Tools

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by TwoWheel Eric, May 27, 2017.

  1. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I have the Feedback Sports workstand. It's worth the $120 I paid for it on sale. If you want a decent stand, you gotta be willing to pony up. Just sayin'.

    You can kinda see it in this pic. It lets you turn the bike to all kinds of different angles. Collapses/folds up to a small footprint for storage.

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  2. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara Well-Known Member

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    With the tripod stand it looks more stable than the Park Tool I was looking at:thumbsup:
     
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  3. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    I actually have the PCS 10 and I bought it because of the smaller footprint. Never had a problem with stability, I just don't like the head clamping mechanism. We use the Feedback Sports at the shop. The clamp is much easier to use and fits into smaller spaces to hold the bike.
     
  4. Diytypeofguy

    Diytypeofguy Member

    Location:
    Rancho Cucamonga
    Name:
    Henry Sanchez
    Current Bike:
    XC
  5. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara Well-Known Member

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    This is very helpful, thanks Ross!
     
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  6. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara Well-Known Member

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
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  7. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude
    That's the same stands I have . Paid $100 uaed. Clamp is great, very stable, the open close for the legs of kind of a hassle though.
    But then I've never used another stand so have nothing to compare it to.
     
  8. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    A works stand is one of those tools I’ll spend a little extra on. It is the one tool in the garage that sees the most use.

    I like a wide base and a high adjustable height.

    The issues I have with the stand like the Park one above is when doing thinks like BB’s that require a fair amount of torque or stuck pedals....I feel that I can’t get the leverage without the stand moving about. V
     
  9. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara Well-Known Member

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010

    To be honest I won’t be doing a whole lot of mechinacal stuff since, well... I just don’t know how! But a stand will be nice for general maintenance, washing..even spinning the tires so the sealant doesn’t dry up while I’m recovering.
     
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  10. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude
    I use mine for washing the bike and not much else. Got really tired of leaning it on a tree and bending over while cleaning.

    With as much as the bikes swivels on the rack I couldn't see doing much else without something holding it in place.

    And this is from a guy that has always just put this bike in the trunk and never had a bike rack on his car. o_O
     
  11. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Well, you've got a boatload of time to watch YouTube videos of how-to. It ain't rocket science, y'know. About the only thing I won't attempt (on my plastic bikes, anyway) is fiddling with the press-fit BB. Other than that - I've built up a bike from the frameset (Kona Sutra LTD) and enjoyed every expensive minute of it. :cool::thumbsup:
     
  12. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Here's the tools I have with me for local rides from home. Lezyne stuff is affordable and seems to be of good quality.

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