Here are some work stands.
There is a kind by Minoura somewhere that looks like an ironing board without the board, and has a fork block and quick release. It supports under the bottom bracket. About $70
re-gapped my plug and checked over my bike, getting ready for the Dallas WRL motorized bicycle ride Saturday! Hooray.
Hi, CTripps, if there is a spoke ever poking the tube, there is a serious problem with the wheel
. If it is a single wall rim, where the nipples are un-guarded, you can use a couple wraps of Gorilla Tape, my favorite rim strip ever.
If it is a double wall rim, the spokes should not be able to impact the tube at all. Gorilla tape is still good for these rims. Just stretch a length out 4" more than the circumference, and nick with a blade and tear a strip in size needed. 2 wraps should hold even the highest PSI tire combos.