Dropper post and funny shaped frame tubes – which workstand?
I saw a pic from the EWS where the mechanic had used the dropper stanchion. I wouldn’t fancy doing that because I don’t get them for free.
My dropper (command post) has height markings on it so I just drop the saddle as low as it will go and raise the post up to take up the slack from the cable. Of course this is no use if you have a stealth post.Posted 4 years ago
I don’t want to clamp around the dropper shaft, can’t remove it to put a normal post in without cutting lots of zip ties and there’s no tubes on the frame that the workstand will clamp around on one bike and I’m not sure I want to clamp thin tubes on the others.
Looked at the ‘roadie’ type stands that do BB support plus a QR clamp for the fork dropouts but not sure they’ll work with 15/20mm fork axles and it’s pain not being able to adjust front brakes in the stand.
What do other people do?Posted 4 years agonickjbSubscriber
There are a few workstands where the bike sits on the bottom bracket eg:
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/park-tool-team-race-workstand-prs20/rp-prod7859?_$ja=tsid:46412|cgn:Park+Tool+-+Workstands|cn:Chain+Reaction-UK-PLA-PLA-All-DT-SE|kw:24336UK_Park+Tool+Team+Race+Workstand+PRS20&gclid=COuygeynjLkCFZPItAodE1wAnQPosted 4 years ago
I quite like the look of this one.
although it’s £150 😯Posted 4 years ago
Well, main one I have a problem with is a Maverick ML7/5 with a CB dropper post but the seat and top tubes on my Titus, On-one and Scott are all too large for my Minoura stands clamp, plus I have problems clamping the seat tube on the specialized due to lack of clearnace and I’m not too happy about clamping Ti and Carbon frames by the tubes really. My Curtis fits fine though 🙂Posted 4 years agoMister PMember
When you are sitting on a dropper post it is in compression, the way it is designed. If you clamp the saddle or upper part of the post then it is under tension, not what it is designed for. If I work on someone’s bike which has a dropper I would never hang it in this fashion. It’s probably over cautious but it isn’t my bike to damage.
i stand mine on the floor and prop it against the wall / table / whatever is handy
never quite understood the need for workstands..
How do you tune your gears and brakes without the wheels being free to turn?Posted 4 years ago
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