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Performance Spin Doctor Essential Workstand?(7 posts)

Performance Spin Doctor Essential Workstand?HBPat
Jan 14, 2003 10:26 AM
Has anybody used one of these, or heard anything about them. I need a cheap at home stand and it looks like it would work really well.
Can't beat it, for the price.cory
Jan 14, 2003 10:41 AM
You mean the one that looks like an upside-down Y, $39.99 in the current catalog? I got one for Christmas three years ago, and it's fine. I've done all my maintenance on it, built my Atlantis on it etc. I imagine a pro mechanic would slam it because it doesn't do any tricks, but I'd buy it again.
Can't beat it, for the price.txcross
Jan 14, 2003 11:18 AM
I just bought one and it does its job. It can be a little tricky if your using to both center and true your wheels. Truing is no problem. Center is a little bit trickier. The rods used to true the wheel move independently, you push the right and the left does not move with it, a set of calipers will move together. To center the wheel you move another piece up to the outside of the rim and this piece has a gauge on it. The problem is, this piece (on mine) is not centered properly. As advice, I would get a wheel that you know is absolutely centered and mark center spot on the gauge. Otherwise, for $30.00 you can't beat it.
I think he's talking about the work stand, not trueing standRay Sachs
Jan 14, 2003 12:16 PM
I also have the work stand and have done all of my work on it (including several new builds) without any problems at all. It can get mildly tricky running cables under the BB and through cable guides, so I sometimes have to take the bike down for that. Otherwise, I can do any repair on that stand without hassle and it holds the bike quite securely.

-Ray
Thanks!HBPat
Jan 14, 2003 1:06 PM
I was worried about the frame wobbling in the stand but it sounds like they work well. Might have to go pick one up after work. Do Performance stores honor prices that are on the web?
re: How is the stability?cydswipe
Jan 14, 2003 6:58 PM
I'm looking at the same stand. Isn't it like an ironing board? Is the base wide enough to prevent teetering?
Not a problemRay Sachs
Jan 15, 2003 11:22 AM
When you think about it, most of the real torqueing you have to do when working on a bike is more in the fore-aft direction and it's plenty stable. The feet are wide enough to be supportive. When I'm really honking on a tight bottom bracket and pressing hard into the splines, I'll sometimes back the other side of the bb spindle up against a column in my basement for added support, but I suspect I'd need similar help on ANY workstand.

-Ray