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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:50 pm 
Old School Hero
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looking for cheap - sub £50 workstand

wiggle have got these - looks like a decent discount...but are they any good?

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/elite-spindocto ... -workstand

anybody any experience of these?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:42 pm 
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Not too keen on those, as they only hold the bike at the bottom, meaning it's not all that stable.

I got me one of these for around £50 :

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It's called "velo works" and I picked it up at Decathlon. I'm quite pleased with it so far, but the kit was missing a few bolts (3 in the bottom section, to be precise). Luckily the rest of the bolts provide plenty of clamping force, so I don't really notice it.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:46 pm 
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I just usually hang mine from the garage roof, mite seem harsh but it works for me.

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I've never been keen on workstands. I've built a specific one bolted to workbence for building bikes, if it is for regular maintenance and checking gears I just stick a hammer in the bench vice, lift the bike, and let the saddle rest on the hammer handle.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:00 pm 
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keep an eye on lidl, they do ones for 35 every so often


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:33 pm 
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Raging_Bulls wrote:
Not too keen on those, as they only hold the bike at the bottom, meaning it's not all that stable.

I got me one of these for around £50 :

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It's called "velo works" and I picked it up at Decathlon. I'm quite pleased with it so far, but the kit was missing a few bolts (3 in the bottom section, to be precise). Luckily the rest of the bolts provide plenty of clamping force, so I don't really notice it.


I have one of these too, they are very good for the price and I have recommended them to a few friends annd they have been very happy with them as well.


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