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Old 05-20-22, 06:32 AM
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Bike repair stand

I need a bike repair stand for cleaning and maintenance, with that said , I want it to be future proof so it should handle d shaped posts and carbon bikes as well ..

what do you recommend that is reasonably priced ?
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Here’s a good comparison article, the Park Tools stand is showing $249 at Amazon.

https://bestreviews.com/sports-fitne...-repair-stands
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Originally Posted by Awesomeguy View Post
I need a bike repair stand for cleaning and maintenance, with that said , I want it to be future proof so it should handle d shaped posts and carbon bikes as well ..

what do you recommend that is reasonably priced ?
Many would say that this stand isn’t reasonably priced but I would argue that it is the best value. You can buy a cheaper stand but it won’t work as well nor last as long…even in the Park line. The clamp is by far the best clamp around. It will handle a very wide range of tube sizes. The clamp force can easily be adjusted to prevent crushing the tube. And it is easier to operate single handed than the silly screw type clamps. I have that kind of clamp at home and far prefer it to the Park screw type clamps my local co-op has.

My stand isn’t the professional grade one but it is close. I paid a whole lot for it 30 years ago and have never regretted doing so.
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[QUOTE=cyccommute;22513344The clamp force can easily be adjusted to prevent crushing the tube. [/QUOTE]

I think that's true of most stands.

I've been seeing some good reviews on this one...

https://www.amazon.com/Bikehand-Mech...ef_=ast_sto_dp
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If you want it to be future proof, make sure it has a weight limit that is large enough to handle things like an e-bike. My wife's bike weight 65 lbs, neither of my two repair stands will hold that weight securely. The one cyccommute links to has a limit of 100 lbs.
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I have the Bike Hand repair stand from Amazon. It is well built and stable. A very good value for the price.
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Originally Posted by prj71 View Post
I think that's true of most stands.

I've been seeing some good reviews on this one...

https://www.amazon.com/Bikehand-Mech...ef_=ast_sto_dp
Depends on what you call “easily adjusted”. Holding the bike up while screwing in the clamp is a major pain. Being able to just swing the arm of the clamp closed is much easier.
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Here's the one I bought several years ago as I needed it to take up as little space as possible and still be good and sturdy. Have used it on my bikes including my carbon ones without any problem. Also I take with me on our motorhome trips.https://www.amazon.com/Feedback-Spor...ps%2C99&sr=8-7
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Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
Many would say that this stand isn’t reasonably priced but I would argue that it is the best value. You can buy a cheaper stand but it won’t work as well nor last as long…even in the Park line. The clamp is by far the best clamp around. It will handle a very wide range of tube sizes. The clamp force can easily be adjusted to prevent crushing the tube. And it is easier to operate single handed than the silly screw type clamps. I have that kind of clamp at home and far prefer it to the Park screw type clamps my local co-op has.

My stand isn’t the professional grade one but it is close. I paid a whole lot for it 30 years ago and have never regretted doing so.
For the win. If you are serious about working on your own bikes, listen to this man.
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Old 05-20-22, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by BJack312 View Post
I have the Bike Hand repair stand from Amazon. It is well built and stable. A very good value for the price.
I have this as well. Only used it a few times, but I like it.

If I could change one thing it would be the operation of the clamp. When I fasten to my seat post, if the jaws are open enough for the post to pass through, I need to crank them down slightly for the clamp to hold. Then when I loosen the clamp, I have to unscrew the handle a bit to widen the opening.

Not a deal breaker, and don’t see a need to pay more for a better clamp.

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I got the Performance-branded version of this Topeak workstand on sale a few years back. I paid less than they go for now, but it's a great workstand. Adjustable height, adjustable angle, stable, wide tripod base.
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Another vote for the Park PCS-10.2

Get it and forget it.
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I wanted future proof, This Bikehand is rated at 110lbs and docent break the bank,
Would it stand up to professional use every day, maybe not, but that's not my intent.

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If you want a truly future proof stand, you'll probably want one that does not clamp around a tube or a seat post. I use the Park PRS-22.2 Team Issue Repair Stand. Many pro teams use this as well. It clamps the front fork down with the bottom bracket sitting in a cradle. No clamping around tubes. Plus, you can swivle it around and adjust the height...and it's portable. Park does make a less expensive model that functions the same but can't recall the part number.

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Another plus one for Park Tool Stands. If you are already looking to the future don't buy the cheap stuff now get something of quality and the Park stands are good stands.

The Team stand as shown above is not a bad option for future proofing but honestly I am happy with my PRS 25 but the PCS 10.3 is a fine option or the PCS-4.2 is fine as well.
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I have fat-bikes, so the Park PCS-10.3 for me. Pricey but needed and worth it.

