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Repair stand owners (especially Park owners)...(6 posts)

Repair stand owners (especially Park owners)...mk_42
Aug 24, 2001 11:54 AM
I'm looking to get a repair stand that I can also use to store my bike. Can anyone suggest a particularly slim stand (meaning that it wouldn't go very far into the room)? How far from the wall does your stand stand? And how far into the room does it go with the bike on it?

For those of you that own park stands especially (PCS-1, PCS-4, PRS-5 etc.) could you measure your floor footprint (width by depth)?

Thanks,
_42
re: Repair stand owners (especially Park owners)...Alpedhuez55
Aug 24, 2001 12:02 PM
I would get a folding workstand and a separate wall mounted storage rack. Home Depot sells a wall mount bike storage rack for about $5 to $7.
PCS-1UncleMoe
Aug 24, 2001 12:46 PM
I have the PCS-1 in my garage and it works great. When I first got it I expected it to be more sturdy as the bike shook a lot, but I've found it to be perfectly fine. I do use it for a storage rack to, but I have a huge garage and space is less of a concern.

Based on advice from the LBS, attach the seat post to the clamp and not the top tube. The top tube can become damaged and the seat post is much safer.

I am not at home right now, But I would hazard a guess that you need a good 3 feet, maybe 3.5, from the wall to allow for the stand, the bike frame, the pedals.

I would confer that if space is an issue, go to home depot and buy the $15 wall rack for storage, and the PCS-1 folds up OK to lean against a wall to get it out of the way.
PRS-5 FootprintXeke
Aug 24, 2001 3:15 PM
31 inches wide, 24.5 inches deep.
Paradoxgrzy mnky
Aug 24, 2001 3:46 PM
Any stand with any significant stability will either use a manhole cover for a base (i.e. heavy) or have long legs. Maybe you should decide your priorities: something to store the bike on vs. something to work on the bike with. Not saying you can't do both, but some solutions favor different aspects.

Personally I think that the Ultimate Repair stand by Wrench Force rocks. I use both a fixed bench clamp in my workshop and a portable stand. Park seems nice but I don't have any time on their units.
re: Repair stand owners (especially Park owners)...Stickers
Aug 24, 2001 4:28 PM
PRS-6 = 20 7/16" x 20 7/16"