Best budget repair stand?

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Homervanderlay
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Best budget repair stand?

Postby Homervanderlay » 15 Sep 2020, 9:46pm

I was looking for recommendations for a budget repair stand which I would be using for basic bike maintenance.

I was thinking about going for the Decathlon one which is about £60.

Are there any other ones you would recommend at a similar price range?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Best budget repair stand?

Postby Jdsk » 15 Sep 2020, 11:23pm


Homervanderlay
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Re: Best budget repair stand?

Postby Homervanderlay » 15 Sep 2020, 11:59pm

Thanks mate

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Re: Best budget repair stand?

Postby Eyebrox » 16 Sep 2020, 12:08am

Aldi bike bits sale starts a week on Sunday. Generally a cheap stand is included in these sales. The Decathlon one looks sturdy enough for the money so does the Lifeline one on Wiggle.

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Re: Best budget repair stand?

Postby MarcusT » 16 Sep 2020, 5:08am

I picked up a stand from Planet X over 20 yrs ago and it is still going strong, even mounting 60 lb ebikes on it
I wish it were as easy as riding a bike

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Re: Best budget repair stand?

Postby Homervanderlay » 16 Sep 2020, 8:27am

Thanks for the replies folks

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Re: Best budget repair stand?

Postby landsurfer » 16 Sep 2020, 8:33am

I've got a brand new , boxed Aldi one .... £20 + p&p or collection /delivery
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Re: Best budget repair stand?

Postby PH » 16 Sep 2020, 8:40am


I have the same Raleigh stand as Jdsk links in this post - except mine is branded Bike Hand, I've also seen the exact same stand with other branding, including in either Aldi or Lidl at one time. They are a good stand for the price, I've had it about 12 years and it's always been fine. I prefer the two feet design to the tripod stand style, there's less to trip over and if you're working in a small space it can go against the wall.

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Re: Best budget repair stand?

Postby Jamesh » 16 Sep 2020, 11:54am

I have one of these

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/332617349747

Really good stable stand.

Paid £20 at start of lockdown now a third more!!

Looks same as wiggle one tbh.

Cheers James

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Re: Best budget repair stand?

Postby Jdsk » 16 Sep 2020, 11:57am

PH wrote:

I have the same Raleigh stand as Jdsk links in this post - except mine is branded Bike Hand, I've also seen the exact same stand with other branding, including in either Aldi or Lidl at one time. They are a good stand for the price, I've had it about 12 years and it's always been fine. I prefer the two feet design to the tripod stand style, there's less to trip over and if you're working in a small space it can go against the wall.

And now on "sale" at Merlin... €114,50.
https://www.merlincycles.com/bike-tools-workstand-49075.html?utm_source=PHG&utm_medium=AffiliateMarketing&utm_campaign=phg-GB&source=PHG

Can anyone find it going cheaper?

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Re: Best budget repair stand?

Postby PH » 16 Sep 2020, 3:37pm

Jdsk wrote:
Can anyone find it going cheaper?

Jonathan

I'm not 100% sure if it's the same one Wiggle sell as Lifeline, if not it's very similar. That's £90 with a free mat!
https://www.wiggle.co.uk/lifeline-home- ... nd-inc-mat

But it's currently on sale at PX for £80, what did you pay?

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Re: Best budget repair stand?

Postby Jdsk » 16 Sep 2020, 4:36pm

PH wrote:
Jdsk wrote:Can anyone find it going cheaper?

I'm not 100% sure if it's the same one Wiggle sell as Lifeline, if not it's very similar. That's £90 with a free mat!
https://www.wiggle.co.uk/lifeline-home- ... nd-inc-mat

But it's currently on sale at PX for £80, what did you pay?

Looks the same to me, and that's the lowest price that I can find.

I've had mine so long that I've forgotten what it cost!

Jonathan

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Re: Best budget repair stand?

Postby fastpedaller » 16 Sep 2020, 9:45pm

Jamesh wrote:I have one of these

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/332617349747

Really good stable stand.

Paid £20 at start of lockdown now a third more!!

Looks same as wiggle one tbh.

Cheers James

looks the same as the Lidl one also - last year it was £25..... who knows when they will sell it again :lol:

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Re: Best budget repair stand?

Postby Jdsk » 16 Sep 2020, 10:12pm

It does, and the one I bought at Lidl works OK. But I prefer mine, as earlier in the thread.

Jonathan

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Re: Best budget repair stand?

Postby bgnukem » 17 Sep 2020, 6:38pm

I've always rated the Tacx T3000 - have had a couple.

It's simple and robust, folds up quickly and holds the Bottom bracket/down tube, not the top tube, which stops the bike swinging around when pedalling/working on the bottom half of the bike.

Also gets the bike up higher than a typical stand clamping the top tube, which makes it easier to work on the transmission etc.