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  • Storing a Park Tool Repair Stand?
  • Premier Icon woodlikesbikes
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    Got a Park Tool PCS10-3 for my birthday which is nice. Although not worth the price IMO as it has several major flaws.
    Top of my list is storing the thing. It folds up but is still really hard to store. It falls over if I even look at it. I’ve struggled to find any sort of hook to hang it on the wall. And it just fell out the roof joists of my garage. Fortunately no damage to me or any bikes.

    Has anyone found a good hook or similar to store it on the wall?

    Premier Icon peekay
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    Get a second one, and use to hold the first.

    Premier Icon bigblackshed
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    I’ve got steel racking in my Shed, my bike stand lives in a corner with the clamp gripping one of the uprights. Doesn’t move at all.

    Premier Icon ads678
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    Bungy?

    Premier Icon cookeaa
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    Don’t they come with their own velvet lined mahogany storage case? 😉

    I would get thee to a B&Q (or similar) and look for some basic, plasticoted storage hooks that you can screw a into garage/shed roof joists appropriately spaced to hold your stand.

    This kind of thing:

    Premier Icon bentudder
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    You need to have something to clamp the, er, clamp to. I have a little niche between my shoe rack and a steel cabinet that my stand slots into, nice and out of the way. But if I ever see a sofa in a skip with legs like this sort of thing, I’ll probably take one as it’s be a really easy way to fasten a stand to the wall securely: https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/capita-leg-stainless-steel-10267895/

    Premier Icon hopkinsgm
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    Get more bikes, thereby ensuring that there’s always at least one that will be in need of a little TLC. This then removes the need to pack it away, as it’ll always be in use. You’re welcome 🙂

    Premier Icon johncoventry
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    Have something like a cut down brush handle sticking out of the wall and clamp the stand to it.

    I was wondering how to store mine and your question got me thinking.

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    Not a Park stand, but mine gets folded up and propped up in the corner of the garage.

    Premier Icon dovebiker
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    I have a box full of those IKEA Capita furniture legs – for the price of postage I can send you a couple.

    Premier Icon woodlikesbikes
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    Figured it out!
    Used one of these double storage hooks at the base of the stand for the legs to stand in.

    Then used a bike hook to secure the stand at the top under the clamp.
    So the stand is vertical on the wall. The lower hook holds most of the weight, the top one stops it falling off the wall.
    Another option would be use a chain or rope round the top and attach to the hook, although this is slightly less easier to remove.
    I’ll post a picture when I figure out how to.

    Premier Icon zerocool
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    I’ve always just folded mine up and stood in in the corner of the garage. Never had a problem with it in however many hundred years I’ve had it.

    Premier Icon woodlikesbikes
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    Work stand pic

    Here we go. In my garage the clamp goes over the top of the wall. If I wanted it a bit lower than I think I would have to use a longer hook, or use a bit of chain round the stand to let it hang out a bit more at the top.

    Premier Icon DickBarton
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    Seems to be a lot of thought for a simple solution. If you have the space, leave it built and put in a corner, if you don’t have space, fold it up and put it in a corner.

    Always good to get stuff up and out the way, but for what it is, it seems like a lot of time and effort for the solution.

    Now I’ve said all that, having a tidy workspace/storage solution is a good idea…saves the tiptoe mission to move around the space without standing on stuff or tripping over bits.

    Premier Icon Beagleboy
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    There’s always…..always a bike in mine. 🙁

    Premier Icon jkomo
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    I don’t want to be mean, but surely you can work something out.

    Premier Icon woodlikesbikes
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    I don’t have the space to keep it upright. And no matter how I leaned it just fell over. Even in the corner. And it’s pretty heavy so hurts/does damage to whatever it fell on. It was driving me mad!

    Zen status returns to the garage.

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