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DSharp

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bike stand
« on: October 24, 2011, 11:25:59 PM »

here's my latest creation.  fish mouthed, 18 gauge galvanised tube with mig poop welds  O0
And some auto zone metal flake paint to finish it.


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Re: bike stand
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2011, 11:47:04 PM »

Looks plenty sturdy. haha good work
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Re: bike stand
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2011, 02:05:06 AM »

in for vids of backflips
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Re: bike stand
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2011, 10:26:15 PM »

no back flips, but i do take it off sweet jumps...
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Re: bike stand
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2011, 08:21:38 AM »

"Tomorrow"

"This weekend"

Never?

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Re: bike stand
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2011, 03:02:12 PM »

And here I am looking for a neat motorcycle stand...

Nice rack, BTW
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Re: bike stand
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2011, 11:26:49 AM »

Uh, that's both simple and affordable.  I wasn't expecting that.

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Re: bike stand
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2011, 03:11:29 AM »

I made a stupid cheap hanger setup from a couple zap straps and a sheet metal screw.

Keeps it off the walls, frees up a fuckton of floors pace.
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Re: bike stand
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2011, 09:08:34 AM »

Uh, that's both simple and affordable.  I wasn't expecting that.
expect nothing less than that.
there is a reason I'm on this site.

The only other engineering genius I recall from you, Mike, was cutting down a tree to fit a car into your backyard in the throes of dollar store logic.

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Re: bike stand
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2011, 10:11:49 AM »

oh and I didn't cut down the tree, I cut a chunk out of the side of it with the claw on a framing hammer

Yeah.  Yeah, that makes it better.

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Re: bike stand
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2011, 03:04:55 AM »

Even though it's nowhere nearly as flexible as a proper repair stand, a wall mount bike rack works quite wall as a repair stand. You screw one of these into the wall at shoulder height (or whatever height you like) and put the bike in it, drivetrain-side out. You now have a decent repair stand - the pedals will rotate freely if there's nothing on the wall to prevent it. (Check the depth of the stand before buying, though.) These go for about $25 at most hardware stores.
Also, a car rack will do a decent job as a repair stand. These generally cost almost as much as that stand, so do this if you already have a car rack or if you find one really cheap.
The pedals often do not rotate freely on these, however, unless the bike is all the way out from the car. You want the sort of rack where the bikes hang from the rack, not the kind where the bikes stand on top of the rack. Look for a 3-bike rack or more, those tend to protrude out from the car more. Working on your bike when it's on your car can scratch your car or get it dirty, so this isn't an option on that bright yellow sports car.
Floor stands also work fairly wall, but have many of the same limitations as car racks; they're almost always not deep enough for the pedals to rotate freely.
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