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Old 12-12-06, 06:07 PM
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Bike repair stands

I'm really getting tired of flipping my bikes around on my bench and have decided it's time to get a stand. Anyone have any suggestions pro or con on a decent stand.
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Old 12-12-06, 06:08 PM
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how much do you want to spend?

do you want it to be portable?

should it have a heavy, fixed base?

(at first i used the Yakima rack off the back of my truck, but now i use a BRS-80 purchased from REI Outlet for $144 last year)
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Old 12-12-06, 06:30 PM
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Doesn't need to be portable and keeping it under the $2oo range would work well. Looked thru Nash and Performance and a few others, there are so many. Just a friendly "point" in the right direction. Not a fixed bench stand. I'll look at the BRS-80. Thanks
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Performance Spin Doctor G3 stand. Runs about 140, but you can usually catch a 20% off deal. This is one mutha stable stand and extremely adjustable.
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Old 12-12-06, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by capwater
Performance Spin Doctor G3 stand. Runs about 140, but you can usually catch a 20% off deal. This is one mutha stable stand and extremely adjustable.
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I also have the G3 and think it's great.
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I work on mine in the garage so I put it on my bike rack that I bought at Academy for $100.
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Old 12-12-06, 08:21 PM
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Thanks guysfor the info. I have a good idea now. think I'll look into the G3 a bit more. It's between a Park and a G3 now I guess. Thanks again for the help.

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Old 12-12-06, 08:52 PM
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You should also consider the Ultimate Pro repair stands which pair well with their great truing stand/dishing tool.
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No kidding. I went to True Value Hardware. Got a hang on the wall bike rack for 4.49. It was in the hinge section. They also had one for $10. I bought two of the cheaper ones because I may get another bike! It is very good quality.
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Originally Posted by Alloy Addict
Are they stable when you install a new star fangled nut?
Or remove/replace a bottom bracket?

I have an Ultimate Pro stand and like it very much.
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Originally Posted by sknhgy
No kidding. I went to True Value Hardware. Got a hang on the wall bike rack for 4.49. It was in the hinge section. They also had one for $10. I bought two of the cheaper ones because I may get another bike! It is very good quality.
Are they stable when you install a new star fangled nut?
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Old 12-14-06, 07:33 AM
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I'm not sure what kind of time warp occurred that let HillRider quote me before my post, but I'll be watching you and your supernatural powers HillRider.

I got my Minoura RS-5000 yesterday, and so far I'm impressed. I haven't really had time to do much with it, but the build quality is very nice, and the tool tray was included. I'll try to give more feedback later on.
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Old 12-14-06, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Alloy Addict
I'm not sure what kind of time warp occurred that let HillRider quote me before my post, but I'll be watching you and your supernatural powers HillRider.
If only! Yeah, I saw that right after I posted too and have no idea how it happened. The forum was having problems yeaterday so that's probably the answer.
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I spent years avoiding a real stand. Hung bikes from garage door tracks, buikld a Home Depot pipe ghetto stand. In the end, nothing clamps as securely as a real repair stand. With 10 bikes I'm always working on one or two so it paid of. You won't regret getting a decent stand.
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Old 12-14-06, 08:04 PM
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The Park PCS-4 lists for over $200, but the adjustable linkage clamp makes it worth it. It will hold even heavy bikes securely at any angle. I have so much faith in the clamp that I'm not afraid to clamp my DB 531 frames in the center of the top tube. I got lucky and bought mine for $140.
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The red/black stand on the left is my 'Ultimate' stand I paid $100 for. The one on the right is a Park pcs-1 stand my boss gave to me. Both of them are great.
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Old 12-15-06, 12:33 AM
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i got the ultimate stand pro, and it's my first stand. it has been great.
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I have the blue Park stand and it works well. It was inexpensive. In hindsight I sort of wish I would have gotten one that had fold up legs because it takes up a bit too much floor space when not in use.
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http://parktool.com/products/detail....3&item=PCS%2D9

I like the Park Tool PCS 9 that I bought for $80. The clamp is large enough for my mtn bikes and oversized recumbent frames. When you want to store it, just pick the whole stand up and the legs swivel down making it one long stick that I lean in the corner out of the way but sets up in a flash.
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Old 12-15-06, 10:21 PM
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Did you get it new for 80? Great price, still available?
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I use the Ultimate Elite. VERY sturdy and I got it for just over $200 with free shipping.
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Is it possible that Ultimate is making the G3 for Performance... ? It looks very similar to the Ultimate design.
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yep, I bought the Park Tool PCS-9 new for $80 a year ago. I googled it just now and found this deal for under $80

http://store.airbomb.com/ItemDesc.as...ogle&IC=TL7450
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Originally Posted by Rollerbill
http://parktool.com/products/detail....3&item=PCS%2D9

I like the Park Tool PCS 9 that I bought for $80. The clamp is large enough for my mtn bikes and oversized recumbent frames. When you want to store it, just pick the whole stand up and the legs swivel down making it one long stick that I lean in the corner out of the way but sets up in a flash.
I have one that I bought locally for $60; it was used but looked brand new. Having tried repairs without a stand before, I love thing thing. I keep behind my front door where it takes up 4-5 inch square on the floor.
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