quick and easy bike tech stand

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  1. wmassregulators

    wmassregulators New Member

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    I was having some issues with my bike at high RPM on my ride today, so I wanted to see what was going on, I looked around my shop for materials to build a quick tech stand and came up with this:

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    it seemed to work out well for me, got my problem fixed and I had a nice ride.
     
  2. Dave31

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    Great ideal (^) Thanks for sharing.
     
  3. taddthewadd

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    I am goning to build one today!
     
  4. demac

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    i got to build one thankss!!! :)
     
  5. Goat Herder

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    My way I have hooks from the ceiling. I like your stand though I don't have to clean the garage to get to my stand then.laff
     
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  6. Dave31

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    Engine stand turned bike stand....

    I have always been hanging my bikes from the rafters with tie-downs to work on them. Pain sometimes but gets the job done.

    I came upon a Park bench mount stand, tried to figure out where to put it but had nothing that would hold a bike, or allow you to have full access on both sides of the bike.

    So I was doing a build and got frustrated with my bike swinging back and forth as it whacked the side of my head when I remembered the park mount.

    Real quick like I mounted it to a old engine stand and it works great. I can even wheel the bike around which is great in limited space like I have.
     

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    Great idea. I like the way you think.
     
  8. Bean

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    tahts awesome i am going to buid one tommorow i think should be around 15 to 20 bucks cause i have to buy everything.thanks for the idea.
    bean
     
  9. 2door

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    Here's one, same idea, just steel pipe and some angle iron instead of PVC.
    I like Dave's idea of mounting casters, maybe removable ones. This one slides easily on a concrete floor and it stays attached.
    I've done engine tests on it so I know it's secure.
    Tom
     

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    Thats exactly what I need, thanks Dave, Ive been looking for a stand and fits the bill right there!!!
     
  11. Goat Herder

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    I put my bikes on a table top. When I hang from the ceiling with cargo straps and then roll around the table on a a stool. I do this when I am building one. Not as fancy but anything beats working on it at the floor to me sometimes for that purpose. I spent to many years crawling on concrete turning wrenches.

    The quick rear stands are still a definite jewel tho anything helps. I really need to make one!
     
  12. The_Aleman

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    Great use of PVC!

    My bike's rear stand is welded to the frame (makes it easy to pull rear wheel), but when I need access to the front wheel, I have a long rope running over a rafter and tied to each grip. This raises the front wheel as much as I need. I think I'll make a PVC stand for the front now :D
     
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    i found a nashbar trainer at the swap for $20. it's like a dyno in that it turns a drum and is not easy to turn [trainer?] to start but works great to simulate road conditions while inspecting for problems that you can't see on the road. and it kinda looks cool setting their...
     
  14. decoherence

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    oooooooooo! i'm going to build a iron pipe one tomorrow.
     
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    I use an old Park Professional stand I got years ago, and when the finished product gets too heavy to lift easily, I use a come-along attached to an anchor in the ceiling to lift the bike up to the stand.
     
  17. chainmaker

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    That looks like somthing they would sell at IKEA.
     
  18. msrfan

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    I made mine a few years to dial in the carburetor and basically check things out before going into the street. Saved a lot of pedalling.


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    It's just some 2X4s bolted together to form a cross, a rear fork made from some metal strap and two rails to keep the front tire straight. Two eyes to secure tie downs to the handlebars.


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    The forks holds the rear tire up. I made special rear axle nuts for all my motorbikes to fit into the stand. Very solid set-up when standing up to pedal start.

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    Folds up neatly for compact storage.


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  19. NunyaBidness

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    msrfan that is a beautiful stand. Functional, convenient and compact. I would probably put legs on mine so I could sit on a stool and work on the bike. And legs would be an easy add on.
    Thanks for the idea, again great bike stand.
     
  20. The_Aleman

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    msrfan an arteest as always!
     

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