Anyone with a bike sooner or later will need to do some repairs/maintenance on the bike. It's real awkward to work on them even if they have a kick stand. You need to be able to get it off the ground and use both hands to do your work. Being frugal as usual, I came up with a way to do that with my bikes, and, while not very fancy, it does work for it's purpose. It certainly makes changing tires, cleaning chains and wheels, working on brakes, shifters and derailluers a lot easier, and do-able!
Step 1: Parts Needed
I had all the parts necessary in one form or another, so just used them to make my stand.
1. Galvanized pipe piece, about 16 inches long.*
2. Galvanized pipe flance, to fit pipe, above. I think it is a 3/4 inch rated pipe.
3. Two straight pieces of PVC pipe, about 8 inches long.*
4. Two elbows, PVC, to fit on ends of straight pieces.
5. One "T fitting", with threads on t part, to screw onto galvanized pipe.
6. Piece of wood, about 2in. by 19in. or so.*
7. Velcro strip, about 12 inches long, or some other belt, clamp or strapping to used as a hold down for the bike while on the stand.
*All dimensions are variable, i.e., can be changed to fit what you have on hand, and or fit the bicycle you have.