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workstand advice (and a cool wife)

Old 07-06-08, 07:49 PM
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workstand advice (and a cool wife)

So my wife picked up this topeak stand for me at Performance today:

https://www.performancebike.com/produ...04-NCL-TOP.jpg

Any opinions on it? I don't need anything fancy, and have just been using a trainer when doing simple repairs. She amazed me because she has been watching it, and noticed that it was on sale for $10 beyond the "sale price" of $69. I.e., it was $59.

Yes, I have a cool wife.
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Old 07-06-08, 07:59 PM
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I have been thinking about that stand. Let us know how it works for you.
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I have that stand and it works well for me. I have assembled 3 bikes on it and have not lost one yet. I have also managed to put many different frame sizes from the 5 year olds schwinn to a buddies 60cm roadie.
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Now....if she says, "go work on your bike....don't worry I'll take care of the kids. I'll bring you a beer when I'm done." then you'll have something.

If she says, "I don't know why I encourage you by buying you this bike crap. I hope you don't think this means you are allowed to touch any bike me or the kids may use," then you may just be a part of a normal home.

I'm guessing you're somewhere in between....
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^^^^

Yep, somewhere in between. Yesterday she knew I needed a few things at performance (some fork mounts for my new pickup), and called me while out and about and offered to pick them up. The stand was a surprise when she got home.

you are correct, however, that she doesn't suggest I spend more time with the bikes than the kids.
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Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
Now....if she says, "go work on your bike....don't worry I'll take care of the kids. I'll bring you a beer when I'm done." then you'll have something.

If she says, "I don't know why I encourage you by buying you this bike crap. I hope you don't think this means you are allowed to touch any bike, me or a beer," then you may just be a part of a normal home.

I'm guessing you're somewhere in between....
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I have my own stand and I fix my bike and hubby's bike. So where is my beer?
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I'll buy you a beer.
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I'm actually not much of a fan of that stand. First stand that I used was actually the Park Tool Race stand, so maybe I got spoiled. I used the stand you got to fix someones bike once and it was just so unstable, the bike would move around on the stand too much with the slightest touch and then the handlebars would always turn. What I like about the Park Tool Race stand is your bike is resting on the bottom bracket and then attached with either the front or rear dropouts. The bike is also able to swivel and change hight so it makes repairs that much more comfortable.
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