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TOPIC: Inexpensive Bike Stand
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Inexpensive Bike Stand 12 Years, 2 Months ago  
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This looks really good!

Does it lift the tires (even individually) off the ground? Almost looks like they're both touching ground in the photo. Could you move the stand toward the front to lift/remove weight from the front wheel? If I had 2 of them, could I take both wheels off the bike? Is that spot in the photo where you have the jack the balance point of the bike?

Looks like a 2 person job. Can one person lift the bike with this?

I bought the materials today. I got plain pine instead of Pressure Treated because it'll glue up better. I managed to find a 1" pipe. I'm gonna try that without the dowel and see how it works.

Thank you! I really needed this!
 
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Re:Inexpensive Bike Stand 12 Years, 2 Months ago  
didn't look at the site you posted but I know what your talking about. I made one of these and I love it, one wheel comes off the ground at a time depending where you place the lift. I covered the top of the boards with felt to make it easier to lift and non abrasive to the frame. I use it to repair and maintainence on my R*.
 
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Re:Inexpensive Bike Stand 12 Years, 2 Months ago  
I found the design right here on Road Star Clinic.

Thanks for the input! I will build it on Tuesday.
 
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Re:Inexpensive Bike Stand 9 Years, 9 Months ago  
cananyone tell me where to get the padding strips have all the other parts but need to find the padding strips to protect the bike
 
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Re:Inexpensive Bike Stand 9 Years, 9 Months ago  
Anything that will not mar the powder coating ont he frame will work. Old strips of inner tube, some of the tougher foam stripping (like weather stripping at the hardware store) etc...

This is a great idea. I hadn't been to that article in a long time...

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Re:Inexpensive Bike Stand 9 Years, 9 Months ago  
Go pick up one of those small square carpet samples and use it. MUSKY CHEATS he uses a fork lift.
 
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Re:Inexpensive Bike Stand 9 Years, 9 Months ago  
I noticed you were the only one to leave a comment about it in '05 Steve. Man, that seems like a long time ago.
 
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Re:Inexpensive Bike Stand 9 Years, 9 Months ago  
PapaTom wrote:
I noticed you were the only one to leave a comment about it in '05 Steve. Man, that seems like a long time ago.

It does seem like a long time ago. Holy cow..

Curt - carpet squares. Thats a perfect suggestion. You should add a comment to that article with that Idea.

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Re:Inexpensive Bike Stand 9 Years, 9 Months ago  
Sure will do lot of time they will give them. That make the price great! Mr cheap O here.
 
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Re:Inexpensive Bike Stand 9 Years, 9 Months ago  
I just made mine last week. Works great!! I love it...as a matter of fact my bike has been on it for the past week doing mods... and waiting for a part from the stealer! It is very sturdy, I even rocked the bike back and forth to try and see if it would fall off and it doesn't move. I used self adhesive felt pads that I had laying around just make sure you put your padding a litle over the edge that hits the bike first.
 
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