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Best place to find used work stand?(12 posts)

Best place to find used work stand?outofthesaddle
Oct 31, 2002 2:16 PM
New stands look like they go for between $125-$200 which isn't in the current bike budget. I'd like to pick up a used one if possible. Does anyone have any ideas about where I might find a used work stand? I checked the classified ads here and didn't see anything.

Thanks.
How about $69.99....Dave Hickey
Oct 31, 2002 2:24 PM
http://www.supergo.com/itemdisplay.asp?compflag=1&parentid=19700&company=Ultimate&secid=24&subid=1531

I ordered it this past weekend. I'm supposed to receive it tomorrow.
That's a great price. Anyone have experience w/this stand? (nm)outofthesaddle
Oct 31, 2002 2:35 PM
re: Best place to find used work stand?BowWow
Oct 31, 2002 2:38 PM
Here's another couple that are under $100.00. Sorry, no experience with these...

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/subcategory.html?Cat_ID=23&Sub_ID=4355&TS=9&Sort=

Steve
I've never seen a used bike stand for sale ...Humma Hah
Oct 31, 2002 7:05 PM
... even at a recent cycle swap meet. There were bike stands there, but not for sale. They were being used to display bikes.

Bikes come and bikes go, but service stands seem to be forever. You might snag one if your LBS goes out of business, but you'll have to fight off 20 other people to get it.
I've never seen a used bike stand for sale ...desmo
Oct 31, 2002 7:57 PM
Yeah, I got running dibs on one of the vintage Park Tools/Schwinn's down at my LBS if they ever shut the doors. I bug him about it at least once a week! It will actually be kind of a sad day if I ever get it though.
Actually,JL
Nov 1, 2002 5:15 AM
at Trexlertown, I saw somebody buy a repair stand AND the bike it was holding. I forget what kind it was (the repair stand), but it was very sturdy. I was thinking these guys are really trying to go home with nothing. I think if you made a good offer, they were selling it. I saw other stands where they put a sign saying the stand was NOT for sale too.

Not that it helps now, but maybe if you're looking there again in the Spring (April) you can pick up a good used one.

John
There was an old frame-builder there selling his gear ...Humma Hah
Nov 1, 2002 6:38 AM
... and I'm glad cyclists snatched it up rather than having it go to a landfill or junkyard. I don't doubt stands occasionally hit the market, its just that the odds of ever snatching one up like that are pretty slim.

If I wait until Spring, or Lord knows how long, to get a used one, I'll either have to kludge up something to build up the Paramount, or put off building it. Neither option is acceptable. The paint on that bike, and the cruiser, are so nice I don't want to mess 'em up by bad handling during maintenance. I've found an acceptable price on a Park professional 1-bike stand. My wife doesn't know it yet, but that's what she's getting me for Christmas.

And Christmas may be in November this year.
There were only a couple at Veloswap last weekend.RickC5
Nov 1, 2002 6:45 AM
I believe they were sold as soon as they were unloaded from the seller's car. Prices were pretty good, like $50-75, hence the demand.

I bought a hi-end Park wheel truing stand for $100. There were two of these and I just missed the first one at the same price.

Hardly saw any small tools.
There were only a couple at Veloswap last weekend.dave9921
Nov 1, 2002 7:53 AM
That link to the Performance website listed a refurbished Park consumer stand for $80. I've had the park consumer stand for the past couple years and it is excellent .

It has the same clamp as the bike shop stands and is very stable even though it folds for storage. I've used it a ton this summer and it really makes working on your bike a pleasure.

-Dave
which link?_rt_
Nov 1, 2002 8:08 AM
i'm dying for a shop stand (and will buy one eventually...however, maybe i'll buy a house in which to put it first ;-}) that is extremely stable and can take the abuse of me torquing stuff by throwing my entire weight into it (at 100 lbs i often need to pick my feet up off the floor to tighten and/or loosen stuff...or even to fill my tires for that matter).

$80 for a stand is a great price.

rt
try thisdave9921
Nov 1, 2002 10:42 AM
Here's the link:

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/subcategory.html?Cat_ID=23&Sub_ID=4355&TS=9&Sort=

The stand is great, although I wouldn't say that for $80, or even twice (or even three times) that, you're going to find a stand that's really going to let you "throw your weight into" it...

-Dave