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aldi stand..30 bucks
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Originally Posted by msalvetti View Post
I have this as well. Only used it a few times, but I like it.

If I could change one thing it would be the operation of the clamp. When I fasten to my seat post, if the jaws are open enough for the post to pass through, I need to crank them down slightly for the clamp to hold. Then when I loosen the clamp, I have to unscrew the handle a bit to widen the opening.

Not a deal breaker, and don’t see a need to pay more for a better clamp.

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I have the same stand and the same comment.

I have a 25 year old Park Tool stand that has a better clamp, but everything else about the park tool is worse. The bike hand stand is higher, yet is more stable, and is way more adjustable than the park. I wish the clamp was better, though.
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I have the same stand and the same comment.

I have a 25 year old Park Tool stand that has a better clamp, but everything else about the park tool is worse. The bike hand stand is higher, yet is more stable, and is way more adjustable than the park. I wish the clamp was better, though.
My stand is a pre96 PRS-6 which, I’ll admit was too low when I bought it. But I had someone weld a couple of feet to the stand about 20 years ago and I’ve been pleased with it since. Here it is holding my tandem.


My daughter has an old folding PRS-6 that I modified with a Park repair stand extension. That fixed the height problem with that stand. The extension isn’t that expensive either. It was easier to modify because of the bolt on head



I had yet another Park stand with the same weld on head that my stand has that I was going to try to modify but my daughter gave it away (I told her she could) before I had a chance to work on it. I think it would have been easy to cut off the clamp head and use the extension tube and either bolt or clamp the head to the tube. The guy I had weld the extension onto my work stand offered to do an adjustable height but I opted not to do that…stupid me
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I have a feedback sports bike stand. Treats me. No complains. Definitely recommend spending good money on a bike stand. You don't want it collapsing as you're working on your bike.
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Originally Posted by drlogik View Post
If you want a truly future proof stand, you'll probably want one that does not clamp around a tube or a seat post. I use the Park PRS-22.2 Team Issue Repair Stand. Many pro teams use this as well. It clamps the front fork down with the bottom bracket sitting in a cradle. No clamping around tubes. Plus, you can swivle it around and adjust the height...and it's portable. Park does make a less expensive model that functions the same but can't recall the part number.

What if the fork is not on the bike? And how does it deal with a plethora of front fork axle/dropout standards? Or widely varying BB widths?

Edit: never-mind, I see it adapts to different standards and also works with a rear dropout.

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Originally Posted by drlogik View Post
If you want a truly future proof stand, you'll probably want one that does not clamp around a tube or a seat post. I use the Park PRS-22.2 Team Issue Repair Stand. Many pro teams use this as well. It clamps the front fork down with the bottom bracket sitting in a cradle. No clamping around tubes. Plus, you can swivle it around and adjust the height...and it's portable. Park does make a less expensive model that functions the same but can't recall the part number.
I have the PRS-22.2 and I also have the PRS-25. The PRS-22.2 is great, but I personally use the PRS-25 much more often because it's just easier to clamp the seat post and start working on my bike.
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I have the aldi stand, which looks very similar to the $66 Amazon stand at less than half the price. It's OK for basic stuff. I don't know if it will stand up when a lot of force is necessary, as, for example, when one wants to remove the fixed cup of the BB. I'd take that work to an LBS, so the stand is OK for my use. If you want to do work that takes force, I'd go with the something a lot closer to stands made for commercial use. As someone said, you don't want the stand to collapse on you.
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A good, quality stand will last for decades of use, and one that’s well designed and easy to use will make those years a pleasure and save you a lot of headaches. I had no problem paying ~$300 for my latest stand, a Park PCS 10.3 because I knew it was exactly what I needed— easy setup, versatile, good ergonomic design— and that the brand, known for their durability, will most likely continue to supply repair bits, if they’re needed, for many years down the road.

I hang my rack on the wall in the garage, so all I need to do is one motion to fold out the legs, and it’s ready to go. In particular, I like that I can hang a bike by the seat on the clamp mech for quick jobs, but the fine tuning of the clamp jaws allows me to quickly and easily clamp frame tubes or seatposts as I prefer. I’m 6’1”, and the PCS 10.3 can put the bike up high enough that I can work comfortably, without straining my back.

I like that it has a tool tray, and I added a second, larger one as well, and those are really convenient, but I also got a Park handlebar holder when I bought the stand, and never having had one before, am tempted to say that a bar holder is probably the best accessory you can add to any stand.

I posted a thread here about it not too long ago: https://www.bikeforums.net/general-c...cs-10-3-a.html

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Park Tools are great, although pricey, so a good alternative might be Bikehand, which is considerably cheaper.
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