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Real good stand for the price
on 31 March 2011
When I was looking to buy a bike stand, (first one I would have owned), I had got it down to two chooses. This one and one that was £30 more expensive. I opted for this one mainly due to the cost factor. All in all I have not been disappointed with it. It has helped me fix my families bikes far more quickly and effectively, (with a lot less stress).
The clamp that holds the bike is very good, I normally use it on the seat post. This puts the bike at a bit of an angle but that has never been an issue for me. It folds down nicely and fits in the corner of the garage without any problems. I didn't think the tray would be much use but it has turned out to be very helpful. Although it doesn't fit snuggly to the upper poll, (I have had to put a little bit of cardboard behind it to keep it in the same place).
The bottom clamp / bracket (where you tighten it to hold the poll in place), doesn't seem to always hold the poll fully and the poll can end up on the ground. This again has not been an issue for me as I have been working on it outside and the feet fully extended has not been an issue, but if you were doing it in a confined space that might not be so great.
It is sturdy and holds the bikes well even if you are pedalling them quickly to test the gears or chain. It makes cleaning the bikes a lot quicker and easier to get into all those little spots.
Overall I am happy with it and liked the price. I imagine if you paid a fair bit more the quality would be better but I can not knock it for the price and would recommend it.