Hi, I'm in the UK too and have tried quite a few stands in my time. When I worked in a bike shop I
only worked with Park Pro stands which is what I've always aimed for since. You cant beat their nice
clamp and the cast iron base is solid even with 40+ lbs bikes on em. Only problem is they are £250+
OK, so after using the park portable home stands in the past, I've finally found what I think is a
good quality stand at a decent price.
For £107 from Wiggle you can get the Minoura RS4000 workstand.
Its a beefy but light aluminium stand that has extra long legs that are nice and stable. and unlike
the parks at the price it folds up very small. When you take it out of your car or shed to set it up
people probably will think you are a photographer as it looks a lot like a videocam tripod.
The clamp is nice and sturdy. Just sturdy enough to allow me to attach my mtb by the seatpost.
Usually, you gotta attach a bike to a protable stand by their top tube as other wise it gets tippy
but this is quite good, even better with lighterweight road bikes.
All in all a good deal I'd say, but I've always been picky about my spanners and such.
If its in your budget, get it, otherwise save up and wait, you wont regret
"Ron Hardin" <[email protected]
> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> What's a good repair stand, if I were to spring for one?
> I'm tired of dumping out all the nicely tamped down contents of my luggage milk crate to work on
> the bike. It takes weeks for things to tamp back down to a nice level mulch again.
> Ron Hardin [email protected]
> On the internet, nobody knows you're a jerk.