Maintenance Stands

Sicknote64
Sicknote64 Posts: 39
edited January 2010 in MTB buying advice
hey
I'm looking to buy a maintenance stand so i can repair my bike and service it as and when it needs one. I have a budget of about £100 and it needs to be foldable as i have a very small room. I have had a look at some but they are way over my budget, so I'm hoping someone out there will be able to help me out

Also im wondering if there are any basic mechanic workshops that i can attend to learn more about bike mechanics so i can repair and learn tricks of the trade,

Thanks
Si

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  • There is this one for just over £60

    This one for £108

    Cytech and a few others run home mechanic courses. Most things can be learned from on here or vids on youtube etc. Those courses look good for giving a bit of a personal touch to it though. Just google "bike maintenance course" and you'll get a good few results.
  • Park Tools Website has a good section on maintanence which should be able to help you out abit.
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  • My friend recently bought a good sturdy one from decathlon shop for £50. However i don't know whether its foldable but it should have it on ther website anyway.
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  • blister pus
    blister pus Posts: 5,780
    Cat With No Tails first stand is a bargain. Ribble has it at 50 notes though. Few on here have it, steal.

    http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/mtb-bm ... 0000000000
  • I would recommend this one;

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/LifeL ... 360009217/

    Got this as an xmas pressie and am really pleased with it. Living in a flat, storage of said stand was important, and it appears I will have no issues with this one :)
  • I got mine from Halfords for about £60....its sturdy, has lots of adjustables and folds up. Very happy with it 8)
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  • Torres
    Torres Posts: 1,266
    The basic park tool stand can be had for around 90 quid. Lovely to use, really sturdy and reat for adjusting height and angle of the bike. Of course with park you pay a bit more for the name, but in terms of function i can't complain.

    The only gripe i do have is that it dosn't fold. So to store it you have to take it apart, or keep it up the whole time.
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  • starkee
    starkee Posts: 143
    I have just taken delivery of this one :
    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/LifeL ... 360009217/

    (Ordered it tuesday from Wiggle, it arrived in under 24Hrs !! )

    Very sturdy and easy to use and folds away for easy storage.... well pleased :D
  • i have the one from decatholon and it doesnt fold but is a great stand and fairly cheap and sturdy.
  • diddyfunk
    diddyfunk Posts: 252
    I personally wouldnt go for a 2 legged one,

    I went for the : -

    http://www.evanscycles.com/products/fee ... n-ec011372

    The reason I dont like the 2 legged ones is that i dont think they are sturdy enough for some things and I think it is quite easy to knock the bike backwards if you knock it by accident.

    You can pick my stand up for about £120 on the internet.
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  • starkee
    starkee Posts: 143
    edited January 2010
    It would be just as easy knocking a bike on a tripod one forward as a two legged one backwards. The design and the way the bike seats forward adjusts the centre of gravity. :wink: (Why ride on two wheels, when three would be 'safer' ? ) :D
  • ads4
    ads4 Posts: 698
    Cat With No Tails first stand is a bargain. Ribble has it at 50 notes though. Few on here have it, steal.

    http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/mtb-bm ... 0000000000

    +1, great stand and very well built.
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  • deffler
    deffler Posts: 829
    I cant decide between the Ribble stand & the Lifeline stand @ Wiggle.

    The reviews on Wiggle suggest its a bit flimsy
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  • deffler wrote:
    I cant decide between the Ribble stand & the Lifeline stand @ Wiggle.

    The reviews on Wiggle suggest its a bit flimsy

    Get the ribble stand, it's sturdy, well built and has a much better clamp than the lifeline stand and it's cheaper!
  • deffler
    deffler Posts: 829
    Just ordered the Ribble stand
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  • deffler wrote:
    I cant decide between the Ribble stand & the Lifeline stand @ Wiggle.

    The reviews on Wiggle suggest its a bit flimsy

    Hmm, there is no way i'd say my Lifeline stand is flimsy! Ribble will be a good choice also though :)