Bike work stands... opinions?

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Bike work stands... opinions?

Postby MJF » Fri Feb 23, 2007 4:51 pm

I'm thinking about getting a work stand to make those regular maintenance tasks easier to manage (read : less frustrating).

There are a stack of similar models on Ebay in the $99 - $149 range, and from the online bike shops they are $150+ (up to $419 for one on Phantom :shock: ).

So - has anyone seen/owned one of the cheap $99 style, or is the $150'ish 'YC100' the better buy? If only they showed detailed photos :x
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Postby europa » Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:12 pm

See the thread on Tools in the Buying a Bike/Parts section -we're discussing them now

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Postby Mr888 » Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:31 pm

A cheap method that I've adopted is to use a second hand bike carrier (the type that you attach to the tow bars). I bought one off ebay for $5 and bolted it on to an old electric Fan stand that someone was throwing out.

Works a treat. I'll try to post a picture of it
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Postby cludence » Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:56 pm

Ahh, a fan. I hadnt thought of using the base off one of them. I have some of those towbar racks. I actually use an old excercise bike, took the seat off and added some upturned road handlebars to the seat post (which was really long) and hook the bike on there. Because the exercise bike is so heavy it doesnt tip. I also like what they have on this website
http://www.freeridepgh.org/html/uses.html scroll down a few pics and you will see a homemade stand. I want to make one of them.
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Postby pospete » Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:32 pm

I use two bungee cords( and 4 hooks from K mart) and I hang my bike outside under the Lean too. Works for me, and like me is Ultra cheep! :lol:
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Postby Mulger bill » Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:47 pm

The GLW got this stand for my birthday off ebay. The jaw and most of the head are plastic but it seems sturdy enough, only had it for a few weeks, but all four bikes have been up, just not at once :wink:

Petes method works well too.
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Postby MJF » Sat Feb 24, 2007 1:02 pm

Well - I got the same, it's the 'YC100' model. Found some favourable online comments... $149+ as BuyItNow, but I won the Ebay auction for $107.95...
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Postby Mulger bill » Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:26 pm

MJF wrote:.... but I won the Ebay auction for $107.95...


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Postby LuckyPierre » Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:13 am

Mine looks like Mulger Bill's, but I got it from Torpedo7 on special. I can't remember how much, but it was just under or just over $100. It says "BikeTool by Union" on it.
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Postby Mulger bill » Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:37 am

How long have you had it Pierre?, any problems to date?

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Postby LuckyPierre » Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:39 am

I bought it because it folded, was alloy (and cheap) thinking I would cart it around to events - but that was a bit of silly thinking. It is pretty light, so the bike isn't 100% stable to work on for things like taking pedals and cranks off, but for nearly everything else it's fine. I wish that the 'splines' / 'teeth' on the swivel head were metal rather than plastic, but I don't expect it to last forever.
Having the ability to adjust the bike to a comfortable working height is terrific!
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Postby Mr888 » Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:43 am

Here a pitcture of my $5 bike stanf invention

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With bike (Notice the sticker on the top tube?)

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Postby tuco » Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:34 am

Mr888 wrote:Here a pitcture of my $5 bike stanf invention

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With bike (Notice the sticker on the top tube?)

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The red tyres clash with the blue frame.
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Postby MJF » Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:58 pm

Well, mine arrived finally (bloody couriers delivered it to the wrong street, and the owners of the house managed to track me down).

I must say I'm damned impressed. Very robust construction, and a hell of a lot better than I expected. *Sigh* if only I was allowed to go and give it a try :(
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Postby Mr888 » Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:29 am

tuco wrote:

The red tyres clash with the blue frame.


Sorry Tuco, they were all out of Hot Pink :shock: :lol: :lol: :twisted:

At lease this way you'll recognise that it was me that over took you on the road!!!!!! :lol:
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