Ok, I've played with a Minoura and quite like it, I know I can use a bike but it's more convenient being able to set a stand up on the kitchen table. Musson's is out as I have none of the tooling I would need plus I don't have handy off cuts around.
What's the TS8 like? It looks substantial but I've read a couple of reviews where they've resorted to shimming with paper on the sliding dropout as the set screw wasn't working.
Any thoughts and alternatives... But I probably should have pointed out that the TS8 and Minoura offerings are the most I'm prepared to spend