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Ideal Bike Stand and tools, budget £300

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by aserota, 21 Jun 2008.

  1. aserota

    aserota Well-Known Member

    Hi All,

    Im fed up of taking my bike into bike shops for tinkering and regular services and am pretty confident about doing the work myself.

    The bike is an ex world championship bike, full carbon trigon frame, forks seatpost, seat, handlebars etc. with dura ace brakes, and fsa pro carbon cranks with a durace ace chain.

    Im looking to get a good workstand and so far have been drawn to
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Park-Tools-PR...yZ109122QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    I would also like to get myself most/all of the tools i need for working on the bike. I already have a full tool kit (for general diy use) and also a chain tool.

    I currently have issues with the derailier, front brakes and chain falling off. Simple repairs, but a pain without a decent stand.


    Any advice?
     
  2. longers

    longers Veteran

    I've got one of these, good price, well made and hopefully the only one I'll ever need. The only quibble I can see with it is that the bike is not held vertically (a couple of degrees out), it's not a problem just a quibble.

    I've heard it said that it's worth getting a cheap alloy seatpost to use instead of your carbon one if you go for a stand that clamps onto that area. People don't recommend clamping onto carbon frames either, but you probably knew that already.
     
  3. aserota

    aserota Well-Known Member

    Some really interesting stands there,

    Im not concerned about price, as i use the bike everyday and will always be used (as i have got rid of the car).

    any other opinions