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Old 09-03-11, 05:31 PM
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Repair stand Q

What do you guys use? I have a interest in a CBI adjustable performance series stand that eBay has a Bunch of for 80 bucks free shipping on some, park pc-9 is a bit more not much though. Any thoughts.
It's for home use and I only have one bike, so won't be using it everyday abuse kinda thing.
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Feedback Sports Pro Classic (was formerly the Ultimate Pro before Feedback bought them out). Excellent stand.

http://feedbacksports.com/shop/Pro-C...tand-P4C1.aspx
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Feedback Sports Pro Classic (was formerly the Ultimate Pro before Feedback bought them out). Excellent stand.

http://feedbacksports.com/shop/Pro-C...tand-P4C1.aspx

Yea, 200$ is a weeee bit to much for my budget ..
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something like this, only less expensive, mounted to a 4 inch post. cost me $0 as I already had all the pieces, but could build one for under $30.
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I've actually really liked my Northern Industrial stand. I'd never heard of the company but I got it for christmas last year and it's served me well for a year at least and seems like it's pretty decent quality. No signs of anything going wrong yet. The legs are simple to just pull out and turn 90 degrees so that it's taller and can be stood flat against a wall without the platform set-up taking up space. Certainly not gonna get much cheaper for a repair stand.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...&ci_sku=193023


EDIT: Just decided to check some reviews for fun. Looks like they're mostly good except for a couple morons on Amazon. Having used this stand, I can tell you without a doubt that perhaps they did have the part break or whatever, but judging from the fact that they couldn't figure out how to put it together and blamed the directions, I can assure you they're just idiots. It's like complaining that you can't put Legos together because there aren't good instructions. I don't think I really even needed the instructions to put it together. I think it came in 4-5 pieces and basically you just slide the tubes together and tighten the wing-nut type screws and slide the tool tray onto the tube and tighten a wing-nut that keeps it at the height you want it. Done. I could see the plastic heads breaking off of the wing-nut type screws, but I know at least with mine they don't feel particularly flimsy and I'd probably have to over tighten them to break them, though I could see maybe someone else getting a weak screw head or something since they are plastic wing-nut heads on regular bolts. If that were to happen, though, you could always just run to Ace Hardware and pick up a couple regular metal wing-nuts for $.30 and be good to go from then on.

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I've been using a Park PCS-4 for a couple years. The newer ones have a horrible clamp, glad I have the older clamp on mine. Easy to use.

That CBI stand looks promising for $80 shipped. My only concern would be the clamp. Looks like simple textured paint on the metal clamp jaws. May wanna wrap the clamping surface with a shop rag before you clamp the bike if you're concerned about the finish of your bike.
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