Park Tools PCS-10 - Clamp Won't Rotate

fatdaz
fatdaz Posts: 348
edited November 2018 in Workshop
Hi

This is probably an idiot question but how do I get the clamp to rotate on the PCS-10? The clamp has a squared end that sits in a round conical "sheath" which in turn sits in the top tube of the clamp. On my stand this conical assembly is completely jammed solid inside the top tube so the horizontal plane of the clamp is permanently fixed, am I right in thinking that this cone should be able to rotate inside the top tube?

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  • Matthewfalle
    Matthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Picture to aid description?

    If it helps, on my Park Tool stand it's a right bugger to rotate: generally I use the bike in the clamp as leverage.....
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • fatdaz
    fatdaz Posts: 348
    You're a star sir. I couldn't bring myself to use the bike but a metal bar and a bit of brute force managed to rotate it. I've greased it and will keep the trusty metal bar handy in future. Just needed to be confident using a bit more brute force.

    Many thanks.
  • Matthewfalle
    Matthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    You're a star sir. I couldn't bring myself to use the bike but a metal bar and a bit of brute force managed to rotate it. I've greased it and will keep the trusty metal bar handy in future. Just needed to be confident using a bit more brute force.

    Many thanks.


    Pleasure - always happy to help - and thank you very much for the post back :)
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • photonic69
    photonic69 Posts: 2,416
    Smear a bit of copper slip grease over the cone. It helps. I still have a similar problem but not as bad. I loosen it off and quick thump with the heel of my hand to the side of it and it moves again.

    Forgot to add - mine doesn't have anything to keep the legs together in storage. I got a couple of strong zipties and made a loop that slips over the legs to hold them together but is loose enough to slip on a off.


    Sometimes. Maybe. Possibly.

  • I was having the same problem with the PCS-10. I emailed ParkTools and they suggested sanding the black collar piece and/or use anti-seize. The sanding didn't work but the anti-seize fixed it immediately. I used ParkTools anti-seize but I would assume you could use any brand.