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Old 04-19-2017, 08:51 PM   #7326
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^ that looks like a great purchase for an everyday rider whos not going to be tearing their bike apart for major overhaul. Accomplishes what you need for general maintenance and is very small.

If you want more of a real stand, amazon has a basic one for about $110cad which has good reviews.

I always end up stealing my buddies. Its $400+ and is really nice to use but I you wouldn't catch me buying it...
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Old 04-20-2017, 07:18 AM   #7327
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ghetto but is it sturdy? i was gonna buy a work stand but really all i do is adjust the front and rear mechs and wash the bike.
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:05 PM   #7328
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I haven't used it in awhile, I'll get at it sometime this week and give a better review.
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I'd personally buy this one from CL if you can grab it

https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/spo/6095958046.html

I know it costs more than the other one you're looking at but your back will thank you for having the bike higher on one of these repair stands. It's made general work and bike washing a lot less annoying for me.
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ghetto but is it sturdy? i was gonna buy a work stand but really all i do is adjust the front and rear mechs and wash the bike.
I have one of these stands. It's okay if you're just doing adjustments.
Nowadays, I have another stand that holds your bike up from the bottom bracket and downtube. Pros are you don't have to bend over.
I've also owned the Park Stand in the CL ad, but just found it to take up too much space, even though you can fold the legs together. Since I have a limited work area, ended up selling it. Another option is if you already have a sturdy post in your work space, you can buy a Park Tool clamp head that secures to the post.

Or you can get a Topeak or Feedback Sports tripod-type stand, these also fold away for storage/portability. I believe bcrdukes has a Feedback Sports one. MEC was selling them.

Here, bike stands for every budget. http://www.bicycling.com/repair/main...budget/slide/6

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Old 04-20-2017, 03:32 PM   #7331
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Park Tool Home Mechanic Repair Stand PCS10 | Chain Reaction Cycles

if you can splurge, get this one. I love it. with a discount code, you can take another $10 off
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I have one of these stands. It's okay if you're just doing adjustments.
Nowadays, I have another stand that holds your bike up from the bottom bracket and downtube. Pros are you don't have to bend over.
I've also owned the Park Stand in the CL ad, but just found it to take up too much space, even though you can fold the legs together. Since I have a limited work area, ended up selling it. Another option is if you already have a sturdy post in your work space, you can buy a Park Tool clamp head that secures to the post.

Or you can get a Topeak or Feedback Sports tripod-type stand, these also fold away for storage/portability. I believe bcrdukes has a Feedback Sports one. MEC was selling them.

Here, bike stands for every budget. The Best Bike Stands for Every Budget : Nashbar 360 Repair Stand | Bicycling
+1 for the Feedback sports stand from MEC. Works great and folds up nicely for storage.
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Old 04-20-2017, 06:31 PM   #7333
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Feedback sports stand okay for carbon road bike with carbon seat post?
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^Yeah, I use it on my Cervelo's seat post (carbon) and it's fine, but I wrapped the clamp in an old tube that I cut in half and tied off so the clamp itself doesn't touch the carbon. I'd imagine it would scratch if I didn't do that.
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I have the same and do the same thing - a small cloth to just make sure the post doesn't scratch. No issues at all.

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^Yeah, I use it on my Cervelo's seat post (carbon) and it's fine, but I wrapped the clamp in an old tube that I cut in half and tied off so the clamp itself doesn't touch the carbon. I'd imagine it would scratch if I didn't do that.
Do you guys think these stands would be alright to clamp an integrated carbon seat post? I've been using a ghetto stand for years and was wondering if I should pull the trigger on one of these.
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I think it'll work fine but I would take similar precautions (e.g. Wrap the clamp in a cloth or spare tube) to prevent any scratches.

If you're looking to avoid any contact with your frame, Park Tools makes a stand that is secured by the front fork and rear wheel, like a Yakima or Thule car mount. This work stand is awesome because it swivels very well and is very secure but it is pricey.
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Hi everyone,

My fiancee's sister's bike got stolen today from an underground parking lot downtown (Dunsmuir and Pender). It's a 2012 Caad 10 Women's 5 with 105 groupset in brushed aluminum with baby blue accents. Size 48. It was not registered with Project 529. It does not have the aero bars in the picture.



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Hi everyone,

My fiancee's sister's bike got stolen today from an underground parking lot downtown (Dunsmuir and Pender). It's a 2012 Caad 10 Women's 5 with 105 groupset in brushed aluminum with baby blue accents. Size 48. It was not registered with Project 529. It does not have the aero bars in the picture.



Please contact me if you see it! 604-813-8159. Thanks
Aw man, I know that feel. But when they take it they strip and part it. If I see it in the dt area, I'll be sure to call. Had my langster stripped almost bare to the frame
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Speaking of bike theft...now Garage 529 could be over soon due to lack of funds. That would be a shame, especially in Vancouver where bikes get stolen daily. I know it costs like $13 or so, in some of the bike stores to pay for the Garage 529 decals, but that's not enough funding.

Lack of revenue could sink anti-theft bicycle app used in B.C. - British Columbia - CBC News

To the same point, I have a bike that was registered with BikeSheperd.org and that went belly-up back in 2013.
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Speaking of bike theft...now Garage 529 could be over soon due to lack of funds. That would be a shame, especially in Vancouver where bikes get stolen daily. I know it costs like $13 or so, in some of the bike stores to pay for the Garage 529 decals, but that's not enough funding.

Lack of revenue could sink anti-theft bicycle app used in B.C. - British Columbia - CBC News

To the same point, I have a bike that was registered with BikeSheperd.org and that went belly-up back in 2013.
How about Strava or MapMyRide pony up and do a public service for riders by either buying Garage 529 or funding them?
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