Work Stand for the STEP-THRU

ExFire

Member
The several good ideas in the XP workstand thread will not work for the Step-Thru.
They utilize a pole inserted into the bottom of the seat tube.
This tube is open at the bottom on the XP, ...BUT NOT ON THE STEP-THRU!

Step-Thru delivery is scheduled to begin in August. When we have them to examine, hopefully
we can together come up with a convenient and workable version of a Step-Thru work stand.

In my case, I happen to have one of the heavy patio-umbrella stand bases, so I am hoping that some
acceptable way can be found to secure the Step-Thru to a pole inserted in that base.

If you are a soon-to-be Step-Thru owner, please give some thought to how a good stand would best be configured, and share your thoughts with the rest of us.

Thanks for any suggestions!
 

J.R.

Well-Known Member
After seeing so many threads about work stands in the recent past, I thought I'd keep an eye on craigslist to see what's available. In the past month I saw 2 Feedback Sports stands, one for $120 the other for $135. They run $250 to 265 in store. If I didn't have a Park I'd have bought one. Maybe checkout your local CL.
 

ExFire

Member
I saw a youtube video and someone was using this for his XP:


Looked like it worked well. Should work for the Step-Thru too.

Thanks Az. I wonder how the clamp at the top of the stand would fit the steep, rectangular(?) battery tube
on the Step-Thru?
 
Thanks Az. I wonder how the clamp at the top of the stand would fit the steep, rectangular(?) battery tube
on the Step-Thru?
In the Youtube video the person used the seat post tube as the clamp area. Here's the video to see how he used his. Looks like it would work.
 

ExFire

Member
In the Youtube video the person used the seat post tube as the clamp area. Here's the video to see how he used his. Looks like it would work.

I'm curious about his comment that the other clamp location had the whole bike off the ground. Apparently not possible with the clamp on the seat post.

Presumably the center of gravity makes it not a good idea to attempt to raise the whole bike by clamping lower on the seat post.
Maybe the front wheel could be raised by clamping similarly around the steering post? (not sure of the nomenclature :-( )
 

thefinestcheese

New Member
Looking through some of these options lead me to a stand on Amazon that is so cheap ($30 shipped) that I had no choice but to order it, but I also already have zero faith in it before it's even arrived. I'll let y'all know how it works out.

 

ExFire

Member
Looking through some of these options lead me to a stand on Amazon that is so cheap ($30 shipped) that I had no choice but to order it, but I also already have zero faith in it before it's even arrived. I'll let y'all know how it works out.


So you're kind of a pess-optimist? :)
 
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Marduke

New Member
Hehe... I ordered the same one. Just waiting for it to arrive.

Supposedly should arrive between Sept 1st and Sept 17th.

Will let everyone know how it turns out, as I am sure you will as well.