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Is it harmful to store a bike in a repair stand when held by the seatpost?

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Asked by: Christian Ella

Nope, not a problem. The stress on non-moving components comes from repeated cycles of loading and unloading, not from static force.Sep 24, 2013

Can I store my bike on a bike repair stand?

Registered. A stand is fine for storing your bike, and pretty helpful when working on it too.
Jul 13, 2013

Can I leave my bike in the work stand?

As long as your bike is level, all should be good for your seals, and hydros. If its a quality stand, and you tighten your seatpost bold a bit, it SHOULD be fine.
Jul 18, 2004

Is it OK to clamp my dropper post in a repair stand?

Can I clamp to the dropper post? Yes. Just make sure you follow these guidelines: Make sure you fully extend your dropper post.
Jul 13, 2020

Is it OK to hang a bike by the seat?

Never, never NEVER, lift your bike or hang it by the seat when the dropper is sagged below the upper position. When the dropper is at any height below maximum it’s very bad for the hydraulic mechanism and internal seals to pull up on or lift the bike by the seat.
Feb 26, 2016

Is it worth getting a bike repair stand?

You don’t absolutely need a bike repair stand to take care of the most basic maintenance—lubing your chain, swapping tires—but once you start adjusting your own derailleurs or messing around with cables, having a way to adjust your bike while its wheels are off the ground is crucial.
Oct 15, 2020

Should you clamp the seat post or frame when using a bike stand?

Quote from video: It's not really an issue is it because it's a lot less expensive than a frame. I think that you know I always clamp my seat post right on the dropper it doesn't bother me just make sure that.

What is the point of a bike stand?

Mostly, a bike repair stand is a welded frame that holds the bike in place (1). This tool is useful, so the bike does not move or tip over while you perform work on it. The stand also lifts the bike up off the ground to a level that is comfortable for you to service it.

How do you mount a bike on a repair stand?

Quote from video: I like to do it with the bike on the ground. And then just take an old toe strap or a velcro strap or something and tie the back wheel and tire assembly to the side of the repair.

Where do you put your bike?

The ideal storage solution will depend on your available space: garage, house, apartment or storage shed. Each has different applications, but in general, racks that let you store your bike vertically, wheels perpendicular to the wall, ideally positioned in a corner, take up the least space.

What is the point of a dropper post?

The dropper post enables you to have the best of both worlds when mountain biking or gravel riding. It supports the rider at a correct seat height for climbing and general cadence but can drop by a significant margin at the touch of a lever, to place you in a better attack position when descending.
Sep 21, 2021

How do you store a dropper post?

It’s best to store your bike with the dropper post in the extended position. All dropper posts use a spring to extend the seat upwards. In some posts, this air spring is small and held at relatively high pressure (around 200 – 250 psi).
Nov 19, 2019

Where can I clamp my carbon frame?

Quote from video: Because that is a particularly strong part and will resist that clamping force of the bike holder. So just make sure you clamp it on the seat post. And don't ever clamp the frame.

What should I look for when buying a bike stand?

The ideal is a stand that’s adjustable, easy to swivel and locks down rigid when wanted – it’s a pain when you’re trying to do something precise and the whole bike tilts away. Pay attention to how easy and how smooth the actuation of the tilting feature is because this can often be a downfall on some stands.
Mar 26, 2022

How can I lift my bike without a stand?

Just hang the front of the seat on any convenient “peg”, or rig hooks or a rope to suspend the bike from. All you need to do is somehow get the rear wheel off the ground while having the pedals clear to turn.
Jun 5, 2013

How do you lubricate a bike chain?

Quote from video: It's always easier to use a bottle spray cans get lube everywhere if you've got disc brakes on your bike. They can contaminate your brake pads make a big mess.

How do you hold a bike on a bike stand?

Quote from video: I like to do it with the bike on the ground. And then just take an old toe strap or a velcro strap or something and tie the back wheel and tire assembly to the side of the repair.

What can I use as a bike repair stand?

A storage stand can make a pretty good repair stand, anything that lets the wheels and pedals rotate. A car rack will also work well.

How can I lift my bike without a stand?

Just hang the front of the seat on any convenient “peg”, or rig hooks or a rope to suspend the bike from. All you need to do is somehow get the rear wheel off the ground while having the pedals clear to turn.
Jun 5, 2013

Why do expensive bikes not have kickstands?

Kickstands add weight



So, the mere thought of adding some extra metal to their bike is too heavy for them. By all means, a kickstand doesn’t add very much weight to a bike. They even make some out of carbon fiber or lightweight alloy metals. The problem is that they aren’t useful weight.