Cycle Maintenance Stands

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Cycle Maintenance Stands

Postby Drake » 15 Apr 2013, 5:38am

The time has come for me to get one of the above . But which one ?
There's quite a few different makes and models available . . all of which,i suspect,have their advantages and disadvantages .
So what criteria do i need . Well,a stand thats very stable for one . A stand that's not going to fall apart after a couple of uses . A stand with a clamp that will not damage paint work,or indeed,the frame itself . A stand that can cope with somebody reassembling a bike from scratch .
Park Tools market a stand which seems to tick all the boxes, but is somewhat expensive,but undoubtedly very good .
So,from anybody's experience,are there other makes that are nearly as good,but abit cheaper .
This will be a once only purchase for me,so not looking for the cheapest .

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Re: Cycle Maintenance Stands

Postby Gearoidmuar » 15 Apr 2013, 7:32am

Lidl make a very good one.

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Re: Cycle Maintenance Stands

Postby binsted » 15 Apr 2013, 7:52am

Gearoidmuar wrote:Lidl make a very good one.



+1, probably the only bit of Lidl kit that I would recommend but @ £30 a real well made bargain.

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Re: Cycle Maintenance Stands

Postby bikes4two » 15 Apr 2013, 7:54am

I have a Lidl one too and at £30 it was good value and sufficient for my limited needs. However, the OP would seem to be looking for something special and the Lidl one doesn't fall into the category IMHO
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Re: Cycle Maintenance Stands

Postby Ant » 15 Apr 2013, 8:45am

I have one of these and have been very happy with it so far, although it's use has been mostly limited to cleaning duties and new chains as my bikes don't need a huge amount of maintenance. I did install a bottom bracket and crankset and that was pretty easy with this stand. It has long legs and feel very stable and also folds up out of the way if needs be...

http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/product ... ke-storage

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Re: Cycle Maintenance Stands

Postby awparker » 15 Apr 2013, 8:52am

+1 for the Edinburgh Bike Co-op stand. I did buy the extra tool tray for this originally but rarely use it as it seems to foul the folding process

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Re: Cycle Maintenance Stands

Postby Mick F » 15 Apr 2013, 9:05am

I bought this Park one:
http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... 0000000000

Excellent bit of kit.
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Re: Cycle Maintenance Stands

Postby The Mechanic » 15 Apr 2013, 9:27am

awparker wrote:+1 for the Edinburgh Bike Co-op stand. I did buy the extra tool tray for this originally but rarely use it as it seems to foul the folding process

Alan



+1^^ I have built and rebuilt several bikes using this one and have had no problems at all. Several shops stock this stand under different names but EBC are competitively priced. You have just missed their latest 15% off weekend at easter though. I have had mine about 5 years and still going strong.
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Re: Cycle Maintenance Stands

Postby NUKe » 15 Apr 2013, 9:49am

I have a Litespeed Spin Doctor Delux which has given good Service for about 10 years, its OK but I would say if you can afford it buy the parktool, Its a one off purchase and they are incredibly well made. I borrowed a lidl one whilst doing some work whilst at the inlaws in NI and that worked fine, problem is they aren't always on sale. Park tool do more than one version the Homemechanic one is cheap for there equipment a friend has one though and it seems quite reasonable.
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Re: Cycle Maintenance Stands

Postby gentlegreen » 15 Apr 2013, 2:49pm

I have the Park PCS10 with a cam-clamp and it's well made, but still a faff to position the bike exactly where you want it.
And you still have to hoik the bike up - and in my case it's a heavy bike.
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Re: Cycle Maintenance Stands

Postby pstallwood » 15 Apr 2013, 3:07pm

I have seen several references to Lidl cycle gear. Unfortunately our nearest Lidl is about 30 miles away so what I want to know is - Do Lidl have gear such as the cycle stand in stock all the time, or is it a case of when its gone its gone?

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Re: Cycle Maintenance Stands

Postby NUKe » 15 Apr 2013, 3:28pm

No lidl do not keep cycle gear on a permanent basis, they tend to bring cycle gear in about 4 times a year out of which only one or 2 of these would have the stands. Some stores had the stand a couple of weeks back
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Re: Cycle Maintenance Stands

Postby gentlegreen » 15 Apr 2013, 3:57pm

Aldi and Lidl quite often remind me of this Monty Python sketch in terms of some of the things they sell :-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZOdVqlvys0

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Re: Cycle Maintenance Stands

Postby Gearoidmuar » 15 Apr 2013, 7:24pm

gentlegreen wrote:Aldi and Lidl quite often remind me of this Monty Python sketch in terms of some of the things they sell :-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZOdVqlvys0


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Re: Cycle Maintenance Stands

Postby Sooper8 » 15 Apr 2013, 7:51pm

I bought the Lidl maintenance stand a few weeks back- for £29.99 you won't get better.

You need to be spending 3 x that amount before quality gets noticeably better imo

It does the job I want it to do and it has been a great thing for me
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