We're pretty obsessed with our bikes and riding (almost) everyday means a LOT of maintenance and repairs. For the last two years we improvised repair stands out of picnic tables, Adirondack chairs, bike racks, and other unrelated objects definitely not suited for the job. A repair stand is not absolutely necessary, but it makes mechanical sessions much more efficient and enjoyable! After holding back on this upgrade for the last two years, the time has come 🙂 To save space in our van, we installed the Park Tool Bench Mount Repair Stand (PRS-7-2).
Choosing the repair stand
Quality tools rimes with quality work, so we knew we wanted a Park Tool!
While the portable model (Park Tool PCS 10.2) sounds like what we needed, the folding legs actually occupy some precious space:
These legs are made for dancin’… the clamp is what we actually need:
Into the R&D lab:
Mounting the repair stand on the rear door of the van would be quite nice, but the wall mount weldment interferes with our mosquito screens (faroutride.com/mosquito-screens) when the doors are closed… It could work for a van with no screen!
Installing the Park Tool repair stand to the van
1- Mount the bench mount weldment to the slide-out rack
2- Mount the universal top tube assembly to the bench mount weldment
3- Mount the clamp to the universal top tube assembly
10/10 Highly Recommended!!
OK bye see you next time.
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