Step 9: Add the frame clamp
Now for the frame clamp: This is a piece of angle aluminium which fits around the bike frame and bolts to the bike stand to hold the frame to the stand and ensure that the bike back axle nut does not jump out of the nut holder.
This might need some adjustment depending upon different bikes used.
A long (100mm) 6mm roofing bolt is used to hold the frame clamp to the stand. Hence a 6mm hole must be drilled into the frame clamp and into the top of the 600mm main ‘A’ frame strut side A. The roofing bolt holds them together. A butterfly nut is used so that this can be tightened up ‘in the field’.
The bike stand is now finished. Have a cup of tea and perhaps a bourbon biscuit….