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Old 11-26-2012, 09:20 AM   #26161
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He's right. You don't want to confine yourself to working in one spot/position. Spend that bit extra and you'll have a nice stand that can be used anywhere.

If you're feeling real giddy, the best of the bunch.
The nice thing about the Pro Elite is the jaws will open up far enough to get a upside down fork leg (motorcycle) into it for servicing. A VERY nice feature that few stands have.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:21 AM   #26162
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those folding race stands just don't look sturdy enough to hold heavier 'family' kind of bikes. I'm mostly tinkering on my 30 lb hybrid and my wife's who-knows-how-heavy 'comfort bike', but also on my old steel frame cruiser, an older suspension mountain bike, etc etc.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:46 AM   #26163
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those folding race stands just don't look sturdy enough to hold heavier 'family' kind of bikes. I'm mostly tinkering on my 30 lb hybrid and my wife's who-knows-how-heavy 'comfort bike', but also on my old steel frame cruiser, an older suspension mountain bike, etc etc.
They're fine. Take a trip to a Performance shop and try one. You'll be surprised

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Old 11-26-2012, 11:28 AM   #26164
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They're fine. Take a trip to a Performance shop and try one. You'll be surprised

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no Performance shop anywhere near here that I'm aware of. we have a bazillion LBS's.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:55 AM   #26165
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I rode with flats for the first time in months. It was horrible. I had to keep readjusting my foot placement, and I couldn't generate anywhere near the power I had with clipless pedals. It made the bike feel 30 lbs heavier! Once you get used to clipless, there's no going back.

Not for everybody. I rode clipless for 10 years or so before buying a new bike. Instead of immediately taking off the cheapo platforms, I rode them for a bit and discovered I liked them better. I'm using Wellgo MG1 platforms now and LOVE 'em...gonna put 'em on all the bikes eventually.

I'd totally go back to clipless if I ever started riding street or found myself in the flatland again, but kinda like the platforms for MTB.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:02 PM   #26166
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no Performance shop anywhere near here that I'm aware of.
It's not quite close to SC, but there's one in Mountain View.

I've got the Pro Elite (IIRC) and have found it fine for my 30+ lb full suspension bike, though I do have to open the tripod legs to full width and be a little careful about where I position the bike relative to the feet.
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:18 PM   #26167
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those folding race stands just don't look sturdy enough to hold heavier 'family' kind of bikes. I'm mostly tinkering on my 30 lb hybrid and my wife's who-knows-how-heavy 'comfort bike', but also on my old steel frame cruiser, an older suspension mountain bike, etc etc.
They'll hold a DH bike, which is 40+lbs.
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:23 PM   #26168
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those folding race stands just don't look sturdy enough to hold heavier 'family' kind of bikes. I'm mostly tinkering on my 30 lb hybrid and my wife's who-knows-how-heavy 'comfort bike', but also on my old steel frame cruiser, an older suspension mountain bike, etc etc.
Mine holds my tandem. It has to go 40lbs....
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:52 PM   #26169
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It's not quite close to SC, but there's one in Mountain View.

I've got the Pro Elite (IIRC) and have found it fine for my 30+ lb full suspension bike, though I do have to open the tripod legs to full width and be a little careful about where I position the bike relative to the feet.
They'll ship those bike stands to the Performance store nearest to your location for free too.
(Or so the wife tells me )

I'm not sure if the shipping size allows us to pick them up on motorcycles?
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:58 PM   #26170
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They'll ship those bike stands to the Performance store nearest to your location for free too.
(Or so the wife tells me )

I'm not sure if the shipping size allows us to pick them up on motorcycles?
Yes, easily.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:06 PM   #26171
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well, I ordered the park wall mount.. I might just end up putting it on a 4x4 post, or maybe even a steel pipe if I ever find I want to move around.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:15 PM   #26172
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I stopped by Performance and looked at that stand just today. It looks good and sturdy. Performace sure has stuff priced as good as a retail outfit can afford to. Picked up couple of tubes (back to those) and a pump for cheap.
I have a wall mount bike stands and they work but not for serious wrenching. I am pretty sure I'd find all sorts of moto and other uses for one of those bike stands!

Gumm, I hear Fountainhead had lots of new suff recently built and would be worth the check out trip down. Did you ever get out there? Also, when is that MoCo Epic 50...isn't that coming up soon down close to NOVA?
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:55 AM   #26173
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those folding race stands just don't look sturdy enough to hold heavier 'family' kind of bikes. I'm mostly tinkering on my 30 lb hybrid and my wife's who-knows-how-heavy 'comfort bike', but also on my old steel frame cruiser, an older suspension mountain bike, etc etc.
I've owned the Park Bicycle stand shown here and have never had a problem with it as it's good for 100lbs. Park Bike Tools are the best in the industry, IMHO.
http://www.parktool.com/product/delu...-stand-pcs-4-1
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:07 AM   #26174
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Question Peloton

Does riding in a peloton allow you to go faster than you could if you were riding alone? If so, how much faster?

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Old 11-27-2012, 05:38 AM   #26175
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Does riding in a peloton allow you to go faster than you could if you were riding alone? If so, how much faster?

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Yes. Drafting gains about 10+x% but you need to be fit and at similar levels to gain from this

For me at my current level of riding, better gains from being forced to ride above my 'riding alone' threshold
Going that extra distance because others are doing it.
Seeing the guy on a supermarket bike ahead of you on your carbon fibre, ultra light, current model is sometimes worth xxx Watts over a considerable distance

Peleton higher speeds and paceline efficiencies are key reasons why breakaways are caught so well in major tours.
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