Workstand


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Bajaway

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 5, 2016
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West Covina california
#1
I’m considering purchasing a workstand but most clamp to the top tube which is not possible with a bike that has a tank. I know you can clamp to the seat tube as well but it appears as though the clamp assembly on most of these stands don’t get small enough to properly hold the bike. thanks any ideas on what most of you guys are using for a bike that has a tank
 

RustySprockets

Look Ma, No Hands!
Aug 15, 2013
55
62
Glen Burnie, United States
#4
When I encounter a problematic frame, I usually raise the saddle and clamp to the exposed seatpost. My Park stand closes small enough, but one could use some sort of shim, if it's needed. Two wooden V-blocks would do the job for me.
 

Bajaway

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 5, 2016
382
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West Covina california
#5
Thanks I guess I will se if I can find a used park out there I wasn’t sure if it would clamp tight enough on these skinny seat posts thanks
 

the tinker

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
May 4, 2014
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4,981
Planet Mongo
#6
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Sometimes I don't want to clamp to the frame. Even with using a rag as a buffer, on a fresh paint job, I don;t want to take the chance of marring the paint. These old park clamps that I have can actually crush a frame in if you put them on too tight. What I did was take an old girls green Schwinn [ugh] and cut out a section of frame. I slip it over the seat post, then wedge in tight with a couple wood shims. Then I clamp it. I've never had it come loose while working on a bike. Probably other ways to do it better, but it worked for me. I also have a Velcro 'ed piece of fabric that can be wrapped around the frame to protect paint. It's nice because it holds itself on , as you position your frame into the clamp, whereas a hunk of cloth is flopping around on you.


Thanks I guess I will se if I can find a used park out there I wasn’t sure if it would clamp tight enough on these skinny seat posts thanks
 

Bajaway

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 5, 2016
382
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West Covina california
#7
Thanks so much I knew I would have to be creative but I knew someone has dealt with this in the past
 

Schwinn499

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Apr 9, 2011
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3,751
Monrovia, CA, United States
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Bajaway

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 5, 2016
382
257
34
West Covina california
#9
Thanks for the link I’m gonna hit the guy up for the $40 one seems like a steal
 

RustySprockets

Look Ma, No Hands!
Aug 15, 2013
55
62
Glen Burnie, United States
#11
For what it's worth, Park used to sell a tool (since discontinued) that would expand inside the seattube to provide a rugged clamping surface. Christened the ISC-4, I'm sure one would not be hard to find, if you had the desire.

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Igor

Look Ma, No Hands!
Sep 9, 2018
39
18
Texas
#12
If you have to clamp on the paint. A soft piece of leather does a peachy job of protecting the paint from the clamp.
 
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