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OCLV Frame - Where To Clamp On Bike Stand?(11 posts)

OCLV Frame - Where To Clamp On Bike Stand?Fausto
Jun 11, 2003 5:15 AM
Curious where to clam my Trek using an Ultimate Support Stand -
Top tube? Carbon seatpost?

Clamping mechanism is an adjustable pressure clamp with round handle and V-Style plastic coated clamping jaw.
Seatpost (nm)AFred
Jun 11, 2003 5:22 AM
Seatpost (nm)c722061
Jun 11, 2003 6:14 AM
If seatpost is carbon fiber, replace it with Al or Fe seatpost to avoid damage.
Anyplace you like? Are the tubes so delicate? (nm)mja
Jun 11, 2003 5:39 AM
Negative, ghostrider!CHRoadie
Jun 11, 2003 6:07 AM
Always clamp on the seat post, never on the frame tubes.
It depends on your work stand....Dave Hickey
Jun 11, 2003 6:38 AM
I have an Ultimate workstand that uses a screw clamp instead of the normal pressure clamp like Park. I can rest my bikes in the clamps without putting any pressure on the frame.
Jun 11, 2003 6:56 AM
I've got an old Blackburn stand, that you can adjust the clamping pressure. I usually clamp (rest) on the toptube at the balance point.
The Park Consumer stand really sucks.
I've screwed up paint and decals clamping on frameDougSloan
Jun 11, 2003 6:48 AM
To wit:

re: OCLV Frame - Where To Clamp On Bike Stand?Ironbutt
Jun 11, 2003 8:25 AM
Clamping any contemporary lightweight frame directly in the jaws of a repair stand is asking for problems. And problems will happen, eventually. The answer is an internal seat tube clamp such as the ISC-1 that Park Tool makes. It is totally safe to clamp and raises the bike to a good height to work on. Much better than damaging the paint and/or decals, and certainly better than crumpling an ultralight frame tube. By the way, does anyone else think that we have gone a bit too far in the effort to decrease weight? Frame tubes of .4 mm seem a little light for me, but then I'm 6'7" tall, and ride a little larger frame than most.
buy another seatpost for clamping.uksrfr
Jun 11, 2003 10:06 AM
30 bucks will sav you the worry of stressing the carbon...
re: OCLV Frame - Where To Clamp On Bike Stand?yummy
Jun 12, 2003 3:58 AM
I would suggest first riding the bike enough to warrant putting in a bike stand. Make sure that the stand is in a dark know that carbon reacts negatively with sunlight...I would hate for you to have to buy another bike because of UV corrosion. Good Luck