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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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    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

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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoVA_JB View Post
    I have this one for $90 and it's not perfect but works for most http://www.amazon.com/BIKEHAND-Cycle...e+repair+stand
    I just got this one. Seems very sturdy for a lower end stand.

    Btw. I had it leaning against my truck today and forgot about it. I backed over it. It still works fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markt99 View Post
    I just got this one. Seems very sturdy for a lower end stand.

    Btw. I had it leaning against my truck today and forgot about it. I backed over it. It still works fine
    Must not be in China!! Lol

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    About $6 in scrap lumber and two dozen screws...


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    Quote Originally Posted by myusername2014 View Post
    That link doesn't work
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    Here's another picture. The straps just hang from eye-bolts screwed into the ceiling. I often use rubber tarp straps to get the hold/angles I need.

    Not as cool as a quality stand, but it works well and doesn't clutter my already cluttered garage!

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    First of all, I do have a really nice Park stand, but even then I find this hanging technical very useful specially for quick fixes and also bikes with dropper post (since is such a pain to clamp them to the stand)

    Two hooks if you want the bike not to rotate, one hook if you want the bike to rotate like when you are doing a quick ones over..

    Strap a old road tire.
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    I did "Furnish" a community bike shop in Berkeley California with a "Three strap" system, one for the seat, one for the front of the handlebars and one from under the bottom bracket and tight up from a floor d-ring, with the two upper hooks about 10feet away for triangulation, the result super bike stand with ZERO movement (less that a pro bike stand) sorry no pictures of it..

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    I use this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    I use this one.

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    As a rule, never clamp a bike from the frame only from the post, I have seeing a few tubes getting deform and the costumers always say "but the clamp was really lose"

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    Yeah. I know. However my seat post is to short to clamp in the stand and to get it out more requires removing three PITA screws and using a set of lock jaws.
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    Re: Bike stand

    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    I use this one.

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    Wait, your bike was made from donated parts yet your workbench has, by the looks of it, at least $300 in workstand and park tools?

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    I volunteer at the local LBS. All of those tools you see and the stand belong to the shop.
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    Ok. Redeemed! Well played.

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    I have one of these TORK CRAFT Bicycle Repair Stand | Makro Online

    I think the same stand is sold under different names around the world.

    Cost $90, and its solid as a rock, was pleasantly surprised, very happy with it

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    Man I have not seen bikes hanging from straps from the ceiling since the movie Breaking Away. Anyways at home I have a 20 year old Spin doctor work stand my wife bought for me off craigslist while we were dating. I think she paid like 60 bucks for it and it still had the plastic on it. Best workstand ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    I volunteer at the local LBS. All of those tools you see and the stand belong to the shop.
    Wait wait wait, you volunteer at a local small business? What do you do for them that doesn't shoot their liability premiums through the roof? How can I get a free employee to come help out in my shop?

    I am being serious with the first part of that question though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim_from_PA View Post
    Park Tool PCS-10 for me, works great for all my bikes (bmx to DH)
    That is what I have too... works very well... if you want a cheap method
    http://www.amazon.com/LeHigh-Crawfor...ds=bike+hanger

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    Wait wait wait, you volunteer at a local small business? What do you do for them that doesn't shoot their liability premiums through the roof? How can I get a free employee to come help out in my shop?
    I just ring people up from time to time, and learn how to wrench on bikes. The owner is a good friend of mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MtbAZ44 View Post
    That is what I have too... works very well... if you want a cheap method
    http://www.amazon.com/LeHigh-Crawfor...ds=bike+hanger
    Thats how I store my bikes, $5 at Lowes down the road.

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    I'm thinking of building my own repair stand in the next week or so.

    This is based off various steel pipe DIY stands that I have seen. Let me know if this sounds OK.

    I have some 3/4" thick plywood left over from a project a few years ago in the garage. Still in great condition and heavy. I'll cut a 3x3 ft piece out of it. Unless a 2x3 would work?

    1" steel flange bolted onto the base.
    5 ft tall 1" diameter black pipe threaded on both ends. One end connected to flange, the other end connected to a 1" to 3/4" reducer 90 degree elbow. The 3/4" side connected to a 24" long 3/4" diameter steel pipe threaded on both ends.
    The other end of the 3/4" pipe connected to a 3/4" flange. That flange would be bolted to a 2x4 about 12" wide or so. Actual length will be determined when I measure my bikes upper tube. Then two of the usual bike hooks screwed into the 2x4.

    I would probably get a 10ft. piece of the 1" pipe. I'd have them cut it into 2 pieces. One would be 5 ft., one would be 4 ft. Then, depending on what I am doing with my bike I can put either piece in to raise/lower it.

    Most people use the pony clamp. I'm not opposed to that but clamping down on my frame scares me a bit. This way accomplishes rough;y the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    I just ring people up from time to time, and learn how to wrench on bikes. The owner is a good friend of mine.
    Oh, " I help out around my buddies shop sometimes", makes a lot more sense. Though there still may be slight liability issue, but I won't tell if you won't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by de8212 View Post


    Any thoughts?
    They are fine as long as you don't plan on moving it much. They weigh a lot and are akward to move. I'm much happeir with my $90 pricepoint stand.

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    I did a search on youtube and found a DYI version for under $35 using a bench I already have in the garage.

    its basically 3/4 inch pipe, a pipe clamp, and two fittings
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    Bike stand

    I'm planning on buying a Scorpion soon...

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    I want to get one but I only have a strap in the garage that I use to hold the seat which happens to lift the bike off the ground.
    The bike sways back and forth a lot and it is only useful for taking wheels off and putting them back on. Once my bike swayed over so far it hit the wall and left rubber marks on the wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danielmessem View Post
    I have one of these TORK CRAFT Bicycle Repair Stand | Makro Online

    I think the same stand is sold under different names around the world.

    Cost $90, and its solid as a rock, was pleasantly surprised, very happy with it
    The link says 899! Is that in American money? It looks like a beefy stand for 90 bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    The link says 899! Is that in American money? It looks like a beefy stand for 90 bucks.
    Its this same stand selling on Amazon for $50.
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