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Great ideas! Here is another home-made low cost option. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3222249&l=e68347df5a&id=511763426

Matt

I'm generally a fan of DIY stuff, but in this case I don't see anything here that comes close to matching the functionality of my PCS-9. Since I've had this stand, I've been able to tackle projects I hadn't been able to try before, and I've used every bit of flexibility the stand offers. Moreover, it doesn't take up much space when not in use, and it should last me a long time... which will save me a bundle as I do my own maintenance and repair!

If someone simply doesn't have the money, some of these things are decent stand-ins. If you do have the money, I'd urge people to buy the PCS-9 and save money by doing your own repairs/builds rather than skimping on the stand.

Randy

I've built a very similar version of the first one. I modified it by drilling a hole through the PVC T and the galvanized pipe where they are threaded together and putting a pin through the holes to prevent the PVC T from spinning under the weight of the bike. I drilled a few holes so i could select which angle i want the bike to sit while in the stand. I love this stand and i have built 2 bikes using it and do all my own maintenance with it and I think it cost ~$20 to build.

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@Randy

I also executed the drilled holes with a pin idea. It works VERY well and having the bicycle at varying angles is a trick commercial stands rarely do well.

@Matt

After having owned a PCS-9 and having built and used the "post-mounted repair stand" (1st one above) I have to say that there are very few differences that I've noticed in their operation. And you can't beat the price and strength of 1/4" steel pipe bolted to a structural 4x4.

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I made a portable repair stand with a PA/Speaker tripod, and some black iron pipe. It is light enough to go with me, and can pack up just about anywhere. Holds road, mtb, etc!

http://wvcycling.wordpress.com/2010/03/04/diy-foldable-repair-stand/

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This is something I’d probably up to. I've got some difficulty on repairing my bike, the same issue with my brother. I'm so glad to finally found this site which shares related ideas. I like the way you blog then, for its really detailed. I've learned something about it. Cool blog. Cheers!

Chris

I have to agree with Matt-Alot of these are good ideas but either they don't fold away or they are too complicated to build, cost too much for what they offer. Here is a link to a stand that I can build for roughly $13 dollars (unit cost). Check out this link for The BIGWOOD bike repair stand! http://www.flickr.com/photos/58541795@N03/with/5375220835/

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it doesn't take up much space when not in use, and it should last me a long time... which will save me a bundle as I do my own maintenance and repair!

If someone simply doesn't have the money, some of these things are decent stand-ins. If you do have the money, I'd urge people to buy the PCS-9 and save money by doing your own repairs/builds rather than skimping on the stand.

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Great! Good way to save space in your garage or even inside your house. And also it is saver for your bicycle from any instances. Very helpful article. Thank you!

James

These are really great if you can make them properly. Some of these look better then others I've seen, in fact I'm pretty impressed with the diagram one and wish I was this handy. I'll probably still go with a manufactured one in the end and would like to get a Park if I can afford it. Was reading the below review and think it's hard to beat the flexibility of a good stand, as the reviewer says, height adjustment and a good clamp would be key. http://www.gearreviewsonline.com/park-tool-bike-repair-stand/

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Looks good,a small space can be prepared as a mini garage to fix your bike.I love my bike because it helps me in exercising everyday.Biking around the village atleast an hour in the morning burns fat.

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This is something I’d probably up to. I've got some difficulty on repairing my bike, the same issue with my brother. I'm so glad to finally found this site which shares related ideas. I like the way you blog then, for its really detailed. I've learned something about it.

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Good idea for my little studio. We have two bikes and always have problem with it.

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Great Idea for assembling cycle....

Cycler1

Maybe this was already suggested, but I didn't read many of the previous posts. I am a beginner at home bicycle maintenance and I have low funds to purchase a nice bike stand. I recently figured out that I can use my bike rack on the back end of my car as a maintenance stand. It works really well, you just have to be careful of getting sprays and degreasers on the car. It will do just fine until I can save up for a stand!

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I have seen bike maintenance racks for lightweight bikes and heavy motorcycles. But I cannot find anything for my new gasoline engine mounted bicycle. I paid $2,000 for this bike and find that so many things have gone wrong, most likely due to the vibrations during use. Things fall off, even a foot peddle that I will have to replace already. The bike itself is heavier than my normal lightweight 24 or so speed road bike. I think the only safe place on it for a bike stand to grab or support is the large beam that runs from behind the handle bars to below the seat post. Are there any heavy duty bike stands that will support in two places of this large beam I mentioned to hold the wheels off the ground so I can perform frequent maintenance?
Thanks for any help.
Tony

Steven Hauser

I mount an adjustable trunk mounted car rack on my work bench. Or mount it on the wall. I bought it for a dollar at a garage sale and use the straps it came with for mounting.

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