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Old 05-31-2012, 03:37 PM   #24001
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Unfortunately I am still putting more miles on the gas-burner than on the fat burner.
For May I manage 103 miles on the bike once I got the OK from the doc.
So a little under 500 so far for the year. Nowhere near what I expected back in January.

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Old 05-31-2012, 06:24 PM   #24002
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What is your current repair stand of choice for the home shop?
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:31 PM   #24003
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What is your current repair stand of choice for the home shop?
Topeak Elite

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Old 05-31-2012, 06:44 PM   #24004
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Upgrade.

What is your current repair stand of choice for the home shop?
Turn bike upside down and set on the floor.
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:47 PM   #24005
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Turn bike upside down and set on the floor.


I'm looking to upgrade.
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:07 PM   #24006
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Feedback Sports Pro Elite but it's hard to go wrong with Park Tools.

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Old 05-31-2012, 08:16 PM   #24007
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Great choices guys. I was also looking at the Park PCS 4 in that range ($200) but am not sure of the feet. I like the stability of the tripod feet on both the units suggested above, Topeak and Feedback for breaking loose stubborn pedals or bottom brackets.

Anyone with the Park who can attest to the stability?

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Old 05-31-2012, 08:17 PM   #24008
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Feedback Sports Pro Elite but it's hard to go wrong with Park Tools.

The nice thing about the elite is that it will fit fork tubes...... You know, for motorcycles.
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:21 PM   #24009
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Topeak Elite

I've got Performance's version of that. Works very well too, but the Elite works that much better.

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Old 05-31-2012, 09:51 PM   #24010
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An option if you have a good/heavy work bench and vise in your shop.



I used to have one of the cheapie floor stands but it seemed flimsy and unstable. Instead, I took a Park PCS-12 bench mount stand, mounted it to a wood plate with a clamping member, and then use my long roll-around bench and woodworking vise to create a repair stand that is very stable. Also nice to be able to unclamp the apparatus and put it on the shelf without having to disassemble anything.

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Old 06-01-2012, 03:57 AM   #24011
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Great choices guys. I was also looking at the Park PCS 4 in that range ($200) but am not sure of the feet. I like the stability of the tripod feet on both the units suggested above, Topeak and Feedback for breaking loose stubborn pedals or bottom brackets.

Anyone with the Park who can attest to the stability?
I have that exact model bought used off CL. No issues with stability whatsoever.
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:45 PM   #24012
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An option if you have a good/heavy work bench and vise in your shop.



I used to have one of the cheapie floor stands but it seemed flimsy and unstable. Instead, I took a Park PCS-12 bench mount stand, mounted it to a wood plate with a clamping member, and then use my long roll-around bench and woodworking vise to create a repair stand that is very stable. Also nice to be able to unclamp the apparatus and put it on the shelf without having to disassemble anything.

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I have the PCS-10 which appears to use the same clamp:



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Old 06-01-2012, 04:50 PM   #24013
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I made my stand in college as a project. I needed a stand and I needed to use a buckling analysis program I'd written so I came up with a win-win.



Cost me about $100, but I got engineering credit and impressed the hell out of the professor when I fired up this huge antique arc welder. Part of the $100 was for a helmet and appropiately sized rod. I didn't know how to weld but went to the welding supply shop and talked to a guy. The cables to the clamp and rod holder were about 3/4in in diameter. The floor vibrated pretty good in the engineering shop when I fired it up.
I tried a couple of test parts then practiced some more on other peoples projects who were afraid of the welder.

Oh, and I found the manual for the thing in the school library. Good place for it. Morons.

Another student and I also used the lathe.
Mine turned out pretty rough, but if I'd had the shop I built once I got out of school and got a job I would have rocked it.
As it is 25 years later or so I still use it though most of the time it holds my hydration pack and keeps that part of the garage floor from moving around too much.
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:33 PM   #24014
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I've always liked the bench clamp, but if stability is important and you're looking around $200 price point, check out the Park PRS-20 or its lightweight counterpart the -21 (+ $50). Rear or front dropout mount, 360-degree rotation, folding/portable and super duper rock solid. The alleged weight of my steel one is 21 lbs but it feels a lot heavier. The alum model is 13 lbs.
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:03 PM   #24015
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Here ya' go, ya' cheap bastards......
















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