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Old 04-30-20, 01:42 PM
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Vintage cycle stand

A neighbor gave me this while cleaning out his garage. It's pretty heavy and I'm not sure how it works but
it looks sturdier than my cheap stand. Anyone ever see or use one?
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Never seen one, but a quick search found this video:
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I have used one back in the early 1970's. Didn't work very well, bikes would often fall out and downtubes often were scratched by the clamp
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That is pretty cool! Curious to see how effective it is.
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Originally Posted by Bladeputr13 View Post
That is pretty cool! Curious to see how effective it is.
They are not very effective. More than once while using the one we had, I had a bike fall out of the stand onto my head while bending over picking up something off the floor
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There have been a number of different brands of repair stands made to this same concept of holding the bottom bracket. Review on these tend to be mixed. Blackburn had a version of this style of repair stand and it was not built as heavily as this ANJ.

There is also a reason that Park stands and the copies are so popular. Even when applying lots of force trying to remove some stuck part, the bike is never at risk of falling out of the stand and the stands stance is big enough to get some force into the part your trying to remove. On my Park stand, I will even stand on the stand's feet and hold the bike with one hand while using the wrench with the other hand.

I think that if you used a Park or similar repair stand, you may be disappointed with this style. If you never used a Park, then you are probably more aware that you cannot put lots of force onto the bike, like when trying to remove the pedals or taping handle bars. If you take the bike out of the stand to do the heavy stuff and just use the stand to do adjustments and cleaning, I think you could be happy.
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They are not very effective. More than once while using the one we had, I had a bike fall out of the stand onto my head while bending over picking up something off the floor
Maybe not! I never used one. The cost of getting wacked in the head is not worth it. Get a Park stand or one of the copies. Even the Aldi stand shouldn't surprise you.
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Maybe not! I never used one. The cost of getting wacked in the head is not worth it. Get a Park stand or one of the copies. Even the Aldi stand shouldn't surprise you.
I already have the Aldi stand but since this was free I thought why not. It will make a nice display stand for vintage bikes.
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Originally Posted by robertj298 View Post
I already have the Aldi stand but since this was free I thought why not. It will make a nice display stand for vintage bikes.
Shouldn't be rocket science, the guy in the video seems to have it figured out. The DT clamp should have at least a piece of hose like the BB cradle if not a contoured piece to protect the frame when secure.

These types of holding devices can need adjustment to hold well and may need a latch of some sort to keep from letting go when bumped or shifted, the design seems sound from here and I can guarantee I would have it working well if it were in my shop.

You may need to think outside the box a little.
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
Shouldn't be rocket science, the guy in the video seems to have it figured out. The DT clamp should have at least a piece of hose like the BB cradle if not a contoured piece to protect the frame when secure.

These types of holding devices can need adjustment to hold well and may need a latch of some sort to keep from letting go when bumped or shifted, the design seems sound from here and I can guarantee I would have it working well if it were in my shop.

You may need to think outside the box a little.
He has it to work with just a bare frame.
You could do all you want to it but without major modifications it won't hold a bicycle as well as my cheap Aldi's stand.
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