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Oh you've got a professional park stand do you?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by blackohio, May 25, 2012.

  1. blackohio

    blackohio Generous jaywalker

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    Had to run to the home depot for some gardening **** and decided to stop hanging the bike from pipes to work on it and get all hoodtree mechanic. The $11 bike stand.

    Plenty strong to hold the bike while wrenching, the downside is it's a bit one sided. Gotta drop the bike, turn it around and redo the seatpost to work on the other side, but saving $170 on a Park wall mount was well worth it.



    Some pipe insulation wrapped around the seatpost and slide down into the PVC and it's all good.


    Plus I can easily unscrew it from the wall and move it out of the way.
     

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  2. gonefirefightin

    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    I like my bikes solid when I work on them.
     
  3. blackohio

    blackohio Generous jaywalker

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    I've built 3 bikes, 2 DH and one AM and it's never been an issue. Considering i'm not a full time mechanic and currently only freelancing spending $200 on a park stand made no sense.
     
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    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    I use the pedros and always have it in the truck. I dont wrench full time anymore but it still is too awesome not to pack around for my needs. everything I do is on the go so I don't have a place to mount something to the wall.

     
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    your creativity is awesome. Park pcs-10 or 9 can be had for $130 to $99.99 shipped. both are great stands and are very portable.
     
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    Wheres the duct tape?
     
  7. tuumbaq

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    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=10228

    60$, works like a charm , bike is solid and I dont need to screw around with the seat post if I want to turn the bike around .:thumb:. . .I use it outside when hosing down the bikes and its almost as good as my "professionnal" park stand I use in my shop

    Plus I can easily unscrew it from the wall and move it out of the way too !
     
  8. Huck Banzai

    Huck Banzai Turbo Monkey

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    I have 2 stands, one for the car, one for the house; no garage or extra room.

    I love tools and cant imagine not having the best possible ones, and using them often!


    But then I drool over tools, like the 15mm bushing tool I just got (18$), the same way I would drool over some new 10spd Saint treats.
     
  9. MinorThreat

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    I did something similar but used a Pony clamp on the end. Made a non-marring set of jaws out of a scrap of Trex:







    I have an Ultimate (Feedback) Pro now but that setup got me by quite well for as long as I needed it.
     
  10. blackohio

    blackohio Generous jaywalker

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    That ones pretty good. When I get the garage/basement settled figured out i think i'll buy one of those for sure, for now this'll do.
     
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    How does that stand clamp

    And sick Ghost! Love those bikes!
     
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    I have an OLD circa 1996 Minoura stand I've kept all these years.
     
  13. SCARY

    SCARY Not long enough

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    I need more of these green square things^^
    I flip my bike upside down.
     
  14. legalize

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    As do I... I'd love one of those stands but it costs almost as much as my bike haha
     
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    And yes, I also have the new Park micro adjust clamp.
     
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    best one so far... :D,
     
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    Put this together from stuff that was laying around one day learning how to weld.
     
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    $5,000+ bike, 11$ work stand.

    With those priorities, maybe you should just take it to the shop....I'M JUST SAYIN.
     
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    bizutch Delicate CUSTOM flower

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    I have the busted up cheapo silver thing from Performance from about 10 years ago. It sits in the yard or on the porch 24/7. Use it to wash it and work on it. Would love to have a Feedback one.
     
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    Keep thinkning of this meme when I read the thread title
     
  21. blackohio

    blackohio Generous jaywalker

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    Thankfully freelance and prospects for returning to work are picking up. But thanks for the encouragement.
     
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    x2 pedros stand is always in the car
     
  23. insanitylevel9

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    i paid 50 bucks for my feedback sport stand, and i dont have to take my seat out to work. but hey if it works for you props.