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Old 09-26-13, 10:44 AM
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Portable Bicycle Stand Or Foldable/Portable Bicycle Stand

The nearest bicycle shop is at least 1.5-hrs., by bicycle, and around .75-hr. away, by bicycle & bus, nearest CoOp Bicycle Shop is at least 1.5-hrs. away by bicycle and buses (each way) and result in wasting most of the work day. The nearest bicycle shop was where I already wasted money trying to fix a problem. Given all that I have decided I must learn and do my own repairs, for now on. I do not have a lot of room or money and need a Portable Bicycle Stand, to do so.

I was thinking maybe, I should get a Foldable Portable Bicycle Stand, so I can fit it into a maybe my room or shed.


What do you guys think is the best Portable Bicycle Stands?

What do you guys think is the best Foldable/Portable Bicycle Stands?

Are Portable Bicycle Stand so much better than Foldable/Portable Bicycle Stand that I should only purchase a Portable Bicycle Stand?

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Old 09-26-13, 10:52 AM
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hang a rope from the overhead by hooks . cheap and you can roll up the rope when you are done .

Park tool makes some , they're good.....

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hang a rope from the overhead by hooks . cheap and you can roll up the rope when you are done .
....or get into bondage
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I have this one http://www.parktool.com/product/home...r-stand-pcs-10 .
It is built like a tank and folds up out of my way in a corner...very well made but they don't give them away.
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Park PCS10 is awesome - but pricey. I own one and it is worth the money. However, if funds are short, there are plenty of workable alternatives but I suggest staying away from the super-cheap stands.

If you own a bike rack (for the back of a car), these make reasonably functional work stands.

There are some small stands that hold the bike upright from the NDS chain & seat stays that are quite inexpensive. You can do basically everything except things that require rotating the front wheel.

Hanging from rope works if you have something overhead to attach to.

And a lot can be done by flipping the bike over and working on it upside down (worked for me as a kid long before I knew work stands existed).

If you give your budget, that could help narrow the choices.
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I was thinking of how I could make a make as well. I came up with using a bike rack that goes on the back of your vehicle by way of your trailer hitch. My thought was to pick up a reciever for $10 at Princess auto (Harbor Freight or TSC for my fellow Americans), and mount the receiver onto my work bench. Haven't tried it yet but that's my thought process since I already own 2 bike racks that I don't use anymore and will likely garage sale them in the spring.
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Old 09-26-13, 01:32 PM
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I use one of these http://www.amazon.com/Sunlite-Bracke.../dp/B000C17HJ4 on my workbench when I am too lazy to pull out my regular repair stand. It is fine for chain and derailleur work and is surprisingly sturdy.
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Everyone,

Thank you, for your helping posts, just got off the bike and online, on my way here I was thinking about maybe making my own. I did think about making one up to work from the tailgate and trailer hitch of my pickup truck, which works awesomely when I need to transport by bike (my bed of the pickup is too tight fit for my bike); great minds think a like LuckySailor.

The only thing about rope and chains idea is that the bike can swing; I do not like that problem.

I really do like inventing things, so it is right up my strengths.

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Old 09-26-13, 06:18 PM
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I've found a bike stand unnecessary. But I have an unfinished basement. Two J hooks in the floor joists above my head and a couple lengths of one inch nylon webbing. Works great. Frees up floor space a stand would take up, and allows work on everything aside from the seat post, which I work on with the bike on the floor. Plus, it's cheap. And I can make the bike sit at various levels, including eye level, which I like, by adjusting the length of the nylon slings. FWIW. Swinging is not a problem either, for me.

Also, I've never really trusted the idea of clamping something onto my vintage frames. Or seat post.

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Feedback Sports makes several foldable repair stands that are moderately priced and very functional. Here is one example: http://www.amazon.com/Feedback-Sport...e+repair+stand
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I like my Park PCS-10 real well. It's plenty sturdy, and easily enough portable if I need to do so.
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Topeak-Preps...item3cd64d24e9

Topeak Prepstand Race Bicycle Workstand - NEW


It's the one I use. It folds up into a tidy carrying case and holds my machine securely and it's sturdy. These race stands are what I'm used to. I like the jaw stands well enough, but I spent a lot of time doing race support before life interrupted cycling. It holds the bike by either the front fork dropouts or rear fork dropouts. No clamp. And it's easy on your budget at about 125 US dollars when you find them on Ebay.


, more expensive, and more robust.








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I got this one, has worked well for me. I was price driven
http://www.ebay.com/itm/RAD-Cycle-Pr...item564e846282

with a couple of turns of an allen wrench, it will brake down pretty small

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Bike work stands are a convenience, not a necessity.
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I just use my car carrier for a bike stand, but here are some diy stands.

http://m.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Bike-Stands/
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Originally Posted by Looigi View Post
Bike work stands are very helpful convenience, and nearly a necessity.
Fixt for accuracy.

Depends how serious and how often, I suppose.
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I was never really worried about, but I never really had to do serious repairs before, and I see how it worked so great for the former mechanic I used.

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Bike work stands are a convenience, not a necessity.
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Thank You, for all the helpful posts; I will have to take another time to take enough time to examine all of them. I really like the idea of getting a Bicycle Automobile Carrier (multiple bicycles maybe, but also give enough space) and making it attachable and detachable to my truck's trailer hitch and make it be able turn 360-degrees from Y & X axles, with locking system.
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I have two work stand now, one that grabs the seatpost and one that supports the bike under the BB and the dropouts, but got along fine building bikes and doing all repairs without one for most of 40+ years of riding. The inept and less resourceful may find it more of an necessity than I did.
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Looigi,

Oh, Okay, I thought you were talking about using nothing at all.


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I have two work stand now, one that grabs the seatpost and one that supports the bike under the BB and the dropouts, but got along fine building bikes and doing all repairs without one for most of 40+ years of riding. The inept and less resourceful may find it more of an necessity than I did.
For the reasons I mention in previous posts, I like combining a bicycle stand and bicycle automobile carrier into a portable bicycle stand and detachable and attachable bicycle automobile carrier.

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Originally Posted by Looigi View Post
I have two work stand now, one that grabs the seatpost and one that supports the bike under the BB and the dropouts, but got along fine building bikes and doing all repairs without one for most of 40+ years of riding. The inept and less resourceful may find it more of an necessity than I did.
I think we just did it faster and without question, easier with a proper stand.

Just because it can be done with a stick and a rock doesn't mean it should be done that way.
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Hey "GreatWhiteShark", the red-and-bold font is a bit harsh on the eyes! (Not quite "shouting" with all-caps, but kinda close...)
-Sean

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