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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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Re: Solid Workstand

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.

I bought a cheap $99 from cycling deal on ebay and the feet broke off :evil: .

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

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8157/7387 ... 566d_b.jpg
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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