Introduction: Bike Frame Shop Stool

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I broke the derailleur hanger from a Trek 2200 after many years of hard use.  This happened to be a terminal condition for this bike.  Couldn't bring myself to toss it after so many wonderful miles - so it sat around my garage.  Used the top tube and down tube for some other project a few years ago, which left the rear triangle lonely in the corner.  I decided the triangle would make a decent shop stool, just had to make a few pieces and reclaim a seat tube from another spare bike.

Step 1:

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Firs step cut out the rear triangle.  This bike already had the top tube and down tube salvaged, I just needed to make a cut closer to the tubes.  This happened to be a carbon tube bike, with aluminum lugs. 

Step 2:

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Making a trim cut in the carbon/aluminum is a piece of cake with a saws-all.

Step 3:

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A closeup of the rear end, I cut off the derailleur hanger to make the back level.   This proved to be too unstable - needed to have a wider base.  So I built a wider base that fit where the hub used to live.   The brace is built from a couple pieces of scrap wood (walnut).  I drilled a hole through the scrap that fits between the rear triangle and inserted an old quick release skewer to hold it all together.

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Next step - making something to sit on.  I happened to have an extra seatpost laying around.  This one is a Dura Ace 25th anniversary edition - way too nice for a shop stool but the only one not in active use - oh well.  Took a piece of 1 inch white oak and drew a rough outline of a bike seat and cut on the bandsaw.  Took the seatpost assembly apart and only used the post and bottom adjustment bracket - screwing from the bottom into the seat.  Just insert the seatpost and set to your preferred height.

Comments

foobear (author)2013-09-03

why not use an actual bicycle seat for the seat?

EnergyHandyman (author)2013-05-13

Totally friggin sweet! Unloved bikes are everywhere!

Gregbot (author)2013-05-09

Great idea! Thanks!!!!!

troopersmachine (author)2013-05-06

This is pretty cool. Are there any plans to add casters?

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