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Bike repair stands?

Old 02-20-05, 01:58 AM
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So why are so many models of bike repair stands over $200?? A nice pair of motorcycle repair stands can be had for $105 shipped, and they have to hold up a 400-600lb beast!

Apples and oranges I guess

Any online instructions out there for making your own cheapy version?
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Old 02-20-05, 07:03 AM
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I use my bicycle car rack!
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Old 02-20-05, 08:15 AM
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I use a bike hanger that fastens to a wall to hold bikes, Bought at Lowes for 5$ in the ladder dept in my nearby Lowes. A pic on another thread on the forums
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Old 02-20-05, 11:30 AM
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Hmm don't wanna drill into the walls or anything. Moving out of this apartment in a few months. I'd like something mroe portable that could hold the bike up in the middle of hte room.
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You don't need to buy a $200 bike repair stand. The Park PCS-1 is fine and you can get it for $126 or less, or Performance's Spin Doctor Pro G2 can be had for $120. Either would be fine. I got a Park stand and love it with the one issue being I got one that isn't height adjustable, get one that is.
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I have the Minoura RS-4000 "ALIEN" that is about 5 years old and I think its wonderful. I believe Minoura OEMS for Performance, so theis work stand is purchaseable for under $150. I would not compare motorcyle stands with Bike repair stands. (here is a pic of it https://www.minoura.jp/rs4000_new-tray.jpg)
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To answer your question.... Cause Cyclists will pay 200 bucks for fancy paint....
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I have a really nice, portable Park something or other that I got as a gift a few years back, and it definitely is great. But, for years I did just fine using old tire tubes hanging from the rafters - no pressure points on your thin tubes, no clamps to deal with . . .
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Originally Posted by CCFISH81
To answer your question.... Cause Cyclists will pay 200 bucks for fancy paint....
Yeah, and motorcyclists will pay $4000 for fancy paint!
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i was gonna rig one up myself too but found a park pcs-9 on ebay for maybe 65$ and it works great.
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I use car jack stands.

I own a three-wheeled Catrike Road.

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"Cats just don't feel safe on a moving bicycle, no matter how much duct tape you use"--Author unknown
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Originally Posted by CCFISH81
To answer your question.... Cause Cyclists will pay 200 bucks for fancy paint....
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Originally Posted by Surferbruce
i was gonna rig one up myself too but found a park pcs-9 on ebay for maybe 65$ and it works great.
Yep, it's lookin more like a trip to Home Depot and some other places to rig somethin together for under $40
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for anyone only needing derailleur adj. / brake adj. / wheel removal, etc. Something to hold the bike up. The Quickstand from Performance Bs is great; and on sale many times.
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yea i guess most of us just like fancy paint..
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I like the bike rack idea...
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Umbra -- Here's an option to consider...

https://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=4216
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Old 02-20-05, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by kevinmcdade
Umbra -- Here's an option to consider...

https://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=4216
Oo not bad. Thanks for the link.

WAs also considering this one: https://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=
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how does that performance one stand up?


I also wna to get one, I was thinking height adjustable, and the clamp can move 180 to 360 degrees for under 120 (could do 150 is need be)
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I have one of these without the extra tools it was $79 it's OK.

https://www.performancebike.com/shop/...TOKEN=34454995

I have used these often, they are a little better..

I would recommend this one..$125.99

https://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=4216
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Originally Posted by hi565
how does that performance one stand up?
I have one ( bought it a year ago on sale with a tool kit for about $80, so $50 for the stand by itself is an OK price IMHO). It works well enough, and is stable enough. A few limitations/concerns:

- The bike is supported beneath the bottom bracket and along the down tube, and is clamped to the stand by a clamp that goes over the down tube. You probably want to use some rags, pieces of old t-shirt, or cut up inner tubes to protect the bike at the support points and clamp point.

- One one bike I worked on (70s/80s 10speed-fixie conversion), the original clamps for a downtube water bottle mount got in the way of resting on the cradle. I used an extra folded rag to elevate the downtube until I changed the bottle mount.

- Be careful how much you tighten the clamp so as to not dimple the down tube. I find the bike is secure enough long before there is too much pressure on the tube, but be careful anyway.

- There are two fold-forward metal blades to keep the front wheel from twisting.

- Since the stand does not clamp to the seat tube, you can easily replace/adjust the seat tube on the stand.

- The stand is fine for working on wheels, brakes, derailluers, etc. I have not done any headset work with it and took the bike to a shop for a bottom bracket replacement. If your cables route under the bottom bracket, threading them thru the guides can be tricky. The stand gets a bit in the way for cleaning the underside of the down tube and bottom bracket. It has not been a problem for working on cranks, pedals, or front derailluer.

- If you wash the bike on the stand, remember to tip the stand upside down later to allow water to drain out! Do not wait to put the stand in your vehicle to perform this manuever (don't ask). On the plus side, it does easily fit in a car trunk or back seat.

- I've used it with road, MTB, fixie, kids bikes. Anything with a sloping downtube and bottom bracket should fit (leaving out tandems and recumbents). A bike with a really thick-diameter downtube might not fit.

Overall, it is light, inexpensive, and probably good enough for most of us. However, there is probably a reason people who wrench for a living buy one of the more expensive stands that use a seat-post clamp. I'd get it, then use the experience to decide a seaon or so from now if you really need a more expensive stand.
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hmm having second thoughta about that stand.


so this one is reccomended? Park® PCS-1 Home Mechanic Repair Stand ‘03
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Originally Posted by hi565
hmm having second thoughta about that stand.


so this one is reccomended? Park® PCS-1 Home Mechanic Repair Stand ‘03
I like this one, I use it sometimes in a shop and on the road. Other than the big ones with the steel plate for a base I like this next.
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good price, good qualtiy, if so, im proabaly getting it for my birthday.

It doesnt wobble at all, sturdy?
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I own a Park PCS-1, got it from local bike shop.. It was being used as a display piece, so got it at a discount.. It is very sturdy, easy to work with and adjust. I just ordered a tool tray for it..
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