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. The neatest repair stand I saw was at Marinoni's shop in Montreal. It had a handwheel to tighten the seattube expander and I think it was attached to the ceiling. It was quite heavy duty.
Steve Barner, who won't admit how many decals he screwed up in the '70s, but who still has his Park stand in Bolton, Vermont
> Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 19:58:26 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Mark Poore <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> Subject: [CR]Park Shop Stand wanted
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> Ok, so it might not be a vintage request here, but there will be many vintage bikes going on the stand to be worked on. I am looking for the heavy duty shop park stand here. The one with the big heavy metal base that they could use in strong man contest. If any of you shop owner out there want to get rid of a single bike stand that you have sitting in the corner 'cause you got a double to replace it let me know. Just tired of working on so many bikes with the Harry Home Owner version of a bike stand. My vintage bikes are screaming for mercy.
> Mark Poore