This cool project was nothing but fun!
I need every now and then to fix my bike, but sitting on the floor or turning the bike over is not an option for me
I decided to build one
Step 1: Shopping List
Tools and peripherals :
Drill +Drill kit
Saw + Special blade for metal
Dremel Tool + Dremel Kit
More Stuff needed
2 spare rims ( Got it from a friend of mine )
2 x 1M Threaded rod 1/2
Nuts and Scheibe that will fit the rod - about 40
3M round Aluminum pole ( diameter of 6cm)
50cm Aluminum angles - 4x4
Metal Plate - to put tools on it while working on the bike
12V 5amp Sealed Lead Battery
12v 3Watt LED
2M Power Cable
2 Small Plastic Clamps
2 Small Iron Axles Bearings
Step 2: The Wheels
Two Regular 15" rims
Step 3: Add Weight to the Wheels
In order for the base to be steady , i added them lots of rocks from my parents yard.
That way , if i hang the bike on them it won`t move
Step 4: Remove Balance Weight From the Rims
Each wheel has a Balance Weight .
If you wont remove it , you will have space between the rims and that could affect stability
You can use a regular screwdriver to remove it
Step 5: Cut Rods According to the Length Needed
Measure the length between one rim and the other.
Accordingly , cut the rod
Step 6: Rods Ready!
Step 7: Attach Both Wheels
In order for us to have a strong steady base.
I attached both of the wheels together , and inserted 4 screws ( rods ) and hooked them together
The rods were closed with nuts and i applied a Loctite glue on them so it wont open due to vibrations
Step 8: Cutting the Pole
You now need to take the pole your bought , and cut it according to the height you want to bike to be positioned
Step 9: Inserting Pole to Rims
Now , after it`s inside , it`s a bit shaky.
Will fix it in a jiffy !
Step 10: Adding Aluminum Bracket to Pole
I have to expend the size of the hole of this bracket in order for the pole to go threw
Step 11: Drilling Hole on Side of Pole
Step 12: Creating Upper Opening for Tube
We all know how a Bike Mount should look like.
One tube over the other horizontally.
So for that i had to cut the upper side of the tube , and shape it to fit the outer side of the tube ( Round Shape )
It took at least an half an hour just to finish the cutting the grinding with the Dremel Tool
Step 13: Assembling Upper Tube #1 -Expend Bracket Holes
For the upper tube to sit properly i had an old bed brackets ( 2 in total )
First i had to expend the size of the bracket holes - using the Dremel grinding tool it`s very easy
Step 14: Assembling Upper Tube #2 - Drill Holes
For upper tube , drill 4 holes ( 2 on each side )
for center tube (below upper ) 2 holes ( one on each side )
Step 15: Assembling Upper Tube #3 - Assemble It
Insert Rods , and close tight with nuts
the rods sticking out of the deice are interrupting me , So w`ill have to cut them later
Step 16: Assembling Upper Tube #4 - Cutting Spare Ends
Step 17: Create a Small Base for Work Plate
I Had an old lamp housing , from that i created a small initial base for the Plate
Step 18: Create Plate for Tools
I thought about it , it is very handy and efficient to have a place to put your tools while you work on your bike
So i took from my apartments Oven , and old Plate that we are not using any more .
Polished it a little bit , painted it in black and started to think how in hell do i mount it on the Center Tube.
The solution , cut a hole on the side of the plate ( Exactly the size of the Tube ).
Step 19: Sand the Edges
Step 20: Mount Brackets to Plate
In order for the Brackets to fit the tube , i had to shape them according to the distance of them from the center.
I used 4 regular 1/8 bolts and nuts to for them
Step 21: Mount the Plate and Cut the Leftovers
Step 22: Plate Ready
Tools are safely placed on the plate
Step 23: Add 2 Extended Rods to Hold the Bike Steady
If i just put the bike on the stand , it`s fine , but they are still a little shaky .
For example if i spin the wheel the whole bike shake.
So in order to solve it , i had to create two custom rods , each will grab a different part of the bike.
First rod will grab with clamps the Front Fork
Second rod will grab with clamps the Rear Fork
Step 24: The Parts Needed
Drilled on one side of the Tube , and went all the way in to the other side .
On the first time it got a little uneven , but then i drilled again and all went OK,
Then i mounted the Bearing and connected the rod to it.
I used two rubber from a hose on each side to prevent it from limiting the movement of the Bearing.
Step 26: Add Clamps TO the Rod
I had to use this shrinks in order for the Rod to stay in
I wrapped it with black duck tape to give it width
Step 27: Connect Clamp to Rod
Step 28: Cofffffeeeeee Breakeeeeeee
Step 29: Assemble It to the Tube
Step 30: The Clamps - the Result
Holds the bike tight!
great work !
Step 31: Create Upper Aluminum Angle for Bike Mount #1
Cut with Tin Snips the measured size of the angle.
Step 32: Connect Aluminum Angle
Connect it to the Upper Tube after
Step 33: Add Additional Angle to Strength the Upper Tube
Step 34: Add a Lamp Above Bike Mount
Sometimes i want / need to work at night , and the darkness is not that helpful
So i bought a 12 Volt Battery ( Like a motocycle has ) ,12v LED and connected them
The light is very bright , and according to my calculations the battery could supply voltage for at least 25 hours of constant work ( on a single charge ).
First i found an old lamp and had to modify it to fit the particular LED .
so i removed the socket and replaced it with a compatible one
then i glued with Silicon the upper case of the lamp to prevent it from water
Step 35: Create a Base for 12 Battery
The battery would be placed beneath the Plate to protect it from water and from direct sun.
It was a little tricky to make this part , since i had to come up with a way that the battery wont move and also it would be accessible to future maintenance ( such as removal and replace )
Unfortunately i did not take photos of the making of it , but here`s the finished product
In general what i did was i took two of this white angles and bolts 2 screws to hold them together
Then i created this 4 aluminum angles , drilled them and connected them together
Step 36: Connect Battery Bracket To
Step 37: Run a Cable From Lamp to Battery + Connecting to Switch
It was F ! hard to run the cable inside the tube , but i finally got it and connected it to the Switch and from it to the Battery
Step 38: Connect to Switch and Bettery
And on the go i painted it in black
Step 39: Add Two Chains to Support the Weight of the Plate
The plate gets a little sinking position once it has too many tools on it ( Weight issue )
So i reinforced it with two small yet strong chains .
Both of the chains are connected from the plate to the center Tube
** Now you can sit a baby on it and it would hold his asss **
Step 40: Painting in Black + Wrapping With a Waterproof Wallpaper to Pole
I just love the color black , it fits to everything and makes things look way better !
Most of the parts of my bike are also Black , so i decided to paint the Bike Stand also in that color.
And, i wrapped it with some waterproof wallpaper that i had
Here is the result
As you can see beneath the battery are the Rods to hold the bike in it`s place. ( Pictures on next stage )
I had to relocate the rear pole in order for the bike to be steady
Step 41: Final Result
I have changed a bit the location of the Rods that support the bike
Now the bike is steady , unmovable , and you can sit on a chair or stand up and work on it
Video will be uploaded soon!