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Old 10-08-07, 09:23 PM
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Hi guys, I'm preparing for a build I'm doing over the winter and I need a solid workstand that's under $200. Something sturdy that won't tip over. Any recs?
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I have a Park PCS9 I like it. does all I need to do. Not as convenient as the hight price models but its pretty nice.
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I have this one. It isn't fancy, but it does everything I need.
https://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=4216
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No problems with being unstable or tipping over?
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I've got the Spin Doctor Pro G3. It's stable, sturdy, and versatile.
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problem with alot of the parks (at least the ones that are a lever close) is that they don't have the screw adjust that the shop (i guess they call em deluxe stands or w/e) stands have, so you have to kinda take apart this piece to change from oversized to regular, so if you have multiple bike with diff posts it can be really annoying... ultimate makes alot of stands for under 200, just don't get the bottom lines cause they have no quick release mechanism, so you have to sit there holing ur bike while u unscrew the stand, also that topeak stand that you squeeze the trigger thing to tighten sucks
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Old 10-08-07, 10:03 PM
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search for this... there's countless threads listing any/every workstand out there.

Anything by Park or Ultimate will serve you well.
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Old 10-08-07, 10:24 PM
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Ultimate Pro Elite.

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I've got the Ultimate Sport, works well, comes in at about $160.
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Originally Posted by drainyoo
No problems with being unstable or tipping over?
Not yet. I've done a fair amount of work and it seems fine. It folds up pretty small an you can stuff it in a corner of the garage. I'm sure the Park stuff is nicer, but this is functional enough and not too spendy.
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Old 10-09-07, 12:12 PM
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Old 10-09-07, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by stringbreaker
I have a Park PCS9 I like it. does all I need to do. Not as convenient as the hight price models but its pretty nice.
+1 I use the Park PCS9 for both home repairs as well as other people's repairs. I got mine for $87 and change including the shipping--brand new in box.
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Originally Posted by stringbreaker
I have a Park PCS9 I like it. does all I need to do. Not as convenient as the hight price models but its pretty nice.
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Park PCS1. $120 plus shipping. Very stable and has a good clamp, but doesn't fold up for transport or storage very well.

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Originally Posted by Scooper
I've got the Spin Doctor Pro G3. It's stable, sturdy, and versatile.
+1. I got this stand a few months ago and love it. I compared it side by side with the Park WCS-1 or 10 or whichever is the newer version of the Park, and felt this one was much easier to handle. I found the park much more unweildy and I found it difficult to adjust the clamp to the right size and clamp the bike on it, whereas I could do it easily with the Spin doctor with one hand, while holding the bike in the other.

The spin doctor was just as stable as the Park.

I think performance has a sale on the Spin doctor, and I also got an extra 10% off from an additional storewide sale going on. The Spin Doctor is the same as the Topeak but re-branded, BTW.
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Awesome guys thanks! I think I have a good variety here and they all seem to work well based on your opinions.
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I've got a Park PCS-4. I can tear down a bike to the frame and build it back up with it. Including cranks and BB's. It'll clamp onto any round seatpost.
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Old 10-29-07, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by sirtigersalot
also that topeak stand that you squeeze the trigger thing to tighten sucks
That's not a Topeak product, Pedro's I think...
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Old 10-29-07, 06:41 PM
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I use one of these for my steel bike.

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Minoura whatever. Inexpensive and good; folds up/disassembles easily.
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Its good to spend a little more on a stand. Its one of those things that you usually only buy once. I highly recommend getting an Ultimate Pro-Elite stand. The clamp is the best thing ever. I'm considering buying a "Bike shop" version of their clamp (that fits in Park stands) with my own money for the shop I work at.
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I got this one not too long ago and like a lot. I chose it because I will have mostly carbon frames from here on, so I did not have to worry about crunching the carbon frame or seat post with the clamp. A very heavy stand and very well built.
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