Best biking buy ever

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Abitrary, 26 Sep 2007.

  1. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    A workstand, for bike repairs. Can't imagine how I did it before.

    I've even started fine-tuning my mudguards.

    Don't be without.
  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    I want one - blooming 20 years biking, and still don't have one, despite having all the tools.....
  3. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Can I borrow it?
  4. OP

    Abitrary New Member

    It's like some sort of unholy sculpture, crucifying my bike whilst I spear it with allen keys
  5. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    A box of mostly new cycling bits at a car boot sale.

    ( Told this one before on C+ )

    1 pair of unmarked Sora shifters
    1 set of brand new Cateye Twin Halogen lamps, cable, had a damaged switch, no battery or charger tho.
    1 near new Cateye rear LED light
    1 new set V brake blocks
    1 pair used dropbars
    Various cheap LED lights
    Various new innertubes
    1 pair lightly used Shimano M520 pedals
    About 5 screw on freewheels...all new
    1 pair of moderate quality lights, lightly used.
    Loads of other odd and sods.

    All thrown in a box....

    'How much do you want for the Sora Shifters please mate' i arxsed :smile:

    'oh, i dunno, 50p each item' he said xx(

    'Errrrrrrrr........will you take a tenner for the lot'

    'No problem' said the dimwit :smile::biggrin::biggrin:

    :sad::thumbsup::eek::thumbsup: I larffed all buy i ever had at a car boot
  6. OP

    Abitrary New Member

    Do you have a workstand though?
  7. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    You had to spoil it, didnt you xx(:biggrin::biggrin:
  8. OP

    Abitrary New Member

    Sorry dude, this is a workstand thread...
  9. OP

    Abitrary New Member

    Hey... but it's Aldi day tommorrow!!!
  10. Panter

    Panter Just call me Chris...

    But they don't do workstands...........:sad:

  11. OP

    Abitrary New Member

    ...sorry, just been spinning my wheels, and feeling the friction underneath in the palm of my hand

    With my workstand

    (panter, that avatar is extremely distracting)
  12. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    I really wish I went to the car boot sale where these people have Leica rangefinders for 50p, and amazing bike components for tuppence.

    And I wish that when I did, I arrived before gbb xx(
  13. OP

    Abitrary New Member

    Ode to a workstand
    With my hands so oiled and grubby
    I toiled on through the night
    On my steed held aloft and ready
    On a metal tree ready for the fight

    The brake pads teased my fingers
    My forearms and my brain
    The occasionaly slip would sting me
    But cause no significant pain

    The clock arms tick so swiftly
    Already eleven twenty-nine
    A metal angel of the night delivered from wiggle
    For eighty nine pounds, ninety-nine
  14. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

  15. GrahamG

    GrahamG Veteran

    I'm not all that fussed about a workstand but maintain that the best buy ever for me was a track pump.
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