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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:04 pm 
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That looks great!!!! Might look into getting one myself?!?
Thanks for the pics, always better seeing it assembled :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:38 pm 
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I got one too, great for the cash.

I was there at 8am, 4th in the queue. The first 2 guys had one, 3rd in the queue was a 'lady' buying squid, octopus tentacles, sushi and 4 litres of white cider!

Built mine up and it's great, much better for my old knees than a garage floor.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:37 pm 
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I bought one of these today after seeing a 'heads up' a couple of days ago in the For Sale section. Far sturdier and much better build quality than I had expected. Quick and easy to set up, does everything it should do.
And for £30 I am very impressed 8) :D
Got mine from the Hanwell store in West London.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:41 pm 
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at least ten left in the coventry branch on the a444 near the ricoh arena....(read olympic arena for the next few months!)....for those interested.... :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:33 am 
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Failing that, Decathlon do a very nice one for £20 more. This has an all-metal (alloy) frame/legs

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/velo-works-workshop-stand-id_8034462.html


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:53 am 
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Bought 2, sold one on eBay for a £20 profit. I love Aldi and Lidls!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:50 pm 
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Just got mine :)

About 10 left in the Weston Favell branch in Northampton :)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:38 pm 
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Another one saying thanks for the heads up :)

Lidl at Cradley Heath (can you get more classy?) had loads


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:49 pm 
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REKIBorter wrote:
Please clamp bikes only by the seatpost


I am rather confused over the whole 'don't clamp the top tube' argument.
Surely the tube is sufficiently strong that when a 16 stone gorilla such as myself jumps the bike over something it won't buckle under the strain. Therefore hanging it by its tube can't be too bad.

Discuss.....


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:14 pm 
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Why? because it is all too easy to overtighten a clamp on a very thin frame tube. Plus exerting any extra force on those thin tubes is all too easy when working on a bike. Many bikes have gear/brake cables running along the top tube, clamping them makes adjustment impossible. Finally, seatposts are cheap and easy to replace compared to frame tubes.


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