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Recommendation for garage work stool [with wheels]?

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  1. ginkgo

    ginkgo Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Hi all, do any of you have a recommendation for a seat to use for working on bikes? I had one from Harbor Freight with wheels and a small tray for tools, but it just broke and I'm lucky I didn't break my butt! And I'm not heavy! I've seen lots of options online but wanted to check with you guys for your thoughts on the topic. Thanks for any guidance on this. Norm
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    I have a couple of these I purchased years ago from Sears (they don't have it now) when they weren't this expensive. They work great. amazon.com/Whiteside-Manufacturing-USA-Made-Professional/dp/B000P6WMO6/
     
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    Tonerjockey High Miler GT Contributor

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    hehehe yeah Ginkgo I use that Harbor Freight unit... When the wheels broke I installed some bigger castors. When the screws fell outta the bottom of the seat I installed bigger ones. It still gets caught in cracks in the floor .. any cracks. When I sit on it I hafta pay close attention or it can tip.
    An unusual piece of "equipment" fer sure.
    Cheap tho...
     
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    vagrant High Miler GT Contributor

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    Harbor freight was a POS! Chinese bearings. I'd look at summit racing or simmilar. Look for real wheels.
     
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    scottmastrocinque Scott Mastrocinque GT Famiglia

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    All those seats come from China. All of them.

    You just need to buy the right one!

    I have 2 of these from Harbor Freight. One on each side of my lift.

    I weigh over 300# and they have served me very well for almost 2 years.

    I used the Harbor Freight 20 percent off coupon you can get for free online.

    harborfreight.com/mechanics-roller-seat-with-drawers-63762.html

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    vagrant High Miler GT Contributor

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    that one looks like it has different wheels than the cheaper one. the bearings fall out of it way too soon especially if you have a rough surface or expansion joints.
     
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    dk1six Just got it firing! GT Famiglia

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    I have a couple of griots compact sit on creepers they're around five years old have held up nicely under use with no degradation of the cushions or wheels. They're a few dollars more than what you might find at the local parts store and they're position is fixed but they're comfortable and will probably outlast me.
     
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    scottmastrocinque Scott Mastrocinque GT Famiglia

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    After reading John Zibell’s post, I bought two of the Whiteside Manufacturing chairs he liked.

    SO MUCH BETTER THAN ANYTHING I HAVE EVER SAT ON!

    Thanks John Zibell for the GREAT suggestion!

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    Over on Right side is one of them. They are WELL MADE for sure!
     
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