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Old 05-29-12, 03:56 PM
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Work stand clamp for a workbench?

Is there such a thing as a bike work stand clamp on a horizontal tube that could attach to a work bench? I have an extremely sturdy work bench in my garage and was thinking of something like this as a cheaper alternative to an actual work stand that costs over $100. Thoughts?
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Old 05-29-12, 04:06 PM
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Pick the one you like: https://www.parktool.com/category/ben...l-mount-stands
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I've thought of this too. Seems like the bike then blocks your access to the work bench. Depends how much room you have to work with, I guess.
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The Park ones are nice but almost as expensive as buying a stand and not as versatile IMHO.
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I got this "stand" on CL. It cost me the trip to go get it and $30. It had never been used either. I like in that it's out of the way, I can't hit my head on it, and I don't have to set it up or store it.

My suggestion is to not limit yourself to just Park setups. This item works great for me.

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holy crap, $150-$250 for those park tool clamps. Better off getting the $100 stand from Nashbar I guess.
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Bench mounted clamps are much too low.
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Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
holy crap, $150-$250 for those park tool clamps. Better off getting the $100 stand from Nashbar I guess.
No, better off getting a complete Park stand for that amount of money. The OP spccifically asked about bench mounted stands and that's what I pointed him to. He didn't ask about the advisability of the design.
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No, better off getting a complete Park stand for that amount of money. The OP spccifically asked about bench mounted stands and that's what I pointed him to. He didn't ask about the advisability of the design.
lol I am the OP. That's why I said I'd be better off just getting this stand for $110: https://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...21_-1___202588
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lol I am the OP. That's why I said I'd be better off just getting this stand for $110: https://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...21_-1___202588
Whoops, I missed that but, no, the Nashbar stand isn't the equal of any of the Park stands which do indeed sell for about the same money as their bench mounted clamp types. A good work stand is a lifetime investment and worth the slight extra cost. You pay extra for stability and convenience but you only pay it once.
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A good work stand is a lifetime investment and worth the slight extra cost. You pay extra for stability and convenience but you only pay it once.
+ a zillion.

Very very true!
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I had to first build the leg vise, and then the repair stand, and together, they've changed my life.

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Originally Posted by CACycling View Post
The Park ones are nice but almost as expensive as buying a stand and not as versatile IMHO.
Their versatility lies in the user's ingenuity, and the clamping mechanism
itself is far superior to many of the others I've seen/used.




I'm notoriously tight with a buck, but I went with Park on this. And
I am not shy about expressing my disdain for a lot of their stuff as
substandard in design and overpriced.
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Their versatility lies in the user's ingenuity, and the clamping mechanism
itself is far superior to many of the others I've seen/used.
That's the same stand as my PCS-10 (which I agree is awesome) but I like being able to work on both sides of the bike without having to unclamp and turn it around as well as being able to raise and lower depending on what I'm working on.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
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I had to first build the leg vise, and then the repair stand, and together, they've changed my life.

hmmm perhaps I could rig up something that bolts to my automotive engine stand, since the engine stand is similar in geometry to a bike work stand - just much heavier, larger, and has wheels.
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