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I recently ran in a triathlon, and if your familiar with triathlon, you'll know that the event consists of three parts. First it starts with a swim, then you transition from the swim to the biking, and finally from the biking to the running. If your racing to win speed is everything, you want to perfect your swim to top speed, bike long distances quickly, and train to get your run down fast. When biking you want your bike to be very aerodynamic which means, sleek water bottles, skin tight bike suit, and no bike accessories that are unnecessary that will slow you down, like the kickstand. Without a kickstand the bikes don't stand up on their own, thus I get to build a bike stand. 

Step 1: Cut 4x4 Squares

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First start by cutting two perfect squares, out of a 2x4 beam. The dimensions of the squares should be 3 7/16" x 3 7/16"
 
Harro75 made it!8 months ago

Not just for triathletes. I'm a commuter and frankly I just don't like kickstands (as a matter of preference). This stand in my mudroom however keeps my Surly Troll upright and makes it a breeze to load and unload my rack and panniers everyday.

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ErwanJez1 year ago
I use your design to make a 3 bikes park.
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Psychoptik1 year ago
Awesome. Simple. Built it last night with reclaimed wood in an hour sans supports. Thanks.
carl.myhill2 years ago
Really enjoyed this instructable. My boy had been asking me for a stand for his little bike for ages and with the simplicity of this idea I built him one super fast and he loves it - thanks!
rosewood5133 years ago
Great video, ingenious!
conmac8633 years ago
Nice Instruct'ible. Very well presented.
I will be using this as a basis for a stand myself. Was looking at building one and now I have an great idea to start with. Thanks.
machoturtle (author)  conmac8633 years ago
glad i could give you an idea!
EET19823 years ago
Very cool. I'll be also building one of these soon for my mom's bike. Thanks for the instructable!
machoturtle (author)  EET19823 years ago
great!