Introduction: Bicycle Mount

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This cool project was nothing but fun!

I need every now and then to fix my bike, but sitting on the floor or turning the bike over is not an option for me


I decided to build one


 Enjoy! 

Step 1: Shopping List

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Tools and peripherals :


Drill +Drill kit
Saw + Special blade for metal
Electric driller
Dremel Tool + Dremel Kit
Clamps
Working Gloves
Caliber

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More Stuff needed


2 spare rims ( Got it from a friend of mine )
2 x 1M Threaded rod 1/2
Nuts and Scheibe that will fit the rod - about 40
Loctite glue 
Silicon Glue

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3M round Aluminum pole ( diameter of 6cm)
50cm  Aluminum angles - 4x4 
Metal Plate - to put tools on it while working on the bike
12V 5amp Sealed Lead Battery 
12v 3Watt LED
2M Power Cable
Small Switch
4 Brackets
2 Small Plastic Clamps
2 Small Iron Axles Bearings 



Step 2: The Wheels

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Two Regular 15" rims

Step 3: Add Weight to the Wheels

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In order for the base to be steady , i added them lots of rocks from my parents yard.

That way , if i hang the bike on them it won`t move

Step 4: Remove Balance Weight From the Rims

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Each wheel has a Balance Weight .

If you wont remove it , you will have space between the rims and that could affect stability

You can use a regular screwdriver to remove it

Step 5: Cut Rods According to the Length Needed

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Measure the length between one rim and the other.

Accordingly , cut the rod

Step 6: Rods Ready!

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Step 7: Attach Both Wheels

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In order for us to have a strong steady base.
I attached both of the wheels together , and inserted 4 screws ( rods ) and hooked them together

The rods were closed with nuts and i applied a Loctite glue on them so it wont open due to vibrations




Step 8: Cutting the Pole

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You now need to take the pole your bought , and cut it according to the height you want to bike to be positioned




Step 9: Inserting Pole to Rims

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Now , after it`s inside , it`s a bit shaky.

Will fix it in a jiffy !

Step 10: Adding Aluminum Bracket to Pole

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I have to expend the size of the hole of this bracket in order for the pole to go threw

Step 11: Drilling Hole on Side of Pole

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Step 12: Creating Upper Opening for Tube

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We all know how a Bike Mount should look like.

One tube over the other horizontally.

So for that i had to cut the upper side of the tube , and shape it to fit the outer side of the tube ( Round Shape )

It took at least an half an hour just to finish the cutting the grinding with the Dremel Tool

Step 13: Assembling Upper Tube #1 -Expend Bracket Holes

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For the upper tube to sit properly i had an old bed brackets ( 2 in total )

First i had to expend the size of the bracket holes - using the Dremel grinding tool it`s very easy

Step 14: Assembling Upper Tube #2 - Drill Holes

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For upper tube , drill 4 holes ( 2 on each side )

for center tube (below upper ) 2 holes ( one on each side )


Step 15: Assembling Upper Tube #3 - Assemble It

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Insert Rods , and close tight with nuts


 the rods sticking out of the deice are interrupting me  , So  w`ill have to cut them later

Step 16: Assembling Upper Tube #4 - Cutting Spare Ends

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Step 17: Create a Small Base for Work Plate

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I Had an old lamp housing , from that i created a small initial base for the Plate

Step 18: Create Plate for Tools

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I thought about it , it is very handy and efficient to have a place to put your tools while you work on your bike
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So i took from my apartments Oven , and old Plate that we are not using any more .

Polished it a little bit , painted it in black and started to think how in hell do i mount it on the Center Tube.


The solution , cut a hole on the side of the plate  ( Exactly the size of the Tube ).



Step 19: Sand the Edges

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Step 20: Mount Brackets to Plate

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In order for the Brackets to fit the tube , i had to shape them according to the distance of them from the center.


I used 4 regular 1/8 bolts and nuts to for them

Step 21: Mount the Plate and Cut the Leftovers

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Step 22: Plate Ready

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Tools are safely placed on the plate

Step 23: Add 2 Extended Rods to Hold the Bike Steady

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If i just put the bike on the stand , it`s fine , but they are still a little shaky .

For example if i spin the wheel the whole bike shake.

 So in order to solve it , i had to create two custom rods , each will grab a different part of the bike.

First rod will grab with clamps the Front Fork

Second rod will grab with clamps the Rear Fork


Step 24: The Parts Needed

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Step 25:

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Drilled on one side of the Tube , and went all the way in to the other side .

On the first time it got a little uneven , but then i drilled again and all went OK,



Then i mounted the Bearing and connected  the rod to it.

I used two rubber from a hose on each side to prevent it from limiting the movement of the Bearing.


Step 26: Add Clamps TO the Rod

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I had to use this shrinks in order for the Rod to stay in

I wrapped it with black duck tape to give it width 

Step 27: Connect Clamp to Rod

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Step 28: Cofffffeeeeee Breakeeeeeee

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Imnportnatee

Step 29: Assemble It to the Tube

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Step 30: The Clamps - the Result

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Holds the bike tight!


great work !

Step 31: Create Upper Aluminum Angle for Bike Mount #1

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Cut with Tin Snips the measured size of the angle.


Step 32: Connect Aluminum Angle

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Connect it to the Upper Tube after

Step 33: Add Additional Angle to Strength the Upper Tube

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Step 34: Add a Lamp Above Bike Mount

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Sometimes i want / need to work at night , and the darkness is not that helpful


So i bought a 12 Volt Battery ( Like a motocycle has ) ,12v LED and connected them

 The light is very bright , and according to my calculations the battery could supply voltage for at least 25 hours of constant work  ( on a single charge ).


First i found an old lamp and had to modify it to fit the particular LED .

so i removed the socket and replaced it with a compatible one

then i glued with Silicon the upper case of the lamp to prevent it from water

Step 35: Create a Base for 12 Battery

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The battery would be placed beneath the Plate to protect it from water and from direct sun.


It was a little tricky to make this part , since i had to come up with a way that the battery wont move and also it would be accessible to future maintenance  ( such as removal and replace )

Unfortunately i did not take photos of the making of it , but here`s the finished product 

In general what i did was i took two of this white angles and bolts 2 screws to hold them together 

Then i created this 4 aluminum angles , drilled them and connected them together






Step 36: Connect Battery Bracket To

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Step 37: Run a Cable From Lamp to Battery + Connecting to Switch

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It was F ! hard to run the cable inside the tube , but i finally got it and connected it to the Switch and from it to the Battery

Step 38: Connect to Switch and Bettery

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And on the go i painted it in black

Step 39: Add Two Chains to Support the Weight of the Plate

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The plate gets a little sinking position once it has too many tools on it ( Weight issue )


So i reinforced it with two small yet strong chains .

Both of the chains are connected from the plate to the center Tube




** Now you can sit a baby on it and it would hold his asss **

Step 40: Painting in Black + Wrapping With a Waterproof Wallpaper to Pole

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I just love the color black , it fits to everything and makes things look way better !

Most of the parts of my bike are also Black , so i decided to paint the Bike Stand also in that color.

And, i wrapped  it with some waterproof wallpaper that i had


Here is the result


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As you can see  beneath the battery are the Rods to hold the bike in it`s place. ( Pictures on next stage )

I had to relocate  the rear pole in order for  the bike to be steady


Step 41: Final Result

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It`s done!


I have changed a bit the location of the  Rods that support the bike 

Now the bike is steady , unmovable , and you can  sit on a chair or stand up and work on it



Video will be uploaded soon!

Comments

ZaurG (author)2016-10-10

you are best !!!

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