how many times do you think you would use the lift? There nice to have around I've had one for twenty years. I made a lot of money working on guys bikes and building bikes.
A bike jack would be the way to go cause there is not that much need for a lift. You can buy jacks cheap now days used one on craigslist and new ones are all over the place.
If you buy one all the thinking hole drilling and chasing for the right steal has been done for you. There is a guy that sell instruction on how to build one.
The only thing you need a lift for is pulling tires if your not a shop.
Put in some over time and buy one from sears harbor freight or off the net.
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