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Old 01-03-05, 01:32 PM   #1
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Bike workstand

So on my weekend I decided that trying to work on the bike while balancing it upright with my knees and forehead was getting real old. I drew up some plans for a new workstand and came up with this.



This shows my homemade "wheel keeper-straighter" doodad. Okay, fine, it's just a coat hanger.


It works surprisingly well and is very sturdy. The styrofoam in the 'jaw' keeps the paint from getting scratched and allows me to torque down the jaws so the frame doesn't move around.

Just need to sand it all down and maybe paint it for that ooooooohhhh effect.

So, whaddaya guys think?
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Old 01-03-05, 01:39 PM   #2
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So on my weekend I decided that trying to work on the bike while balancing it upright with my knees and forehead was getting real old. I drew up some plans for a new workstand and came up with this.



This shows my homemade "wheel keeper-straighter" doodad. Okay, fine, it's just a coat hanger.


It works surprisingly well and is very sturdy. The styrofoam in the 'jaw' keeps the paint from getting scratched and allows me to torque down the jaws so the frame doesn't move around.

Just need to sand it all down and maybe paint it for that ooooooohhhh effect.

So, whaddaya guys think?
Nice job, but I can't help but think that your bike is about to be flogged

Also, a very simple and effective "wheel keeper-straighter" is a strip of double sided
velcro wrapped around the front wheel and the down tube. You need about a foot
of it. It works great.
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Old 01-03-05, 01:49 PM   #3
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Nice job, but I can't help but think that your bike is about to be flogged

Also, a very simple and effective "wheel keeper-straighter" is a strip of double sided
velcro wrapped around the front wheel and the down tube. You need about a foot
of it. It works great.
Ha. It does look like some sort of torture device. When I first started making it I was thinking something along the line of bikestandosaurus.

The velcro seems like a good idea but you can't spin the front wheel. Seems like a minor thing but I like to sit and spin the wheel when I'm sitting in my Lazy Boy
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Is that a Cyclops I see hiding in the corner?
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A bundgee cord works nice for keeping the front end straight.
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Ha. It does look like some sort of torture device. When I first started making it I was thinking something along the line of bikestandosaurus.
If your bike still doesn't behave, put it on the rack!

I like the styrofoam thing. Do you think it'll gradually get too small (through compression) and have to be replaced every so often?
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Do you enforce the rule of thumb with your bike? Are there groups that are opposed to what you do to bikes? Aww that's alright, we're both from Mass. It's no different than what Mitt Rommney does to us with the Big Dig.
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Do you enforce the rule of thumb with your bike? Are there groups that are opposed to what you do to bikes? Aww that's alright, we're both from Mass. It's no different than what Mitt Rommney does to us with the Big Dig.
I never even go towards bah-ston and I still have to pay for it!
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