Originally Posted by 2door
Nice work, Rock.
I had to take a second look to decide which one was yours and which was the pro-built stand. I've been using the old fork method and it is cheap and dirty but gets the job done. I made a work stand for elevating the wheels, front or rear a while back but now you've inspired me. This looks like a good winter project.
Now there's a good idea Tom...
I don't know how many times I've cursed while working on a bike wishing I had a proper way of steadying or holding it. Single leg kickstands are completely useless for the purpose and even the heavy duty center stand I have is not much better sometimes. I had a chance to buy a bike repair stand cheap not long ago but I thought it was too flimsy to be of much use given the weight of my bikes so I opted out...I like your idea though. When I get a fresh tank of oxygen I think I'll fire up the torch and make something like that. The nice thing about a stand like yours is that if you wanted or needed you could remove the wheels and hold the bike by the dropouts.