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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:31 pm 
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I had a few odds and sods knocking about in the workshop / man-zone, so I thought I'd fabricate a home made bench top clamp.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:52 pm 
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Looks awright, that does, plenty heavy duty.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:20 pm 
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Thats awesome!!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:03 pm 
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Only problem is the thing is so front heavy it won't stand on the floor on its own, so I need to find somewhere to store it in the man-cave.


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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 7:40 am 
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Please dont clamp bikes on the top tube. Makes me feel all funny thinking about it:(


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jamabikes wrote:
Please dont clamp bikes on the top tube. Makes me feel all funny thinking about it:(


Yes, I agree. Should be clamped by the seatpost all of the time. If you are worried about damaging your fancy seatpost get a cheapie one to use for holding the bike when in the stand.


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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 5:18 pm 
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REKIBorter wrote:
jamabikes wrote:
Please dont clamp bikes on the top tube. Makes me feel all funny thinking about it:(


Yes, I agree. Should be clamped by the seatpost all of the time. If you are worried about damaging your fancy seatpost get a cheapie one to use for holding the bike when in the stand.


Unless you are a complete muppet and tighten the clamp like a gorilla I can't see how you can damage your top tube. My Park stand has lovely soft jaws that you barely need to tighten to grip a bike solidly.


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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 9:26 pm 
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Rob Atkin wrote:
REKIBorter wrote:
jamabikes wrote:
Please dont clamp bikes on the top tube. Makes me feel all funny thinking about it:(


Yes, I agree. Should be clamped by the seatpost all of the time. If you are worried about damaging your fancy seatpost get a cheapie one to use for holding the bike when in the stand.


Unless you are a complete muppet and tighten the clamp like a gorilla I can't see how you can damage your top tube. My Park stand has lovely soft jaws that you barely need to tighten to grip a bike solidly.


what about when you put 40nm through a crank bolt? the forces are put straight through to the clamp. i have seen enough crimped/dented/burst top tubes in my time to make ya knees wobble


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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 8:01 pm 
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I like IT.


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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 1:15 am 
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I can't believe 40Nm would ruin a top tube unless the bike was made of Kit-Kat wrappers. I don't doubt you've seen it happen, but 40Nm is no force at all. The maximum opening force for the edge of a door is only 20Nm, as laid down by the DDA, and a gust of wind can open that.


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