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Lidl workstand

ContrelaMontreContrelaMontre Posts: 3,027
edited July 2013 in Road buying advice
Good afternoon. Lidl have got workstands on sale for 30 quid. Anyone got a view on whether these are any good?

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  • ContrelaMontreContrelaMontre Posts: 3,027

    Rule No.10 // It never gets easier, you just go faster
  • They are great - they've been discussed on here, Beginners and Buying sections so a Search on any will show you why.
  • paulbnixpaulbnix Posts: 628
    I have one from their previous offer and it looks the same.
    Its pretty solid after a year or so and provides a steady platform.
    The feet can be a bit awkward to expand leading to very occasional trapped fingers - maybe just me.
    I don't know if other stands do it but the lidl one won't allow you to support the bike with the wheel(s) on the ground.
    I would find that useful
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 11,741
    Cannot fault mine, use it for MTB and Roadbikes plus kids bikes, Only issue for me was that when clamping the frame on frame it can clamp the brake / gear cables but i have since modified it to stop that. Cam action clamp works better than screw type on Aldi stand. cracking value for money.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • KonkyWonkyKonkyWonky Posts: 186
    Got mine the other day and love it. Only thing is for some reason the tool platform wasn't in the box and they have already sold out, would rather keep it despite this though.
    2013 Canyon Ultimate AL 7.0
    2003 Specialized Allez Sport
  • pidypidy Posts: 24
    Got mine yesterday and found it very stable. good piece of kit for £30
  • TimInnoTimInno Posts: 46
    are you able to clamp it around the seat stem rather than the frame?
  • KonkyWonkyKonkyWonky Posts: 186
    TimInno wrote:
    are you able to clamp it around the seat stem rather than the frame?

    Yes, the clamp rotates on both axis 360 degrees.
    2013 Canyon Ultimate AL 7.0
    2003 Specialized Allez Sport
  • supermurph09supermurph09 Posts: 2,471
    A near identical stand is available on Amazon all year round for less than £5 more.
  • vorsprungvorsprung Posts: 1,953
    I bought a Lidl workstand a couple of years ago and it's been fine.

    It isn't some kind of A grade engineering item, it's very basic but makes all kinds of basic tasks (like gear adjusting) easier
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