Well!.....................If all goes well!..................We will be scoring one hell of a work ''STAND!'' No, not really a work stand! It looks more like an arm from a back hoe with a clamping head!.....It mounts to the wall and has 3 joints and swings left and right and all that fun stuff. So to say there's lots of adjustments. When not in use it folds up against the wall, clamping unit is like that of the park. I first saw this monster in a store here in Holland back in '85!........When I first saw it, IT WAS ''WOW!'' check this thing out!.................Went back for a 2nd visit!.............And it wasn't there?? I asked where's the work stand! They said it's there up against the wall! Anyway it has been retired for the last 10 years or so!..............So I have been asking about it and they just might be letting it go some time soon. This shop now has a hydrolic type of stand, push the buttons and the arm raises or lowers. I think it's a Shimano stand!........Anybody ever seen one of these?
BC Baron C................And the gang!!...............Of tool junkies!....Well no, not Cecile nor the kids!..............Just myself.
> In a message dated 6/12/2003 6:28:32 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> << Those Park shop repair stands have probably wrinkled more seat tubes and
> mangled more decals than any others. They are especially brutal on
> repainted bikes that have not had special curing. When you find yours, be
> sure to invest in Park's attachment that expands inside the seat tube to
> hold the bike. It does not hold the bike as firmly, but it could save you
> from unpleasant surprises. >>
> I dislike using that Park inside-the-seat-tube expander tool; it is kind of
> floppy and imprecise, although once installed it works OK, it is often awkward
> to remove. Then as Steve mentions, it is not very stable in use. It tends to
> twist about, risking whacking the frame on the rest of the stand.
> It is a lot smarter to just absolutely once and for all, get in the habit of
> NEVER clamping the seat tube or top tube but always clamp the seat post. Even
> if you have to loosen it and extend it to the point where you have enough seat
> post exposed to clamp. Then use a stand which extends up high enough to work
> on the bike at chest level.
> To that end, I HIGHLY recommend the Ultimate stand ...over the Park. I sell
> and work with both at CDO. Ultimate makes two models the Pro and the Consumer
> and both are excellent. They can adjust high enough for even Mark Petry and
> have an excellent clamping head. (Ultimate are famous for their sound, lighting
> and stage craft fixtures.)
> Dale Brown
> cycles de ORO, Inc.
> 1410 Mill Street
> Greensboro, North Carolina
> USA 27408
> Fax 336-274-6360
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