Does anyone have direct experience with the ParkTool Team Race Stand or other brands/models of bottom bracket repair stands? If so, do you like it and why? A good answer for me will include the following:
- Describe your personal experiences using this type/model of stand.
- What characteristics of the Team Race Stand make it better/worse than the alternatives?
- What other repair stands like the Team Race Stand have you tried?
- What is the Team Race Stand best at? What is it worst at?
I'm shopping for a new repair stand and very interested in the ParkTool. I have a 20 year old folding ParkTool stand that clamps onto the frame and it's not suitable for my newer bicycles. In my household we have 3 road bikes (2 carbon), 2 commuter bikes and 1 mountain bike.
The reviews for the ParkTool stand are generally good, but unfortunately the product is not heavily reviewed; and none of the local shops stock this model so that I can get a first hand look.
Note: I am familiar with and have used several models of "seat-clamp" repair stands, so I don't need a description of how those work.