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Old 05-05-2011, 11:43 PM
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Default Re: New bicycle engine kit came - kickstand??

Originally Posted by Pablo View Post
Silly question - my bike does not have a kickstand - how should I prop this beast up whilst I work? Even with a kickstand, it can't be easy. Clamps? Props? Don't want to spend dollars.
I built one out of wood (strictly for working on the bike till I got the engine on and hooked up) that bolts to the frame where the kickstand bolt hold is. When you're done, then you unbolt it and bolt on the kickstand. It was SportsCarPat's idea I believe.

But before that, for my very first build, I just used a bunch of rope and I'd hung the frame from the ceiling of my shed. You just don't tie rope anywhere you might have to bolt something.

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