I would be interested hearing recommendations and advice about purchasing/utilizing a bike repair stand. They seem to go about $150 and up. A purchase of this magnitude deserves a talkabout.
our local shop had 20% off sale so today I bought the pcs-9 as well as this bar that lets you hook the seat and handlebars stem and then raise the bar to the pcs-9clamp.
A good resource for learning about bike maintenance is the Park Tool Repair Help and Education website plus of course forums such as this, Google and YouTube.I guess it would be worth it if I actually knew something about working on bikes. This summer I plan to educate myself on the basics of brake and derailer adjustment. Is it possible to true a wheel by yourself?? I usually take my bike in for that stuff. Now that my kids have grown into nondisposable bikes, I really need to know more about basic adjustments. Last year I bought both of my kids some pretty nice Specialized bikes. My daughter's rear derailer needs some adjustment from time to time but it may just be the twist shifter. I really don't like those things.
Awesome idea about using your car rack for holding your bike when you do maintenance Vern!When I put together my bike I just used the bike carrier that attaches to the trailer hitch. It now serve two functions!!