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Old 01-17-11, 10:19 AM   #1
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Building a better bike stand

So, I've decided that I'd like to start building a few frames, but I don't even have my own workstand yet, so I reckon it'd be a good exercise to try brazing one up. I plan on brazing it to a 50lb barbel for a heavy base that doesn't take up a lot of space like the park ones. I have some schemes for my own clamp design as well, but I need to make a prototype to try first!

Anyway, I'm asking for some ideas for what kind of things I can do to make myself a nicer stand. I'm already going to add a little shelf with a magnetic tray so I can stay organized. In general I suppose it'll look a bit like a park pcs-9, with telescoping tubes for height adjustment. I haven't settled on a size yet, gonna see if there is any spare tubing laying around work to use.

I invite any thoughts and/or criticisms of my hair-brained scheme! I also have access to a bunch of scrap frames, so I could use that material.

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Old 01-18-11, 01:45 PM   #2
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrCHkeA_YVQ

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wow. so perfect, that's exactly what I needed to stimulate the creative juices... thanks a bunch.
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Old 01-19-11, 10:17 AM   #4
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Old 01-20-11, 01:04 AM   #5
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That's an idea, braze something to a pipe clamp slider.

Uterhausen, do you recall a high end Park type stand, I think it had rock in the name, and was bought out by Pedros, who apparently couldn't sell them?
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I did a fair amount or work to that stand a few months after this was taken. The Vice-grip is a neat idea, but if you are not at the right pivot location for the jaws you can flex it open. I replaced that with an industrial level quick release c-clamp: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22538785@N05/2283266836/

I now use a Park type stand for most of my (Winter Bicycles) bike brazing, and a smaller version of the above for stems and small parts (where the heat is closer to the jaw)- seen on the floor here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22538785@N05/5389103263/.
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Park makes several bike stand clamps including bench and wall mounted stands that provide lots of options for incorporation into a versatile homemade stand. I used the PCS-12 mounted to an inexpensive engine stand for supporting my Bringheli frame jig. It offers a lot of versatility in positioning the jig.



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