ok bike stands are to be honest..not that cheap. there is a famed ALDI.. yes the discount supermarket chain, which just appears without notice.
here is merlin cycles selectionhttp://www.merlincycles.com/bike-shop/w ... orkstands/
they do however make life so much easier, if you do a lot of home mechanics
without judging your tech knowledge you might be best going to a bike shop and ask for a new headset to be fitted. the removal tool is cheap to buy and makes life so easy. its just a bit of split pipe. really easy to use. it involves smashing the old headset cups out the frame. Fitting a new one is a pain in the arse. it can be done at home with a block of wood and a hammer. or more suitbale is a threaded rod, some big washers and tightening nuts. However it can not only damge your frame but also your nice new headset when done wrong.
Thanks mate, I checked out the link and there are some good options. Turns out my brother in law has one... I've asked him for a loan!
I'd probably take the headset in to be honest, I'd rather not botch my first attempt!
Is there anyone in particular on here who supplies some good kit?
Also, could you tell me this Gil guy's full username so I can contact him about some stickers...?
What do you guys think... should I get the Kona resprayed? It's probably my least favourite thing about her... the RED (although it is kind of retro, you don't see RED on many mountain bikes these days), I'd probably go black, replacing all stickers with original designs. Let's face it, she needs a facelift, she has scuffs and chips, the usual. If I'm going to respray, should I just go all out and choose a colour I like? Feels like I'm doing her a disservice!
I've actually just decided, I'll keep her red, just BECAUSE you don't see red very often...
Raleigh Equipe / '98 Kona Hahanna / 2010 Globe Roll 01 / 2013 Trek CrossRip Elite / 2014 Trek Domane 4.3