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Not vintage but who knew that Aldi sell bike workstand for $30?

Old 05-16-18, 09:48 AM
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We keep this up and they'll have to restock.
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Old 05-16-18, 10:38 AM
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Thanks, friends., I picked one up in Edgewater, Chicago, today. Iíve been happy enough with simple system of bike hooks, but this stand will make wrenching outside possible. Canít beat the price.
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Old 05-16-18, 11:04 AM
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just picked one of these up. Itís really heavy duty for the price.
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Old 05-16-18, 12:21 PM
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They put them out at my Aldo's today (16 May). A nice stand...and a bonus---the extension fits inside the tube of the lower upright for a small crane arrangement I have for my pickup---instant bike meet stand!


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None at mine today
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Old 05-16-18, 03:26 PM
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I don't need a bike stand, but I got curious to see if there is an Aldi near me. Not really, but there is one in Manhattan (east Harlem), about 2-1/2 miles from where I work. I'll be nearby next week, so maybe I'll stop in.
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Old 05-16-18, 03:54 PM
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Albeit I feel this stand is a great deal and if you don't have one, do your own bike servicing and currently need one, I would recommend it. I passed up on it last year and had every intention of buying one this time around. So I went to my local store this morning and just couldn't do it! For the past four years I've been servicing and rebuilding close to a dozen bikes all using a homebrew stand shown below. It's a modified Jorgensen Pony Pipe Clamp that quickly clamps onto my bandsaw. Although it basically just holds the bike horizontally it does support it about two feet above the ground and has served me well. Plus, it only takes a few seconds to remove the clamp from the saw and set it aside when not needed.

So it looks like I'll save the $30 for now and just continue to use my make-shift stand. BTW, the cheap 10-speed in the stand now is a quick refurb job that I'm doing for a friend


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Old 05-16-18, 04:30 PM
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I took off a little early for lunch to drive to the next town since the ad says it started today. I had to get help finding it and they had two. I was going to buy both because of what I saw here but it was heavy enough that I just grabbed one. I also took one of the pumps not knowing how well it works yet. After getting home I'm very tempted to go back and grab that last one if it's still there. I have a PCS-10 but there have been times that two stands would be handy. Now I'm thinking of gifting one...not the one I bought today though!

PS They didn't have any of the helmets but a Bell helmet for ten bucks? I would have filled my cart with all sizes!

Edit: I installed the tool tray on my Park stand. Also I have never used a handlebar tool....until now...maybe.
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Old 05-16-18, 08:05 PM
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I got one in Hackensack, NJ where I happened to be today. I'm closer to the one @noglider mentioned. There were at least a dozen on the shelf. I'll probably assemble it tomorrow. Thanks @Danbianchi881 for the tip!
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I got one last year, it's a really good stand for the price. I was looking at used Park stands at $60-$100 and this was a better option for me. I use the handlebar attachment, I find it convenient.
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Old 05-17-18, 06:32 AM
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I dropped by Aldi yesterday here in my Dayton, Ohio area and looked for it. I am there twice week shopping. It's in that "Going, Going, Gone" section of seasonal stuff.

So, I eyeballed the stand. Two on the shelf. I pulled on and placed it in my cart. A minute later, another customer acquired the other one.

In the same area there are other bike accessories. I picked up a mini-pump and a gel seat cover for my daughters beach bike seat. There was a basic digi cyclometer among other small items.

Click HERE...and act fast if there's one near you: https://www.aldi.us/en/weekly-specia...ds-for-may-16/
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Old 05-17-18, 04:14 PM
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there were 3 at the aldi on university in peoria illinois this afternoon.
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Old 05-17-18, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by jayhawkpanic View Post
just picked one of these up. Itís really heavy duty for the price.
Ditto that. I assembled it and threw my International on it tonight. Best $30 I've spent in a while.
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Old 05-17-18, 06:41 PM
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Scored mine. There were six on the floor and the checkout lady said there were more in the back.
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Old 05-17-18, 07:27 PM
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Picked one up yesterday. I have been getting by with a pony clamp gadget in the bench vise. This has to be at least that good. If it will hold the tandem, I will be very pleased.
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Old 05-17-18, 07:33 PM
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People seem to feel the bikemate stand sold by Aldi, offers enough good, stable quality to make it worth 30 bucks, or with some deals, less. I could use a reliable, low buck bike stand, but the deal sounds too good to be true. They seem to have enough confidence in the stand to trust clamping their bikes in it. What if the stand were 50 bucks? Would they feel the stand is worth 50 bucks? Doesn't seem to be any Aldi stores here in the Pacific Northwest, and Aldi doesn't seem to do mail order. A web search brings up some order online bike stand models that appear very similar to the bikemate. Four legs instead of five. Some have just a knob instead of the quick release on the frame clamp. All have the handlebar helper and the tool tray. Tell me, those that have got the bikemate stand, whether you feel the quality and functionality is worth a fifty. Links to the online stands. First one is for 39 at walmart, which we do have in the pnw:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Yaheetech...&wl13=&veh=sem

https://www.amazon.com/Portable-Repa...dp/B0085ADXP6#

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LQY55G2...&pd_rd_w=sVMvP
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Old 05-17-18, 08:28 PM
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Picked one up today for the garage. Seems like a good value. Not a Park stand but I did not pay the Park price.
Seems like it will get the job done and now my Park stays in the house.
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Old 05-17-18, 09:00 PM
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Got one for my birthday yesterday (wife picked it up in Aurora/Naperville IL). Not a feedback sports or a park, but miles better than the POS performance bike stand I have been using. Definitely worth the $30.

wsbob: the ones you linked to seem similar. As much as I detest the world of wallace, that one looks pretty decent.
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Old 05-18-18, 05:19 AM
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A bike stand has been the best cycling purchase I ever made. I have used it hundreds of times and it makes annoying tasks less annoying. If you don't have a real stand get one and thank me later.
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Old 05-18-18, 05:47 AM
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I own a bike stand.
I own a bike stand.
I own a bike stand.

Not since the phone book came out have I felt such a special purpose!

I almost feel like a real bike builder/wrench. Now I need me an apron.

Seriously, I now have the Aldi/Bikemate bike stand, for the first time.
BF member Deal4Fuji picked up two of them and sold me his spare, did me a solid.
Thanks also to Danbianchi881 for the heads up.

I own a bike stand.
I own a bike stand.
I own a bike stand.

I need a beer.
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Old 05-18-18, 07:56 AM
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A bike stand has been the best cycling purchase I ever made. I have used it hundreds of times and it makes annoying tasks less annoying. If you don't have a real stand get one and thank me later.
Pretty much this. Monday night, I was tuning up my wife's bike for her tri this weekend. By end of tune up, my back and arms were killing me.

I've known about the repair stand they sell seasonally at Aldi for about a year, but 1. I missed out on the sale last year, and 2. I didn't know there were any stores nearby. I grabbed one yesterday though!

Anyway. I literally just put the stand from Aldi together minutes ago, threw my bike on it for a quick look-see.

I wish I had gotten a proper bike repair stand sooner. It is hands-down the best bike-related purchase I've ever made.

That's kind of sad when you think about it...

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Old 05-18-18, 08:10 AM
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No Aldi in Ut.....sigh......
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No stands at either of the two Aldi's that my wife checked. They did have some decent looking pumps for ten bucks, so she bought me one as a consolation prize.
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Iím traveling in WI, but they had 10-20 at the store on Bluemound in Waukesha (near the Best Buy).
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Old 05-18-18, 06:15 PM
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I have sipped the Kool-Aid, and it is yummy. Thanks to the OP and others who posted!
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