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Cheap/homemade repair stand(4 posts)

Cheap/homemade repair standAlex-in-Evanston
Nov 17, 2003 12:12 PM
My Park repair stand was stolen from the basement of my previous apartment and I'd like to replace it. Since I now have a house, I have no expendable cash. Anyone have a creative solution?

If it matters, I'm the world's best stud finder.

Thanks,

Alex
Piece of rope and a rafterCory
Nov 17, 2003 12:39 PM
Easiest way I've found is to tie a piece of rope around the seatpost, toss the loose end over a rafter, haul the bike up and tie the rope off to the stem. You could also screw a couple of long vinyl-covered (or taped-over) lag bolts into adjacent studs and hang the bike on those, but you'd have to take it off and turn it around to work on the other side.
well, I'm no stud and Im married anyway but...namaSSte
Nov 17, 2003 12:55 PM
if you were actually looking for repair stand ideas and not a date, I might be able to help. Just kidding ya man (but I seriously am unavailable)! Anyway, I made one using pvc piping and a small piece of rebar. Design the stand similar to how a normal stand would look (you might need to keep the legs a bit longer though). I snaked the rebar down the main upright tube for a little added rigidity. Use a few small screws to hold it all together and cut a piece of the pvc in half to act as the cradle for the top tube. I clmaped the bike to that cradle using one of those simple plastic coated clamps from the hardware store. Probably cost me $20 total to make and it could be taken apart easily too.

Another option for added strength would be to use pipe and some couplers (again from the local hardware store. Take a pvc t intersection, cut in half for the cradle and clamp as mentioned above. Might cost just a fuzz more but its another idea.
re: Cheap/homemade repair standJack9
Nov 17, 2003 8:13 PM
Sorry about the quality, but here is a very simple stand. Very nice bike too!