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Isn't this a good deal? (performance)(4 posts)

Isn't this a good deal? (performance)cipolini2b
May 18, 2003 10:57 AM
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/cboProfile.cfm?SKU=16950&Store=34

Or is the stand a complete piece of crap? Its like getting the stand for <40 because i'm gonna buy lube/degreaser. I'm only gonna use it at home, is it better than leaning the bike against a chair or wall?
Not in my opinion.cydswipe
May 18, 2003 2:23 PM
I was in the same boat you are in. I bought one. I sent it back. If you have a standard geometry bike it would work well. It is a cheap stand that would serve it's purpose for cleaning or lubing. I have a very wide bottom bracket area(Trek Y-foil)and the stand didn't accept the width. The catalog doesn't mention that fact. However the box does state the stand won't hold over a certain mm width. I saw that as I was re-packing it to send back. I would buy something better. Try Park's new PCS-1 stand or the Ultimate lines. You get what you pay for.
For under $40...sure...biknben
May 18, 2003 5:43 PM
It's not great. It doesn't flip around and do cartwheels but it will hold your bike and allow you to work on it without bending over all day. Assuming it fits your BB shell, I think it is well worth $40. certainly if the alternative is leaning the bike agaist a wall.

I have a performance workstand that I bought years ago. It does what it is supposed to. Sure, there is a noticeable difference between it and other models. There's also a noticeable difference in price.
It is good for that price (nm)LC
May 18, 2003 9:56 PM