Park Tool PCS-1 Consumer Workstand Tools

PCS-1 Consumer Workstand

Park Consumer Workstand (PCS-1)

User Reviews (38)

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Larry   Racer [Apr 08, 2006]
Strength:

inexpensive, sturdy, easy to store

Weakness:

hard to lock rotating collar
legs collapse too easily

It's too bad this is one of the last tools cyclists usually buy. IMO, it should be the 1st. Clamps nearly anything easily, folds easily, so you can store it in a corner. Personally, I haven't missed the height adjustment. Two improvements I would make:
1. Although while on the stand, it's easy to rotate the bike 360 degrees, it's hard to lock it securely in any given position. I'd put indents in the collar that allows the stand to rotate, thereby making it easier to lock firmly.
2. The legs fold together to allow for storage. Unfortunately, they fold too easily. If you try to move the stand with the bike on it to a location a few feet left or right, the legs will fold together. A nuisance.

Similar Products Used: N/A
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Dave T   Weekend Warrior [Dec 05, 2001]
Strength:

Strong, sturdy, clamps good

Weakness:

none found yet

Awesome stand for the money. Top quality, sure makes maintenance easier.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
FRANK-PURGER   Cross Country Rider [Jan 27, 2002]
Strength:

PRICE,U.S.A.MADE,(NONE OF MY TOOLS IS MADE IN CHINA OR TAIWAN.MY TOOLS ARE MY LIFE INVESTMENT,I BUY ONLY PARK TOOLS,HAZET(MADE IN GERMANY),PROTO.

Weakness:

NONE(FOR THIS PRICE)

IF YOU WANT TO WORK ON YOUR BIKE,THIS IS A FIRST TOOL YOU NEED.STAND EASIEMAKES MAINTENANCE R. MOUNTAIN EQUIPMENT CO-OP IN VANCOUVER IS THE BEST STORE,TOO BAD THEY DO NOT CARRY MORE STUFF(like bike parts).

Similar Products Used: NONE
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Bobo   [Jan 17, 2002]
Strength:

-resonable price (especially since Santa gave it to me)
-durable

Weakness:

not particularly portable
not height-adjustable

This is one of those great product that makes you wonder how you ever managed without it! It works perfectly!

It was a snap to set-up and adjust, and provides lots of grip without wrecking the bike's finish. The jaws rotate and lock easily to allow easy access to different parts of the bike.

The stand fits nicely into a corner when the legs are folded in. I would recommend the optional work tray - terrific for holding tools and small parts.

Similar Products Used: -bungy cord strung over a tree or a rafter
-girlfriend
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Tim   Cross Country Rider [Nov 09, 2001]
Strength:

Park's name and reputation. sturdy, clamp is quick and easy to use with pre-set sizing for most frame and seatpost sizing.

Weakness:

Can't seem to tighten enough to keep bike 100% locked in place.

Worth the $$$. Beats leaning your bike up against a wall to try to tune it. If you have a good stand, you'll be more willing to work on your bike more often to repair it and keep it properly tuned up, that justifys the money you'll save by not having to pay someone to fix it for you.

Similar Products Used: Blackburn
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Paul   Weekend Warrior [Feb 26, 2003]
Strength:

Grips well, strong,

Weakness:

Stability without a bike clamped in it, adjustability

If you want to service your own bike, you need a stand. This one is a great stand for the price. Unfortunately, the only adjustments you can make to this stand is the rotation angle of your bike. I own 5 different bikes, and have built up my last 2 from frames and I couldn't have done it without a stand. Even if you aren't into building bikes, you need a stand to adjust your drivetrain. It is so much easier to turn the cranks when the bike is in the air and not being held by your buddy/girlfriend/boyfriend/child. Doing brake work is a snap with the bike in a stand. Once you get a stand, you will wonder what you did without one. I recomend that you get the optional tool tray, great for holding your most used tools. 5 Flamin' Chilis for value, 4 overall because of the lack of adjustability.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
John   Racer [May 17, 2000]
Strength:

Works great, can rotate the bike to any position. Holds the frame by seat tube, top tube or any other way you can think of.

Weakness:

Very difficult and frustrating to set up initially

Great product makes all aspects of caring for the bike much easier. Rock solid!

Similar Products Used: none
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Nelson Ho   cross-country rider [Jun 03, 1996]



Definitely one of the best investments I bought for bike maintenance. The Park Consumer Workstand has legs that fold together and makes the whole thing only a few inches wide...easy storage. Folding and unfolding takes about 2 seconds! It comes with an adjustable quick release clamp which has plastic padding. The clamp rotates 360-degrees for easy access to all areas of the bike. I bought mine for $120 and I used it almost daily.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Ryan Noks   Weekend Warrior [Dec 07, 2000]
Strength:

Good price, does it's job

Weakness:

Not toall enough... but that's because they want youto spend more money on the more expensive (and taller) stands.

THis is a must for anyone who ever works on their bike. I've owned the older PCS-1 (the one without the plastic elbow and clamp system) and they both work well. Now, it's no PRS-2OS, but who want to spend that mcuh money?

It's worth the money if you work on your bike, otherwise, it's just a pretty display stand

Similar Products Used: Deluxe Double Arm Repair Stand (PRS-2OS)
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
ChippingCaliber   Weekend Warrior [Oct 11, 2000]
Strength:

It's biggest strenght would be that just about every rider wants one of these! To tune-up your bike or just washing it down after a ride this Park stand delivers.

Weakness:

None

I paid $200 Cdn for this stand. We'll worth the money, considering its the bike industry.

Similar Products Used: A wall!?!
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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