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    Bike stand

    What's everyone using for bike stands to do maintenance. I'm looking to get one but don't wanna break the bank in the process.

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    How about a natural bike stand for zero $. Like the one I found yesterday on my ride. It lifted the rear wheel 6" off the ground for perfect trail side maintenance. I didn't need it but it sure would be perfect if such an emergency happened close to it. It's on my local trail so now I know where to push it just in case.

    Sorry I know this is not what you were asking but I couldn't resist.
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    I have this one for $90 and it's not perfect but works for most http://www.amazon.com/BIKEHAND-Cycle...e+repair+stand

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoVA_JB View Post
    I believe that's the same basic stand as Pricepoint's sette stand, which gets the job done and is similarly priced. A cheap stand will make working on your bike significantly easier.

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    I use a Spin Doctor I got at Performance Bike. Not great, but
    not bad. However now I wish I had got a Park.

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    Feedback Sports Pro-Elite. I'd argue it's the best stand on the market other than a shop stand like the Park Tools PRS-3.2-1. Cheaper stands might work ok but I'd rather not trust a $3000 bike on a budget stand. But that's just me. I figure if I'm willing to spend thousands on a bike, I can spend a couple hundred on a work stand that gets used a LOT.
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    I still use a Park Tool PCS-9 Home Repair Stand that I've had since 2004. With care and routine maintenance to the stand I have had it last this long with no real problems. Yes it has a couple of scratches here and there but that comes with age....

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    Quote Originally Posted by peteer01 View Post
    I believe that's the same basic stand as Pricepoint's sette stand, which gets the job done and is similarly priced. A cheap stand will make working on your bike significantly easier.
    Yeah looks exactly the same to me. I bought the pricepoint version during one of their sales. Works very well for the money. Pricepoint now has it branded as a Titan stand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoVA_JB View Post
    I'm thinking about getting that one too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zomby Woof (MCM700) View Post
    I'm thinking about getting that one too.
    It has a simple design and is sturdy. Both my bikes are pushing 30lbs and haven't had any issues with it. There are cheaper stands on the market but like Nubster said trusting a $3k bike on a cheap stand isn't the best idea.

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    Re: Bike stand

    Quote Originally Posted by Zomby Woof (MCM700) View Post
    I'm thinking about getting that one too.
    ^^^ Me too

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    A low-cost alternative I've used is two nylon motorcycle tiedown straps suspended from the ceiling. You can raise/lower the bike by cinching or releasing the straps. You can also rotate the bike by raising one or the other strap. When finished, I raise the straps up far enough for my car to fit under.

    You can find cheapy straps at places like Harbor Freight that would still be overkill for holding a 40 lb. mountain bike.

    I usually hook the seat with the back strap, but on the front I use a rubber tarp strap or bungee chord around the stem or bars to prevent scratching.

    Works great and cost me nothing as I already had the straps on hand.

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    Re: Bike stand

    Quote Originally Posted by Attacking Mid View Post
    A low-cost alternative I've used is two nylon motorcycle tiedown straps suspended from the ceiling. You can raise/lower the bike by cinching or releasing the straps. You can also rotate the bike by raising one or the other strap. When finished, I raise the straps up far enough for my car to fit under.

    You can find cheapy straps at places like Harbor Freight that would still be overkill for holding a 40 lb. mountain bike.

    I usually hook the seat with the back strap, but on the front I use a rubber tarp strap or bungee chord around the stem or bars to prevent scratching.

    Works great and cost me nothing as I already had the straps on hand.

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    I gotta see this contraption, lol
    I'm all about saving a buck or two if I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoVA_JB View Post
    There's also this other one that's pretty similar for $10 less I've been thinking about. But I'm a little more favored towards the BIKEHAND unit.
    Amazon.com : Aluminum Pro Mechanic Bike Repair Stand Foldable Bicycle Workstand Lightweight & Portable : Sports & Outdoors

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    Re: Bike stand

    Birthday gift. Parktools stands


    Bike on there is 29.7 lbs and I could probably be sitting in it too

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    Here's a pic of a bike suspended (see post #210) Giant bikes pics thread

    AM.

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    Re: Bike stand

    Quote Originally Posted by Attacking Mid View Post
    Here's a pic of a bike suspended (see post #210) Giant bikes pics thread

    AM.
    That link doesn't work

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    Park Tool PCS-10 for me, works great for all my bikes (bmx to DH)

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    Been using this one for cleanups and minor repairs. Not too bad. Holds my 29er. Only issue is it slips a tad when in the clamp when trying to put a lot of pressure on the bike, but nothing too bad.

    Amazon.com : RAD Cycle Products Pro Bicycle Adjustable Repair Stand : Bike Workstands : Sports & Outdoors

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    Bike stand

    Another vote for the Feedback Sports Pro Elite. Works great, and folds nicely into a convenient travel bag. Great for storage; great for travel.

    When I move out of a condo and have a house with a garage again, I'll install an Efficient Velo Tools stand. My LBS has a couple, and they are incredible.
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    Feedback Pro Elite here. Best out there without going with a shop stand. Well worth it for the build quality, ease of use and stability.

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    In the tool thread there are some home made ones.

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    Re: Bike stand

    Quote Originally Posted by rangeriderdave View Post
    In the tool thread there are some home made ones.
    Thanks

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    After a long time with make-shift solutions, I ended up going with the Feedback Sports Ultralight. I was able to get it for $150.00 shipped and that was the clincher over the Elite.

    Nice stand that has held up to a couple of frame up builds and a lot of maintenance and upgrades over the pas 6 months or so. Not rock solid, it is a light stand, but I have not run into any issues.

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    Bike stand

    I've been mountain biking on and off since the late 80s. I've used everything from straps hanging from the ceiling to a 2x4 screwed into a bench.


    This year I bought my first true bike stand -- a Feedback Sports -- and am kicking myself for not buying one 20 years ago.

    Well worth the $110 or so I paid.


    My $4000 MTB is also in better shape because I am more likely to maintain it with a proper stand.
    I live with fear and danger every day. And on the weekends she lets me go mountain biking.

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