My bike is abandoned for almost a year. Gear and brake strings are broken off. Tires are flat. Rims are rusty. Seeing Bicycle Contest makes me want to restore it and bring it to life.
Repairing a bike, testing the brake, checking the wheels and chain, I need a stand. One inch PVC is strong enough to hold a bike. Tested by me (^_^ )
Let's take a look at my simple Bike Wheel Stand made up of PVC pipes.
Step 1: Materials
One inch pipes are good and tested strong enough to hold the rear wheel of my bike.
- 2 x 15"
- 2 x 10"
- 2 x 5"
- 2 x 3"
- 2 x "T"
- 6 x "L"
- 2 x Hex Bolt #10; length 0.5"
- 2 x Angle iron corner brace (or 4 if you want more strength
All you need is a saw. Nothing else.
Step 2: Hanger
Cut one side of the 15" pipe about 3" length. We will slide in the corner brace. Before that, please fasten the bolt-nut in one of the corner holes. If you get a thin corner brace, then you can double it for each side.
I put an "L" on to cover the split pipe you can use either an "L" or "T" or the dead end cap which I can't find in the market.
Step 3: Construction
Assembling the pipe has nothing to explain. Just look at the photo above I think you can do it, can't you? ;)
Step 4: Put It On
For bike with shifting gear, we have a very narrow gap there. That's why I use a very thin but strong corner brace. Now my bike is ready for service (^_^ )v
Note : You can disassemble it and put them in a bag to carry along while touring.