recommendation for workstand

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Hudson1984
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recommendation for workstand

Postby Hudson1984 » 10 Feb 2020, 9:27pm

as it says on the tin.

any recommendations?

purely road bike use
90% of use will be for cleaning.

richardfm
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Re: recommendation for workstand

Postby richardfm » 10 Feb 2020, 9:32pm

I've got one of these https://www.GetNastyComputerVirusHere.co.uk/bicycle-to ... 72207.html
It's sturdy, easy to set up and take down and I'm confident that it will last much longer than the cheap Halfords one that I had before

Hudson1984
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Re: recommendation for workstand

Postby Hudson1984 » 10 Feb 2020, 9:36pm

lol there's a website i'm compelled to look at..

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Re: recommendation for workstand

Postby gregoryoftours » 10 Feb 2020, 11:36pm

I would recommend Minoura RS5000. I have the earlier RS3000 and it's very good quality and sturdy with good qr main clamp jaws. Better than the Feedback stands we use at work. IME if good quality, the forked 2 foot models are more stable than the tripod designs, and the slight forward lean of the main beam means better clearance for turning pedals as well. I often find the pedals clonking the height adjust on the main vertical beam of the Feedback stands. We've also had several of the height adjustment clamps cracking on them.

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Re: recommendation for workstand

Postby robgul » 11 Feb 2020, 8:00am

If it's a roadbike and just for cleaning then this would do the job (and not take up much space)

https://www.g4gadgets.co.uk/solid-bike- ... st-uk.html

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Re: recommendation for workstand

Postby notxal » 11 Feb 2020, 8:19am

I've one of these screwed to a 3ft length of 2" x 2" which I hold in my bench vice. Infinite height adjustment and great for maintenance and cleaning.

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Re: recommendation for workstand

Postby Mick F » 11 Feb 2020, 8:55am

Mick F. Cornwall

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Re: recommendation for workstand

Postby Darkman » 11 Feb 2020, 9:35am

I have one of these. It's rock-solid.

https://www.halfords.com/cycling/bike-m ... pair-stand

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Re: recommendation for workstand

Postby Carlton green » 11 Feb 2020, 9:36am

Hudson1984 wrote:as it says on the tin.

any recommendations?

purely road bike use
90% of use will be for cleaning.


I use a cheap and simple one that ‘supports’ the rear stays on one side of the bike, the stand has support from three points on the ground. Something similar ‘made’ by Raleigh is available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Raleigh-Rear-M ... =548208031 . Mine takes apart for easy storage and will have cost me less than £20. I wouldn’t describe it as perfect but it has served me well enough over many years, it’s very portable and you can use it indoors too - put a ‘dust sheet’ down first.

Additionally I turn the bike upside down and place it on some wooden blocks (two for handlebars and one for seat). My blocks (say 6” long) are made from sections of a replaced fence post - old ones rot at ground level but the top lengths are still good. Beside my time the blocks were free.

I have a small folding camp stool (Highlander brand and steel tube) to rest on whilst working on the bike. Think it cost me under a tenner delivered.

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Re: recommendation for workstand

Postby fastpedaller » 11 Feb 2020, 10:04am

i have one of the generic ones that are on Ebay or Amazon for about £25 (Lidl one is similar), which also doubles as a camera 'quadpod' if I take pictures in the garage.

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Re: recommendation for workstand

Postby iandusud » 11 Feb 2020, 10:51am

fastpedaller wrote:i have one of the generic ones that are on Ebay or Amazon for about £25 (Lidl one is similar), which also doubles as a camera 'quadpod' if I take pictures in the garage.


I have a good quality folding stand similar to the Park Tools one but it has many years of professional use. However I have been very impressed with ones I've seen in Aldi for the money, when they have them. At £25 I can't see why anyone with a bike wouldn't have one. I suggested to my brother that he get one when he recently got a bike and he asked why. I explained to him that it would make maintenance tasks, including cleaning so much easier. He didn't want to spend the £25, even though he had been happy to fork out a grand on a new bike. Cheapskate!

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Re: recommendation for workstand

Postby Jdsk » 11 Feb 2020, 11:52am

For conventional stands:
1 Lidl or Aldi, as above. (And most of their tools are excellent.)
2 MIne's a Revolution. Works very well and faultless after 20y. That's the brand of Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative but it doesn't seem to be available any more.

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richardfm
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Re: recommendation for workstand

Postby richardfm » 11 Feb 2020, 12:20pm

Hudson1984 wrote:lol there's a website i'm compelled to look at..

I've no idea what happened with the link I posted, but I have the same stand as @Mick F

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Re: recommendation for workstand

Postby Bonefishblues » 11 Feb 2020, 4:02pm

fastpedaller wrote:i have one of the generic ones that are on Ebay or Amazon for about £25 (Lidl one is similar), which also doubles as a camera 'quadpod' if I take pictures in the garage.

This. Usually about 25 quid, and the same as the one Halfords charge £45 for above.

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Re: recommendation for workstand

Postby Mick F » 11 Feb 2020, 4:08pm

richardfm wrote:I've got one of these https://www.GetNastyComputerVirusHere.c ... 72207.html
It's sturdy, easy to set up and take down and I'm confident that it will last much longer than the cheap Halfords one that I had before
Safari can't find the server. :D
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