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bicycle maintenance stand

Postby smitty » Thu 05 Dec 2019, 11:55 am

Sick of getting a sore back and not enjoying working on my bikes
so thought I would get a stand alone work stand
Just looking at one that connects to the seat post or frame
I am not going to transport it anywhere and would like it to last a long time
Has anyone here been using one that they would recommend?

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Re: bicycle maintenance stand

Postby Claude Cat » Thu 05 Dec 2019, 4:09 pm

I've been using the Aldi one for a while and it's fine.
Trouble is, I haven't seen them sell it for a while.

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Re: bicycle maintenance stand

Postby jvb » Fri 06 Dec 2019, 4:33 pm

I have the one from Torpedo7, not sure if they are still around. Their stand is pretty ordinary. I had to modify it to get it to work for me.

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Re: bicycle maintenance stand

Postby rgcrgc » Sat 07 Dec 2019, 2:19 pm

I got a really good price on the bottom of the line Park Tools one a while ago (PCS9). It's basic and heavy and agricultural but it holds the bike well and will outlast me. New version not so cheap now unfortunately - I assume I must've got in on the runout sale. Would be a good investment though.

jvb wrote:I have the one from Torpedo7, not sure if they are still around.


No. Last I looked they'd retreated to NZ only.
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Re: bicycle maintenance stand

Postby parawolf » Mon 09 Dec 2019, 4:24 pm

I picked up a cheapy which has been awesome from ivanhoe cycles... was about $80?

same as this: https://www.catch.com.au/product/bicycl ... gJOgfD_BwE
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Re: bicycle maintenance stand

Postby Claude Cat » Mon 09 Dec 2019, 8:37 pm

parawolf wrote:I picked up a cheapy which has been awesome from ivanhoe cycles... was about $80?

same as this: https://www.catch.com.au/product/bicycl ... gJOgfD_BwE

Looks identical to the ALDI stand. It's very good.

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Re: bicycle maintenance stand

Postby Snuffy » Tue 10 Dec 2019, 8:59 am

I have the Gripsport workstand that is no longer produced.

It's angular, heavy and hurts like hell if you accidentally headbutt it while doing a disc brake bleed. It is also likely to be the only thing left standing in my house in the event of nuclear armageddon.

If it was still being produced, I wouldn't recommend it unless you regularly work on +20kg bikes (or need something to hold up your house while doing work on the foundations :lol: )
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Re: bicycle maintenance stand

Postby Mike.Ayling » Wed 11 Dec 2019, 8:07 am

Snuffy wrote:I have the Gripsport workstand that is no longer produced.

It's angular, heavy and hurts like hell if you accidentally headbutt it while doing a disc brake bleed. It is also likely to be the only thing left standing in my house in the event of nuclear armageddon.

If it was still being produced, I wouldn't recommend it unless you regularly work on +20kg bikes (or need something to hold up your house while doing work on the foundations :lol: )



When I was buying my Gripsport car bike carrier https://www.gripsport.com.au/ I told the bloke behind the jump that I had one of their workstands (which works fine for my purposes) and he said that the people were importing workstands from China etc at below Gripsport's cost of materials so they stopped production.
(I don't have hydro disc brakes so I am unlikely to be head butted at any time soon!)

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Re: bicycle maintenance stand

Postby smitty » Tue 07 Jan 2020, 9:30 am

Thanks for your advice
does anyone know if the stand which was recommended from catch will be suitable for a carbon seat post

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Re: bicycle maintenance stand

Postby Dalai » Wed 08 Jan 2020, 11:17 am

I have a very old Elite Spindoctor which clamp the seatpost and is still going strong. If buying again I would prefer one that cradles the bike like the Elite Race Pro Workstand or Park Tool PRS-22.2 etc.

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Re: bicycle maintenance stand

Postby smitty » Fri 10 Jan 2020, 9:57 am

Thanks Dalai a fellow commuter at work suggested that type of stand would be better
but my bikes have disk breaks so don't really want to deal with them if I am doing something simple and quickly

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Re: bicycle maintenance stand

Postby Dalai » Fri 10 Jan 2020, 10:59 am

smitty wrote:but my bikes have disk breaks so don't really want to deal with them if I am doing something simple and quickly


Sorry, didn't think of that. All my bikes including MTB and CX are still rim brakes. :oops:

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Postby Duck » Sat 18 Jan 2020, 9:13 am

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Re: bicycle maintenance stand

Postby smitty » Mon 10 Feb 2020, 2:30 pm

Got myself a feedback sports classic work stand used it for the first time yesterday
it works well don't know why I didn't get one years ago

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Re: bicycle maintenance stand

Postby mb27 » Tue 11 Feb 2020, 7:35 am

I found a good second hand park stand a few years ago. Super easy to use and clamps the seat post.
A little awkward packing it up, but that just maybe it's an older model.


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