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DIY repair stand(4 posts)

DIY repair standkomatiite
May 26, 2002 7:42 AM
does anyone here know of any plans for making their own
work stand? i am pretty mechanically inclined, and being a college student, money is pretty tight. so, i want to make a basic, yet functional, work repair stand with a decent clamp etc. any info would be appreciated.
I've made several.Spoke Wrench
May 26, 2002 2:38 PM
The best design looked kind of like a sawhorse. It used a 2X4 for the spine and a front axle and quick release to clamp the fork. The spine was just long enough so that the bottom bracket rested at the end. The rear wheel hung off the end in space. Be careful with the leg design so you can turn the crank.

It wasn't as nice as a commercial stand, and it was a little more bulky to store, but it was cheap and it worked pretty well for everything except headset and front brake adjustments.
re: DIY repair standHBPat
May 27, 2002 9:34 AM
Performance has a pretty good foldable stand that holds your bike by the BB. It is only around $50 and works really well. You might end up spending $20-30 on building your own so I would think about putting in the extra money for something you know will work.
re: DIY repair stand345
May 27, 2002 12:11 PM
Take a look at the Tacx workstand with the sawhorse design. Chicagoland bikes and bullteksports both carry them and their is a picture on their websites. That look like a pretty easy design concept to copy from. I own the actual stand and like it a great deal, especially because I have a carbon seatpost and don't want to clamp to it. The major negative with it compared to a Park stand is that the Park can handle any size bike with little adjusting, while the sawhorse design must have its mounts adjusted for thesize of the bike being used. If you are a home mechanic with only 1 or 2 bikes, the sawhorse design shouldn't be a negative.