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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:33 pm 
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hi, i know you get what you pay for an would love a park tool one but is there any cheap ones that will last me till i can aford a good one? anyone tryed the 30/ 40 pound jobbies on ebay ect?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:35 am 
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I got me one of these for around £50 :

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It's called "velo works" and I picked it up at my local Decathlon.
Been using it for close to 2 years now, even though I initially had my doubts about the quality of the clamp itself. Seems to be holding 40lbs+ bikes just fine.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:11 am 
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I've got a Lidl one and can't fault it as good as most of the home mechanics ones out there.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:21 am 
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Try this, it is the same as the Lidl one they were selling for £30.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/150544733103? ... 1439.l2649


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:33 am 
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Boscarn wrote:
Try this, it is the same as the Lidl one they were selling for £30.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/150544733103? ... 1439.l2649


I've got one of these, and find it a very useful home stand.

Not the kind of thing to use when removing a difficult bottom bracket, but good enough for 95% of the work I do.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:32 pm 
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there the sort of ones i was thinking, dont mind going up to £50 but anymore an i think if it dies then its a big loss, thanks chaps


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:15 pm 
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This is good news, I couldn't find any of the Lidl ones anywhere (their hotline is useless - you have to visit each store to find stock). But £33 is pretty good value and includes postage... nice.

I have a wall mount bike clamp thing that is pretty heavy duty but it always seems to be too close to the wall... sounds obvious but it's not as useful as I hoped. I've hit my head on it too many times as well...


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:57 am 
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Before I got my Park workshop stand I happened across a car bike rack, one of those ones that straps to the back of the car without a towbar. Got it from a boot sale for a couple coins. I strapped it to the garage wall and used it for years
To be honest it's does the job and cost almost nothing.


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