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Old 12-21-05, 09:37 PM   #1
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workstands

so within the first week of working on my new bike, it has become pretty obvious that it would kick ass to have a workstand. i don't have a lot of money to spend right now (trip to london in february, woohoo) so what are some good, modestly priced ones? better yet, is there a good way to DIY this? thanks.
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seach the forums. I've seen a thread about this where a guy described in detail with photos his DIY work stand. Not in ss/fg, though. Poke around.
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ah, alright. i searched ss/fg, but not anywhere else. thank you much.
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this will be hard to explain but I took a plank of wood, and attached a small block to the top and bottom, then put slightly larger blocks attached to them making sort of an elongated S shape. the top hook goes over the beam in my garage and gets a clamp to hold it, and the bottom hook holds the bike usually I put a clean towel in the crevice then wrap the top tube with it, and hold the bike steady with a bungee.

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Rope and overhead beam in the garage (or something else high to tie a rope around). I used that method for months before I decided to spend some real money on a stand. The rope did the job pretty damn well. And it was actually nice to be able to twist the whole thing around.
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Old 12-21-05, 09:55 PM   #6
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Also If Im working on the my bike up side down I put an old seat tube in a table vice, remove my bikes seat and tube and slide the bike over the one in the vice.
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http://bluecollarmtb.com/2005/03/02/...-collar-style/
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3/4 inch plumbing pipe and a clamp.
Took me 45 mins and about $40 to build.
Works great.
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Though for doing lots of work on bikes, a true repair stand (or at least a diy version that clamps securely and swivels) is amazing. I've got a park prs-9 at home and use a prs-3 at the shop and I can't imagine going back to my old method of bungie straps over rafters. A prs-9 can be had for about 75 bucks new, and shops often get rid of older stands.
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Check the bike mechanics forum.
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