“How to use”
1. The cycle vise must be assembled.
Install the tire stop to its default setting of 1 3/4” from face
of stop bar to face of bracket. You can fine tune it later if
you want to.
The tire stops main function is to keep the bike from rolling
through the vise.
The tire stops second function is to create a stop to tie down
All the mounting hardware only needs to be snug-tight do not
2. Locate a stable solid surface.
3. Measure the width of the tire and set the jaw width the same.
4. Check for clearances such as fenders, exhaust etc.
5. Roll the bike into the vise up to the tire stop. The bike should
load smoothly. If you are trying to force it to go, the jaws are too
tight. If the jaws are too loose, not a problem, just slid the tire
down the fixed jaw. Then step off to adjust.
6. Step off the bike on the same side as the screw assembly. Hold
onto the bike while reaching down to tighten the jaws. It should
only take 12 – 14 cranks (I’m not talking full turns) to provide
enough clamping pressure. It is important to note here that the lip
on the tire, where the tread starts, is in full contact with the
entire surface of the jaws. If it is not you are in too far or not
7. Check the stabilizer bar to see that it is in contact with the
working surface. If there is a crown in the working surface adjust
the screws at either end until they come in contact with the
surface. It does not take a lot of pressure; you are only trying to
remove the clearance between the bar and the surface.
8. Whether you tie the bike down will be at your discretion. The
vise has been used free standing without tying down; even free
standing without the stabilizer bar at all. You need to use your own
good judgment relating to the work at hand. We recommend that you
always use safe work practices.