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Building a Bike Repair Stand

Old 10-07-11, 12:11 PM
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Building a Bike Repair Stand

What bike stand do you have? Has anyone hear ever built their own bike repair stand? I've been looking into some, but the stands are way out of my price range. I've been looking at a few just to see if i can execute the imitation, but I'm sure it's more difficult than it looks. Anyone have any input?
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Old 10-07-11, 12:22 PM
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I built my own using pvc pipe and instructions from this website:
https://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-...-Repair-Stand/
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I built one out of threaded steel pipe. Don't have pictures right now, but might be able to put it together later and take some. I chose pipe because it is collapsible, strong, and lets you just use a simple set of pipe clamp jaws for the clamp. Just bolt a piece of wood with a semicircle cut out into each jaw. Something similar to the link below, but I added some bracing between the legs on the floor and the upright, and used a pipe clamp instead of a spring clamp. That way, I can control the pressure put on the bike.

https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-...-Repair-Stand/
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I built my own using a speaker stand/tripod with some piping. It was ok...but I just ended up spending the $125 for a Park PCS10...best money I spent for my cycling. You will end up throwing away $100 anyway of plumbing and parts to try and build one that won't be as good as one you can buy for about the same price I found. Lesson learned.
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Here's what I started with. I later moved it into the basement and hung it from a workbench. Since then I bought a Park work stand and it was worth every penny of the $150 or $200 that I paid, but this got me though a nice stretch when I didn't have the spare cash for a stand. It's made out of 3/4-inch black iron pipe and fittings and uses a piece of aluminum seatpost bolted into a pipe fitting with a carriage bolt and some big washers.

No, removing the seat every time I wanted to work on my bike wasn't a pain in the ass at all. No tougher than removing the seatbag, which is what you have to do with a regular stand.









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too much trouble. I hang my bike from the cieling with bungie cords.
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I built one last winter with stuff from Home Depot. I think the total cost was around $60.

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I like that. How do you connect the seat tube to the stand?
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How do you connect the seat tube to the stand?
I don't. Just the post.
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Old 10-07-11, 06:18 PM
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This works well and was quick and easy to make.




The bike is between my tools and me, but that's not a big issue.
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I made this one using some scrap steel I had laying around and an old engine stand. I've since modified it a bit by adding an angle bracket to keep it from rotating, and I might eventually build a separate tripod stand for it. Also may add an attachment to allow hanging a bike by the seat post.

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