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rear wheel bike stand
I'm having trouble with the stand. It is extremely tight going in and I can hardly remove it. I've tried grease and WD40 but nothing seems to loosen it up. This started after I got caught in a rainstorm, but I've cleaned the bike from top to bottom and even the inside of the axle tube. It's like something has expanded or schrunk or something like that.
The grease and the WD 40 actually swell the plastic. Most have shaved the piece on a lathe, but be careful not to remove too much. That stand was really only made for shipping, not day to day use.
Old Wing Nut
Originally Posted by bartolim View Post
I have never had any trouble using the factory stand. Easy to get on and off. It's all in your technique.
Anyway, take some emery cloth and sand down the OD of your stand (it won't take much effort). Not a precision rotating item, so it won't matter if you don't keep it perfectly round.
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Originally Posted by style_one View Post