Jan 30, 2003 8:54 AM
|I bought a copy of "Zinns" and have been getting the bug to work on my own bike. I noticed that I can get the same 'mm' size tools that Park sells for a lot cheaper at Sears. What is my best option for a workstand? I tried the Performance model that holds by the BB for under $50. Had to send it back because it would not hold my Y-Foil (too wide BB). Does someone make a stand like a Park that's cheaper? Does anyone have a "homemade" stand plan that works for a beginning wrench on a tight budget?|
|re: workstand question||Akirasho|
Jan 30, 2003 9:05 AM
|... indeed, many household tools can be substituted for ones made Park, Hozan, Var... etc. I've got a fair mix of Craftsman smattered in.
I prefer the Ultimate Pro stand...
... but there are tons of viable and less expensive options as well (including hooks and old innertubes from basement or garage joists/rafters).
While I don't have a plan, PVC pipe could be used to make a decent stand (the pipe itself is dirt cheap... the real costs comes in the fittings... band clamps could be used to make it adjustable).
Be the bike.
|Performance Spin Doctor Pro stand is on sale for $99||outofthesaddle|
Jan 30, 2003 9:20 AM
|this week. The Spin Doctor Pro is a pretty good stand and $99 is a great price. I think if you do a search in the archive there were a few threads a couple of months ago talking about the Performance stands.|
|Performance Spin Doctor Pro stand is on sale for $99||Caseysdad|
Jan 30, 2003 1:09 PM
|I received a Spin Doctor Pro for Christmas and have been extremely pleased with it so far. Well constructed, reasonably stable base, very adjustable, good clamping mechanism, fairly compact when folded down, etc. I haven't had experience with other workstands to compare against, but for the price I think it would be hard to beat this one.|| |