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  • bavariangaz
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    I’ve asked for a work stand for Christmas but am unsure exactly which one to ask for. Anyone have any recommendations please? Limit of around £80.
    Thanks in advance, Gaz

    headfirst
    Member

    you cant go wrong with this, and it’s even more of a steal at the mo!

    Will take a heavy old full susser no probs.

    http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/ebwPNLqrymode.a4p?f_ProductID=5379&f_SupersetQRY=C287&f_SortOrderID=1&f_bct=c003154c003136c003544

    thomthumb
    Member

    i have the above stand. it’s fallen apart. workstand equivalent of a halfords special ime.

    buy park; i wish i had.

    Mark N
    Member

    I seem to recall that there was a PSA about work stands not so long ago or am I going more senile in my old age.

    headfirst
    Member

    i have the above stand. it’s fallen apart. workstand equivalent of a halfords special ime.

    Hmmm, I have that stand too, hence my recommendation. It’s not let me down at all. I’ve seen exactly the same thing with a different badge on selling for £100 or so. Unlike the £95 park one it has a quick release clamp and angle adjustment and the legs fold up ( and lock down) for easier storage.

    But what do I know ,eh? 😐

    EDIT: LOL, the one in the thread linked to above by Mark N is exactly the same as the EBC one!!

    trickydisco
    Member

    Hmmm, I have that stand too, hence my recommendation. It’s not let me down at all. I’ve seen exactly the same thing with a different badge on selling for £100 or so. Unlike the £95 park one it has a quick release clamp and angle adjustment and the legs fold up ( and lock down) for easier storage.

    I also have the same one. Seems sturdy to me and used it for my bikes and my mates bikes

    stinker
    Member

    Wintanleys have the Park Tools stand for £80 at the mo mate.

    rootes1
    Member

    i got one of these:

    Feedback – dead stable

    they do a cheaper one:

    Click click

    thomthumb
    Member

    my mate has that red one ^

    it’s great.

    IHN
    Member

    I too have the one first linked to, and it’s been great. Highly recommended.

    Premier Icon NJA
    Subscriber

    I just came to the forum to ask which workstand for Xmas?

    EBC looks good value, decision made. Thanks Guys

    TurnerGuy
    Member

    The edinburgh stand, and the minouras and others that use the same base, is not very stable. ok if you are going to put sand bags over the legs.

    Get a feedback and keep it for life, or buy the edinburgh/minoura stands and then give them away in frustration and buy a feedback…

    bavariangaz
    Member

    Cheers for all the replies, ordered from EBC.

    TurnerGuy
    Member

    I think I’ll not bother passing on my experience on stands again as everyone ignore it anyway.

    OP tell us what you get as your next stand, please 😀

    trickydisco
    Member

    Or you could be as adept as a ham fisted monkey 😀

    Premier Icon Gnnr
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    I’ve got the EBC one, its fine, not LBS standard but its not meant to be.
    For the $ its standtastic.

    TurnerGuy
    Member

    Or you could be as adept as a ham fisted monkey

    built up one bike from scratch and changed frame 3 times on another so do ok 😀

    The Minoura one would have been fine with sand bags on the legs, otherwise things like taking the front wheel off would leave it very unstable and easy to tip over.

    Another answer with that style of stand is to bring the bike down low so one of the wheels is in contact with the ground to aid stabilty if needed.

    The Feedback is stable enough that I can rotate the bike vertical or even upside down to get at the bits of the suspension I want to work on.

    jamiec360
    Member

    I’ve got the Feedback ultralight absolutely fantastic. Saw Wiggle had it for £120 last week given their £15 off £100 spend getting it for £105 delivered is a proper Billy bargain

    rootes1
    Member

    The edinburgh stand, and the minouras and others that use the same base, is not very stable. ok if you are going to put sand bags over the legs.

    true I testing one out (minora) with a bike in On Yer Bike in London Bridge.. very unstable. Some weights on the legs would sort it

    Feedback so much better.

    sam2391
    Member

    Can reccomend the park tool home mechanic ones, tried a bike hand and it was terrible, really flexy

    I really like the one I got from Chas Olson for about £75.

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