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Post pics of your diy bike stand

Old 07-31-09, 01:41 PM
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Post pics of your diy bike stand

I googled a few decent designs but was wondering if anybody wants to brag about their innovative, cheap, portable home made bike stand. Talking about the SpinDoctor types of work stands. Post away!
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Old 07-31-09, 01:46 PM
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can't find any images of my wall at the moment.

a friend uses one of these.

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Old 07-31-09, 02:14 PM
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Here's a few...

http://bikehacks.com/8-bombproof-diy...repair-stands/

I'll probably construct some sort of variation of this one...

http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-...-Repair-Stand/
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Old 07-31-09, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by RichCT View Post
I'll probably construct some sort of variation of this one...

http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-...-Repair-Stand/
I made this, and it sucked

If you have the materials (or most of it) on hand, go for it, otherwise it's probably not worth it. The pipe is not particularly cheap; it's not very stable for it's weight (although I did mine without the wood base, I used elbow-joints pointed down as "feet"); unless covered thoroughly (more than in the picture), is easy to scratch or ding your frame; and it's hard to keep the bike still, so it's hard to do things that require a little more force like removing pedals.
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Old 07-31-09, 04:06 PM
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Hmm, not portable but it works pretty well, the arm is a bit long. I'll cut it eventually but due to the way it's made that will be a pain.

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Old 07-31-09, 04:13 PM
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Not perfect, but it works well enough for me. I have since painted it and picked up the living room.
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Old 07-31-09, 04:14 PM
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Not perfect, but it works well enough for me. I have since painted it and picked up the living room.
Why is it so high? (not complaining, but curious. I'm sure I'm missing something).
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Old 07-31-09, 04:31 PM
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I use this all the time. It cost about $10 in materials. You make the "handle" out of an old piece of stem held together with a reducer pipe fitting and carriage bolt.
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Originally Posted by Daytrip View Post
I use this all the time. It cost about $10 in materials. You make the "handle" out of an old piece of stem held together with a reducer pipe fitting and carriage bolt.
Hey, that is a cool idea, but pulling my seatpost?
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Everybody seems to think that pulling the seatpost is a big deal, but it's just a matter of loosening a bolt and pulling it out. You do need to either mark it or otherwise make a note of how far in it goes to avoid messing up your fit. I find that regularly taking the seatpost out allows me to clean and lube both the post and the seattube, which routinely collects dust, sand, dirt and water--before they can get down into the bottom bracket. It's less work than pumping up a tire, and I do that before every ride.
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Old 07-31-09, 08:09 PM
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I just use the trunk rack on my car. I've also used my fork-mount trainer while rebuilding my mountain bike.
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Old 07-31-09, 08:56 PM
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I hang the bike on the dips handles of one of these, works like a charm.:

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Old 07-31-09, 10:49 PM
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My homemade repair stand.

Base: Cafe style table with table top hacked off. Found on a rubbish heap.

Stem: Metal pipe from work bent at 90deg, slides perfectly into the base so can adjust the height. Bending cost $50

Clamp: PVC T-piece (stole that idea from internet). Just wrap some old inner tube around seat post to protect it.

Shame I destroyed my Scott S30 recently in a crash





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Old 07-31-09, 11:08 PM
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I take two chairs and place them about a foot apart, lift the bike up, and slide a plank of wood under the frame where top tube meets seat tube. I place some clean rags under the frame where it contacts the wood to protect it. A very makeshift and highly temporary, yet effective, bike stand.
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Old 08-01-09, 03:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Turkey Feathers View Post
[IMG]htt p://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f267/MJC_Cowboy/MTB/no_stand.jpg[/IMG]
Originally Posted by scirocco View Post
[img]htt p://www.users.on.net/~ianleeming/Bike/stand.jpg[/img]
winners.
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
winners.
Yes, those both remind me of some of the good bondage and S & M videos I've seen....

Ummm..

I mean.....

videos that I've ..... heard about... Not actually seen .... ummm....

oooops.

Never mind.

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Okay, here you go. One is very pleasant on a hot, sunny day. The other is for if I have two projects going at once.
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Idea stolen from the Interwebs. The only downside is that if I clamp the seat post, the PVC tee rotates on the threads until the bike is pointing down. Can probably be fixed with some thread tape or a set screw.
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I spent about 75 dollars on materials trying to build one out of pvc and it end up being way too flexy and a pain in the ass to get a bike in and out of. So I picked up a Park Tool PCS-10 stand and it is perfect! It was about 125 at treefortbikes and I really wish I would have just gone that way the first time instead of wasting time and money on a homemade one.
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As semi-pro guitarist, I happened to have some parts laying around with which to make my own stand with minimal expense.



This stand consists of a PA speaker stand, wall- mount bike hanger from Home Depot, and clamp-on microphone arm to hold the frame steady.





The microphone holder fits perfectly around the seat tube.



The bike hanger is mounted to the speaker stand with 5/16" bolts with washers and wing nuts

Every component of this stand is folds up making for easy portability.

The speaker stand can be had for $30 at guitar center, the wall hanger $6 at Home Depot, the mic arm $10, and the clamp for the mic arm $35. I already had all of the parts on hand so the only items I had to purchase were the 2 bolts and washer fixing the hanger to the stand.
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a semi pro guitarist?
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Old 08-05-09, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21 View Post
a semi pro guitarist?
Yeah, I get paid to play, but only enough to cover the cost of my gear (barely).
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Originally Posted by RichCT View Post
This stand consists of a PA speaker stand, wall- mount bike hanger from Home Depot, and clamp-on microphone arm to hold the frame steady. The microphone holder fits perfectly around the seat tube. The bike hanger is mounted to the speaker stand with 5/16" bolts with washers and wing nuts. Every component of this stand is folds up making for easy portability.

The speaker stand can be had for $30 at guitar center, the wall hanger $6 at Home Depot, the mic arm $10, and the clamp for the mic arm $35. I already had all of the parts on hand so the only items I had to purchase were the 2 bolts and washer fixing the hanger to the stand.
Did you have to drill holes in the speaker stand to mount the bike hanger? I think I like this design the most.
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