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Old 11-27-07, 09:31 AM
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I was searching the web for some plumbing fittings and stumbled upon this PVC bike stand. It looks like an easy fix for someone that doesn't want to spend a lot of money on a bike stand and it surely beats hanging a bike on rope from the rafters in the garage.
http://www.pvcplans.com/PVC%20Workst...IY%20Plans.pdf
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Old 11-27-07, 03:21 PM
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Unless you got a 30+ lb bike, looks like parts H, D & F are redundant
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Old 11-27-07, 03:39 PM
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Or you can go on Ebay and buy a two bike rack for around 30.00 dollars.
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Old 11-27-07, 04:11 PM
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Just ordered a new workstand from PBK in the UK. I have just got fed up with using an old workstand thand just does not hold the bike well enough. Plus it is the type that supports at the bottom bracket and a clamp goes round the down tube. Bought it when I had a conventional tubed Bike and these fat Aluminiun tubes are too fat for the clamp.

A good workman never blames his tools- but it is about time I got something that does the job.

http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=T0056
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Old 11-27-07, 04:33 PM
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I've been using the same Park PCS-1 for thirty years now, so it's about time I bought something a bit more up to date . . . but I'm just too cheap! And the Park stand really works just fine.

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Old 11-27-07, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Red Baron View Post
Unless you got a 30+ lb bike, looks like parts H, D & F are redundant
Nah, they keep part A from deflecting when you hang the bike on the rack.
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Old 11-27-07, 05:12 PM
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Here's my workshop stand I've considered upgrading, but only when I need the F-clamp somewhere else.



I also use the wind trainer a lot.

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Old 11-27-07, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by europa View Post
Here's my workshop stand I've considered upgrading, but only when I need the F-clamp somewhere else.



I also use the wind trainer a lot.

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Hey Richard...don't tell me you're into CL model airplanes and boat building as well as bikes...?
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^^ and rather nice looking boats at that....
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I like my Park bike stand, but I did build the pvc bike rack on this page. I made the width of the gap for the wheels more narrow, since all my bikes have more narrow tires.
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