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Swingarm stand for storage AND mobility

Anybody using anything similar to this rear stand?

http://moovamoto.com/index.php?page=...VaV1ZVMUVhejA9

I am extra room challenged and need to move bikes around easily within my workspace.

Any one have any other ideas or what are you guys using?
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Re: Swingarm stand for storage AND mobility

Im sure were all like "why didn't I think of that"... I am
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Im sure were all like "why didn't I think of that"... I am
Not I.

I honestly wouldn't trust the wheeled contraption, doesn't seem too stable. I'd fear the whole thing tumbling sideways if I'm rolling it and one wheel hits a small crack or gravel chip and stops dead where it is. If I was given one I might try it, but I'd be more likely to cut the wheels off to make it a regular stand.

I suspect there's a reason pitbull and every other stand maker out there have never made anything like this.

For tight spaces, I prefer something like this. On a stand, no protruding bars blocking extra area, etc. Moving around I just roll the bike and do 15 point turns to turn it around.



EDIT: Also, if the center point of all their photos/demonstrations is a bimbo wearing 5" heels and vinyl pants, it tells me they probably don't want anyone focusing much on their contraption. The more tits are used to sell something, the more worthless it really is.

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Re: Swingarm stand for storage AND mobility

I believe that contraption from Moovamoto seems well designed. 4 sets of wheels, clicks directly into your spools... makes minor adjustments in angling your bike flush against a shop/garage wall.

Small crack or gravel chip?? ... might as well keep the bike in the shed for the whole winter then - I say. LOL. Our shop floors are concrete, swept clean. This little device should work without a hitch. I'm sure if we were all "given one", for everything we were skeptical of, we'd take one of everything - now wouldn't we?! It comes down to wants vs needs... how much we have to spend. I still move my bike around (15 point turns) and continue to manually pick up the back end of my bike, shifting it as close to the inside wall of my shop - to use my space most effectively.

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Re: Swingarm stand for storage AND mobility

I saw a bike at the track set up on front and rear stands with rollers.

The mechanic shoved the bike out of the way off to side.

It seemed like he had been doing that for a while, because he was not gentle about it.

I thought it was a great idea.
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Re: Swingarm stand for storage AND mobility

Yes similar, minus the front swivel wheels. Been using it for years and is totally stable. I wouldn't hesitate to put swivel wheels on front if I needed it.
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I don't think it would fall over. I mean my Snap On tool box is 3 times heavier and at least 2 times as tall and I roll it everywhere. Never had an issue with it trying to fall over.

I like it. And the price seems reasonable too.
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Not I.

I honestly wouldn't trust the wheeled contraption, doesn't seem too stable. I'd fear the whole thing tumbling sideways if I'm rolling it and one wheel hits a small crack or gravel chip and stops dead where it is. If I was given one I might try it, but I'd be more likely to cut the wheels off to make it a regular stand.

I suspect there's a reason pitbull and every other stand maker out there have never made anything like this.

For tight spaces, I prefer something like this. On a stand, no protruding bars blocking extra area, etc. Moving around I just roll the bike and do 15 point turns to turn it around.



EDIT: Also, if the center point of all their photos/demonstrations is a bimbo wearing 5" heels and vinyl pants, it tells me they probably don't want anyone focusing much on their contraption. The more tits are used to sell something, the more worthless it really is.
I have the exact Pitbull and I put the wheels on piano casters from Home Depot. Each caster has three wheels and I bolted the caster to the Pitbull wheel and the rear of the bike rolls around the garage with ease.
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Maybe, maybe not. If it works, it'd be great, but I have my doubts.

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Small crack or gravel chip?? ... might as well keep the bike in the shed for the whole winter then
Big difference between a 23" outer diameter pneumatic tire rolling over little defects and a 1/2 inch hard plastic wheel rolling over the same surface with the same weight. A 2mm gravel chip to a bike tire is like a 4" log to a little caster wheel.

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I saw a bike at the track set up on front and rear stands with rollers.

The mechanic shoved the bike out of the way off to side.

It seemed like he had been doing that for a while, because he was not gentle about it.

I thought it was a great idea.
As I said, if it works as claimed it'd be great, but the way it is presented leaves me suspicious at best.
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Re: Swingarm stand for storage AND mobility

Much like my warehouse, my garage is swept clean... so I don't concern myself with gravel. If gravel keeps you polarized about this contraption, I'd say it's the least of your concerns.

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Re: Swingarm stand for storage AND mobility

Yeah, I like it! It would be prefect for my space. I have a concrete floor and I keep it relatively well swept. No pot-holes or chips to worry about.
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Re: Swingarm stand for storage AND mobility

I have one very similar that came with one of my bikes and found it works great, especially when I was challenged for space and was trying to line the bikes up inside a storage container. Have not had any problems with stability, the only time I get a little edgy is as it transitions from steel to wheels as the rear tyre come off the ground.
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Re: Swingarm stand for storage AND mobility

That don't look too bad, now if you had something for the front wheel.

For my big couch on wheels i have this little dolly. I use it everyday during the summer. When I come home I drive up on it and spin it 180, ready for the drive out the next moring. Then come winter I can just push it out of the way.









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That by the way ... is the ULTIMATE!!! ^ ^ ^ Holy shite Rick!!

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