I recently posted an "Instructable" for a cheap DIY Bicycle Repair Stand that you can mount on your deck or any sturdy work station. (You can find it here --> https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bike-Repair-Stand-1/. But after staring at it for an hour or so, I decided that I also wanted to build one that had a wheeled base so I can move it around.
So I took another trip to Home Depot to find materials to build the base. The nice thing is that you can use parts from the first build (we'll call this DIY Bike Repair Stand ver.** 1.0) and adapt it to this one. **ver. 2.0.
Parts you will need:
- Pine Round piece - 1" x 23.75" - $6.00
- 1/2" Round Flange - $4
- 1/2" x 48" Black Pipe - $10
- 1/2" Pipe Clips - $2
- 1/4" x 2" Machine Screws - $1 (Make sure it comes with the nut)
- 1/4" Flat Washers - $1
- Wheels for the base - $? - I had some laying around, I actually used a broken tripod wheelie thing.
- Black Spray Paint Flat - $3.50 (I used a Michaels coupon and got 50% off)
Total Cost - $27.50
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Step 1: Prep the Round Base
Take the Pine Round and measure it to center. After you find the center point, use a straight edge to draw guide lines. This will help with lining up the wheels later.
Since I was using some equipment that I had laying around, I started with taking apart the tripod wheelie cart thing. Took all the screws off and separated the arms from the housing.
Step 2: Mount the Wheels
Now take the wheels and attached them to the round piece of wood. I recommend placing the wheels as if it was on a triangle. This will help distribute the bikes weight later.
I recycled the metal plate from the Tripod Wheelie housing and placed it close to center. I traced it and drilled holes for the screws and arms.
After drilling the holes, I placed the arms into position and secured them to the board. I also used the 1/2" pipe clips to add additional security for the arms.
Step 3: Attach the Flange
Screw the Flange onto the pine board. I recommend putting it about 4 inches from the end and in line with one of the wheels. Once again, trying to set up the base to evenly distribute the weight of the bike later.
Step 4: Test Fit
Now you can test fit the 1/2" x 48" pipe. Make sure it fits correctly and even try pulling the pipe towards you to see if it will topple over. If it doesn't then you placed it in the appropriate position, if it does, you will have to re position the flange.
**At this point, you can take the clamp setup from version 1 and test fit it on the new setup.
Step 5: Paint the Base
After you test the fitting, remove the pipe and now you can spray paint the base with your desired color. I used the quick dry and a flat color. Nothing to fancy. I am also thinking about spraying a sealer on it. Just to weatherproof the stand. (Project for later)
Step 6: Putting It All Together
Now that the base is painted and dry, you can screw the 1/2" x 48" onto the base. Then connect the clamp setup to it.
Here is the link to the other build again: https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bike-Repair-Stand-1/
Viola! now you have a rolling DIY Bike Repair Stand ver. 2.0. Just another option for building your own Bike Stand. I am going to be using both setups. It gives me the ability to work both on my bike and my wife's bike at the same time. Win Win!
Step 7: Bonus!
One thing that I wanted to improve was the padding for the bike frame when it is mounted onto the clamp. I had a few koozies laying around so I started experimenting with them. And it works flawlessly.
I took the koozie, flipped it inside out and positioned it on the clamp. I placed a smalled dab of super glue on the felt and placed the koozie on it. After it dried, it was secure and I like it because it is flexible. Allowing you to adjust the clamps to the appropriate frame size and still give it the protection it needs.
I hope you enjoyed this "Instructable". Good luck and happy Building!
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