Lift Gone Bad
So, here I am, ready to pull my front and rear tires for new ones and to also install the Legend Axeo front suspension. I'm a retired jet engine mechanic and currently an electronics tech. With the right preparation this job WAS going to be a walk in the park. I've read it on this forum about bike lifts and the pro's and con's, so I was entering this task with one concern, the lift. I picked up a used craftsman lift on trade for some used tires and thought I got a good deal. I don't normally cheap out on tools, but this time I did. Now I have learned my lesson. I know what you're thinking...he dropped his bike in the garage! No I didn't, but it was MFing close! I jiggled the bike to make sure it was stable and then the OH SHIT moment happened. I saved it, lowered it to the ground and pushed the P.O.S. into a dark corner in the garage.
I know others have the HF lift and the Sears Craftsman, but after this money for the purchase will be the second priority, quality and reputation will be first.
Moral of the story, Don't Cheap Out! Or maybe Don't Jiggle your Bike. I need a beer. Way to much drama.
The only easy day was yesterday.