[EMS Discuss] Bike tools and bearing grease now at the shop

Mon Oct 7 10:40:27 PDT 2013

The goals for the bike stand are for it to be very stable and collapsible
right?  I think that heavier is better for us here, and we should not e
using plastic.

I think the easiest way to get an extremely stable base (that's still
portable/storable) will be to have flat/horizontal supports on the bottom,
and to add stabilizing ballast in the form of big sand bags.  (We'll still
need some triangles, similar to Weston's diagram, for the upright of the

On Sun, Oct 6, 2013 at 9:22 PM, Weston Turner <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> I like the metal pipe stand design for the most part, but I don't like the
> particle board base; you can't collapse particle board. I'm inspired
> though. I see a trip to the hardware store's plumbing department in my
> future. I think a base could be made with some kind of angled T fittings
> that are just off 90 degrees with two unequal length legs held in with
> pins. A picture would explain it better:
> *angles and lengths not drawn to scale, and forgive my drawing skills
> I'm not sure what standard angles are available though for a T style
> fitting.
> PVC just seems entirely too wobbly to make a good stand with. But maybe if
> it was thick walled and large diameter it would be stiff enough.
> Regards,
> Weston
> > On Oct 6, 2013, at 1:15 PM, Greg Norman <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
> >
> > With these ideas we can make a stand with. The PVC stands
> > are bulkier and probably less stable but cheep and light
> > weight. There are many more plans out there.
> >
> http://www.bikehacks.com/bikehacks/2010/03/8-bombproof-diy-bike-repair-stands.html
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