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Old 08-10-21, 10:16 AM
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Tandem Work Stand

What do most of you use as a work stand when working on your tandem? Can you post pics or other options? Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-10-21, 02:09 PM
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I have an old Feedback workstand as well as a Park Tool stand. However, I just use this old copper pipe stand that I built a bunch of years ago.

It's easier to just hang one end of the bike on it,versus having to clamp the bike in on one of the other stands.

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Old 08-11-21, 05:45 AM
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I use a Park PRS-6A (something like that) which I bought 25+ years ago. No problem with holding the tandem in the air.
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I clamp the stoker seat post into a Feedback Sports stand and rest the front wheel on a folding chair. I have found it helpful to use an adjustable strut to immobilize the captain's handlebars, too.
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Old 08-11-21, 01:09 PM
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I use:
Bikehand Bike Repair Stand (Max 55 lbs) - Home Portable Bicycle Mechanics Workstand - for Mountain Bikes and Road Bikes Maintenance
that I got from Amazon.

I use it about once a week to hold a tandem while I clean it, oil the chain, and make any needed adjustments. It's portable, lightweight, easy to put up and take down, and works fine.
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Old 08-12-21, 01:17 PM
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All, thanks for your replies and suggestions!
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Our RANS Screamer is probably more of a challenge than most tandems - a VENZO VPT ($99 from Amazon a few years back) is able to hold the rear up with the front wheel on the floor.

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Old 08-14-21, 07:16 PM
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I have a Hollywood bike rack that sits on the back of my truck; I have always used that. It keeps it level and high enough for me to work on it. It is a frame rack; so it doesn't interfere with the wheels.
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Old 08-15-21, 09:51 AM
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As we get older, what we really need is a hydraulic lift
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Old 08-16-21, 05:35 AM
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Originally Posted by jethro00 View Post
As we get older, what we really need is a hydraulic lift
Jerhro00, amen to that suggestion! It is funny that the ground has been the same distance away for the last 50 years when I go down, but when I am getting up it seems like a mountain!
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Old 08-23-21, 07:35 AM
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Park PRS-6 stand and base (no longer manufactured) with retrofit Park 100-3D clamp
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I originally had a PRS-6 as above and replaced it a couple of years ago with a Park PCS-4. I was looking for 2 things: A clamp that would fit the large diameter frame tubes, and one that was tall enough that placed the drive train at standing level so I didn't have to bend over or sit on a stool to work on the lower end of the bike. As always, remember to lift with your legs.


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Old 08-29-21, 04:57 PM
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Glad to see I'm not the only one who just lets the front wheel onto the ground. It seems like 90% of the jobs don't involve the front wheel anyway.
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