After years of prevaricating, I got around to buying a Workstand to be able to work on my bike. I was reluctant to buy a work stand because:
- I’m not very good at bike maintenance and tend to prefer to take it into bike shops. I was reluctant to purchase when with many jobs it’s easier to take into a shop.
- I don’t have much space in my conservatory. I have so many bikes, there isn’t really room for a work stand.
On the other hand, I thought buying a workstand may have the following benefits:
- It may make me better at bike maintenance – it’s hard enough adjusting gears without using one hand to hold bike up and the other hand to adjust gears.
- It’s inconvenient having to take bike to a bikeshop all the time.
- It might make it easier to clean the bike.
After looking online at different options, I choose the Lifeline Professional Workstand from Wiggle. It had the following advantages
- At £72 it seemed quite cheap. I didn’t want to get a higher end workstand, when I wasn’t sure how much I would use it.
- It could be folded up quite small and conveniently put away in a corner.
- It had reasonably good reviews.
How to set up
To set up, it was fairly quick and intuitive, there are a couple of quick release levers which can quite quickly move the stand from compact to set up.
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