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Advice on which home work stand...(6 posts)

Advice on which home work stand...koala
May 4, 2003 8:43 AM
...for a total of 150. It would need it to go 360 degrees but portability isnt the most important thing. Read the reviews here and elsewhere but not a lot of entries. Seems the Universal tripod type gets good reviews, and is in my price range. FWIW I dont even mess with bottom brackets or headsets, and I dont have a lot of bikes, so the stand wont get an enormous amount of use.
Ultimate Pro at Licktons...Akirasho
May 4, 2003 9:55 AM
Slightly above your budget (dunno how much shipping will add) but otherwise, meeting your requisites... even as a seldom used tool (which, once you get a nice stand, may no longer be the case) it's a nice portable long term investment (that can do semi double duty for bike storage).

Be the bike.
re: Advice on which home work stand...clintb
May 4, 2003 12:00 PM
Yes, the Ultimate Pro. Fantastic stand and the only thing I've found that's even close is the Park shop quality stuff. The one with a base that weighs like 65 pounds...Not very portable and will rust easily.
Thanks, Ultimate Pro it is...n.m.koala
May 4, 2003 3:04 PM
Make your ownboyd2
May 5, 2003 3:58 AM
out of PVC. Spend the money on something else.

http://www.netexpress.net/~mikel/bikestand/
... interesting...Akirasho
May 7, 2003 2:42 PM
... I'd toyed with the idea of a PVC stand... and still might try one just for the helluvit (the most expensive components of this type of design are the joints... the PCV tubes themselves are extremely cheap per linear foot). I've built other projects using PVC with good enuff results... but one problem I see with this design (and the design that floats in my head) is a viable, quick and reliable clamp mech that emulates the best function of either a Park or Ultimate (one of the things I like best about the Pro is it's clutch clamp... quick and secure without undue pressure) and still keeps the project costs reasonable.

Still, if cash is tight... and you're a DIY kind... this looks like a good start (you could even make a clone of an Ultimate, complete with folding legs and telescoping height adjustment... maybe all those old tubes hanging in your garage could be used for a clamp).

Be the bike.