Bike work stands

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tirebiter

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#1
What do you guys use to work on your bikes? I've seen some expensive repair stands but I'm thinking there must be a cheaper way to hold the bike while I'm working on it. Any ideas?
 


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etheric

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I've used some nylon rope with a figure 8 on a byte (just a loop in the middle) thrown over a rafter, one end tied off to another rafter, the other end somewhere else to help eliminate swing a bit. Then I just hang the saddle nose inside. It has a built in adjustable height too!
I just came across this last night, I haven't looked very far into the page, but it may help with ideas.
http://www.ladyada.net/make/bikestand/index.html
 

srdavo

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#3
I hang mine from the ceiling in my garage with tie-down straps.


I have also made these cheesy, bar clamp bike stands.

it's bar clamps with 3/4 pipe nipples of various lengths. with elbows, etc.

sorry the pics kinda cluttered....lol
Dave
 

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psuggmog

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I use an old european two bike capacity shop stand. It has a 2" diameter vertical steel post, with a cast iron base. There are two movable parts trays and a heavy crossbar with a rotatable camlock bike holder at each end. I also have a blackburn bench mount bike repair stand which I am thinking about mounting on a piece of 2inch square steel stock that would fit in a standard truck receiver hitch. This would give me a portable stand that could be use away from home.
 

bamabikeguy

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My bike shop supplier says he can sell this one for $125 plus shipping (from Decatur, AL). My guess on the weight is 15 pounds.....

 


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