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Old 05-15-19, 10:53 AM
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Aldi's Bike Stands on Sale

If anyone is looking for a reasonably priced work stand, Aldi's stores (at least those in the metro Atlanta area) have their work stands on sale starting today for $24.99. Seems very sturdy and has a nice stable base.
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Old 05-15-19, 11:37 AM
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Yh, saw them here in the UK as well, I thought about it but in the end decided I don't need one.
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Initially I was very skeptical that a stand that cheap would work well or be durable. That was three seasons ago. WRONG.

I have been very pleasantly surprised how excellent this stand has performed. I use it to service / maintain two heavier bikes and haven't had any problems. One of the better value bike-related purchases I've made. Have recommended it to several biking friends and all have been grateful for the heads-up.

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We finally got an Aldi's a couple years ago, and I love the place ! But, I'm pretty sure our little local store ain't gonna have any of these stands
But, I may be down there tomorrow, if they have them, at only $25, I'm gonna be real tempted !
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I have bought 2 over the last couple years. You can't beat it for the price. I use my Feedback Pro for serious work, but on normal maintenance these work great.
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Originally Posted by Brocephus View Post
We finally got an Aldi's a couple years ago, and I love the place ! But, I'm pretty sure our little local store ain't gonna have any of these stands
But, I may be down there tomorrow, if they have them, at only $25, I'm gonna be real tempted !
Thatís what I thought would be the case here in RI. But I checked and the did carry them. I already had a Park stand so didnít need/buy one. But I did see a nice floor pump there that I liked and picked it up for $10.00 U.S.

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Old 05-16-19, 08:05 AM
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Originally Posted by _ForceD_ View Post
Thatís what I thought would be the case here in RI. But I checked and the did carry them. I already had a Park stand so didnít need/buy one. But I did see a nice floor pump there that I liked and picked it up for $10.00 U.S.

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Cool, thanks ! I'm gonna be in town shortly, I'll swing by and take a look.. Might get lucky !
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Old 05-16-19, 01:13 PM
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Well, I ran by our Aldi's today, and went to the aisle I figured it would most likely be if they had it, and when I spotted the bicycle pumps (on sale for $12.95 !), I knew I was hot on the trail !!
Then lo & behold, I spot three bike stands, and on sale for $24.99 !!

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does anyone knows the height of the clamp when fully extended, ground to clamp in inches
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Old 05-16-19, 05:34 PM
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I got an Aldi stand I think two years ago, for $35. There were many reports of stands not selling, and people picking them up for a clearance price of like $10, so keep an eye out for that too. $25 is already a great value, but for $10, pick one up for a friend.
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Old 05-16-19, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by civic04 View Post
does anyone knows the height of the clamp when fully extended, ground to clamp in inches
I just went to check my owners manual, but I managed to lose it already, LOL!!
But, I believe it does extend up to about eye level, so more than enough for any realistic need.
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I picked one up yesterday. The legs are wide but the thing is strong and sturdy. box says max is 66lbs, I put my mt bike in it with all the bags and stuff attached. I guess its about 45 lbs all loaded and it was great. didn't slip or anything. I have an Elite race stand I keep in the bike workshop in the basement of my house but always wanted one in the garage for other stuff and washing chores. And this one I can put the kids bikes and wifes step through on as well as my road, cross and mt bike in for basic tasks. this is defiantly worth the $25 I paid. I am actually tempted to get a spare just to have. I am happy with mine so far.
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Old 05-16-19, 09:48 PM
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Seems like a decent stand for $25! One thing to note, clamping the bike into the stand by the seat post is always a better option than the top tube. I made a video a while back with some tips to get the most out of a bike stand, as well as what features to look for when purchasing a bike repair stand:

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Old 05-17-19, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by richart View Post
If anyone is looking for a reasonably priced work stand, Aldi's stores (at least those in the metro Atlanta area) have their work stands on sale starting today for $24.99. Seems very sturdy and has a nice stable base.
You can also try Lidl grocery stores. It looks to be the same stand with a different brand name. They only bring them in for a seasonal run but it is another source. I paid $30. or so and it has been a real find.
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Old 05-18-19, 02:50 AM
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Got one from a friend who bought several. It's much heavier and sturdier than I'd expected. She warned the handlebar stabilizer arm is a bit fragile but I'm not sure I'll even need it.
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Old 05-18-19, 08:06 AM
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I snagged the last one from our Aldi. they also had decent $10 saddle and top tube bags, which I also bought.

