I have been wanting to purchase a Bike repair stand for quite sometime now but I have always been a little uneasy about paying over $100 for a stand. I found a few DIY pages and read through them and decided to take everything I saw and make something a little more simple with things you can pick up at Home Depot.
- 1/2" x 8" Black pipe - $3.98
- 1/2 x 18" Black pipe - $7.00
- 1/2" Black Floor Flange - $4.55
- 1/2" Black 90 degree Elbow - 1.73
- 1/2" Bessey H-Style Pipe Clamp - $13
- Square Felt - $3
- .5" screw x 4 - $1.00
- Total Investment $35
Step 1: Fitting the Pipes
- 1/2" x 8" to the 90 Degree Elbow, then connect the 1/2" x 18" pipe to the other end of the 90 degree elbow
- take the Flange and connect it to the 1/2" x 8" pipe. (Do not tighten all the way, consider this the test fit stage.)
- Once you make sure all the pipes fit correctly leave the 8" pipe and the 18" pipe connect but remove the Flange.
Step 2: Setting Up Your Base
Take the Flange to the area you want to set the base.
- This can be your deck rails
- Work Bench
- Anything that is secure and sturdy.
Take the 4 screws you have and secure the Flange to the object.
Step 3: Connection
Now connect and screw on the pipes to your secure Flange.
Step 4: Prep Your Clamp
To get the clamps ready to be mounted on the 1/2" piping, take the clamps out of the package and measure the clamp face to the back of the felt. I used a sharpie to draw the edge of the clamp face to give guidance for cutting it later.
After you traced the clamp's face onto the felt, use scissors to cut out the shape. Peel off the adhesive protection paper and stick it on the clamp's face and press down firmly.
Step 5: Mount Clamps
Now that you have the felt on the clamp's face, you can mount them onto the 18" pole. Slide the first piece on and then slide the end clamp onto the pole. Tighten this all the way. And now you have a secure and simple Bike Repair Stand.
The nice thing about this stand is that you can easily unscrew it from the mounted flange and put it away when it is not in use.
I hope you found this instructable helpful.