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Bike work stands wall or stand alone?
#1
Got to the stage now where I'm able to do some more simple jobs myself on the bike. I've got to the pissed off stage with either leaning the bike against a wall or upside down.

I'd only work on the bike in one location at home so am leaning towards a wall mount. I travel with the bike complete on me van. Was looking at this one. Reviews seem generally positive.

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/s?q=x...wall+mount

Anyone got any advice or one for sale?
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#2
That looks good, wish i had a free wall to put one on!
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#3
Standalone. You may want to work on or especially clean the bike while on the stand outside. That being said, most affordable standalones aren't especially stable. I think I'd enjoy the rock solid stability of a wall/bench mount stand if I really spent a lot of time working on bikes.
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#4
I have a tripod style stan alone and it takes up a lot of space in our cramped garage, i think if it's just for working on the bike it'll be better to have a wall or bench mounted one. I might actually see if i can clear enough wall space for one, as i too am sick of working on the bike upside down or leant against something, 3 times now on 3 different bikes i've been working on it leant outside the garage and it fell over fell over making a mess of the top tube and the brand new stem i had just fitted on the new bike!! :evil:
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#5
Treehugger Wrote:I have a tripod style stan alone and it takes up a lot of space in our cramped garage, i think if it's just for working on the bike it'll be better to have a wall or bench mounted one. I might actually see if i can clear enough wall space for one, as i too am sick of working on the bike upside down or leant against something, 3 times now on 3 different bikes i've been working on it leant outside the garage and it fell over making a mess of the top tube and the brand new stem i had just fitted on the new bike!! :evil:
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#6
I know I'm no expert but I got this work stand for Chrimbo and think it's marvellous:

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It's extremely stable and very robust when folded it doesn't take up any more space in the shed than a broom and I have the added bonus of being able to use it anywhere. eg in the current weather I can work on the bike indoors:

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Or like now, where I'm in the middle of some work and also between night shifts it's keeping it all where I can start where I left off without all my stuff adding too much intrusion into the dining room.
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#7
I've got one of the freestanding Bike Hand work stands. It's fairly stable, never had it go over (other than when trying to squeeze past it in confined spaces). Slight advantage over wall mount is being able to get to both sides. It doesn't really matter the whole thing judders and shakes when pulling the rear brake to stop the rear wheel after testing the gears.
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#8
I have a freestanding one from Aldi or Lidl (cant' remember) it was cheap and is perfect, I think it's even got a magnetic tray.

Here's a review, turns out it's from Lidl.

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Keep it foolish...
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#9
I found wall mount frustrating as no matter which way round the bike was I alw seemed to want to get to the other side! Never used a free standing one but the ability to wash the bike outside on it is appealing
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#10
Thanks everyone, as if hoped good advice and lots that I hadn't considered.
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