Introduction: Bicycle Work Stand / Storage
My requirements for a bike stand:
1. Dual purpose elevated storage and for maintence. No workbench mounts, no direct stands.
2. Minimal tools required to assembly/mount.
3. Use as many parts on hand as possible. Max budget is 30.00
4. Look nice.
I looked at all the various ibles, however the set goals. I went to google and after 0.49 seconds we found 10.3 million results and second on the list was this website: http://www.bikehacks.com/bikehacks/2010/03/8-bombp...
I really liked the way the author used the wood to support the bike. But I wanted a setup that didn't' required using a work bench.
Next I found the idea of this wall mounted storage apealing but the look is less then apealing.
Then I found the below stand:
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Step 1: Get the Idea on Paper.
Step 2: Figure Out Materials and Aquire
and go to Home Depot.
Unfortunately the black flanges were not in stock so I had to go with galvanized. I plan to paint them.
Most of the items I had on hand from other projects.
Step 3: Assemble Like the Sketch
I started with the wood bike holding part which is 3 pieces of 1x2 cut to 8" lengths, nailed together then stained with the Min-wax Express color.
While the stain was drying (about 30 min), I assembled the pipes. I choose to not use the 90 degree elbow from the sketch. It would have made the angle awkward.
I then mounted the flanges to the wall.
After the stain was finished drying I attached the final flange to the bottom of the wood channel. It then screws on to the stand.
Step 4: Add Bike.
and take photos for instructable.
Step 5: Publish First Ible and Final Thoughts
This was a fun quick project that solved an annoying problem.
I think it took longer to do the research and get the parts then it did to build the stand.
It definitely took longer to make the instructable then I expected. Next time I will take more pictures through the process.