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Old 12-29-11, 05:27 PM
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Bike repair stand

Im looking for a bike repair stand I see some on ebay just looking for something cheap. any thoughts on this or anyone bought it before hated/loved them? any other recommendations? thanks

https://www.ebay.com/itm/310364989702...84.m1423.l2649
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Old 12-29-11, 05:39 PM
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It looks pretty good for $60.00 but then again?
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Old 12-29-11, 05:50 PM
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Amazon sells it for $55 and you would probably have better luck with Amazon if you wanted to return it.

There's also a youtube video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWEqe2Nn9LQ
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My only question is how do you work with those legs sticking out right into your workspace. Seems really awkward.
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Originally Posted by eippo1 View Post
My only question is how do you work with those legs sticking out right into your workspace. Seems really awkward.
Ditto.
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Old 12-29-11, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by eippo1 View Post
My only question is how do you work with those legs sticking out right into your workspace. Seems really awkward.
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Ditto.
What stand do you guys use? I looked at several other models, including the Park stand, which seems to be among the most popular and they all seem to be that way. A stand is on my "to buy" list and I'm curious as to the best value, as well.

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I use this one and like it a lot! Its made by feedback sports. Some things you just get what you pay for. this isn't a CHEAP POS, but it also isn't a high end stand either. Works nicely for me and does what I need it to.


https://www.realcyclist.com/feedback-...e-repair-stand
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What stand do you guys use? I looked at several other models, including the Park stand, which seems to be among the most popular and they all seem to be that way. A stand is on my "to buy" list and I'm curious as to the best value, as well.

I'm with you, other than shop stands it's going to be tough to find one without the legs on it. However, the only stands I will own from now on are going to be the fork / bottom bracket type. No more seatpost clamp style stands for me.
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The one that the OP posted does look like the legs splay out a little further than usual, but they probably won't be in the way. I have a Park PCS-1, which is an older model, the legs are not in my way at all. Folds flat, but wide, due to the shape of the legs. If portability is not a big requirement, and you find one for a good price...
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I just bought that RAD repair stand, landed today. Got it from amazon.

Considered buying the Feedback sports stand as I like how it folded, the Park stand has a welded top cross bar so it doesn't fold up as well.

Ended up not wanting to spend a lot of money for something that will be used a few times per year.

The RAD stand is actually pretty good. I like the stability of the 4 legs and they don't get in the way any more than the other stands legs as they all extend under the bike.

Materials and construction is surprisingly good for $55, I was expecting less. Bonus that it comes with a tool tray and a handle bar stabilizer, both of which are extra on the other stands.

Get the RAD stand, if you don't like it amazon has a good return policy.
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Old 12-29-11, 11:19 PM
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Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
I'm with you, other than shop stands it's going to be tough to find one without the legs on it. However, the only stands I will own from now on are going to be the fork / bottom bracket type. No more seatpost clamp style stands for me.
why would you only get this type?
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Old 12-29-11, 11:37 PM
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I have the SunLite. Love it.

https://sunlitecycling.com/product_de...ANDS+%26+PARTS
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Old 12-30-11, 03:10 AM
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I just bought that RAD repair stand, landed today. Got it from amazon.
LOL! That looks like something that belongs in a dentist office. The reviews on Amazon are rather negative.
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Originally Posted by PhotoJoe View Post
What stand do you guys use? I looked at several other models, including the Park stand, which seems to be among the most popular and they all seem to be that way. A stand is on my "to buy" list and I'm curious as to the best value, as well.

I have the Park PS-9 pictured. I love it. And, IMO, it's priced right (just over $100./shipped).

The main difference between it and it's replacement (the PS-10) would apply to a pro-mechanic or someone who does a lot of work on a lot of different bikes, but for the layman like me, it's great. I was actually going to get the PS-10, but came across this almost new hardly used PS-9 for $50. about 5 minutes from me.
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Old 12-30-11, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by a1penguin View Post
LOL! That looks like something that belongs in a dentist office. The reviews on Amazon are rather negative.
LOL! not all of us are equipment snobs.

