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#1 supradude

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:10 PM

In case anyone is in need of a bike stand without dropping a mint, Aldi is currently selling their Bikemate bike stand for $29.99.  I didn't need a second stand, but when I saw it last year I couldn't resist with that $29.99 price tag.  It gets the job done.  Wish my way-to-expensive Parktool stand had some of the little options on it that the Bikemate has.  Aside of the legs sometimes getting in the way, I really can't complain, especially for the price.

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#2 zez

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 12:35 PM

I like how it folds up pretty small so it's easy to throw in the vehicle while going camping and other places.



#3 jamesh75

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:57 PM

I bought one a year or so ago and it works great for $30.



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 03:27 PM

I picked one of these up today as I couldn't resist the price, even if it turns out to be a hunk-o-junk.

 

It's relatively light due to the materials employed, including the plastic that makes up the jaw/clamp and its cam lever handle, as well as all the tightening knobs and corresponding sleeves/joints.  The jaws/knobs/joints all tighten reasonable well, but this is not a high strength design...this plastic stuff is only gonna get so tight.

 

I have an almost 30 year-old Park PCS-1 stand that I've used forever, and like all of Park's stuff, it's built well - one thing it does not do however, is provide height adjustment.  Which is one thing this cheap guy does well.  In fact, you can pretty much put the bottom bracket at eye level (standing) if you want... The handlebar stabilizer doodad actually works pretty well also.

 

I think this stand is best suited as a traveler, as it's relatively light.  Don't plan on using this thing as a daily workhorse though, as it will likely give up ghost quickly if punished.  As stated before, it will get your rig up in the air, which is nice if you plan on fiddling with drive-train adjustments, etc. at length and don't want to be hunched over for the duration.

 

As of this morning (5/18/18) the Aldi location in SoCo on Lindbergh still had plenty in stock.

 

 

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