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Bike Repair Stands

Postby Aushiker » Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:43 pm

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I am looking at getting a repair stand and this model has come up as a possibility. Any thoughts on the design? Be okay for home maintenance?

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Postby Kalgrm » Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:00 pm

I don't know about that particular one. I've only ever used a rope slung from the roof of the shed and looped under the seat - cheap and works reasonably well (and very portable!!!!)

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Postby europa » Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:01 pm

Hmm, only bought a few months ago but he's selling it because he hasn't used it for a long time :?

Seems okay to me. You can't really tell how flimsy it is in photos unfortunately. I'm guessing you aren't going to duck over to Coburg from Perth just to have a look are you.

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Postby LuckyPierre » Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:04 pm

If you've got the space for it, grab it!
I have an alloy / plastic one which has convinced me that they're a great idea, but they need some weight for stability. At $40 plus delivery, this is a good deal. Just remember to consider the space it would occupy, as it doesn't look very fold-away'.
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Postby europa » Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:05 pm

Weight for stability can be handled with a sandbag.
The fold away issue is a good one though - worth having a good look at the piccy.

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Re: Bike Repair Stands

Postby sogood » Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:24 pm

Aushiker wrote:I am looking at getting a repair stand and this model has come up as a possibility. Any thoughts on the design? Be okay for home maintenance?

That's cradle design but with an anchor clamp on the downtube. Pros team mechanics typically use cradle design stands with axle quick release in the front fork, thereby avoid clamping on the downtube. In general, it's not a good idea to put clamp pressures on any of the frame tubes given the thin Alu and CF construction.

But for $25, that price can't be beat.
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Postby Mulger bill » Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:27 pm

It's listed new for 69.99 on ebay. ecycledudes shop.

I got this one off the GLW for me birthday.
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Works a treat and folds away to sod all.
The ol' hang it from the rafters trick works well too.

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Postby Aushiker » Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:29 pm

Kalgrm wrote:I don't know about that particular one. I've only ever used a rope slung from the roof of the shed and looped under the seat - cheap and works reasonably well (and very portable!!!!)

Ahh, but I don't have a shed or more important a garage to do this. The joys of living in a unit.

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Postby LuckyPierre » Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:30 pm

europa wrote:Weight for stability can be handled with a sandbag.

The cats loved the first sandbag I made by re-using an ice bag - clawed plastic and sand everywhere! :(
I've graduated to one made from a 'ham bag' that came the ham from a couple of Christmases ago. It stood up to their initial onslaught and now they leave it alone.
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Postby Aushiker » Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:30 pm

Mulger bill wrote:It's listed new for 69.99 on ebay. ecycledudes shop.

I got this one off the GLW for me birthday.
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Works a treat and folds away to sod all.
The ol' hang it from the rafters trick works well too.

Shaun

Can't get the photo up :-( Do you have the model details? Oh, what does GLW stand for?

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Postby Kalgrm » Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:33 pm

If you don't have a garage or shed, you can use the car rack you use to transport the bike as a work stand. I've done that before, and it's the ultimate in transportable stands!

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Postby Mulger bill » Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:33 pm

Here's the link

GLW?

Sorry mate, thats Good Lady Wife :wink:

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Postby Aushiker » Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:39 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Sorry mate, thats Good Lady Wife :wink: Shaun

Ahh, okay. I traded my GLW in for a GLG :lol:

Edit: Missing key word

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Postby Mulger bill » Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:46 pm

My turn to bite...

GLG :?:

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Postby europa » Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:47 pm

Kalgrm wrote:If you don't have a garage or shed, you can use the car rack you use to transport the bike as a work stand. I've done that before, and it's the ultimate in transportable stands!

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I use my old tow bar rack clamped to a saw horse ... but I've got a shed :D

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Postby Aushiker » Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:49 pm

Mulger bill wrote:My turn to bite...

GLG :?:

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Postby Aushiker » Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:52 pm

Kalgrm wrote:If you don't have a garage or shed, you can use the car rack you use to transport the bike as a work stand. I've done that before, and it's the ultimate in transportable stands!

I had thought of that but our parking space (block of units on the edge of the lake) is a bit away from the unit and is a main thoroughfare to the front units. Not ideal for working on the bike, hence the idea of stand I can use in my little courtyard.

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Postby Mulger bill » Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:53 pm

Of course :oops:

Mine's got a coupla years on me, never worried about it, she's just beautiful. (except for the not riding bit)

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Postby Kalgrm » Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:55 pm

What do you tow with your shed Richard? :)
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Postby sogood » Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:57 pm

Aushiker wrote:
Kalgrm wrote:If you don't have a garage or shed, you can use the car rack you use to transport the bike as a work stand. I've done that before, and it's the ultimate in transportable stands!

I had thought of that but our parking space (block of units on the edge of the lake) is a bit away from the unit and is a main thoroughfare to the front units. Not ideal for working on the bike, hence the idea of stand I can use in my little courtyard.

How about just get a trainer, or one of those small basic stands that clamps on the rear axle? Small, light and permits most mechanical works. The only thing that suffers will be your back.
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Postby europa » Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:03 pm

Not such a silly suggestion - I'm currently doing all my work in my sitting room with the bike mounted in the wind trainer, even down to clamping the front wheel in it when working on the rear. Adjusted the gears on it the other day and it has the advantage that you can put drag on the rear wheel to test your adjustment under load. Great for doing things like bar tape (which I am now an expert at through having to do it so damned often lately :? ) or really doing things up tight because the bike is dead stable and to test it, you just sling a leg over the bike and climb aboard ... the realise that you don't have shoes on and socks don't protect your feet from cleats :roll:

I'd actually rate a wind trainer as a better work stand than the style you're looking at for the home tinkerer - that balance would shift if you are completely rebuilding a bike or doing it all day long (when you want things at chest height).

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Postby sogood » Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:07 pm

europa wrote:Not such a silly suggestion...

Why did you even consider that word?!? :P
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Postby europa » Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:09 pm

sogood wrote:
europa wrote:Not such a silly suggestion...

Why did you even consider that word?!? :P


Because it's the way I do it which automatically qualifies it to be considered 'silly' :roll:

It has the added advantage that things don't have as far to fall and if you're already sitting on the floor, you don't have to bend over to pick them up (guess how I know this).

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Postby sogood » Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:15 pm

europa wrote:
sogood wrote:
europa wrote:Not such a silly suggestion...

Why did you even consider that word?!? :P


Because it's the way I do it which automatically qualifies it to be considered 'silly' :roll:

Good that it wasn't directed at my suggestion. :wink:
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Postby Aushiker » Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:35 pm

sogood wrote:How about just get a trainer, or one of those small basic stands that clamps on the rear axle? Small, light and permits most mechanical works. The only thing that suffers will be your back.

Are you referring to one of these or similiar?

Could you use a chain scrubber with this setup for example?

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