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I have very limited space to work on things and limited storage space, so I have to make the most of what I have. I wanted a workstand for my mountain...
Cut two lengths of the RHS aluminium: one about 750mm long and the other about 75mm long. The longer one has to be at least as long as the distance fr...
In the shorter length of RHS, drill an 8mm hole in the centre through both sides. Drill out one side only to 13mm. If you don’t have a drill that big,...
On the other side, slot the hole with a mill. If you don’t have a mill, drill a series of holes and file a slot out. Length of the slot isn't critical...
Clamp the main section to your Workmate. On flat ground, measure the distance from the ground to the top of the bar and cut the length of 25mm tube to...
Make a plug for the end of the tube. I used Delrin, but a bit of hardwood chopped off the mop handle does the job just as well. It should be a good sn...
Cut the Delrin or aluminium rod to length and bore a clearance hole all the way through for the skewer. If you have an old bike hub lying around you c...
Drill a hole to take the axle about 50mm from the end of the RHS through both sides. It should be an interference fit hole for the axle. Push the axle...
In the other end of the RHS, drill two 6mm clearance holes at 70 and 120mm from the end.
Flip the RHS over. For the hole that's 120mm from the end, drill it out to the same size as the tube you're using for the support leg.
Insert the support leg through the underside of the RHS and bolt or screw it in place from the top.I used a Delrin spacer on the support leg, but this...
Bend two lengths of 25 x 3 flatbar into a U shape to fit your bottom bracket. Drill and countersink a hole in the centre. Size isn't important - it's ...
Using Durafix or Ultrabond, weld a scrap of tube to the U pieces as a spacer. The spacer only has to be high enough to clear the gear cables on the bo...
Drill holes in the shorter length of RHS. The positioning of these will vary, depending on your bike. A spacing of 48mm between centres should suit mo...
Using a bit of 10 or 12mm tube, make a spacer that will fit inside the RHS (see photo). You need this because without it when you tighten the bolt hol...
Using the socket cap screw and a wing nut, bolt the complete bottom bracket support onto the RHS. Don't tighten it up yet as you'll need to make some ...
Superglue a strip of rubber on each support to protect your paint work. A bit of old inner tube will do.
Using the 10mm bolt, mount the complete stand to your Workmate. You'll probably have to drill a hole to take it. Make sure before you mount it that th...
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Posted:May 3, 2012
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