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Bike Stand - This One Any Good?

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by pbar, 25 Apr 2008.

  1. pbar

    pbar New Member

    On the lookout for a bike stand, this is only £20, but is it any good do you reckon?
  2. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    North Somerset
    What is?
  3. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Ceci n'est pas un bike stand...
  4. pbar

    pbar New Member

  5. walker

    walker New Member

    Bromley, Kent
    its a display stand, but its ok for minor feckling
  6. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    I bought one for just under £30 last month that's much better than that and works fine, used it plenty already

    Suggest you lash out another tenner
  7. girofan

    girofan New Member

    OK if you don't want to do major work on your bikes, but if you like mechanicals and do your own servicing, best to save-up and buy a proper stand for about £100.
  8. I used a similar display stand at first and its ok was the basic stuff but not perfect. I recently upgraded to a better workstand but the old display stand still good for those little jobs and storing the bike.
  9. pbar

    pbar New Member

    On what though, do you have a link at all please?
  10. Plax

    Plax Veteran

    I have one of those. It's okay for fiddling with the gears and stuff. Managed to change the gear cables using it, wasn't too bad. Anything involving taking a wheel off or removing a cassette etc and you'll need a better workstand.
    I find it really useful for using as just an ordinary bike stand. Lot better than leaning it against the wall!
  11. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    Agree it will be handy for supporting the bike in a shed or garage but as a workstand it will be very limited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. ghitchen

    ghitchen Well-Known Member

    Gullane, Scotland
  13. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    After at lest an hour of searching my emails and the internet I can find no evidence that I ever bought a work stand, and the stand itself has no markings whatsoever and I've slung the packaging

    sorry, it was £29, it's opens to a triangle with a plastic cup for the bottom bracket and a sprung clamp that holds the downtube tight, couple of guides to lock the front wheel

    al academic if no-ones selling them now I agree
  14. pbar

    pbar New Member

    Thanks for your efforts Tynan. If you should remember, or come across it again, let us know.
  15. on the road

    on the road Über Member