It looks no different than any other stand and the reviews are actually good, only 1 negative.

https://www.amazon.com/RAD-Cycle-Prod...5283342&sr=8-1

You can stick with overpriced tools shopping by the name on the sticker and I'll shop around to spend my money intelligently.

I've already had 3 bikes on it and it works great. If it ends up crumbling at my feet I'll edit my post and buy a Feedback or Park stand, for now though it looks like a keeper.

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You can stick with overpriced tools shopping by the name on the sticker and I'll shop around to spend my money intelligently.

Buying a quality tool from a company with a good reputation IS shopping intelligently.
And, is it overpriced if it doesn't crumble at your feet forcing you to buy something else?

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I have the one above and far prefer it over the other type picture in the other responses above. Much more stable, and in my personal opinion, much easier to work on bikes. Pretty stable too, and one is not limited by the types of tubes in your carbon bikes as a place to hold on to. No scratching of anything either. No the lightest to be carrying around though, but mine has not moved from where I placed it when I first bought it 3-4 years ago.

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Mine is not the brand above. Mine is a Spin Doctor brand, but works the same.
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OP,

The legs on that stand looks too spread out to me. It might take to much space on your garage or wherever. Also if you need to get closer to the bike to work on it your feet might hit those legs. I'm saying this based on the picture.
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I got the Park Tool PCS-10 the other day and so far love it. I also got the wheel truing adapter that attaches to it and the tool tray also a paper towel holder. Park Tool has a lot of accessory that will expand there stands. And the price is really nothing in the bigger picture. We spend hundreds on our bikes but skimp on the tools that will make working on them as comfortable as riding them. I say spring for the PCS-10.

It's holding my 1950 J.C. Higgins and @ 53 pounds, it's not straining at all.
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I'm still sticking with the fork/bb mount stands. Once you get into bikes with aero seatposts and / or carbon posts they really make life much easier.


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Here's the one I have and it's worth every penny. You'll be surprised how much you'll use a stand once you get one. I would recommend a little better one, because it will last longer and work better.

https://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...o+Classic.aspx
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Here's the one I have and it's worth every penny. You'll be surprised how much you'll use a stand once you get one. I would recommend a little better one, because it will last longer and work better.

https://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...o+Classic.aspx
Feedback is impressive.
I always go to Park Tool first,
but more and more I'm looking at FB's stuff.
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Originally Posted by Spookeay Bird View Post
I got the Park Tool PCS-10 the other day and so far love it. I also got the wheel truing adapter that attaches to it and the tool tray also a paper towel holder. Park Tool has a lot of accessory that will expand there stands. And the price is really nothing in the bigger picture. We spend hundreds on our bikes but skimp on the tools that will make working on them as comfortable as riding them. I say spring for the PCS-10.
It's holding my 1950 J.C. Higgins and @ 53 pounds, it's not straining at all.
I have the bar holder and ordered the work tray with the adapter, but they trays were out.
While I have an assortment of tools, I need specialty tools & a torque wrench w/bits.
And of course, I had to get Park Tool scales (hanging & table top).
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Here's the one I have and it's worth every penny. You'll be surprised how much you'll use a stand once you get one. I would recommend a little better one, because it will last longer and work better.

https://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...o+Classic.aspx
My neighbor has this one, it's very sturdy and works well.
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Buying a quality tool from a company with a good reputation IS shopping intelligently.
And, is it overpriced if it doesn't crumble at your feet forcing you to buy something else?

Actually it isn't, if you can get a product that performs the exact same for less, then spending more is a waste. Doubly so if the quality is similar.

Funny that all of the negative comments are from people who haven't purchased (let alone seen) the stand the OP is asking about, I guess if isn't expensive or have a brand name it must be junk.

Most of my bike hand tools are Park, I know they make good stuff. But for a bike stand it made no sense to spend over $150 when I was able to get a stand for $55 that does the same thing.

I've been using the stand all weekend, it is stable and the legs don't get in the way. If my budget was unlimited I would have purchased the Feedback stand, but for the money I had to spend this RAD stand is great.
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