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My husband is the one who usually fixes our bikes, I do what I can but he really loves to do it.
I have had my fare share of crashes and that means he spends a great deal of time working on my bike. We dont have a bike stand (the trainer can only be used so much for that kind of thing) and he gets so frustrated while fixing the bikes when they are on the ground. As a thanks I want to get him one. Does anyone here have any suggestions on bike stands they have or have used?

Thanks for the help:)
 

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my hubby got me the Park Ultimate for Xmas. It's great: a little heavy but that makes it really stable. I know he thinks it was a strange thing to ask for, but I sure do like it,even for just simple things like chain oiling. I got a "salsa" apron to go with. :thumbsup:
 

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Ultimate brand

The Ultimate stand is aptly named - consumer version has a slow clamp, but the top end with the slide-lock clamp....... there is no upgrade. The tripod base is great on either, folds up neatly (and is adjustable in how far out), easy to change height/ spin around horizontal or vertical. Does take a little tuning to get all these clamps at the right tension for best performance, but its a one-time thing.

Go to the head of the line and never have to buy a stand again. Unless you need two.......:thumbsup:
 

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We have the Performance one, Spin Doctor. It's good, and collapses, folds down to store or transport. Chucksbikes.com has one for $65 that looks pretty much the same, don't know if it's good though.
 

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Ultimate Consumer BRS-70...

Great 'bang for the buck!'. Aluminum (no rusting, use it as a wash stand), foldable, no 'extra' poles needed to extend it up, tripod legs, yada yada yada....:D

$94 at ...> http://www.blueskycycling.com/product1342_16_-Ultimate-BRS-70B-Consumer-Repair-Stand.htm

If you are richer than me get the 'Pro' version with the click clamps, very sweet!!!

BRS70 Retails for $150. get one, you won't regret it........-check s/h charges to your area.......have Jenson pricematch if you are more comfortable shopping with them.
 

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swheelie said:
My husband is the one who usually fixes our bikes, I do what I can but he really loves to do it.
I have had my fare share of crashes and that means he spends a great deal of time working on my bike. We dont have a bike stand (the trainer can only be used so much for that kind of thing) and he gets so frustrated while fixing the bikes when they are on the ground. As a thanks I want to get him one. Does anyone here have any suggestions on bike stands they have or have used?

Thanks for the help:)
really like my ultimate pro stand. very stable, good clamp (not as nice a design as the park stand clamp but i like the other features of the ultimate better).

one day i'll have a spare $400 for a real shop stand (the kind you can bolt to the floor and and hang 150 lbs from, but until then i highly recommend the ultimate.

rt
 

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You know what stinks?

We have a great bike stand. But in the past year, my husband and I... and half the people we know... have upgraded to gravity dropper seatposts. Which we all LOVE, but they don't fit in the bike stand seatpost clamp.

So we've been balancing bikes by the saddle on the bike stand... but basically we turned the bike stand into an expensive garage decoration.
 

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connie said:
You know what stinks?

We have a great bike stand. But in the past year, my husband and I... and half the people we know... have upgraded to gravity dropper seatposts. Which we all LOVE, but they don't fit in the bike stand seatpost clamp.

So we've been balancing bikes by the saddle on the bike stand... but basically we turned the bike stand into an expensive garage decoration.
Is there any way you could adapt one of these to clamp onto the repair stand?

https://www.swagmanbikeracks.com/64860.html

My bike rack uses these and I'd imagine you could probably find a way to clamp or bolt it to your stand. Not quite as convenient as a seat post clamp, but it'll work on the frame top tube.
 

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tlg said:
Is there any way you could adapt one of these to clamp onto the repair stand?

https://www.swagmanbikeracks.com/64860.html

My bike rack uses these and I'd imagine you could probably find a way to clamp or bolt it to your stand. Not quite as convenient as a seat post clamp, but it'll work on the frame top tube.
I don't think any of our bikes have enough top tube space - the shock mounts and shock are in the way. (El Cuervo & AS-X's)
 

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I have the Ultimate consumer stand (BRS-70) too. If I'd had the money I would have got the Pro version with the nifty clamp, but as it is, I really like my stand. The base is very stable, and the tubing for the clamp arm thingy is square so you can balance hex wrenches on it ;)

- Jen.
 

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Ultimate Consumer BRS-70...

Great 'bang for the buck!'. Aluminum (no rusting, use it as a wash stand), foldable, no 'extra' poles needed to extend it up, tripod legs, yada yada yada....:D

$94 at ...> http://www.blueskycycling.com/product1342_16_-Ultimate-BRS-70B-Consumer-Repair-Stand.htm
Thanks for the link!!! Went to REI, saw that model and liked it, and almost bought it. The sales guy dropped it when he was bringing out the last one (and was a jerk about it when I pointed out where it got dinged, so I didn't get it. Now I am very grateful he dropped it - REI wanted $179 for it! :eekster: :skep:

Best price I found before your post was Campmor for $129, but even with a lot more shipping Bluesky is cheaper...thanks again. :thumbsup:
 

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Have Jensonusa.com price match bluesky and you'll save about $15 on shipping. Or if your are a performance team member have performance price match (not sure what their extra shipping costs will be though).

Also a good website to use to find low prices on items is froogle.com (although I noticed it didn't find bluesky's price on this item).
 

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swheelie said:
Thanks for the link!!! Went to REI, saw that model and liked it, and almost bought it. The sales guy dropped it when he was bringing out the last one (and was a jerk about it when I pointed out where it got dinged, so I didn't get it. Now I am very grateful he dropped it - REI wanted $179 for it! :eekster: :skep:

Best price I found before your post was Campmor for $129, but even with a lot more shipping Bluesky is cheaper...thanks again. :thumbsup:
Sometimes things work out for the best :D REI is a cool store but I find them to be way overpriced for many things like bike stuff and clothing of all kinds. Do what Phil says and have Jenson pricematch bluesky, you'll save even more :thumbsup:
 

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Have Jensonusa.com price match bluesky and you'll save about $15 on shipping.
Even better! Blue sky is actually out of stock and they couldn't give me an ETA, so I cancelled the order and got it at Jenson. And saved $10 more. I love this forum. :cool:
 
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