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4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says for the price., 9 Jun. 2013
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This review is from: Dirty pro tools TM NEW BICYCLE REPAIR WORK STAND NEW DESIGN WITH QUICK RELEASE HANDLE AND CLAMP HOME CYCLE BIKE MECHANICS MOUNTAIN ROAD PROFESSIONAL (Misc.)
Product was delivered within a week, very well packed, external protective box around internal product box. Solid heavy tubes form the main frame and the feet are easily deployed, like a lunar lander with smaller plastic stabilisers on their ends - these include pre-drilled holes that would allow you to secure it to a shed floor or similar. However, at full spread the whole stand is very stable I found. The centre extendable height adjustable tube is coated in a slippery finish which helps elevate it easily to required operating height without much effort, nice. Clamp is solid, despite being an ABS type plastic, though I can't vouch for eventual 'brittleness' that plastic sometimes suffers over time and temperature changes, but you could probably rig up a similar bracket to keep this stand on the road for years to come. The cross bar that actually holds the bike at right angles is a similar diameter tube to the centre brace, again easily adjusted for distance from the centre tube, but I would like to have seen an additional cross brace somewhere as the tube does drop a little when a bike is mounted in the clamp, my girlfriends MTB weighs about 18kg and even after tightening bracket Allen bolts the drop was evident, a brace reaching further out from the centre tube to provide additional rigidity would have kept the bike totally level/vertical to the centre tube, but it's not a big problem. I just feel right angled strain on just one plastic T-shaped clamp may over time break through stress fracture, even a second Allen bolt on the sleeve securing the T-clamp to the top of the centre tube would have helped distribute the load better. As I say these are minor points, most are solvable with some extra third party screws and brackets for the long term. Putting the bike up and onto the bracket/clamp does take some strength with a 18kg bike, 2 people are better, one to hold the bike in the clamp, the other to secure the clamp, but it is possible to do, if you are reasonable strong. Securing it in the clamp and winding it up by a crank to the operating maintenance height would be ideal, but then this stand is under £40, so can't complain. Overall it's well built, easy to assemble, deploy and use. I would recommend it on that basis against it's great price. Adjusting gears, brakes and general cleaning and maintenance are a breeze now!
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