Do you have a stand for storage, cleaning, maintainance?

p1tse
p1tse Posts: 694
edited October 2012 in Road general
Don't actually own a road bike, but family/ friend member is into it and might get into it myself in due course

But do you have a stand for storage, cleaning, maintainance ?

Is there a good, yet cheap option for something to use for cleaning a bike, as a gift idea?
Wanted: Cube Streamer/Agree GTC Compact / Pro/ Race : 53cm

Comments

  • I have one I got from Lidl which was £30 - at that price bracket I think it's awesome. I don't know when their next set of cycling stuff comes out but I'd absolutely recommend it if you can get one, the others are either significantly more expensive, or significantly less useful.
  • jay197
    jay197 Posts: 196
    I bought this for £15.99 from amazon.co.uk

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002KH6JWE/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

    It is a great value little stand which lifts the back wheel off the floor so you can do gears, lube, etc., it takes up no room at all and you can cable tie it to the floor to make it impossible to knock over also.
  • majormantra
    majormantra Posts: 2,094
    I have one of these:

    http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/product ... -workstand

    I got it for £50 in one of their frequent sales, so it's worth keeping an eye open. It's not as sturdy as a heavy duty professional stand but it's fine for home use.
  • ilm_zero7
    ilm_zero7 Posts: 2,213
    Yes, I have a Park Tools one which bolts through the wall - it enabled a higher bike position than most stands
    http://veloviewer.com/SigImage.php?a=3370a&r=3&c=5&u=M&g=p&f=abcdefghij&z=a.png
    Wiliers: Cento Uno/Superleggera R and Zero 7. Bianchi Infinito CV and Oltre XR2
  • Lidl bike maintenance stand :D

    Edinburgh Bike's extending wall stand for storing two bikes (one above the other) - used in the garage :D
    All the gear, but no idea...
  • Sprool
    Sprool Posts: 1,022
    i knocked up a simple wooden gallows and holder clamp which i attach to my black and decker workmate in the garage. Works fine, cost negligible.
  • I use this
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HOME-MECHANIC ... 444wt_1110
    and am very happy with it.
  • jay197
    jay197 Posts: 196
    I have just seen a nice 2 bike wall stand in my local Aldi for £29.99.

    It has 2 x "top tube" clamps so the bikes are stored horizontely on it. It is quite tall looking (maybe 8 feet tall or so).
  • mallorcajeff
    mallorcajeff Posts: 1,489
    I use a park ps9 great but a bit unweildy moving it about, next time i will buy one you can take down
  • imsimon
    imsimon Posts: 181
    I just use my turbo and get on my knees!
  • jay197 wrote:
    I bought this for £15.99 from amazon.co.uk

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002KH6JWE/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

    It is a great value little stand which lifts the back wheel off the floor so you can do gears, lube, etc., it takes up no room at all and you can cable tie it to the floor to make it impossible to knock over also.
    i have one of these which i picked up from halfords last year and have a weight on it to keep it up right as it wont stand up without it, and a friend has 1 from lidl and does a lot better job as it is higher and easier to work on the bike.but i am quite happy with the smaller 1 to just hold n store the bike.


  • Decathlon do a few stands. I bought one for around £50. It's made up of what I can only describe as scaffold poles. Very heavy duty and solid.
    Ghost Race 5000 (2011) Shimano 105 Black
    Carrera TDF (2007)

    http://www.bike-discount.de/#

    http://www.bike24.com/
  • laurentian
    laurentian Posts: 2,382
    jay197 wrote:
    I have just seen a nice 2 bike wall stand in my local Aldi for £29.99.

    It has 2 x "top tube" clamps so the bikes are stored horizontely on it. It is quite tall looking (maybe 8 feet tall or so).

    Got one of these a couple of weeks ago - great bit of kit for the money and easy to put together/fit (one screw into the wall). As the bikes just "hang" on the two brackets its fine for storage but not ideal for working on as the bike will swing. I am working on making an arm that will attach to the upright and then clamp to the downtube to steaady the bike when working on it but even without this its a great storage solution.
    Wilier Izoard XP
  • rodgers73
    rodgers73 Posts: 2,626
    I have one I got from Lidl which was £30 - at that price bracket I think it's awesome. I don't know when their next set of cycling stuff comes out but I'd absolutely recommend it if you can get one, the others are either significantly more expensive, or significantly less useful.


    You can buy the Lidl bike stand on Ebay for £40.

    I've got one and it's very good - highly recommended!

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HOME-MECHANIC ... 2055wt_952
  • binsted
    binsted Posts: 182
    Another vote for the £30 Lidl job..............one of the few good bits of kit they do
  • Very happy with my workstand (toolkit optional but cheaper on Amazon):-

    http://www.merlincycles.com/bike-shop/w ... -tool.html