[EMS Discuss] Bike tools and bearing grease now at the shop
Wed Oct 9 23:55:57 PDT 2013
If you have a clamp that you could donate to the project, it would simplify construction considerably. As to your question about portable versus movable, I want the stand to be collapsible so that it can be stored out of the way. With our limited shop space, I wouldn't want it to take up space while not in use, so portable would be my answer I think.
> On Oct 7, 2013, at 5:11 PM, Austin McKimmey <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
> I might have something to add to the project, and some pointer at making something really stable. And actually usable. I have owned 2 folding stand and work with true floor stands.
> Something like this might help.
> Just so happen to have a well loved one.
> how about steel for the rest of it. I mean do you want portable or movable. 2 different things.
>> On Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 10:40 AM, Hovis Biddle <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>> 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 stand.)
>>> 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.
>>> > 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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