Vintage Drop Stand Project

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by skrew37, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. skrew37

    skrew37 Member

    I scaled some photos and came up with a pretty good interpretation of a vintage drop stand. I modeled it in SolidWorks and added it to my 3D rendered bike. It seems to work. I'm going to print out the plans and attempt to make it from 3/4" aluminum edge channel and braze it together with HTS-2000 aluminum repair rod. It should be pretty strong (atleast to hold up the bike) and serve the intended purpose. Tell me what you guys think... pics to come in the upcoming weeks...

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  2. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    I like it.
  3. skrew37

    skrew37 Member

    I just measured my bike against the dimensions I made for the model and I think I want to lengthen it by an inch. This will give the tire good clearance and when the stand is swung around the back of the wheel to the up position, it will rest on the rear of the frame just under the seat. It will blend in with the rest of the frame when painted...I hope.
  4. WhizKidave

    WhizKidave New Member

    Very nice indeed! Can't wait to see some pics of the build and on the bike. The more pictures, the better!