TRIKETIGHT WORKSTANDS


TrikeTight workstands

As the saying goes … “there’s a new kid on the block”. In this particular case I am referring to work stands for trikes. TrikeTight is producing these two work stands shown above. As you can see one is a full size stand and the other is a bench (table) top model. Both offer folding so they are easy to store and transport.

roll around workstand

tabletop workstand

To use their own words …

“After 20 years in the bike industry manufacturing bicycle carrying solutions, the designers of this new trike/bike stand sensed there was a need for a better work stand. In the past several years lightweight, fast, and fun 3 wheeled “trikes” have become increasingly popular. Along with that growth grew the need for a better way to service those trikes. TrikeTight.com and their trike/bike work stands was created to service the need.

TrikeTight has two stands. A table top that that can go on your work bench, tailgate, or any horizontal surface. And their full size shop grade roll around work stand with lockable wheels.

Both work stand designs accept the Traps bicycle carrier to let you also work on your two wheel bike. No need to raise your seat post, just simply take off the front wheel and mount it to the Traps carrier.

DF bike on stand

Work on your trike with the work stand wheels in the full locked or unlocked position, roll it out of the way for storage, or wheel it over to your vehicle for your next ride! Use the work stand like a “lazy Susan” to easily work on any part of your trike without having to walk around away from your tools.

tabletop workstand one button fold

Both stands also fold flat so you can hang either on your wall, lean it against a wall out of the way or easily take it with you in your vehicle.”

roll around workstand folded up hanging on wall

Various options are available:

TrikeTight options

Assembly Required …  again using their own words …

“The Trike Tight Work Stand was designed to be assembled from many discrete pieces, saving you money on shipping and us flexibility in configurations. Assembly time is normally minimal and the needed tools are included, a custom box wrench and the appropriate Allen wrench, (the box wrench also include a bottle opener). Their stands come with an assembly instruction sheet. Hopefully, you will find the pictures clear and the written instructions easy to understand . (Should take the average person less then an hour to assemble.)”

At the time I wrote this article the company was not quite ready to sell their product on their website. I didn’t find any prices so I emailed them to inquire into it. Here is their response:

“Price for the RollAround stand is initially going to be $400.   That include the pivoting/locking wheels, adjustable Plastisol dip coated cradles, All fasteners are Stainless steel,  All tubing is 6061 Aluminum Powder coated,  tubing inserts (Upper for the cradles and lower for the wheels) are CNC billet machined.    Stands will be shipped partially assembled….ie. some assembly required.   Side plates are CNC machined 6061 Aluminum on this initial run.   Future production will most likely transition to Laser cut Stainless, not for strength but for ease of production. (easier to laser cut stainless to close tolerance then aluminum). We have table top stands ready to go also…..just have not set the price yet.   Probably about $199….prospective buyers could contact me directly tom@triketight.com or send an inquiry via the website.”

It is good to have the proper tools and equipment to perform needed maintenance and repair work on our trikes. Having  a work stand can be extremely helpful and practical. It can make doing the work so much easier. For sure it can help us to …

KEEP ON TRIKIN’

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Posted on May 4, 2016, in maintenance/repair, tadpole trikes, tools and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.