This is a NEW stand. Chrome steel. It is covered with black plastic at places where it touches the bicycle frame. The bicycle shown in the picture is NOT included.
The opening of the "hook" is ABOUT 2 inches.
I weighed it on scales that are made to weigh people and as near as I can determine the weight is about 1 5/8 pounds (one and five-eighths pounds). So, I believe the weight is between one and one-half pounds and two pounds.
This stand will not lift the rear tire off the floor on some bicycles. The stand it too short to lift the rear tire unless you put something under the stand to make the stand taller. I think it works OK with most bicycles, but some bicycles have tires so wide that the stand will not lift the bicycle high enough to make the rear tire not touch the floor. There may be other reasons why this stand will not work with some bicycles, I don't know. Also, it may be dangerous to put something under the stand to make it so it will lift the bicycles with wide tires. There are 17 different sellers on eBay selling this same stand, and most of them say nothing about the possibility that it may not work with some bicycles, although two sellers say "compatible with most bicycles". You can click on the "Product reviews" at the top of this page to see what others have said about it.
It is dangerous to spin the wheel when the bicycle is on this stand because someone could accidentally put their hand where the spokes could cut off a finger or worse. Do not let any children in the room where a bicycle is on this stand because they might turn the wheel and be seriously hurt by the spokes.
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