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Bike lift/bench

Postby Collyolly » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:57 pm

O.K. It's bike related, not just triple but I fancy getting a bike lift/bench to ease the work on the old heap, any good experiances or recommendations or better still anyone in the Kent/Surrey area wanting to sell one ?
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Re: Bike lift/bench

Postby Treeman » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:35 pm

The bench that Machine Mart sell is well worth having and try and buy it when they are having a V.a.T. free day and save about £80 - thats what I did Thumbs Up Once you have a bench you will not want to work on a bike again without one! I think my one is made by Clarke.
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Re: Bike lift/bench

Postby malc87 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:25 pm

+1 to above
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Re: Bike lift/bench

Postby oldman » Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:18 pm

I agree
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Re: Bike lift/bench

Postby Kawaclive » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:24 pm

I have 2 of the Machine Mart ones they are nice and wide and stable.
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Re: Bike lift/bench

Postby Mitsui Spy » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:40 am

I've got the Rolls Royce of bike lifts but I still work on the floor. The bike lift is always piled high with crap so I can't be arsed to clear it. Any flat surface becomes a bench in my place.
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Re: Bike lift/bench

Postby Rubbadub » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:21 pm

Just bought a mattis one, about £260
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Re: Bike lift/bench

Postby Collyolly » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:29 am

Thank you for all your replies, looks like I will be getting a lift/bench.
Like you Mitsui I have been scrabbling around on the floor in all the detritus of a domestic garage which has been used for work tools, dirty dirt bikes and the wife's stuff. I often go out to work on the bike and get so pixxed off with the state of the place I go back indoors and watch the telly.
All that's now changed, new wood storage racking built to store work stuff, dirt bike polished ( it usually is really ) floor painted a light shade of grey ( try and buy light grey floor paint all the stockists seem to think you want to paint your floor dark grey so you can loose that special screw ) wife's stuff relocated.
I will also probably go for the cost effective option of lift, a rating of over 450kg to hold a bike weighing 200 seems O.K. to me, and being smaller will suit my garage better as I already have cupboards and worktop all down one side so I don't need the tool space of a wide top.
Next step is to get the crank rebuilt and start to put it back together.
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