like the tripod stands I used for special events. The nice thing about the Park stands is the legs can be weighted to provide a little bit more stability to the stand if needed. As for clamps, the Park commercial clamps are simply the best I have used, alas, I now use a Park double head commercial stand in the basement. Will have to hire a young person to move that big ol' base plate if we move in the future! Really like this stand.

My son services his bikes using the Park 9.2 stand and has zero complaints as did I when I was using one.
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Old 12-28-19, 06:51 AM
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I place my car rack over a rail. Done.
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Old 05-26-22, 04:54 PM
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hello dear friends helloi dear velocentik

many thanks for this awesome thread. i like it very much - i am looking for some solid bike-repair-stand like those that you are discussing.

i like this very much -

Originally Posted by velocentrik View Post
Somewhere I've got an Ultimate Sport Mechanic stand. I never use it. The tripod design just isn't stable enough to work on bikes without letting the stand dictate positions and balance.

What I use constantly and in my opinion what were some of the best stands ever made were the old pro shop quality Rock Bike Stands. Pedro's licensed or bought them out, I don't remember. I picked up a two-clamp shop Pedro's Rock stand and I think I only paid $300. Not bad for a stand that would have retailed for about $1300. The steel base plate is pretty expensive to source. When you get a shop stand you have a couple of options, bolting into the floor, cutting out a farm tractor steel wheel center, or getting a true flat steel plate. Finding a good source for discount steel, aluminum stock is a really big deal to bring down the cost of a shop stand.

I never use my Park shop stand. I don't even remember if its a one or a two-clamp stand. I just the Park as a bicycle storage hook these days. I'm just not impressed with Park stuff anymore. I like Var, Pedro's and some other stuff. You can commonly find a Park shop stand for sale on Craigslist for less than $200 if you are patient and you look.

To me a portable stand is just a waste of money. With a 29er, a tandem, a full suspension bike, they are pretty much worthless as a repair stand except in a single position that will balance.

Still, the really kool guy setup if you have the money these days is an EZ-lift stand. I've been thinking of setting my Pedro's up with a pulley and counterweight. It's a great design:

https://www.efficientvelo.com/tools/...t-repair-stand

Some pics of the Pedro's Rock stand and clamps. Heirloom quality stand beyond what most pro shops have, and you can find them cheap on Craigslist because no one knows what it is. Happy hunting.




well - i live in Germany -. so i guess its pretty useless to look at Craiglist

what do you suggest to do'!?

look forward to hear from you
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