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Old 01-12-09, 02:21 PM
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What DIY bike repair stand is best?

I really need something to repair my bike around my apartment. I found a couple good ideas on Instructables but figured I should ask here first! I want something that is cost effective and doesn't need power tools to complete.

Any ideas?
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Old 01-12-09, 02:28 PM
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I'm not sure if by DIY you mean a workstand that you build yourself, or a commercially-built workstand so that you can more easily do your own work on your bike.

If the latter, I have Park's PCS-9 workstand and have been very happy with it. I think I paid $80 on eBay.
It is partially collapsible.
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Old 01-12-09, 02:47 PM
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I have Ultimate Support Pro-Elite stand. Great stand, very stable, easy to use clamp, but kinda pricey at better than $200.00. I recommend you get a model with three legs, I find them more stable then the Park stands that have only two legs. A number of companies make them (e.g. Ultimate, Topeak, Performance, etc) and there are models that come in between $100 and $150 depending on what bells and whistles you get. Topeak's top o' the line job (prepstand pro -- $230 or so) even comes with a built is scale so if you are a weight weenie, thats a bonus.

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Old 01-12-09, 03:40 PM
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i have ultimate support pro-elite stand. Great stand, very stable, easy to use clamp, but kinda pricey at better than $200.00.
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Old 01-12-09, 04:42 PM
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The picture below is one I made. It's just 2 hooks set in a post. It works fine for adjusting derailers and changing chains, not so much for other jobs. I could buy a free standing on for $15, but I live in a small apartment and this one stores in almost no space. I don't like any of those diy stands made from pipe fittings. They all look weak to me. If you need that kind of stand you should buy one.

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Old 01-12-09, 06:15 PM
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Old 01-13-09, 11:55 AM
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i just came back from a trip to paris fra, and noticed that 3 out of the bike shops i visited did not have pro stands. they simply used two hooked chains suspended from the ceiling, one for the stem, and the other for the seatpost. they all told me the system works fine, unless you need to work with the bike in any other position than right side up.
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Old 01-13-09, 04:53 PM
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I use Park PCS-9. Perfect for doing just about any repair. I have mine setup in my home workshop and it more that serves it purpose.
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+1 Parks Work Stand. Watch your local Craigs List, they come up around here.
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Old 01-13-09, 05:43 PM
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A saw horse with a $10 fork mount on it works really well too. That is what I used until I got a used PRS-3.
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Old 01-13-09, 06:03 PM
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Auto bike-rack that's installed onto a tow-ball works good as a bike stand. If you already have one of those and want to use it in-doors, just figure out how to make a base for it.

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I use two ratcheting cargo tie downs and two rafter hooks to hang the bike. I added a bungee from a chainstay to an eyebolt set in the garage floor with a redhead. I like it because you have full access to both sides of the bike and it works with DF's & my LWB recumbent. Total cost; about $35.00 bk
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