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2013-09-19 12:40 PM

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Subject: Park tool rack and aero carbon bikes
Hello all, I was thinking of getting a Park Tool rack for use with my Cervelo P2. Are these things compatible? The Cervelo has a wide blade-like seatpost and the frame and seatpost are both carbon. How do you hook these style bikes up to the tool rack? Thanks!


2013-09-19 1:33 PM
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I assume you're asking about a Work Stand. I put mu P2 on a Part Tool work stand - the gripper clamp rotates so you just clamp onto the top tube.
2013-09-19 1:51 PM
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I have a work stand with a similar style clamp, it works on aero seat posts; the clamp sides are V shaped
2013-09-19 1:53 PM
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Subject: RE: Park tool rack and aero carbon bikes

Originally posted by ctbrian Hello all, I was thinking of getting a Park Tool rack for use with my Cervelo P2. Are these things compatible? The Cervelo has a wide blade-like seatpost and the frame and seatpost are both carbon. How do you hook these style bikes up to the tool rack? Thanks!

It's carbon, not egg shell.  You will be fine with any tool stand.  Use a towel or something if you are worried about scratches....but you're not going to crush the carbon frame unless you try to.

2013-09-19 1:59 PM
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Originally posted by Left Brain

Originally posted by ctbrian Hello all, I was thinking of getting a Park Tool rack for use with my Cervelo P2. Are these things compatible? The Cervelo has a wide blade-like seatpost and the frame and seatpost are both carbon. How do you hook these style bikes up to the tool rack? Thanks!

It's carbon, not egg shell.  You will be fine with any tool stand.  Use a towel or something if you are worried about scratches....but you're not going to crush the carbon frame unless you try to.

this is true... but if you do something stupid one time it would be a lot easier to replace the seat post vs the frame.  wrapping a towel or something around it is also a good idea and something i do with my white bike to prevent getting visible scuffs

2013-09-19 1:59 PM
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Subject: RE: Park tool rack and aero carbon bikes
It holds my Trek Speed Concept. The jaws open wide enough to hold it by the seat tube. Or by the top tube, as was mentioned.


2013-09-19 2:06 PM
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Subject: RE: Park tool rack and aero carbon bikes
Get a work stand that clamps the fork instead, like the Park Tools PRS20. Don't have to worry about over clamping and much more stable that when you clamp on seatpost or feame
2013-09-19 2:58 PM
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Originally posted by audiojan Get a work stand that clamps the fork instead, like the Park Tools PRS20. Don't have to worry about over clamping and much more stable that when you clamp on seatpost or feame

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2013-09-19 3:18 PM
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Originally posted by audiojan Get a work stand that clamps the fork instead, like the Park Tools PRS20. Don't have to worry about over clamping and much more stable that when you clamp on seatpost or feame

x2. 




x3. Own it, love it, good for my P3 Tri bike and my Willier GranTurismo road bike. Easiest stand to work with by far.
2013-09-19 3:58 PM
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Subject: RE: Park tool rack and aero carbon bikes
I have a cannondale slice with a large aero seat tube. I tried the clamp style stands and did not like them for my carbon bike. I looked around a lot and got a feedback sprint stand. Its similar to the park 20 and 21 stand in that it clamps to the fork. I would recomend this type of stand personally.
2013-09-19 6:58 PM
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Subject: RE: Park tool rack and aero carbon bikes
I use the regular Park Tool Repair stand PCS-10 for my P2, and other bikes and it works fine.

But do be careful not to over clamp the top tube on the P2c because you can crush it ..I believe.

Unfortunately the lighter clamp pressure will cause the bike frame to move somewhat.

One thing I like about the regular clamp stand, over the dropout type, is I can check out both wheels easily.

  • .. also works well for my roadie, and MTB bikes.

  • As suggested the stand that supports via the dropouts might be a better idea overall.



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