Solid Workstand

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Solid Workstand

Postby variable » Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:55 pm

Anyone have any recommendations for a good solid workstand and where I could purchase one for an affordable amount. Any good park tools dealers you'd all recommend?

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Re: Solid Workstand

Postby il padrone » Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:30 pm

The Pedros stand that I use is a very good one - very solid and stable but still folds very quickly.

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Re: Solid Workstand

Postby jcjordan » Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:36 am

I got a park Pr21 from chain reaction a couple of years ago.

I love this stand plus you don't have to worry about crushing carbon seat posts or top tubes

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Re: Solid Workstand

Postby Ben82 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:10 am

I just purchased the Park Tool Pcs-09 and I am extremely happy with it! It is a solid piece of kit, I can't believe I put of purchasing one for so long it make servicing and cleaning just so much easier.

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/au/e ... p-prod5787

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Postby ball bearing » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:21 am

PM me if you are after an as new Park Tool PRS 20.

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Re: Solid Workstand

Postby variable » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:38 am

I am a bit nervous about using a clamp type stand as I have a carbon bike that I'd be working on. If this a serious concern?

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Re: Solid Workstand

Postby jcjordan » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:21 am

I perfer not to clamp any carbon parts when I am intending to use any force

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Re: Solid Workstand

Postby kx315 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:16 pm

I grabbed on of these a few weeks back works well stable I think the clamping system will be fine for your carbon frame http://www.cyclingdeal.com.au/buy/alumi ... ike/KP-445
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Re: Solid Workstand

Postby VRE » Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:00 pm

Ben82 wrote:I just purchased the Park Tool Pcs-09 and I am extremely happy with it! It is a solid piece of kit, I can't believe I put of purchasing one for so long it make servicing and cleaning just so much easier.

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/au/e ... p-prod5787

I recently bought the Park Tool PCS-10 work stand, and I'm happy with this one, too.

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Re: Solid Workstand

Postby Comedian » Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:43 pm

I bought a cheap stand off t7. It's been incredibly handy- but the head on it is very poor quality.

Given how much I use the darn thing I'm thinking ill get one of those park tools ones next time.

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Re: Solid Workstand

Postby moya » Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:25 pm

I'd like to hear opinions on a clamp style stand compared to a quick release / bottom bracket style stand. The latter seems like it might be more stable, but I can't help thinking that removing the front wheel every time would get old pretty fast.

This is especially true with disc brakes - mine always seem to rub after reinstalling a wheel, and the caliper needs relocating and rescrewing. How would you use a BB style stand if you actually wanted to adjust front and rear brakes?

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Re: Solid Workstand

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:10 pm

With much end for ending of the bike...

If you're worried about clamping a cf frame, buy a cheap and nasty seatpost to fit and use it.
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Re: Solid Workstand

Postby Saturnstarzz » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:31 pm

Mulger bill wrote:With much end for ending of the bike...

If you're worried about clamping a cf frame, buy a cheap and nasty seatpost to fit and use it.


+1 most manufacturers recommend clamping via the seatpost and wrap some old bar tape around the seatpost before clamping, protects your seatpost and you dont have to worry about fitting a cheap and nasty one.

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Solution was to screw into my work bench which means I can only work on 1 side of the bike but it take 30 seconds to flip it
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Re: Solid Workstand

Postby ozdavo » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:00 pm

moya wrote:I'd like to hear opinions on a clamp style stand compared to a quick release / bottom bracket style stand. The latter seems like it might be more stable, but I can't help thinking that removing the front wheel every time would get old pretty fast.

This is especially true with disc brakes - mine always seem to rub after reinstalling a wheel, and the caliper needs relocating and rescrewing. How would you use a BB style stand if you actually wanted to adjust front and rear brakes?


This one doesn't require wheel removal:
http://www.cyclingdeal.com.au/buy/aluminum-bike-bicycle-repair-stand-rack-workstand/KP-446
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Re: Solid Workstand

Postby thecaptn » Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:31 pm

I've been using a topeak prepstand pro for a few years now, it's an excellent bit of kit. It might be one of the more expensive ones on the market but I use it allot and will be for years to come. I wash my bikes in it as well as work on them and it has a scale on it for weighing bikes which is very accurate. It's strong, stable and packs up easily to put in the car.

http://www.topeak.com/products/repair-stands

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Re: Solid Workstand

Postby g-boaf » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:54 pm

thecaptn wrote:I've been using a topeak prepstand pro for a few years now, it's an excellent bit of kit. It might be one of the more expensive ones on the market but I use it allot and will be for years to come. I wash my bikes in it as well as work on them and it has a scale on it for weighing bikes which is very accurate. It's strong, stable and packs up easily to put in the car.

http://www.topeak.com/products/repair-stands


I have the same one and agree with your assessment. Cell used to have them quite cheap but they ran out of stock. Ended up getting mine from a small bike shop in Penshurst Sydney which had one in store.

