Introduction: Wall Mounted Bike Repair Stand With Heavy Duty Clamp

About: I'm an Engineer who likes to improve and simplify things. Laziness is my main motivation.

A bike repair stand is a neat thing – you don’t have to put everything on the ground and you avoid some serious pain in the back…

Having used several stand alone repair stands, I wasn’t satisfied with there design in general, all of them are more or less wobbly. If you look inside a professional repair shop, they mainly use wall mounted or post-mounted devices.

My goal was to build a wall mounted repair stand myself as inexpensive as possible, which should fulfil those requirements:

  • easy to attach and remove on a wall
  • adjustable grip at various frame tubes
  • quick clamping and release
  • build manly from standard material and scrap

This Instructable shows you my general design and the parts I used. Unfortunately I didn’t document every step while making it, but I am sure you can take this as an inspiration to build you own.


Material needed:

  • Pipe locking pliers
  • Steel plate, approx. 15 x 25 cm, at least 4 mm thick
  • Steel pipe 1", approx. 5 cm
  • Steel pipe 3/4", approx. 10 cm
  • Seat post saddle lock 31.8 mm
  • Felt pads (4 pcs)
  • Washer and hexanut M10
  • Plug 12 mm and hanger bolt M10

Tools needed:

  • Anglegrinder
  • Drill
  • Welder
  • Steelbrush

Step 1: Developing the Idea

The most of the bike repair stands come with plastic clamps and therefore won't have a proper grip.

Some higher quality stands do the hold with a bench vice.

My idea was to make use of a pipe clamp. It is mainly used for holding pipes before they got welded. The vise grip mechanism is adjustable and therefore can be used for any kind of bike frames.

The challenge was to create a rotatable and removable connection to a plate which can be mounted on a wall. The bolt for setting the pliers ends at one handle bar and has to be still easy to adjust.

The only proper joining technique would be welding. Ironically, the welding clamp has to get welded for a different use afterwards...

Step 2: Doing the Metal Work

You need to have a welder for connecting those metal parts.

Alternatively you can cut all the pieces in length properly and bring it to a welding shop. The process of welding itself might take less than 1 hour if everything is set.

Luckily I found an old metal plate which already had the proper size of approx. 15 cm in width and 25 cm in height. It should not be thinner than 4 mm.

The 3/4" and 1" steel pipes were cut offs. A 3/4" pipe fits (quite tight) into an 1" pipe. Since it shall be detachable and lockable by the use of a seat post saddle lock, the 1" pipe needs a lengthwise cut.

Step 3: Finishing Steps

Glue the felt pads at every corner at the backside of the plate for preventing the wall from scratches. It also gives the entire device a proper hold.

Attach the seat post lock at the end of the 1" pipe.

Drill a hole in the wall and mount the hanger bolt.

Attach the plate on the hanger bolt and tighten it with a hexanut (a wingnut might work even better and you don't need a wrench).

Step 4: DONE - Ready for Your Next Bike Repair Project!

I mounted the repair stand approx. 1.50 m above ground. When you place your bike at the top tube of the frame you got an ergonomic height for almost all major repairs.

Clamping the frame at the seat tube or down tube applies as well since you can rotate and lock the pliers.