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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:37 am 
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Fed up with resting my bike between to benches in the garden whilst working on it so decided I need to invest in a proper fit for purpose stand..

They seem to range in price from £50 to £170 , obviously i want to pay as little as possible but don't want one that's going to fall apart under my blacksmith like touch..

anyone got a good recommendation ?? it needs to be freestanding as most of my tinkering is done outdoors ..

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:55 am 
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Not sure what brand name this is sold under now but the wrenchforce stand I have is superb. The tripod stand folds down so it fits in a bag and can be taken to events but is stable enough to hold a full sus bike at eye level.

The clutch on the clamp takes a little getting used to but once you have its really easy to mount a bike on the stand. Comes with a tool box that fits onto the stand so your not chasing around the floor for your tools. I would be lost without it.

Used to be distributed by Trek not sure if it still is.

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Terry


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 1:06 pm 
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I've used a Minoura stand for about eight years. It's not the flashest thing going but I have never required anything better. Best of all it only costs around £90.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:58 pm 
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I use the Park PSC-1, it was about 140 quid but it's been worth every single penny!


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 Post subject: Very happy with minoura
PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:34 pm 
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I also like the minoura. W5000 folding if you want portability or W3000 if you want to use it at home and save some cash. The W5000 is also a little more stable when loaded.

See http://www.zyro.co.uk/products_cats2_list.asp?c2ref=work


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:10 pm 
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I've got one of these not bad for £70. The minoura ones are pretty solid and reliable. Park are still the ones though 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 11:11 pm 
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couple of deals going on those stands here ........

http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/acatalog/Workstands.html


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 9:54 am 
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Cheers for the link Slim, that looks a decent stand for the price ..

Might go the whole hog and get the tool kit too ...


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 11:24 am 
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my pleasure , hate to see a good deal go to waste :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:46 pm 
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Thats the same one i have, just different badge :lol:


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