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Professional bike repair stands run in hundreds of dollars. But I have seen a few DIY versions of those made from ground up with either PVC or steel plumbing pipes. They still cost you atleast $50. I wanted to make a quick and dirty stand with couple of things I already had at home. As bike owners most of you will have these too.

At home I always hang my bike on the garage wall with couple of hooks. I had a couple of them to spare. And I transport my bike with a trunk mounted bike rack. These are the components I've used in this instructable.

- 2 bike hanging hooks (like these)
- 1 Trunk mounted bike rack like this
 
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Step 1: Steps to build

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Steps:
- Drill a couple of holes (slightly smaller in diameter to the hooks) in a sturdy part of the wall (maybe studs), just enough apart that the hooks can still hold the bike rack. Make sure they are high enough (say, slightly above eye level) from the floor, so the bike is at a comfortable working level and with sufficient clearance.
- Screw the bike hooks into the holes, and end them facing up (duh)
- Now mount your bike rack with top arm in the hooks, and the bottom arm supported by the wall itself.
- Load your bike (as you would to transport it in your car), and work away.

Step 2: Pros/Cons

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Advantages:
- Pretty cheap. Only about $4 if you already have the bike rack.
- Height is adjustable depending on your bike rack.

Limitations:
- It is not portable, It is fixed in one place, choose it wisely :-)
- It is close to the wall, when I want to work on the other side of the bike, I just flip it around.
- The bike is not secured very tight, it will wobble when you run the wheel vigorously (like working on derailluers)
wchoy2 years ago
I have one of those rack and need to get my bikes off the floor.
Thanks for thinking out of the box.
ttbwpg3 years ago
Love it! I ended up doing something similar with a car rack that cost me $4 at the goodwill. I strapped it onto a sewing machine table and had a wonderful workstand and bench.

Will probably do an outdoor on for the summer.
Used your idea. Marvelous!
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bethmwl4 years ago
Great idea. I have a bike rack....I bet I could hang it on my carport post. Thanks for the inspiration.
Goodluck5 years ago
Nice work! Your third limitation might be somewhat overcome by using an old innertube to lash the bike to the rack. Also, you might be able to use the rack's attachment (to the car) straps to strap down the rack and stabilize it. That is, if you have somewhere to attach them. Which leads to the thought of you might be able to install the rack on the car and use it right there!
akkini (author)  Goodluck5 years ago
Using the straps to stabilize the rack will work in this place (through the lattice work) but may not in a garage wall. Before this I was thinking of using mounted on the car itself, but it was too low to work on (unless you are seated on the floor), and bike was too close to the car the pedal kept hitting the bumper. But yes, it will work in a pinch (like on the trail head)