Workshop Maintenance Stand

jamlala
jamlala Posts: 284
edited May 2011 in Road buying advice
I know this has been asked before but I'm damned if I can find the thread! What are peoples experiences of a good workshop stand for bike maintenance? Budget will be absolute maximum £150. Any recommendations gratefully received.

Ta in advance.
Cannondale Supersix 105 2013- summer bike - love it!
Cannondale CAAD12 - racing fun!
Trek Crockett 5 - CX bike, muddy fun!
Scott Scale 940 MTB XC racer.
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  • thisischris
    thisischris Posts: 43
    I saw a reasonable looking stand at Decatholon the other day. Was sub £50 but looked sturdy
  • thegreatdivide
    thegreatdivide Posts: 5,803
    It was asked just last Friday :)

    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... t=12776870

    General consensus - Ribble's £52 job
  • jamlala
    jamlala Posts: 284
    Sounds like a good recommendation to me!! Thanks all, no further questions......for now!!
    Cannondale Supersix 105 2013- summer bike - love it!
    Cannondale CAAD12 - racing fun!
    Trek Crockett 5 - CX bike, muddy fun!
    Scott Scale 940 MTB XC racer.
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    _`\<,_   
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  • jordan_217
    jordan_217 Posts: 2,580
    I got this one from Merlin. I've used it quite a bit so far and haven't had any issues:

    http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/Bike+Shop ... MASTER.htm

    Rutland cycles are selling the same one for £95 as a 'special offer' :roll:

    I bought the toolkit too, it's probably not great for everyday/workshop use but was fine for replacing my groupset recently. I suppose for occasional/home use, it's more than fit for purpose.
    “Training is like fighting with a gorilla. You don’t stop when you’re tired. You stop when the gorilla is tired.”
  • Bar Shaker
    Bar Shaker Posts: 2,313
    Jordan that is the same one as Ribble are selling for £52.

    I have one too. They are excellent and fold up so small that they take up no room at all.
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  • jordan_217
    jordan_217 Posts: 2,580
    Bar Shaker wrote:
    Jordan that is the same one as Ribble are selling for £52.

    I have one too. They are excellent and fold up so small that they take up no room at all.

    Ah, ok. Pardon my ignorance, I didn't realise it was exactly the same one. I bought my groupset from Merlin so got the workstand and tools in the same purchase. I did get an extra 10% with the VIP discount so didn't lose out too much.
    “Training is like fighting with a gorilla. You don’t stop when you’re tired. You stop when the gorilla is tired.”
  • dru
    dru Posts: 1,341
    It was asked just last Friday :)

    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... t=12776870

    General consensus - Ribble's £52 job

    +1

    I asked as well and today I received it - it's awesome, already got a full bike on it testing out the different positions it can hold etc and it's sturdy as anything. Would totally recomend :)
  • peter101cycle
    peter101cycle Posts: 298
    Dru wrote:
    It was asked just last Friday :)

    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... t=12776870

    General consensus - Ribble's £52 job

    +1

    I asked as well and today I received it - it's awesome, already got a full bike on it testing out the different positions it can hold etc and it's sturdy as anything. Would totally recomend :)

    Yep, sure this is the one that I have got and had it for 2 years, fine.
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  • DIESELDOG
    DIESELDOG Posts: 2,087
    @ Jordan. No idea what the heck that make is so will research when I get to work.

    FWIW, Fat Spanner FTW

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    DD
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  • jordan_217
    jordan_217 Posts: 2,580
    DIESELDOG wrote:
    @ Jordan. No idea what the heck that make is so will research when I get to work.

    FWIW, Fat Spanner FTW

    Love n hugs

    DD

    DD, it was in the Grafham shop next to the workshop front desk. Looking on the Rutland website it is the Fat Spanner stand:

    http://www.rutlandcycling.com/6619/Fat- ... stand.html

    IIRC it was more than £85 in store.

    Cheers
    “Training is like fighting with a gorilla. You don’t stop when you’re tired. You stop when the gorilla is tired.”
  • https://www.rutlandcycling.com/32634/Ra ... stand.html
    ^^
    £59.99

    Seen both (Fat Spanner and Raleigh) and they are near identical.

    I have also used one and they are very good.
  • giant_man
    giant_man Posts: 6,878
    DIESELDOG wrote:
    @ Jordan. No idea what the heck that make is so will research when I get to work.

    FWIW, Fat Spanner FTW

    Love n hugs

    DD
    Shouldn't you know what brands you sell? You do work there .......
  • DIESELDOG
    DIESELDOG Posts: 2,087
    DIESELDOG wrote:
    @ Jordan. No idea what the heck that make is so will research when I get to work.

    FWIW, Fat Spanner FTW

    Love n hugs

    DD
    Shouldn't you know what brands you sell? You do work there .......

    Ha ha ha ... The pic was not attributed to a make, which one do you want me to compare to? Fat Spanner, Raleigh, Tacx, Park Tool, Feedback Sports, Topeak etc... :wink:

    I'll stick with my Fat Spanner one thanks, mainly because it's a doddle to set up, sturdy, stable and good VFM.

    Plus according to some, I am one...

    Love n hugs

    DD
    Eagles may soar but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

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  • Secteur
    Secteur Posts: 1,971
    bought the £50 Ribble one based on this thread - haven't even unboxed it yet, but it feels pretty hefty!
  • Secteur
    Secteur Posts: 1,971
    Bought the £50 Ribble one and I am absolutely amazed & surprised with it - it's really hefty & beefy - not the little weedy thing I was expecting!

    I can securely clamp my bike at ANY angle, and even up at chest height so I can work on it at a standing position.

    VERY impressed - can't see how a "better" / more expensive one could be any better.