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Old 09-20-21, 02:19 PM
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Bike Work Stand Recommendation

With Amazon there is just too much to plow thru - Anyone use a bike stand with wheel holder that can hold 60Lbs to recommend or not recommend?
Thanks! :^)
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I bought a $50 cheapie form Walmart and have used it for years. Metal tubes, plastic fittings, which worried me, but so far, no issues. If you are ever in doubt, open your wallet and buy Park Tools.
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Originally Posted by Sempervee View Post
With Amazon there is just too much to plow thru - Anyone use a bike stand with wheel holder that can hold 60Lbs to recommend or not recommend?
Thanks! :^)

Park Tool PCS-9.2 Home Mechanic Bicycle Repair Stand

You can buy this on Amazon, $162.00, works fantastic
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Old 09-20-21, 04:43 PM
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A lot of people use this: Bikemate Bike Assembly Stand - ALDI UK. I think I bought mine for $20-$25. Amazon charges more for what looks like the same stand.

I wish it required less floor space, but I have to use it in the foyer of an apartment. If I had a basement or a car space in a garage that wouldn't be a problem. I wish it were more stable, but that comes at a price I don't want to pay. It's OK, but for bottom bracket work, I put my bike on a trainer and sit on the floor.
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Old 09-21-21, 07:43 PM
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PCS-9.3 or if you want a little lighter and fancier for travel the PRS-25 from Park Tool is a great option. I have an early version of the PCS-4.1 but I would go for the 4.2 personally as it has the better clamping mechanism. Get good tools, and they will work well and last a long time!
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Old 09-21-21, 07:58 PM
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Define "Wheel holder".
Kind of depends on your wallet and intent.
I have a $300 ultimate support (now Feedback sports) pro elite and a couple of the ALDI bikehand that I got on sale for $20.

Your average everyday cleaning, lubing, and adjusting the ALD is just fine. When I need to do some serious reefing on old stuck stuff the Feedback is where it's at.
Both work just fine to the level I expect from them for the $ they cost.
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Old 09-21-21, 08:12 PM
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I've had a Feedback Sports work stand for about 10-12 years and still works perfectly. It was not cheap, but It folds up very compactly so I can hang it on a wall.
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Old 09-22-21, 12:29 PM
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2x4's, a saw and a screw gun.
damn near free, wont scratch a bike, make it yourself like you want/need it.
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2x4's, a saw and a screw gun.
damn near free, wont scratch a bike, make it yourself like you want/need it.

Iím attempting the pipes & scrap wood.
getting a decent clamp seems like a pain.
I think Iíd go with a Park Tool Stand and avoid the hassle.
although thereís a slight DIY satisfaction. Very slight.
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Old 09-22-21, 01:15 PM
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yeah, I hear ya.
I'm just one of those that wont pay huge money for average things.
A Park stand is just that. I cant believe people pay that kind of money to hold a bike up in the air a couple feet.
I hang them off the ceiling by bungie to paint and either flip them upside down on a picnic table to work on, or just stand them on the picnic table which has a wheel slot cut into the top so no need for a kickstand or other type.
I also have a regular bike stand (not Park) I bought used, and it works fine, but I like the picnic table best.
I spent Years paying a tool truck weekly for quality tools so I understand the value of quality tools and the such, but its just holding a bike tight.
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What a colorful collection of ideas.. from one end to the other!! Thanks Gents!
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Old 09-22-21, 04:51 PM
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I found a Bike Hand on the local craigslist. Good quality for a low price stand. Clamp works well on my not round carbon frames. Light enough I fold it up and take it in the truck for extended trips.
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I recently bought this bike stand" https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I could say it's a bargain for the price, but it would actually be a bargain at twice the price. It's sturdy and effective.

If I struggled to find a criticism, it would be that I'm often too lazy to lazy to take the 30 seconds to set it up for basic maintenance.
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Old 09-23-21, 01:38 AM
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If you're planning on cycling for the rest of your life and you do your own work I recommend buying the best quality brands for tools/stands/ect even if it costs more. I've had the same Park PCS-1 stand since 1993 and it's still going strong. I bought it at the same time I bought my new Trek 8000 (fully rigid for $1000) to begin my MTB life.

I am going to retire it and buy a 10.3 with every single attachment they make for it because it's so dang nice. One time I wanted a new truing stand and rolled the dice on an inexpensive Spin Doctor and the first time I used it I knew I had wasted my money and it was replaced with a Park.
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Old 09-23-21, 05:20 AM
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Picked this up on Facebook messenger. Two cleats. I don't have a lot of free wall space, so I mounted one cleat to some scrap lumber, and mount that in my big-ass bench vise. When not needed, the stand clamps to the inside of my work bench, out of the way. The other cleat mounted outside for cleaning the bike after muddy day rides.


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Old 09-23-21, 05:28 AM
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I echo Lazy Ass - my wife gave me the Park PRS-6 as a birthday present back in the mid 1990s and I'm still using it today. Discontinued, now everything has the folded base, I think the equivalent is the 9.3.

One thing I had to add recently was an add-on to hold the carbon bike I bought in 2017.
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Old 09-23-21, 05:42 AM
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I've found most portable stands lacking for things like bottom bracket work. In fact, the standard heavy base Park shop stands aren't much better if you have to put force into a wrench trying to deal with a stuck, overtightened or corroded fastener. That said, I've owned and used Minoura and Park stands and currently have two Feedback (formerly Ultimate) Sports portable stands. Working on our tandems, I typically have to have one wheel on the ground when mounted in the stand to have stability. You asked for ability to support 60lbs so that suggests to me you're interested in using it on a heavy e-bike. I think you'll be disappointed unless you buy a very heavy duty stand. Our recumbent tandem weighs about 50 lbs and the stand is useful but it's an unwieldy combination due to the weight and length.

Good luck in your quest.
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