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Old 03-20-08, 04:39 PM
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Check out my HomeMade Bike Stand

This is my homemade bike stand. Pretty rad Huh?

Cost me about 40 bucks...

It has a clamp on one side and I can rest my bike on the other.

I have posted a pic along with this thread.
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Old 03-20-08, 05:26 PM
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Can you post a pic of the stand with the bike attached?
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Old 03-20-08, 05:28 PM
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Is that a homemade camera too?
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Is that a homemade camera too?
I was wondering the same thing!!!
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Old 03-20-08, 07:25 PM
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Lol, yeah...what kind of camera did you use?
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Old 03-20-08, 07:32 PM
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Looks like a really bad webcam.
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Old 03-20-08, 07:41 PM
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Yeah pictures suck, sorry. Bikeforums.net only allows for low quality pictures. Maybe there is another way but this is the best I can make them in order to stay under the MB limit posted by the website.

I have posted a new pic with the bike attached.

If anyone is interested here is where I got the plans to build this baby.
http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-...e-Repair-Stand
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Old 03-20-08, 08:12 PM
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picture

I really hope I fixed all these pictures. Whew- they must of really been bad.

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Old 03-20-08, 08:30 PM
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Interesting...what are you using to keep the clamp from scuffing the paint?

I understand what you mean about the image size limits...you might be able to resize the image resolution (to like...800x600, or something) in order to keep a clearer picture...
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Old 03-20-08, 08:32 PM
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Cork

I bought some cork at home depot. I liked the way it looked and it seems to work really good, although im not sure how long it will last.
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Old 03-20-08, 08:37 PM
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I'm working on a home-made rig (As a second workstand) The pony clamp Is a good idea, but I plan on making a pair of V-blocks and clamping the seat post.
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Very interesting seems it could even be marketable. What was the process and tools used to build it?
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Old 03-20-08, 08:48 PM
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OT: Bad image issue resolution

Originally Posted by dirtandonion View Post
Yeah pictures suck, sorry. Bikeforums.net only allows for low quality pictures. Maybe there is another way but this is the best I can make them in order to stay under the MB limit posted by the website.
From the EXIF, the images were taken by your Nikon 4100, which isn't the latest and greatest, but will still take pictures better than those you've posted.

From examining the images, can I suggest that you resize the image to a more manageable dimension prior to trying to save it as a small JPEG? No matter how you cut it, 4 megapixels is going to look really bad if you try to squeeze it down to 100 kB. Or simply use the lower resolution modes of your camera; a "PC Screen" mode picture (1,024 768, or 0.8 Mpxl) is plenty big enough to look acceptable on a web page (see example attachment below). Even the smaller "TV Screen" mode (640 x 480, or 0.3 Mpxl) will produce better looking pictures than your super-compressed JPEGs.

If you don't know how to set to this mode, look at page 63 of the instruction manual.

Hope this helps!
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Old 03-20-08, 09:28 PM
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Nice job on the plumbing. All I can suggest is add more padding using that pipe foam insulation do you don't scratch the bike. Although if you only work on on well loved and well used MTB's it may not be an issue if you scratch the paint here and there.

The clamp is an interesting variation. I like it. the only thing I'd like to see is the option to swing up some wooden blocks that swing around on the pipe and have 1/2 round cork faced cutouts for round tube frames. Same on the otherside to use some sort of fitting that forms more of a saddle to cradle the frame.
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Padding and Fittings!!!

yeah, better padding and maybe some wood fittings are a really great Idea. I have some wood here at my house and a dremel tool, I think Ill try and work something out. Ill post the pictures when I have them done (they will look awsome because ill post them correctly).
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Old 03-21-08, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by dirtandonion View Post
Yeah pictures suck, sorry. Bikeforums.net only allows for low quality pictures. Maybe there is another way but this is the best I can make them in order to stay under the MB limit posted by the website.]
There is a difference between image size (bytes), image size (pixels WxH), and resolution (quality). The BikeForums attach limit is on image size (bytes). The problem is, you have an image that is 2288X1712.
You are attempting to reduce the size (bytes) by maintaining the size (WxH) and reducing the resolution.
The result? A large (WxH) crappy looking image.

The average computer screen resolution is between 1024 Wide and 2048 wide. Your 2288 wide image is way overkill for this usage.

Take Mr. Fly's suggestion. First, reduce the size (WxH) of the image to fit a normal screen, say in the 600 wide maybe 800 wide at the most. This reduction in size (WxH) will also reduce the size (bytes). If a 600 wide image is still over the size (bytes) limit ... then reduce the resolution.

I use photoshop and do a "save as" and set the desired resolution of the image without changing the size (WxH) of the image. If I know the image is thread-bond, I set the JPG compression down to 3 or so and it still shows up nicely on a computer screen and the size (bytes) is reduced dramatically.

If all else fails, try displaying the image "in" the post as opposed to attaching an image to a post. This bypasses BikeForum's limits all together however you need to have a little respect for those still with low bandwidth connections. Another reason to resize (WxH) and lower the resolution.

<<< "operator" has directed me to remove the image links. So in compliance ... I have >>>

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Old 03-21-08, 09:56 AM
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For the sake of everyone reading this thread, please remove that page widening low res ****ty pic.
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I took a similar approach:



Here's the clamp:


Your monococque frame there will work pretty well with cork, but holding onto a tube requires distributing the pressure around the cylinder so it doesn't crush.
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that looks like a stationary crossbow
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Originally Posted by operator View Post
For the sake of everyone reading this thread, please remove that page widening low res ****ty pic.
Actually the image is "for the sake" of the OP.

The OP complained of the BikeForum imposed size (byte) limit and was having problems understanding how to post a nicer image ...

OP: "Maybe there is another way but this is the best I can make them in order to stay under the MB limit posted by the website."

The image is is serving a purpose. It's to show the OP a comparison between his image and other smaller better looking images.

The image link will be remove when the OP "get's it", in a couple of days, or when a moderator removes it.

Which ever comes first.
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Originally Posted by tippy View Post
Actually the image is "for the sake" of the OP.

The OP complained of the BikeForum imposed size (byte) limit and was having problems understanding how to post a nicer image ...

OP: "Maybe there is another way but this is the best I can make them in order to stay under the MB limit posted by the website."

The image is is serving a purpose. It's to show the OP a comparison between his image and other smaller better looking images.

The image link will be remove when the OP "get's it", in a couple of days, or when a moderator removes it.

Which ever comes first.
Thank god we have you around to show people what's right and wrong on these forums. Without you there would be no bikeforums. What was that saying? The good of the one outweight the good of the many. **** yeah.
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Old 03-21-08, 12:24 PM
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Pictures Fixed?

I sure do hope the newly posted pics settles everyone down a little.
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Old 03-21-08, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by operator View Post
Thank god we have you around to show people what's right and wrong on these forums. Without you there would be no bikeforums.

For the sake of everyone reading this thread, please remove that page widening low res ****ty pic.
Apparently, I'm not the only one who likes to show people what's right and wrong ...

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What was that saying? The good of the one outweight the good of the many. **** yeah.
The OP asked a question. I answered. The answer seems to have worked.
If you read my post ... I said I'd get rid of the image links when the OP got it ... so I have.

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