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    Good Evening! Looking To Buy A Bike Repair Stand, Any Suggestions? I’ve decided I want to put together my own bikes from now on and tune them up myself also.I don’t want to spend that much, but I want something good enough that I will never have to buy one again also? I will probably buy online, so if you guys got some suggestions then holla at your boy. Thank you

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      There are 2 general types:
      1. Ones that hold the bike by the bottom bracket. Simple, elegant, functional, and cost effective. Nothing flashy here, just a workhorse. There is one fatal flaw. You can’t turn the bike upside down. Now this might not be too much of an issue for some, but if you’re cleaning a muddy mountain bike, flipping it just makes cleaning a whole lot easier. See 1st link

      2. The Park clamp type. These essentially wrap to clam-shells around one of the tubes of the bike. You can adjust the angle of the clamp so you can grip a seatpost or a top tube. You can even rotate the bike 360 degrees and clean and access the whole of the bike.

      Park is the choice of professionals. You’ll see them in at least 9 out of 10 shops. They just work well. The clamp is the industry standard. And they make home versions too.

      I’ve included a link to a Nashbar stand which is a less expensive knock off of the Park home units. I have the predecessor to this unit. The clamp is effective but klutzy by comparison. If you can put up with the quirks, this is the minimum that I’d own. If you like tools the to always work smoothly, save some extra cash and buy the Park. Wish I had.

      While most clamps have vinyl pads, many people wrap the tube with a shop rag as well.

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    Repair Stand? I using 3 bikes and I do like in future to maintain and servicing my bicycles myself . I do like to buy bicycle repair stand , it will make my life little bit eazy . I am not bicycle mechanic but I can handle some repairs and mainteinance on it , so my question is what brand you recomend to me and what to look for . Thanks for help . Experienced cyclists answers please .

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      If you have room at home for a permanent shop stand, get one of the professional models from park that can bolt to a bench or the floor.

      For portable stands, I really like the Ultimate brand more than the rest. I got the Ultimate Pro Elite with the ratcheting clamp and have been very happy with it. I’ve used lots of others from Park, Pedros, Minoura, and Performance Bike….they all work, and none of them are really rock solid. The Ultimate is the nicest of what I’ve used so far, and yes, it will make your life a little easier! Saves the knees, too! :o)

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    Should I Buy A Bike Repair Stand? Suggestions For Quality Affordable Stand? I want something affordable not something that I need to spend 100 bucks on. I’d think that it wouldn’t be too difficult to find something I can use for my bikes.

    I have a Giant Escape 1.

    Thanks
    Yea, I’ve heard of Amazon you pathetic old jackoff, I’m looking for people here who have used the stands and could recommend them.

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      I bought the Park PC-10 about 2 years ago for $120. Great stand and very sold but they are $175 now. I would look for a used one. If you have a place to mount a wall mounted one you can save money. You can even use a bike rack if you have one. For simple gear tuning you can even use a trainer.

      Go to Amazon and read the reviews.

      http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_15/186-9493371-4302432?url=search-alias%3Dsporting&field-keywords=bicycle+repair+stands&sprefix=bicycle+repair+%2Csporting%2C472

      Second option make one.

      http://www.google.com/webhp?source=search_app#sclient=psy-ab&q=instructables+bike+repair+stand&oq=instructiables+bike+stand&gs_l=hp.1.2.0i13j0i13i30j0i8i13i30l2.1475.11689.0.14772.25.24.0.1.1.0.227.3050.4j18j2.24.0….0…1c.1.21.psy-ab.zNRLPxkOzO4&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.49478099%2Cd.aWc%2Cpv.xjs.s.en_US.c75bKy5EQ0A.O&fp=8fe57ba21733ba41&biw=800&bih=485

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    • Kev
    • February 13, 2014
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    What Is The Easiest Motorcycle To Maintain/ Repair? I want to learn how to maintain/repair a motorcycle, but I currently know nothing about that and have never had a motorcycle before. **I want a sports bike**

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      Sports bikes are probably the hardest to maintain and repair.

      It stands to reason that the simplest bikes to maintain are the simplest. That would mean small single-cylinder machines like moped, scooters, etc.

      Modern bikes, especially Japanese bikes, have gotten more and more complex over the years, and a large part of the reason for this is that they are so reliable that the complexity isn’t a problem. So long as you keep up with oil changes, valve adjustments, etc., a modern Japanese bike (especially water-cooled) will last a long long time without the need for much work.

      One of my bikes an ST1100, and it has to be one of the most complicated bikes ever made. You take off the plastic covers and it looks as complicated as a modern car under the hood. But the bike has 65k miles on it now and it’s never needed anything but a new battery and a radiator cap. We even checked the valves, that was about a 1-hr operation, but it didn’t need adjustment.

