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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:35 pm 
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I'm looking into getting a mechanics style bike stand, the ones that clamp around the top tube. Looking to spend maybe upto £50ish. Has anyone had any good experiences or any recommendations? All gratefully received!

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A blue Park tools stand. Good for me as i can take it apart for easy storage.


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Yeah I like Park gear but tends to be pricey? How much for one and does it have a model name?


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I note it's not the type you specified but I have one of these...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HOME-MECHANIC ... 255fe00c48

...and it fits the bill perfectly;

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The plastic cup the BB sits in is also shaped to allow for downtube routed cables; and despite standing outside in all weathers for the best part of a year shows no sign of rust... 8)


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http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... delID=5787

A bit more than 50ish


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Yeah, but that's another £45 you just don't need to spend because you're not getting the extra value in what it does...


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Don't really want to spend a fortune just fed up of turning it upside down to adjust the gears or oil the chain etc. I have seen that other one before but wondered if it was stable enough?


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I was looking at getting one of these....

http://www.rutlandcycling.com/13180/Raleigh-Accessories-Work-Stand.html?referrer=froogle1%3futm_source%3dgoogle&utm_medium=froogle&utm_campaign=pid13180

Could be right up your street?

Anyone got a review?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:24 pm 
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wookiee wrote:
Don't really want to spend a fortune just fed up of turning it upside down to adjust the gears or oil the chain etc. I have seen that other one before but wondered if it was stable enough?


Plenty stable enough; as I have said on other threads on the same subject, I can be a tad clumsy when I have half the contents of my shed spread over the patio and I haven't even come close to knocking it over 8)

The fact you can secure the front wheel is a bonus too...


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Lidl do a bike stand for £30 which has had some good comments on here,
I'm waiting for them to come round again as they only seem to be once
a year.


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