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    #46
    If I had a post in my shed or basement like some have shown here I think the Park PRS-4W-1 would be the way to go. Even better than the classic shop floor stand.


    I have a Park PCS-4 portable stand. Its Ok with lighter bikes but its flaws really show with heavier bikes. I find myself just flipping my bike upside down in the bars and seat to do basic quick work because its less hassle than using the stand. The one good thing about it is its got the original Park cast arm and clamp which I don't think can be improved on or beat in any way shape or form unless cost or weight is a factor. Its actually pretty strong and stable especially considering its a folding portable model. Where it fails is the clamping method for the arm rotation and the clamping between the sections which appears to be all plastic.

    Back in the 1900's I worked in a shop that had the real deal classic Park stands so maybe its a case of knowing there is better stuff out there? The rotation thing on the classic stands could be adjusted so that you had a sweet spot where you could rotate the bike without touching the lock and it would for the most part stay in different positions. If you were really putting pressure on something or needed it at an odd position where it just would not balance it only took like 1/2 turn of the lock or unlock and it didn't really take much physical effort to do it. This thing uses some sort of wedge in the end that will get snug ish for a really light bike to sort of work like the old ones but if you do need t lock it or have a heavy bike it takes several turns and a lot of effort. So much that you just about need two hands which doesn't leave one to hold the bike in position. Thought with some more use especially on heavier bikes it would break in but its still crap to use.

    The other part that doesn't seem to be able to get tight is the side to side part. Not that you are usually needing that to be that stable but I find this model to be terrible. At first I thought I just didn't have the clamps tight enough so I went tighter and all that happened is the plastic gets distorted. It slips both where the head clamps on and where it telescopes to go higher. Why it can go higher I don't know, I think its too high when its all the way down and may cut some off. I'm 6'2" and often end up clamping on the seat post and even at that it seems too tall.

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    • 73Eldo
      73Eldo commented
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      Just had another bike and the stand fall over. Bike and stand are fine but the car it fell on got some damage. I think I'm gonna try putting a pin or screw between the plastic head unit and top section of the post. I have the clamp bolts so tight that the plastic has started to deform the plastic. At least a pin or screw should stop it from slipping there.

    #47
    I confess,I found a beam in the ceiling of the garage and have a big hook on a piece of web strap that I use to "float" the heavier patients.Blocking wheels is a thing too

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      #48
      Just pull the truck in the garage and put the bike on the Yakima swing away rack

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        #49
        This stand works very well and fits on the back of any 2" hitch receiver.

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        • 73Eldo
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          I like it. Sourcing a wall mount Park stand isn't a problem (except for slight sticker shock) but where and how do you get the hitch bar on its own? Or don't you? Find a used rack for cheap and throw away the stuff you don't need?

        #50
        Hi 73eldo.
        I found an old Yakima bike carrier at a garage sale and used the main support from it. There are so many old bike carriers available for next to nothing. The clamp does not have to be mounted too high. I actually drilled a few more holes in the vertical part so I could lower the clamp. I was thinking of adding the screw part from a scissor jack into the upright part of the Yakima stand so I could crank the bike up to working level.

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          #51
          I just got this
          https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B06XG...b_b_asin_image.
          It's rated for 55 pounds and it holds my 71 pound bike. Though I intend to remove my pannier bag and battery before putting the bike on in regular use.
          It has some inconveniences but at 1/6th to 1/8th the price of the Bikehand or Park Tool heavy duty stands I figured I'd give it a go. In 4 days of use I'm very happy with it. Sure it's not easily portable but it won't tip either. And it isn't as bouncy as most stands are. It requires the bike to have a seat and seat post installed but that's not a problem. And you don't really need a work stand to change a seat.
          What made it convenient for me is I have a post right where I work on my bikes.

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            #52
            2 inch steel square tubing fab. I used two receiver extensions so it fits on 1 1/4 or 2 inch hitch receivers or any bike rack made from 2 inch square tubing. It’s very heavy. It would be less heavy if it was made from aluminum tubing but I don’t have the equipment to weld aluminum. You could make it using padded vice grips instead of the bench mount bike repair arm to hold a very heavy bike. So far it’s ok with 40 pounds using an eBay acquired used Venzo bike bench mount work arm. It’s welded up from my junk stash.
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              #53
              Here you go! cheap cheap cheap. might be just what you need. Take it with you on the road! Happy Motoring, e-rod


              https://www.handlebarjack.com/

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