      A sport bike would be the same, unless you’re abusing it. The problem is that these bikes are made for abuse. The real sportbikes–GSX-R, CBR, R1/R6–are almost like racing bikes for the street. They have a narrow powerband, up towards the redline, so if you ride it hard you’re revving it up all the time and it’s going to wear faster. The bike will last a long time if you ride like a ‘grownup’, but that’s not how these bikes were meant to be used. You can totally thrash a bike like this in 20-30k miles, but reasonably ridden it should last 100k miles no problem.

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    • 4Rd
    • February 14, 2014
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    Could You Recommend Me An Economical Good Quality Bike Stand? For home bike repair and for every day bike storage, I prefer anything under $50…. So far I have only used my living room “wall’ for my Bike. But when I was fixing my flat tire, I thought it would be much better if I had a bike stand…. looked on Amazon, found a really nice one, but it cost $99 up. I can not afford it.

    http://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/park-tool-pcs-9-home-mechanic-repair-stand?utm_campaign=products&utm_source=google&utm_medium=base

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    • Dan
    • February 16, 2014
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    Plans For Home Made Bike Stand?

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      I have no clue how to pass on actual print plans here. Here is a description.

      Basically if you are looking for a parking spot stand for bikes make 2 — A — frames for ends and a cross bar as long as necessary for the number of bikes to fit. Make this out of galvanized pipe and high enough to hang the bikes by the nose of the saddle. Very easy and easy to use.

      If you are looking for a bike stand for repairs, I suggest you purchase one made for the task.

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    Should I Buy My Own Bicycle Repair Stand? I run my own small repair shop out of my garage for bicycles i get some bikes here and there but its a real pain in the ass to set gears “rear” deraiulers espically when you cant spin the crank and shift thru your gears i can buy a cheap stand for 40- 60 bucks so should i get one for my small shop?
    i dont true wheels i leave that to bike shops but yes i can true a wheel by gapping it between the brakes its a crud method but it gets you in the ballpark generally but mot bikes i see hav double walled rims anyways so thre never out of true mostly but im not saying you cant untrue a double walled rim cause you can and ive done it and i retrued it myself im not a proffesional by any means im just a guy trying to use my skills to earn money ._. and trust me besides a 3 piece crank puller a rim truing stand and a mechanics stand i basically have any tool you could ever need to work on a bicycle there simple! not much to them at all exsept when your respoking a rim or rebuilding a hub or replacing a cog that is the more advanced stuff dosent mean im not gunna buy the tools and learn ^_^ you can have all the fancy tools you want but until you rip into a bike take it apart and put it back toghter you dont learn anything

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      The stuff you call advanced is VERY basic… repairs 101.

      If you don’t have a bike stand you don’t repair bikes in any meaningful capacity, so NO, don’t buy a stand. If you choose to buy a stand you’ll be VERY disappointed unless you get a good one. Consumer versions cost about $150 OR MORE while shop grade stands easily cost $400 OR MORE.

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    • Lucy
    • February 21, 2014
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    What Kind Of Bike/bicycle Would Suit A Person With These Needs? I’m thinking of getting a bike in order to do some moderate exercise every day, but I’m not sure what model to look for – I don’t know what’s ideal for my needs.

    I’m a 5’7″ female. I’m not sure of leg measurements though, all I can say is that my legs are on the longish side for my height.

    I will be using the bike every day, cycling a few miles at least, purely to increase my own fitness level. I don’t intend to become a pro racer or to go off road. ?

    The bike will be used primarily on the miles of very new cycle path which have been laid in my town.

    I know from my previous cycling experience that I’m really uncomfortable on those thin framed racing type bikes, I prefer a sturdier frame.

    Also, although I’m only 22, I have a bad shoulder (the result of an old whiplash injury) so I’d need a bike that wouldn’t stress that too much.

    Thanks for your advice!

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      Either a hybrid or a hard tailed mountain bike (fitted with smoother tires) would work for your scenario as far as your shoulder is concerned be sure that the handle bars can be positioned where it is comfortable. the best way to know if a bike fits you is to straddle it and stand flat foot on the ground. where the top tube attaches to the handle bars should be about 2 inches below your inseam. If you sit upright then position the handle bars so you are not over reaching for them. if you lean over then allow your arms to be bent at the elbow comfortably. the seat should high enough to where your leg is nearly straight when the ball of your foot is on the pedal.
      A bike shop can help you find the right bike and the right fit, but remember you may find similar bikes in department stores and some do carry repair warranties on their bikes or the company themselves will carry a warranty on the manufacture of the bike. you WILL pay more at a bike shop guaranteed.
      Good Luck!

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