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redneck bike stand(15 posts)

redneck bike standbigrider
Jan 28, 2004 9:16 AM
I made a bike stand that was essentially free with stuff I had and the help of a welding friend.

My two car garage is divided by large wooden shelves with one side being the biking, hunting, fishing, beekeeping, fruit tree growing side and the other side being designated for my wife's car.

I attached a steel pipe to the shelving so it could not rotate and would protrude slightly beyond the shelf. I used a large c clamp and had a steel pipe that fit nicely over the other steel pipe welded onto the c clamp. I put a set screw on the pipe so the clamp can be rotated to various angles. Two pieces of angle were welded to the clamp ends to enable clamping the item. I use a thick cloth to protect the clamped section from scratches. It works great but has zero cool factor.
It'll be the last bike stand left at the end of the world (nm).Cory
Jan 28, 2004 9:25 AM
It doubles as a crusher when you're done with the bike nmPdxMark
Jan 28, 2004 9:30 AM
coolgtx
Jan 28, 2004 9:34 AM
now just get some of this stuff for the clamps and you'll be set

http://www.plastidip.com/consumer/products.html
That stuff looks like it would work for a zillion things nmbigrider
Jan 28, 2004 9:58 AM
re: redneck bike standMShaw
Jan 28, 2004 10:34 AM
Heck! That's the way they all looked till this little company named Park tools came around...

Good work!

Watch for scratches.

Mike
I see a bright future @ Caterpillar (nm)Crankist
Jan 28, 2004 10:47 AM
Former Soviet Interrogation Tool (nm)Roundabout
Jan 28, 2004 11:13 AM
Stand?HENRY K
Jan 28, 2004 11:23 AM
It looks like the type of stand that someone named "Bigrider" would have!
"Is it safe?" nmdivve
Jan 28, 2004 11:22 AM
The safest!Spoke Wrench
Jan 28, 2004 1:42 PM
Your bike will never break down and strand you bacause it knows that if it does, its going to get clamped into that thing again.
Litespeed state of the arttexbaz
Jan 28, 2004 5:03 PM
That looks like the tool I saw at the Litespeed facility, they use it for the geometrically enhanced tube sets. Their gonna be pretty upset their secret is out. Way to go Big.
beekeeping??lexington476
Jan 28, 2004 6:53 PM
beekeeping??
beekeeping?? yepbigrider
Jan 29, 2004 5:26 AM
I am referring to all the stuff you store in the garage. Suit, veil, smoker, tool bucket, etc. I keep all the frames, hive bodies and supers in another place. Right now I am beeless but may pick up a package in the spring. The mites are killing my interest along with the bees.
So that's what those penis enlargement emails are about! nmdctrofspin
Jan 29, 2004 10:12 AM