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Good budget stand,
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I wanted this to be able to adjust my bike's gears easily and safely. First impressions were that it felt a little flimsy, and there were no assembly instructions, just a small diagram. It was fairly easy to figure out anyway (you can probably tell how it fits together by looking at the picture!), and I had it assembled in a few minutes.
Next step was figuring how to use it - this is my first bike stand so I wasn't sure exactly how to place the bike on it! I figured it out easily enough, but again some instructions would have been nice for noobs like me! Simply lift the back end of the bike so that the chain stay (I just had to look that up!) is on the bottom part, and the seat stay is hooked at the top. You can adjust the bottom bracket for height so it will fit a variety of bikes, although I'm guessing it wouldn't work for full suspension models?
Anyway, once mounted, my bike feels secure and doesn't wobble. I was able to adjust my gears easily and test them no problem. When not being used as a work stand, this is stable enough to use a a storage stand. It may not be expensive, or as "heavy duty" as the name suggests, but it does the job perfectly!
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Initial post: 2 Sep 2011 12:01:39 BDT
Tree Fan says:
Thank you so much for explaining how to use it. I'm obviously even more of a noob than you are. From the photo on the website I thought it would be taller and hold the bike by the top and down tubes. Even the photo on the box is no help as the stand is shown against a black bike and the only part you can see is the feet. Now I've done what you say it holds my heavy steel hybrid just fine.
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