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    Does anyone use this bike stand? Have a question

    Just wondering if anyone uses this bike stand pictured below. I'd like to know what that stick is that's sticking out above the tool tray. It seems to hold something?


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    what's the name of the stand?
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    It's by Conquer. But it's just a stand mass produced and re-branded... Pretty generic

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    Looks like it might hold on the a front tire or something to keep the front tire front swaying. On most stands you need a handlebar holder, but maybe that's what it is used for?

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    Re: Does anyone use this bike stand? Have a question

    Quote Originally Posted by BobaX View Post
    Just wondering if anyone uses this bike stand pictured below. I'd like to know what that stick is that's sticking out above the tool tray. It seems to hold something?

    Can that thing hold a garden hose? I've been looking for a stand for easier washing of my bike.
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    I've seen that extra bar used in shops to keep the mechanic from lying down or wandering out to the sales floor and scaring customers.

    I imagine it could also be used to hold the front wheel / handle bar in place.
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    It's for the handlebar. Holds the front end still.

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    Does anyone use this bike stand? Have a question

    I have something similar. Wish I didn't cheap out and buy a Park or similar to begin with. The clamping mechanism on it is annoying. Looks like this one has physical pins to lock the bike in position. Mine doesn't, and is one of my two biggest gripes with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oKayH View Post
    I have something similar. Wish I didn't cheap out and buy a Park or similar to begin with. The clamping mechanism on it is annoying. Looks like this one has physical pins to lock the bike in position. Mine doesn't, and is one of my two biggest gripes with it.


    Ohh yeah I definitely know what you mean by the annoying clamps... It's plastic and it falls off too easily... But hey .. I bought this stand for $40, and it's good enough for me ... Just that it's kind of hard to set the bike horizontally straight because of uneven weight distribution of the bike. Weak clamps......

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    It is a work stand.

    If you are just looking for a stand, try this
    Amazon.com: M-Wave Foldable Bicycle Display Stand: Sports & Outdoors

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    Quote Originally Posted by skewe View Post
    It is a work stand.

    If you are just looking for a stand, try this
    Amazon.com: M-Wave Foldable Bicycle Display Stand: Sports & Outdoors
    He's not looking for a stand, just asking what a feature is. And it was answered.

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