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Shop / Repair Stand for a Trike

If you search the forums a bit, you will find all kinds of homemade repair or shop stands for trikes, generally made of PVC pipe.  I have a better one, one which gets the trike up at a nice height for working on stuff.  It is also very stable, and will hold the trike horizontal, vertical, or any angle in between.  It is a Park PCS-9, and sells for about $130 at Park Tools.  However, there is one critical modification that has to be made to make it strong enough to hold trikes, and that is to make a metal bushing to replace the plastic one that it comes with.   The legs fold up to make it easy to store or transport.

I was lucky enough to get one by Bruce, but I don’t know if has any more for this unit.  The bushing to replace looks like this:

3 comments to Shop / Repair Stand for a Trike

  • I do have a handful of these ready to ship. I can always make more.

  • John Entermann

    I have the Parkside Model PCS-10. It’s very similar to the PCS-9 that you have. Do you know if mine also should have this bushing change?
    I could not tell from your post where this bushing is located. Is it in the back of the main clamp – that allows for rotation of the trike? I have been doing this without any failures. Is the problem one of potential failure, because of the extra weight and center of gravity of the trike?

  • The bushing is right next to the lever that locks the clamping head in position. I think the issue is that a trike puts more strain on the bushing and the PCS-9 has a plastic one, and some of them cracked under the strain. If yours is working, you are good till it breaks, and maybe it won’t break. I assume the PCS-10 is similar to the PCS-9, but I don’t know for sure.

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