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 Post subject: 'Cheap' Bike workstand?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:50 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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Is there such a thing as a good but cheap workstand?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:15 pm 
Anglian Deputy AEC
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I bought one of these from Wiggle, very pleased with it. Current price £53.99 + postage
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ProductDetail.aspx?Cat=cycle&ProdID=5360009217&N=LifeLine%20Spin%20Doctor%20Deluxe%20Workstand


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:21 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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Does that clamp the seatpost sufficiently?

At 5' it's a bit short for me if holding the top tube (which i imagine is the more stable way to work with it).


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:33 pm 
Anglian Deputy AEC
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It holds the bike steady if clamped by the seatpost, I prefer to clamp it on the top tube about 4" in front of the seat tube, the bike is better balanced but the stand is sturdy enough with a wide footprint to allow the bike to be clamped / rotated in almost any position. As for the maximum working height I don't have any problems with it.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:56 pm 
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I've got this, it's brilliant for the money and clamps well and rotates 360. it's 70 squid posted but I got mine in the summer sale for £50, they usually have a sale in january.

it is a rebranded make as I have seen it on here with different logos.

http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/ebwPNLqrymode.a4p?f%5FProductID=5379&f%5FSupersetQRY=C287%7E1&f%5FSortOrderID=1&f%5Fbct=c003154c003136c003544m004370


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:08 pm 
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I've got a couple of year old Minoura much like this but without the tool tray for £50 posted. RRP of £100

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:20 pm 
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ive got one of them Dave, theyr'e pretty good too.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:44 pm 
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Merlin are currently doing them for £65...

http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/?fn=produ ... egoryId=15

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:16 pm 
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Mine's the same as kens. Once you've got it, you'll wonder how you did without it :wink:


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