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    Senior Member Billy Bones's Avatar
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    Here's my homebuilt stand tricked out of 2x4s. I use it only outside and mostly for cleaning up bikes after a ride. The bottom bracket shell rests in a V-cut notch [see second link] and shockcords secure the fork tangs.

    http://s450.photobucket.com/albums/q...ikeRack3-1.jpg
    http://s450.photobucket.com/albums/q...ketNotch-1.jpg


    . . .and Kitty Hwiggins.

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    interesting approach. I love working with wood and I'm convinced one can make just about anything with wood. I even made a missing earbud for a radio headset out of wood!
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    I have used a 2 wheel dolly and a bungee cord over the top tube as a poor mans bike stand. I have a pic but its in my phone, I dont have a way to transfer it.
    Biking isn't a sport because anybody can do it. I can bike, you can bike. For goodness sakes, my mother can bike! You don't see her on the cover of Sports Illustrated, do you?

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    Nothing wrong with homemade stands or tools, if you know what you're doing and you do it right.

    But you can usually find ex-bikers on Craigslist, practically giving away this stuff. I got a top-of-the-line Park stand for about 25% of its retail cost. I can't imagine not having it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    . . .I love working with wood and I'm convinced one can make just about anything with wood. I even made a missing earbud for a radio headset out of wood!
    You're obviously a 'pro' at working wood. . .you'll notice from my pics that I'm merely a 'wood butcher". That said, the wooden stand works perfectly for the use to which I put it and it's heavy enough that it never tips. BTW, for all my 'indoors' bike maintenance I use a low-end steell Park stand.
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    My handywork today. I'm no woodworker, so this is super-simple. I had the hanger already in the garage, and part of the wood. A friend donated the rest of the wood. Cost? $0. Best kind IMO!

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    I needed a stand today and started thinking about what i had around the house... I used the preacher curl at the end of my weight bench. there is a V shaped bracket to hold the weight bar, i set my top tube on that with a rag between the metal and the tube and clamped it in using a soft furniture building clamp. it's held in there strong enough to do anything I would need to do. not something I think I'll use forever but it worked for installing my bottom bracket and crank set :

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