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Work Stand

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by HLaB, 27 Feb 2008.

  1. I've been meaning to get one for ages, this one is down quite a bit, is it any good?
     
  2. rickangus

    rickangus Über Member

    Location:
    west sussex
    It looks a bit more downmarket than others but you can really only tell when you see it in the flesh.

    I bought a workstand a few months ago after dithering for ages. I needn't have worried - a workstand is seriously useful if you tinker a lot. I can't remember the make of the one i bought - it was featured in C+ a while back and is regularly recommended in these sort of forums. Was about £80 delivered.

    But the price of this one is very tempting - particularly if you are a bit ambivalent about spending money on 'just' a workstand. Trouble is, if you find a workstand is a godsend you may find yourself regretting not having bought a better one. But then again, you could buy a decent one and then wish you hadn't spent all that money...

    Personally I'd get it - there's always a market on ebay if you decide to upgrade and I bet you wouldn't lose much.
     
  3. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Surely a workstand is just a workstand no? It just holds the bike up in the air. I wouldn't worry too much about upgrading to a carbon or titanium one particularly.
     
  4. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    I recently bought a Revolution stand from Edinburg Cycle Co-op. Its a great bit of kit for just under £70. It even happily supports my old winter hack which weighs in at over 30lb!
     
  5. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Is it made from lead?
     
  6. Danny

    Danny Legendary Member

    Location:
    York
    So did I and am similarly happy. If you wait until their next sale you may be able to get it for £60. I think they usually have one around May Day.
     
  7. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    Well, its an ancient Dawes Shadow, completely standard including steel rims. I reckon its made from scaffold tube, but what the heck, it works, it gives me a workout and no-one wants to nick it from outside the pub.
     
  8. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    AOL has banned wiggle so I don't know what you proposed, but I bought a Bike Pro one from CRC last week. Looks pretty good so far.
     
  9. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    certain stands are made for different types of bikes and how and where they are held, some are also Carbon friendly and won't crush a carbon tube when clamped in. Some really good pricy stands come with a magentic pot, and a set of precise scales to weigh your bike.

    If you've seen a top end one they look like a shipment crane.
     
  10. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    suggest you ban AOL then

    who on earth do think they are?
     
  11. PrettyboyTim

    PrettyboyTim New Member

    Location:
    Brighton
    Made from lead? Damn, I'd love it if my bike weighed a mere 30 lbs... :becool:
     
  12. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Decathlon do a good one - well two own make at £30 and some other at £45.

    PS AOL's servers are screwed at the moment !
     
  13. Bollo

    Bollo A Local Milk Person

    Location:
    Winch
    Another for the Edinbrugh Cycle Co-op Revolution stand. I got mine in one of their sales at £60. I've also seen it branded with other names, including Raleigh, but always at the £80 mark. I don't think its the same as the Wiggle job as the clamp on the Revolution stand looks more robust.

    The only downer to getting it from the cycle co-op was that delivery was a good deal less slick than wiggle's.

    Whatever you choose, fixing even the trivial stuff using a stand is way better than the alternatives, such as dangling yer bike from strings or getting your six year old daughter to hold it steady on the promise of a Bratz DVD.
     
  14. PrettyboyTim

    PrettyboyTim New Member

    Location:
    Brighton
  15. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    I have that one, very easy to use and easy to put up and down.