Budget work stand

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blazingsaddles
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Budget work stand

Postby blazingsaddles » 20 Mar 2009, 10:34pm

Can anybody please recommend a budget work stand?

Ive seen some from sjs on ebay £ 24.99 that support by the bb but I'm not sure as I've never used a work stand.

Thanks,
bs

fatboy
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Re: Budget work stand

Postby fatboy » 21 Mar 2009, 7:30am

I've got one of these http://www.raleigh.co.uk/p_details.aspx?id=3092

It supports the bike by the chain and seat stay. It's perfect for sorting out gears etc. But you wouldn't want to mend bikes on it all day.
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delstron
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Re: Budget work stand

Postby delstron » 21 Mar 2009, 7:46am

I have a high end work stand, cost around £100 and that enables me to clamp the bike in all sorts of positions.

HOWEVER

I also have a wall mounted hinged arm bike storage bracket that came from Aldi - a 'Paddy Hopkirk' branded item.
This cost around £6.99 although you will pay more from non-Aldi sources (Aldi only have them once or twice a year during their cycle promotions).

I use the cheap wall mounted bracket for 98% of all maintenance and adjustments, the posh one only comes out once or twice a year.

So, if you're on a budget - consider one of these types which can also be used to store the bike.

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AndrewLee
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Re: Budget work stand

Postby AndrewLee » 21 Mar 2009, 8:22am

How cheap do you want to go? I have used:
1. The cords from an old fashioned dryer - clothes dryer - un-hook the dryer and fasten one around the stem one around the seat post and hoist!
2. A piece of rope thrown over a beam in garage tie one end to the back, hoist, tie one end to the front!
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blazingsaddles
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Re: Budget work stand

Postby blazingsaddles » 21 Mar 2009, 4:01pm

Thanks for replies. £ 65.00 is my max budget. I don't know the first thing about them so a recommendation is prefered.

Regards,
bs

random37
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Re: Budget work stand

Postby random37 » 23 Mar 2009, 11:51am

I put a wanted advert up here, and someone sold me a lovely Cinelli one for £35. Brilliant.