Choosing a Personal Bicycle Repair Stand

Many bicyclists spend many hours working on their bikes. For some it’s a passion, for others its simple bike repair and maintenance. Regardless of your bike maintenance style, one tool you need that can simplify your repairs is a good personal bike repair stand.

Investing in a good bike repair stand is money well spent, whether you’re working on a mountain bike or precision road bike A well-chosen bike repair stand brings the bike up to your level, making repairs and maintenance easier.

Some of the features of a good bicycle repair stand include:

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Sturdy, L-Shaped legs. A good bike repair stand can come with stationary or collapsible legs. Either style will work well provided you choose a stand with two sturdy, L-shaped legs that are joined by a hinge to form a stable base triangle. When you set up your stand, make sure to set it on a level surface.


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Spring loaded clamp. Most bike repair stands have a single, spring-loaded clamp that opens and closes with a lever. The clamp holds the bike steady while you perform repairs. Do not clamp the bike at its frame, especially if yours is an aluminum or carbon bike, which can be damaged or crushed by the clamp. Secure the bike by attaching the clamp to the seat tube if possible.


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Lever or tightening wheel. A good bike repair stand will come with a lever or tightening wheel that allows for rotating the bike 360 degrees for full access to every part of the bike. To rotate your bike, simply loosen the lever or wheel, and then tighten it again once the bike is in the position you desire.


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Tool tray. A good bike repair stand will have a tray to hold your wrenches, bike parts, lubricants and/or beer.


A good bike repair stand can run anywhere from $49 to $300. Shop around and look for a bike repair stand that meets all your needs. Pay attention to consumer feedback ratings whenever they are made available.

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