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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:58 pm 
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Cheers cyfa but looks suspiciously like the one I was warned off of...


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The lidl ones rate very well for the price, have search around there is a thread about them.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:11 pm 
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Lidl for me, cant beat em for the price, you just have to be patient and get in early as soon as they have them instore.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:42 am 
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After 2 decades of not owning a stand I decide to get one. After looking around all the alternatives and cheap options I bought a Park PCS9. I was very fortunate to get it for £50 new from Go Outdoors when they had a 50% off everything day but I would have paid £90 easily. It's very stable and the design is very good.

All the other stands have a weakness or two which means that something will wear out or go sloppy or something eventually. My brother has a Minoura one which was £140 or something and it's gone wobbly where the clamp fits the vertical section after 3 years. He wished he had bought a Park instead.

You can get the PCS9 for £70-80 if you shop around and if it was my money I'd rather pay full RRP for one than go for any other at that or lower price.

Only thing I wish it had was a QR clamp but its not a deal breaker and it does make you a little more careful how you clamp stuff so it may be a good thing I dont have it - the PCS10 does I think.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:11 pm 
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I bought one of these recently, sturdy and looks like it will stand up to the test of time well, folds up neatly too. No diy assembly required which was a bit of a disappointment as I like building things!


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bike-Hand-Hom ... 23167e96bd


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:09 pm 
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i have this one http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/product ... ruing-jigs

free delivery


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:27 pm 
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I have the Edinburgh bike one - which is the same as the ribble/raleigh - it is pretty good but has a couple of short comings - not the most stable if like me you work on uneven surfaces (the lawn), and the clamp mechanism has slipped on me a couple of times (it folds away) and I'm fairly sure I am seating it properly before starting work.

Besides that it is nicely finished, folds to a reasonable size with QRs' and definitely worth the money at £50 - you can buy a tray for it for an extra tenner too.


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