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Stig's Bike Stand
Original article submitted by Stig. Click the thumbnails to view full-size pictures.

This should be an easy home make project for all to do, and it's an invaluable tool when working on the bike.

You'll need to shop for the following items:

DescriptionQtyUsed for

12" of 1 1/4" X 1/4" for bar 2

1

leg brace

23" of 3/4" 50 x 50mm ext box

3

legs & bottom rail

30" 25mm thick wall tube

1

extending handle

4" 54 x 54mm int box

2

adj leg & packer for fixed side

9" 5/8" threaded bar

1

adjuster/tensioner

5/8" nuts to suit threaded bar

2

as above

4" 5/8" plain bar

1

adjuster handle

3" 5/8" plain bar

1

static rest

14" 1 5/8"X1 5/8" ext box

1

stand steady

6" 1 5/8" X 1 5/8" ext bar

1

stand steady

50 x 50mm 1/8" plate

2

leg tops

45 X 45mm 1/8" plate

1

internal handle guide/stop

35mm 35 dia solid bar

2

adapter sockets/receivers

a bit of spare plate to make a fillet for the fixed receiver/socket arm


Then it's up to you. You can either buy the sockets specific to your model or make your own. If you make your own you will need in the case of the 'R' model:

DescriptionQtyUsed for

35mm 35 dia solid bar

1

off side fitting (cup shape)

42mm 27 dia solid bar

1

near side fitting (peg shape)

 

The schematic: Each of these images should fit a standard sheet of A4 paper when printed at 150 dpi - though they'll look massive in your browser!

Stand drawing 1Stand Drawing 2

 

The finished stand:

Stand - fixed legStand - fixed leg laid downStand - fixed leg grip

Stand - adjustable legStand - steadyStand - fixed leg brace

Stand - cups specific to model RStand - in use

 


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