Re: [CR]Photo Exhibit: Vintage Bike Workstand

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Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2005 15:38:16 -0400
From: "Daniel Artley" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Photo Exhibit: Vintage Bike Workstand

This is the stand I originally worked with in the early '70s. I did like the Park better when I changed shops later, but this rig certainly did the job, no idea when they started to make them. I thought it was like the VAR stuff and Eldi pedal wrench, just those tools that had been around forever. Turn of the century? 8o)

Dan Artley Parkton, MD
>>> <> 04/19/2005 12:24:40 AM >>>

You never know what'll turn up! Purchased a neat old cast iron bike workstand at the local flea market last Sunday. What a piece!

Got it from an older man who said he fixed and resold lots of used bikes in the 70's, but now mostly works on lawn mowers. Has another stand, which I did not see, that he likes better because you can easily rotate a bike 360. This one has only 3 settings for the clamps.

I've posted a photo exhibit on wooljersey:

It's heavy! Easily adjusts and disassembles. Top of post has "ELDI" in raised letters. Presume this is the brand. Same as Eldi of pedal wrench fame? Have not found a country of origin.

Any insights on age, origin, etc. are welcome. Perhaps some of you who owned or worked in bikeshops long ago will recognize this.


John Siemsen San Luis Obispo, CA