[TheThinkTank] Shop repair stands

MoBo Bicycle Co-op mobobicyclecoop at gmail.com
Wed Aug 8 11:23:46 PDT 2018


Though a nice heavy-duty stand is definitely an asset, I want to put in a
couple words in defense of the portable stands:
-simple clamp heads like on the Park PCS-10 or the Feedback Sports
"Sport-Mechanic" are easier to learn to use and sometimes do a better job
with strange shaped tubes
-height adjustment is a great feature, especially if you are working with
kids

-nate

On Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 1:54 PM, Josh Bisker <jbisker at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello! I agree that the PCS10 stand is rugged and longlasting, but covet
> those two-headed PRS2s. I wanted to share what we've done at the Mechanical
> Gardens to make our heavy-duty shop stands mobile: ratchet-strapped them to
> mover's dollies. It has worked supremely well. They're study as hell,
> mobile without being tippy at all since there's so much weight on the base,
> and cheap too ... I think it was about $20 for a Harbor Freight
> steel-reinforced polypropylene dolly and a cheap ratchet strap. Works like
> a charm!
>
>
>
> Josh Bisker
> 914-500-9890
> New York Mechanical Gardens Bike Co-op <http://bikecoop.nyc/>
> 596 Acres <http://596acres.org/>
> Bindlestiff Family Cirkus <http://bindlestiff.org/>
>
> On Mon, Aug 6, 2018 at 5:37 PM, Stephen Andruski <swandruski at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Overall, I find the Park PCS-10 stands are sturdy enough for most
>> anything we've come across. The advantage of those is that they are also
>> portable if you do pop-up shop sessions or need to rearrange space. At
>> about $180 each, they're relatively affordable.
>>
>> Steve Andruski
>> The Rockville Bike Hub
>>
>> On Mon, Aug 6, 2018, 3:20 PM General Manager <3rdwardbikes at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> When I came to manage 3rd Ward Bikes, there were 2 double Park Stands
>>> that used to be anchored to the concrete floor.  They had been dis mounted
>>> and stored.  I was able to barter a bike repair for some steel plates. My
>>> point is that there are work arounds for bases. Concrete filled truck rims,
>>> for example.  Save a bit more and buy wall mounted clamps and bolt them
>>> into a 4x4 that has been set upright in a concrete filled truck rim.  Hit
>>> the scrap yard and look around.
>>>
>>> On Aug 6, 2018 11:52 AM, "Tigre Bici" <bici.uanl at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hello everyone.
>>> This email is for asking on reocmendations on repair stands. Since you
>>> have been uploading the DIY ones we have some odeas on doing some to move
>>> around but on the shop we have been using a portable plastic repair stand
>>> and we have decided on buying a shop one that might last longer and will
>>> make it easier to fix bikes (the plastic ones usually dont support heavy
>>> bikes and we have suffer some accidents with bike moving down the stand)
>>> Some time bak we looked at teh park tool deluxe stand and now that we
>>> might be able to purchase it we find out that the base is not included and
>>> that costs $300 more.
>>> So, any recomendations on a shop stand, not the plastic ones, that we
>>> can buy with $400 us dollars? Or have you made your own base to put the
>>> park tool stand that has worked?
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>> R.
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