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  1. weekend-fun

    weekend-fun New Member

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    The bike tripod!
    i got one for X-mas... its perfect for installing a kit on!
    you attach this vice thingy to the seat post, and you can rotate it 360 deg.
    Take a look at one!

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  2. Nashville Kat

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    Oh, for the old set-up here- Back in the 70's when I was racing, a local bike shop went out of business, and was selling off EVERYTHING!

    Dad bought a cast iron shop quality set-up stand. I had a Park Schwinn wheel jig then too. And all the Campagnolo toolset- which would be worth quite a bit now.

    Dad raced USCF Veteran division and we had a small arsenal of trainning and racing sew-up wheels hanging from the basement ceiling, most that I laced up myself.

    Now i'm in an apartment with not much left. I got my first set of Craftsman tools in a big metal box back in '68, when I was in Junior High. I've got a few of them left still, but the box I painted and gave away a few years back, cause it was just getting heavy.

    Dad had some tools from Grandpap around for years, that were even much older, and I still have even his old cutters and a file I think was his.

    Here's my storyof early bike riding I've been posting at the Central Indiana Bicycling Association site. More will be added later:
    Central Indiana Bicycling Association


    Grandpap- a wild and crazy guy! He died in the mid-70's. Here he is with Aunt Edie about 1960.
     

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    Using a bike stand like yours is much easier on the back!
     
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    weekend-fun New Member

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    I agree wheelbender!!

    Nice history nashville! I have some of my great grandfathers tools, they are oooolllddd!
     
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    Whats the price on one of these stands?
     
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    How about a worthless piece of scrap metal fastened to a cieling rafter with a hook and clamp for those of us who are very poor.
     
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    I have one of those Marts. Really like it but mine, the hooks are a bit of a pain. Makes it hard to move the bike around. I have it hooked to a 2x4 and slide it around from rafters in my trailer/shop.
     
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    Can't expect a whole lot when its free huh :)
     
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    Just realized you DIYed it Marts. Cool, got pics? Mine was like 9 bucks or some thing. Great concept if well made.
     

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