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workstand question(4 posts)

workstand questioncydswipe
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 questionAkirasho
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 $99outofthesaddle
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 $99Caseysdad
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.