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.
<p>Hey, Creativeman</p><p>When I downloaded the pdf, there were no pics.</p><p>What happened? I tried it several times.</p><p>Your other Instr pdfs are fine. Just this one has the issue.</p>
Hey, that back wheel is spinning!
Great idea! <br>In my never ending quest to have things fold bend and transform. I thought you could attach the front wheel holder the rack. The rear block could stay stationary and the front one swing up next to the rack. <br> <br>I attached a very high quality drawing that I spent hours on. <br> <br> <br>
Thanks for your comment, however, I'm not sure what you are meaning here!
I was thinking extend your stop blocks up (brown) to where they reach the horizontal block of wood and bolt it there so it can swing (red) up out of the way (orange). <br> <br>does that make any more sense?
instead of using a stop block on the front wheel you can just use a bungee cord around the seat tube and lock both ends on a spoke and it keeps it from moving. <br>this is what i do with my stand. great to see how you tackled the issue though c:

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