Homemade bike repair stand?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by boyntonstu, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. boyntonstu

    boyntonstu Member

    What is the simplest, cheapest, smallest bike repair stand that you made or saw?

    This one comes to mind:



    However, I once saw a tiny wood stand that held the bike from under the bottom bracket and the 2 horizontal tubes going to the rear. Look above in the video image and you may imagine what I mean.
     
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  2. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    Those big hooks you buy to hang a bike with from the top of a balcony. Works great screwed vertically into a side rail or post. 2 are even better spaced just right, $5.
     
  3. boyntonstu

    boyntonstu Member

    Horizontally?

    I am looking for a portable stand to use in the garage or outdoors with a minimum of lifting.
     
  4. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    Well you want portability, need to add those lil details ya know. You want wheels, tool bin, minifridge with that...................lol. One thing I'm sure of is that some of the cheap ones aren't worth ddidly squat. I looked at a couple of cheap ones in person off of craigs for sale, walked away both times without buying. They weren't sturdy enough to hold a bike and be safe. Get some second opinions or buy a quality brand stand like Park or whatever.
     
  5. boyntonstu

    boyntonstu Member


    Look at the OP, I showed exactly the type of portable stand I want.
     
  6. Fly1

    Fly1 Member

    COOL! I like it.
    Fly
     
  7. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    All I see is a pic of a dude working on a bike. Where's the repair stand?
     
  8. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    It's the metal pipe on the left side of the bike with a of couple of U type pieces welded on it to cradle the frame in 2 places.

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    Clever I suppose if you didn't feel like just turning your pedal only bike upside down AND it happed to fit the frame but not really practical for my use anyway.

    We have tried a couple of things but the one rack we built with some scrap wood, glue and screws ~4 years ago is still the main indoor 'build bay'.

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    It doesn't allow you to spin the wheels, but it will hold most any bike with 2.25" max wide 20-29" tall front wheel in place, even with fenders, and it is out of the way of everything and portable.

    The wooden square was a fluke, after the shop fire a couple years back the insurance adjuster cut a 'carpet square' to assess it's value right frigg'n there!
    Not from a corner under my bench or something but right there where my bike rack fits best so we dropped a piece of plywood with both poking in the perfect distance from the wall to allow the rack to pivot on the bolt but not move anywhere else when rolling bikes in and out of it.

    We can do most work at ground level thanks to a couple of padded rolling dinning room chairs and it's a padded carpet floor so sitting on the ground is too bad, but my buddy and are getting to old for 'getting and down from the floor' so he decided to make a Platform Rack to raise the work.

    It does help for some work but a bit unruly and far from portable.

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    Just idea's for you as both were practically free to make and serve every function out of the way but wheel spinning.
     
  9. Rebel Riders MB

    Rebel Riders MB New Member

    this is my work station, I was tired of laying down on the floor to work on my bike so I took my 3x car bike rack and removed one rail (the kind that hold the bike sideways off the hitch receiver) some scrap 2x4's and a 2x6. I went down to harbor freight and bought some small caster wheels and now I can roll it around my work shop. total coast around $30 and I can hold any thing from a skinny 20" to my 26x4 mongoose beasts, ive even put my huge 32" genesis onyx

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  10. boyntonstu

    boyntonstu Member

    Nice!

    Caster/roller wheels under the rear tire to allow rotation?
     
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  11. Rebel Riders MB

    Rebel Riders MB New Member

    There not installed in this photo. But I put 4 wheels under the whole stand so I can roll it out of my way or closer to my tool box as needed
     
  12. boyntonstu

    boyntonstu Member

    Can the rear wheel rotate?
     
  13. Rebel Riders MB

    Rebel Riders MB New Member

    yes , when i first made the stand i would just use a wooden block and propped up the rear of the bike frame, but now i have a "motorcycle wheel cleaning stand" ($20) from harbor freight , its has two rollers on it kinda like a dyno.

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  14. HDCowboy

    HDCowboy New Member

    The simplest & cheapest bike repair stand I've ever used? Thats easy! Gotta be one of these...........



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  15. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    I like that 'wheel cleaning' roller, that would work just dandy in my shop for turning the back wheel, $20 at HF? I'll grab one thanks for the tip ;-}
     
  16. boyntonstu

    boyntonstu Member

    Simple!

     
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  17. Fly1

    Fly1 Member

    I,m with you KC, that is cool. I can't make one for $20.

    Fly
     
  18. professor

    professor Active Member

    I use the hoist in my garage. Sometimes hoist it up and place it on a table for stability.
     
  19. msiert

    msiert Member

    I use a Parktool stand. I just put all the way down so it's not that bad to left the rear end up and slip the seat post in the clamp and lift the front with one hand and tighten the clamp down.

    Even at it's lowest setting it's plenty high enough to most maintenance items and upgrades.
     

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  20. boyntonstu

    boyntonstu Member

    bike repair stand.jpg

    5 minute temporary stand.

    I will mount a Staton 31 cc 4 stoker on this double shock 20" bike.
     
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