I have wanted to purchase a repair stand for a long time. Recently I've been doing more work repairing bike so I decided to invest in a stand. I've used Park Tools almost exclusively, so the logical choice was the Park stand. How much to spend was the next question. I don't need a top line pro stand, but I didn't want one that I would not be happy with. The 10.2 seemed to be the right choice. I have been using it for a couple months. I am completely satisfied with the quality and ease of use.
I am not surprised that the stand is good because I have come to expect a good product from Park Tools. They delivered.
My floor pump came with the old head, which was always iffy from the get go, but just suddenly stopped sealing one day after frankly not that much use. This one ... at least it's not a guessing game of did I get it on right, but the first tube I tried it on, it doesn't work with. For some reason. All my other tube stems work great, but the one on my rear trainer tire, it's like it doesn't screw down quite far enough or something and the stem valve never opens. Oh well. At least it works most of the time.
I use this on my trainer bike mostly as it doesn't make the mess the longer lasting lube I use on the road does. It lasts long enough for me on the trainer. I don't use it as directed, which is a cleaner first then lube. To me it works fine to wipe the chain down with a towel, then put a drop on each roller then run it through all the gears and then wipe the excess off the chain. When I used it outdoors it would last about a week, or around 200 miles in dry and paved road surfaces. I use it as my rest stop lube on ultra distance gravel rides too and it lasts long enough to get to the next rest stop .
Solid construction with nice fit and finish as expected from Park Tool. It struck me as a frivolous purchase but in fact it's been quite useful in practice, especially when working with steel bolts, a steel bike, and mostly-steel work stand. The combination makes it possible to place the bowl on just about anything within reach, including vertical surfaces, and have it and its contents stay securely in place. Wouldn't be quite as magical for someone working mostly with aluminum and carbon fiber I imagine.