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Old 05-01-10, 06:01 PM
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Work stand question

I'd like to get a work stand to use in my garage at home without spending a fortune. I saw this one on sale at Performance Bicycle. It seemed solid enough, but I'm wondering how it compares to work stands that attach to the seat post, which seems to be more common. Any thoughts on this stand?
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Old 05-01-10, 06:21 PM
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I have one of those. It works well enough. However, if you have a road bike with conventional shift cable routing (under the bottom bracket), the bike in the stand sits on the bottom bracket, which distorts the adjustment of the shift cables somewhat. You need to be careful when adjusting your shifters with the bike on the stand. Obviously, for MTBs and hybrids with MTB style cable routing, this is not a problem.
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Old 05-01-10, 07:29 PM
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I also had one; it lasted over five years for me, and I was doing a lot of bike work during that time.

I have since replaced it, with the Feedback Sports BR-50 Work Stand. I like it better. About 2x the price of the Spin Doctor, 1/2 of what a good Park would cost.
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