I already have a $100 Park stand, so that was more an impulse buy because it was a good deal. I like the quick release and the handlebar holder and tray included.

the downside compared to my Park stand:
- it can't be pushed against a wall due to the 5 legs (the Park one has 2 legs and can move all the way to the wall, where i store it). with my park stand i just slide it out from the wall and hang up my bike. This stand will require quite some space around, which i don't have in my garage.
- The turn-able clamp probably is more likely to slide or rotate on its own depending on weight distribution. I read some people put assembly past on the contact points.
- it probably will be less durable than the Park stand. But for a hobbyist it likely is fine

Overall I think it is worth like a $50 or $75 stand. So still a good deal. So if you don't have one yet and don't plan to become a professional bike repair person, this is a good deal.

I'm contemplating to return it, but will think about it more..... hard to justify owning 2 stands if you don't have a lot of space. But that is my personal problem, not a problem with the stand.
I'm contemplating returning it
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Just picked up the last one in the store yesterday. Have it assembled, put on the 30ish lb cruiser to work on it. Very impressed, especially when I only paid $25! I had figured worst case at least the clamp was worth it, but I am happy with the entire stand. Why oh why have I not had a decent stand instead of the hacked rigi had been using?
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Picked one up yesterday for the garage. It will be a lot easier than hauling the bikes to the basement or hauling the big stand to the garage.
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I put my light hybrid on the stand and attached it at the seat tube. but the clamp would rotate, no matter how tight I made it. My park stand holds even my fatbike that way with no problem or fear.

I have a large frame bag, so attaching to top tube isn't practical.

Since I'm on the verge to return it, I didn't want to put assembly paste on to increase friction. And I think a stand should function without modifications. My hybrid may weigh half or even less than the stand is rated for.
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These work great considering the price. They are not pro quality but they are completely functional for maintenance on normal bicycles. And hold up well too, decently sturdy. I have two of them from several years ago. Plus a pro-level stand, I use the two Aldi stands more often. They almost always have a bicycle up.
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Originally Posted by Le Mechanic View Post
Seems like a decent stand for $25! One thing to note, clamping the bike into the stand by the seat post is always a better option than the top tube. I made a video a while back with some tips to get the most out of a bike stand, as well as what features to look for when purchasing a bike repair stand:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=xRGvwuEusKQ

You need to get a better stand then. A stand with a grip clamp that would clamp the typical amount of seat post sticking out of many classic bicycles and many modern fit (compact frame) bicycles is too short to be used for the frame tubes and would be lacking in support. Clamps on the Aldi stand and my Pro stand are large enough they will not fit the seat post on my bicycles, especially those with Campy seat posts which have an oval or tapered section, and being large spread the working load over a sufficient area not to cause damage.

When clamping to the bicycle tubing, use a microfiber cloth between the bicycle and clamp to prevent damage to decals, make sure the clamp is positioned as close to a butted/junction area as possible where the tubing is thicker. The Aldi clamp and most stands I have seen with proper sized clamps for fixing to the tubing also have a relieved area for accommodating top tube routed external brake cables, so clearly they were intended for that purpose. I will say, clamping to the seat tube, where the seat post is within the tube, if you bend that, then you are doing something wrong and might want to stop doing that. A heavy section of tube, with a seat post inserted down in it, bend that, I do not think so. That would be my preferred clamping location.

It is completely acceptable to clamp to the tubing, you just have to apply some common sense. If one does not have common sense, all bets are off no matter where the bicycle is clamped.
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2 left in Hackensack NJ @ $24.99.
Can't beat it for the price.
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Originally Posted by HerrKaLeun View Post
the downside compared to my Park stand:
- it can't be pushed against a wall due to the 5 legs (the Park one has 2 legs and can move all the way to the wall, where i store it). with my park stand i just slide it out from the wall and hang up my bike. This stand will require quite some space around, which i don't have in my garage.
I fold mine up and it takes up about a 6"-square footprint. And when I open it, I don't open it all the way, just enough so it's not tipping. So maybe the feet take up a 3' diameter circle? It takes a few extra seconds to open and close after and before use, but I feel like when it's put away it's pretty compact.
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
I fold mine up and it takes up about a 6"-square footprint. And when I open it, I don't open it all the way, just enough so it's not tipping. So maybe the feet take up a 3' diameter circle? It takes a few extra seconds to open and close after and before use, but I feel like when it's put away it's pretty compact.
My stand has a fairly large tray with tools and supplies attached. So it wouldn't stand when folded up. Yes I noticed the Aldi stand can stand on its own on 10 square inches.

I ultimately returned mine since it isn't suitable to hold a bike level when on seat post. And I have my Park stand. I did like the quick release clamp and tool free adjustability my Park stand lacks.

Overall not bad for the money, but there are better options at higher cost.
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Originally Posted by mtb_addict View Post
the very wide legs are tripping hazard.

i like it at first, but after tripping a few times...i disliked it.
The leg angle is easily adjusted!
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