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#1
I had to go to Home Depot and pick up a few pieces of piping, but all the rest was just off cuts I had. Seems to work good!
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#2
that is definitely pretty cool! The circular part is adjustable for turning?
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#3
Yep, you just loosen that screw a bit and can adjust the angle of the hooks for the angle of the top tube. Gonna fashion up one of those knobs with a 1/4" bolt epoxied into it shortly, then won't need to use a screw driver to loosen the screw. But just worked with what I had sitting around. Only took me about half an hour to put together and less than $20 in parts.

Here is a pic of it holding my Evox 140, the true test, for this old girl is pretty heavy and awkward to hold up. But after adjusting the hook angle, no problem.

The problem was when I got the Evox up there, I seen just how many things that needed servicing...yikes!

Forgive the mess!
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#4
I must say very genius invention!!! I think I might make an addon using this idea for my stand. You really did an awesome job blade.
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#5
Thanks Bill, now just have to figure a way to keep handlebars straight instead of flopping to one side or other.
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#6
Some use this http://www.amazon.com/Park-Tool-HBH-2-Handle-Holder/dp/B000QSXPL2/

But in your case that may not work. Now if you were able to take some stiff but bendable wire you could with it hooked from the fork run it up one side of the head tube over the higher down tube back down on the opposite side hook it to the other fork. Do note I would put a cloth or something under the wire so the wire did not scratch up your paint. Just something stiff enough not allowing movement, even wood cut to the appropriate size and configuration with with wire hooks.
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#7
thanks Bill, after seeing that Park tool, got the juices going again... I'll post what I come up with... Smile
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#8
(03-27-2010, 01:06 PM)Black_Blade Wrote:  Thanks Bill, now just have to figure a way to keep handlebars straight instead of flopping to one side or other.

How about using an old inner tube to tie the wheel to the frame?
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#9
Very ingenious, Blade!
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#10
I just built this one today. Now I'm just waiting for the PVC cement to cure overnight and I'll try it out tomorrow. Review to follow...

http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Bike-Repair-Stand/%3C/p%3E%20%3Cp%3E
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#11
Ye thats cool, I like the JCS one too and some of the ones on that site. Specially the on the wall ones. Good site.

I have bike hanging hooks on my garage rafters so I just hang loops of rope on them and hang the bike from the frame to work on derailers. For wheels and BB work upside down with blocks under handle bars if needed. Nice to have a rolling mechanics stool.

AS per keeping the handlebars straight use a bungee through the wheel and back to bike.

I use a bungee to keep the wheel straight and not spinning when on a car bike rack.One side attached to rack end through the wheel and back to the bottle cage.
Never Give Up!!!
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#12
Well, I tried it out yesterday to adjust my front and rear derailleurs. It worked well for the most part. The only problem I had was that the two contact points for the frame came off. Thankfully I had the bike attached with an old piece of inner tube to keep it from falling off. I'm thinking I might drill a couple of holes and bolting them down to make those joints stronger.
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#13
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Here's my repair stand that cost me nothing. Note that the main arm is made of oak, so no flex when spinning the wheels. I glued old rubber tubes into the bike holder to protect the finish.
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#14
WOW that is one cool stand! Alas another cool idea for old tubes.
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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