I looking at buying (or building?) a trike repair stand. Any info provided will be greatly appreciated (by me, and others I presume). If you have built one, please provide details - photos are always helpful... both holding a trike, and without a trike, if you can. Even if you do not have photos, but can explain how you built it, materials used, expense, how it looks now, and what you would do differently if building one today, that info would truly be beneficial.
If you have a trike repair stand (constructed or commercial) for sale, please describe and supply photos is possible. If you have purchased one that you like (or dislike) please let us know. Always provide make and model when possible.
I'm personally weighing the advantages and disadvantages of building vs buying a trike repair stand. At the same time I am doing similarly for new, vs used, if I purchase one. These cold Michigan winters have me leaning toward purchasing one, but that well needs to be replenished, so the jury is still out.
If Santa doesn't bring me one, I am considering purchasing a Park Tool PCS-10 Home Mechanic Folding Bike Repair Stand ($167 ebay). One is currently sitting in my Amazon Wish List ($185). The Park Tool website claims the PCS-10 can easily hold #80 and works well with "many" recumbent trikes. I have two trikes, a TT Rover (~#50, before adding BBSHD) and a TT Traveler. Ideally I will end up with a repair stand that will accommodate both of my current trikes, and any future trike I might purchase... but that isn't likely. Can anyone comment on their experience with this unit? My lbs uses a similar looking repair stand, but theirs is the $400 professional model. I'm hoping not to need to spend more than half that amount. Any suggestions anyone?