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Re: Poor Man's Bike Stand
Reply #15 - 12/20/07 at 07:01:54
 
the mysterious johnh wrote on 12/20/07 at 01:40:46:
My buddy was over the other day while I was working on the site and he noticed the poor man's bike stand.  He was all over it.  He says "We got to build one." and then there was a long pause "out of metal, with adjustable clamps and a bigger deck....."  I just thought to myself have we learned nothing from "Tim the Tool Man'

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Ya know the whole thing sort of morphed.  When I first built it, I thought I might have invented something.  So, I did a search and found these...(I hadn't been to a bike show in a few years either)...

This is what you can get for $225 plus S&H, and so the "Poor Man's" version was born...



They also state that these are good as work stands, but they don't show it in any lifted positions.  Since I wanted that ability, out came the straps Tongue
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Re: Poor Man's Bike Stand
Reply #16 - 04/19/08 at 15:05:50
 
New mousetrap, not necessarily better.
2X8 X4ft, 4 Heavy duty L-brackets, Threaded rod, nuts and bolts.
build time 15 minutes. Cost approx $15 with new materials. Rubber on top( to protect painted frame) was from old car mat. You could use carpet too.
Leave front L brackets off, slide under bike, with right or left foot stand on threaded rod and rotate while holding on to bike, leave sidestand out for later on when taking the bike off the stand. Hold foot on rod while putting on front L bracket, walk to other side and also put on that front L bracket.
Any weight on front will lift rear and visa versa
Still have to put tiedown hooks on either end of 2X8.
Tiedown will fit on frame between tank and seat. And yes it's actually quite stable.

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Re: Poor Man's Bike Stand
Reply #17 - 05/19/08 at 05:48:21
 
I was inspired by what I say here to create one of these with the scrap wood that I had laying around my garage. It was made with scrap 2x4, 2x8, 3", & 1.75" wood screws. Used a circular saw to put angles on some of the pieces.

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Re: Poor Man's Bike Stand
Reply #18 - 06/11/08 at 03:23:46
 
And another one... scrap 6"x1" and 10 screws



I removed that curved section to allow it to fit on the rear wheel.

The holding straps sit in the cutouts on the front edge.

Holds the bike pretty solid.
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