Park PCS 9 Workstand

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Park PCS 9 Workstand

Postby iainb » Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:00 pm

Hi folks

I'm in the market for a workstand, it won't be used that frequently but I would like something reasonable. Ribble have the Park PCS 9 for 73 quid, anyone got any comments on it or is there something better for about the same price?
Ta very much.

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Re: Park PCS 9 Workstand

Postby orca » Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:09 pm

Hi, search for ' bike stands ' on ebay. I did that and bought a really good one for £12 that holds any bike solid enough to work on plus it folds down for storage.
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Re: Park PCS 9 Workstand

Postby niloc » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:20 pm

I've been happy using my Park PCS9 stand for a couple of years now - and it is very robust!
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Re: Park PCS 9 Workstand

Postby Mick F » Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:53 am

I must say I'm tempted ..............

How about this one?
Slightly cheaper and seems well rated.
http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... 0000000000

Would aluminium be more bendy and less stable?
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Re: Park PCS 9 Workstand

Postby anniesboy » Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:35 pm

I have one ,which looks very like the Ribble one.
I find the main problem is not stability ,but the difficulty of lifting the bike and doing up the clamp.
Also I feel you should only clamp the seatpost ,as thin tubes could suffer when clamped .
Hence I use hefty screw hooks in the roof of my shed and rope.
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Re: Park PCS 9 Workstand

Postby Mick F » Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:37 pm

anniesboy wrote: ........ I use hefty screw hooks in the roof of my shed and rope.
Yes, me too.
Also, I have one of these:
http://ctcshop.org.uk/cycling/p/CTC/22/ ... 360053349/
It lifts the back wheel and holds the bike fairly steady. It also is very portable and can be used anywhere for maintenance. I use it mainly for stowing my bike in the spare bedroom rather than leaning it against furniture!

I just fancy something a little better for maintenance.
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Re: Park PCS 9 Workstand

Postby iainb » Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:48 pm

Thanks for the replies folks. Think I'll drop some hints to my dear wife about getting me one for Christmas! The aluminium one you suggested seems OK Mick, got a good rating from Cycling Plus, I'll have to mull it over.
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