Last week we posted an entry on 8 Bombproof DIY Bike Repair Stands and reader Chris contacted us with his own DIY repair stand project. All text and pictures are credited to Chris.
Here are three photos of my repair clamp. I wanted a bike repair stand
and didn't want to spend the money for a Park shop stand which is
better spent on trick parts! I had some Chromoly tube stock kickin
around the sports car shop where I work as well as a sweet Mig welder.
So I simply chopped some tubin down the center carefully holding it
sideways unclamped in a chop saw (very sketchy).
Then I took some skinny Chromoly tube that was roughly 6mm in diameter and used it for the hinged pivot of the clamp. This tubing was also used for the clasp which has a welded on 6mm nut. I notched a couple more lengths of tube for the clamp sleeve which fits over a piece of aluminum tubing that I attached to an old automobile transmission jack which I roll around the shop! Handy for cleaning!
The open clamp . . .
The clamp in action . . .
I am always envious of hacks involving fire . . . the only fire I have ever used in a bike hack is a lighter to melt the sharp edges off zip ties I have cut.