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Re: Solid Workstand

Postby variable » Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:09 pm

I really like that toppeak, but aghhh a bit of complaining on how we in Australia get ripped off! Best I can find is $349. But then Amazon has to tempt me with $239!
http://www.amazon.com/Topeak-PrepStand- ... B000FI6XKS

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Re: Solid Workstand

Postby thecaptn » Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:48 am

I can't remember how much I paid for mine, LBS ordered it in for me. I think it was closer to $400 but as I said that was a few years ago. At the time I remember being happy with the price, never regreted it.

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Re: Solid Workstand

Postby alex » Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:45 am

'clamp' workstands are terrible

not particularly stable and you cant really do important jobs like torquing up a bottom bracket with them

the best designs are the one that have a QR for the fork and a little spot to sit the BB

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http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Park-Tool-Su ... 0823921663

if you know how to use a MIG you could probably make one of these yourself in a couple of hours

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Re: Solid Workstand

Postby scirocco » Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:18 pm

Personally I think for 99% of jobs (cleaning, checking the shifting, anything that doesn't need the bike to be held really firmly) all you need is a rope from the roof overhead and around the saddle and stem. Unless you are a bike shop you don't often need a stand that is capable of holding the bike for a bottom bracket changeout or similar.

$2 for a piece of rope from Bunnings. No risk of overclamping carbon or having to put in an alternative seatpost.

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Re: Solid Workstand

Postby dontazame » Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:28 pm

I have the Feedback Sports Pro Elite - clamping style - http://thehut.pantherssl.com/productimg ... 663990.jpg

For washing, I'd guess the bottom bracket type would be better (more stable/compact). It seems to be what the pro teams use.

For maintenance, I adjust the height and particularly the angle depending on the area worked on. I would not want to give up that flexibility.

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Re: Solid Workstand

Postby biker jk » Fri Jul 17, 2015 3:09 pm

ozdavo wrote:
moya wrote:I'd like to hear opinions on a clamp style stand compared to a quick release / bottom bracket style stand. The latter seems like it might be more stable, but I can't help thinking that removing the front wheel every time would get old pretty fast.

This is especially true with disc brakes - mine always seem to rub after reinstalling a wheel, and the caliper needs relocating and rescrewing. How would you use a BB style stand if you actually wanted to adjust front and rear brakes?


This one doesn't require wheel removal:
http://www.cyclingdeal.com.au/buy/aluminum-bike-bicycle-repair-stand-rack-workstand/KP-446
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Does anyone have any experience with this workstand?

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Re: Solid Workstand

Postby pedalleur » Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:49 pm

i tinker with a lot unwanted bikes so i got a PSC-10 park tool out of gumtree for $75
i'm very happy with it
have performed all sorts jobs using it including BB replacements etc, it's a good solid unit, highly recommended

i got another for free out of the same place for just cleaning bikes outside
far as i'm concerned, that's all it's good for, forget the brand..it's an el cheapo


and i agree with what was said about replacing the seat post if youre concerned about damaging the carbon one being clamped
use an aluminium one that fits.

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Re: Solid Workstand

Postby carcharias » Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:12 am

I have just got the Aldi stand and used it a bit, whilst the quality is really good for the money, I am not so keen on the clamp on the top-tube or seatpost as the seatpost is CF and the top tube is flattened profile alloy with external cables on top. (my CX bike)
Another problem with these type of stands...If you take 1 wheel off, the whole bike tilts with gravity. I have tightened the clamp part (on the stand) to try to stop it tipping (not the clamp on the top tube- leave that loose as possible)
STILL TIPS with 1 wheel on the bike! (14KG Montari MTB )
Am thinking now I should have got a BB/ Downtube type stand .....like the one from cyclingdeal.com.au.

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Re: Solid Workstand

Postby li2099 » Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:46 am

Yeah I got an Aldi stand as well because it was cheap.
I don't use it for anything else other than washing my bike.
Currently been researching for a good stand and the conclusion is most stands will have pros and cons.
There's not one that's good for everything regardless of the price.
I might just get a Park Tool PRS20 as I have an aero carbon seatpost and wouldn't want to clamp that.

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