VIDEO: Bike Repair Stands, Necessary?

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Have you been doing all of your bike cleaning, maintenance and repairs by leaning it up against something? Try it again with a dedicated bike repair stand.

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By Ontherun

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The Product

Sport-Mechanic Bicycle Repair Stand

 

The Maker

Ultimate Support
http://www.ussbike.com/

The Price

$150

The Rating

 (5)

The Skinny

Nice addition to your tri gear to help maintain and repair your bikes.

 

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Score

Notes

Weight

 

12.8 lbs

Adjustability

 

Height adjusts from 42"-65.3"  Allows 360 deg. rotation of the bike

Durability

 

So far, I have found no way to break it with normal use.

Customer Service

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N/A

Overall

 

I would buy the stand again.

 

Random Thoughts

  • The Pro Classic model is essentially the same stand with quick releases on the tripod and height adjustment. It comes in a nice looking red color

  • The Pro Elite also offers a quick release head for the clamp.

  • Stand will hold up to 65 lbs.

  • Tripod is very stable when full extended. Make sure the bike is secure and stable before beginning any service or repair.

  • Carrying bag is an option, but I did not see it necessary.

  • Watch your fingers when opening and closing the tripod. I did manage to get my fingers pinched when not paying attention.

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date: April 3, 2008