I hear you! Lifting my heavy ebike onto a stand isn't an easy task. I've used the relatively inexpensive Park Tool PCS-10 for years with my conventional bikes. I discovered a fairly easy way to get my 68 pound Pedego Interceptor onto the PCS-10 without lifting the entire bike. Lift just the front wheel and leave the rear tire on the ground. Clamp one of the tubes and pivot the bike up into position. I posted these pics in an earlier thread :Inexpensive stands suck. All of them. None were designed for 50-75 lb bikes. Ebike stands worth a turd are 2k. I have a park tools model 9 stand but lifting a 65 lb bike and getting itbinto the stand for and old fart means another helper. This is the year of the power lift.
Now that is what many of us need, however, a little pricey for the average E-biker. Another option is bolt a Power Hoist onto the garage rafters and use the wired remote to lift your bike. Looks like it would work with a little tweaking IMO. Save your backs guys!
This would definitely be worth looking into if I had a dedicated space to work on my bikes. Until I build a bigger garage, I'm going to have to settle for a portable model.Although I am happy with my Park Tool Pc 4-2 This Ez lift counterbalanced stand made Efficient Velo Tools in Portland Oregon is on my wish list https://www.efficientvelo.com/shop/ez-lift-repair-stand. Our local shop in Bellingham just bought one and put my bike on it yesterday to change tires. The base is twice the thickness of the Park tool pro base. It is just plain awsome. Slide the clamp down the pole to bike ground level, clamp it on and raise it up. There is a weight inside the pipe that make lifting the clamped on bike smooth and easy. Expensive as hell but half the price of a power lift and built to last in the USA.
@thatdude902 Do you know where I could find the STL file for the 3D printed parts? I'd like to try making one of these stands. Very economic and portable!I just went with a DIY stand with some 2x4s and a couple of 3D printed parts. It's simple and stores out of the way. For basic maintenance, it's good enough. The only issue might be if I had to take off both wheels, in which case, I would need to find a way to keep the balance (like tie one end to the ceiling.
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I used to do all my bike maintenance on a bike trainer, but the ebike is just too big to fit the trainer.
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