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    What's the best Bike Repair / Work Stand for heavy E-Bikes

    What's the best Bike Repair / Work Stand for heavy E-Bikes?

    #2
    Personally, there isn't one I have seen yet that makes sense to me, even the Park brand electric powered lift is a bit limited, and VERY expensive.



    I have been experimenting with a hi-lift style jack, but it doesn't seem to work well with the relatively low weight of an E-Bike (it's designed for several tons, and doesn't want to descend properly most of the time) so I am going to keep the carriage of the lifting part, and use a wench to raise and lower the carriage via a pulley (will have pics to show in the near future).

    However, if you have a BBSXX or similarly light mid-drive or small hub motored E-Bike, you can just use a good quality bicycle stand be fine. I prefer these:



    Park tools make a great stand, you might find another similar for cheaper, but be very careful, as you get what you pay for, and an E-Bike is pretty heavy in the bicycle world, so make sure it's a very well made one.

    Another great way is to simply attach a good bicycle carry rack for a car to a wall, not as convenient to use, but works very well.

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      #3
      P.S. If you have the $$$ to spend, I would get the professional model for a bike shop like this one:

      https://www.amazon.com/Park-Tool-Deluxe-Single-Repair/dp/B00L4XCOUG/ref=sr_1_9?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1474687016&sr=1-9&keywords=park+tools+bike+stand

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        #4
        Where do you obtain a wench to raise and lower the carriage?

        :)
        Alan B

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          #5
          LOL!!!

          Well, Harbor freight of course ;-p .... but a winch is cheaper and doesn't complain as much! ;-)

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            #6
            http://www.northerntool.com/images/p..._2000x2000.jpg
            Last edited by Reddy_Kilowatt; 09-24-2016, 12:29 AM.

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              #7
              For the hobbiest the park stands are tough enough but no lift mechanism kinda sucks with a 60lb bike. But I didn't want to spend over $150. I have a few bikes and do a few installations. It gets by.

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                #8
                doing more research into this I'm inclined to make my own repair stand out of steel pipe and use pipe clamps. I have found various version on the net. I have a very stout workbench in my garage so I'd make one that mounts to my workbench.




                Like this guy has a pretty cool mobile setup: Click image for larger version

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                Last edited by g725s; 09-26-2016, 12:32 PM.

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                  #9
                  I was first thinking of getting the Park bench mount clamp for my ~50 year old & steady workbench, but ended up getting the portable Park stand instead. Holds the bike good & steady, even in very off-balance positions, and makes working "down under" very easy. Here's the starting point view many are familiar with - the stripped frame:

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                  Working down under, but right at hand:

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                  Much easier on my back:
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                  3rd build, 2018 Crust Evasion step-thru, BBS02, Shimano Nexus INTER-3 IGH
                  4th build, 2016 Salsa Marrakesh flatbar frameset, BBSHD, Alfine 8 IGH

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                    #10
                    I kinda like these...
                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rgVuzaeaE8

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omFg9ew8yrI
                    Last edited by Eastcreek; 10-22-2016, 11:02 AM.

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                      #11
                      Interesting build videos, however, I would be very leery of using these for anything but a very lightweight E-Bike. (50lbs or under) You could always use a park tool stand's jaws in your own stand built similar to the second video. : )

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                        #12
                        It's hard to beat how 1.) fast the Park jaw clamp is to set up and 2.) well it holds the bike. Once set, I don't have to fiddle with it at all, regardless of the positions I set the bike (even when rotated upside-down).
                        2nd build, 2018 Crust Scapegoat, BBS02 or BBSHD, Rohloff IGH
                        3rd build, 2018 Crust Evasion step-thru, BBS02, Shimano Nexus INTER-3 IGH
                        4th build, 2016 Salsa Marrakesh flatbar frameset, BBSHD, Alfine 8 IGH

                        Visit the forum knowledge base

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                          #13
                          OK, I just ordered the park prs-25. It says it will hold 100lbs. rave reviews, and I got the wife on board with 4 airline miles per dollar spent! Backcountry.com. http://www.backcountry.com/park-tool...IZ&ti=Ojo6Njo= The price seems standard everywhere. They have some of the add on's, I got some things on e-bay. I'm excited, like christmas! No more struggling with heavy, floppy bikes! Happy Motoring, e-rod

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                          • e-rod
                            e-rod commented
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                            highly recommended, it is a beautiful thing! Light and stiff. Spendy but stunning. Threw a piece of cardboard under it and de-greased the e-bike, at a chest high level it was fun. Outside for a clean and wax soaping and quick rinse! Wah Lah!!

                          #14
                          THIS one! Park Tool's PRS-33. But it IS an investment to be sure...

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                          • g725s
                            g725s commented
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                            I see you put it in the truck. But it has not arrived at my house yet. What's up with that?

                          • BikeEV
                            BikeEV commented
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                            Must have been a mix up. I'll ask my driver ; )

                          #15
                          Found a PCS-10 on CL for 100 bucks, works great, going to build up the ebike with it inside the house where it's warm. Fenders installed today. I put those sliders used to move furniture on infomercials, under the feet, so it slides out from the wall with the bike attached.Click image for larger version

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