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Old 11-12-16, 02:12 PM
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Homemade bike stand

I've been using my homemade bike stand for 23 years now. Needed to find something that would hold my Zipp2001's to work on, and back in the day no bike stand would take the beam. Anyone else make there own stand ?
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This method, hanging the bike from a loop or two of rope/chain/tube is as old as the hills. I first used this back in the early 1970s when in high school. Until a couple of hours ago the front end on our tandem was help this way (getting it repainted after 18 years).

Other methods have used Shop mate like portable vise/benches, lengths of 2x4 with hubs strapped down to hold the drop outs, existing brackets or car carriers with arms that the bike's top tube hang from, trainer stands and more. Andy.
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Here's a few answers:
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I use ratcheting cargo tie downs to hang my LWB recumbent from the garage rafters. It works perfectly and holds the bike at the right height to work on the drive train while sitting in a lawn chair. A bungee to an eye plate bolted to the floor steadies the whole thing. Unobstructed access to both sides of the bike. Total cost; $29.00. Priceless! bk
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Anyone else make there own stand ?
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For the last 20 years I have had a hanger at my place so have lots of room with typically more than a dozen bikes for the family. At times I have several projects and repairs waiting for parts or time in progress and I use your approach along with a hitch mount carrier mounted to a solid base for overflow from my two Park stands. Never tried anything but just rigid straps, don't think I would like the flexing.
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for a while I was using a broomstick balanced at the opening to my patio railing
for a while I mounted a bike rack to my patio railing
for a while I clamped a board to my work bench and wrapped some foam around the end the bike rested on
this summer I finally splurged for a folding bike stand. couldn't be happier. makes installing fenders much easier. also cleaning drivetrains & adjusting brakes & derailers
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Yes, pipe flange bolted to my garage wall with a section of 3/4" pipe coming out with a pony clamp on the end. The pony clamp has two pieces of 2x4 with a groove cut in the to clamp the seat post. After Menards rebates I think it was all of $5.00 once done. Works well for general cleaning and maintenance items.

I don't ever clamp real hard for fear of crushing my carbon seat post, but it clamps enough to keep it in place.
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