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    Idea! PVC MTB Stand

    Here is my take on building a PVC stand for my mountain bike and gear. I thought I'd share in case others were interested in building something like this as well or had a similar need. It doesn't take long to build once you get going. It is weighted down with sand inside most of it for stability. Let me know if you have any questions on the details.

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    Awesome idea. I would make it but I don't have any room for it in my garage. I could definitely use that to organize my biking gear. Thanks for sharing!

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    Love it! Think I am going to have to build on. Great idea and great work.

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    Nice! Did you scuff the PVC before you painted it?

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    What a great idea.

    Thanks for sharing.

    This goes to the top of my list for winter projects.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Yogii View Post
    Nice! Did you scuff the PVC before you painted it?
    No unfortunately. And therefore some of the paint is coming off in places. Version 3 will be a bit cleaner down the road.

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    Pretty cool! Good ingenuity.

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    nice goin'!

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    Thanks. It was rather fun to make it.

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    Cool!

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    Nice job! Thanks for sharing.

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    I think Krylon makes a spray paint just for pvc / plastic outdoor furniture. I know someone does, I used it on some pvc that has been submerged in my salt water aquarium for the last 7 years. It has all stayed on, none of it is flaking off. I just wiped it down with acetone before I painted it.

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    Good info. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtemple42000 View Post
    I think Krylon makes a spray paint just for pvc / plastic outdoor furniture. I know someone does, I used it on some pvc that has been submerged in my salt water aquarium for the last 7 years. It has all stayed on, none of it is flaking off. I just wiped it down with acetone before I painted it.
    Yup! Krylon Fusion is what you want

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    Gotta love a plumber with to much time on his hands. Very cool though, looks well thought out.

    ....and because I do enjoy when others do this, it's not really 29R specific now is it.
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    Great build.

    I made mine out of 1'x2' I had around, but it was too light, it just wouldn't hold the bike up, and ended up tossing it in the fire place last winter

    Now I just use a hook on the wall and 2 bungee cords.
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    Sand in it is genious.

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    I love it. What size PVC did you use?

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    That's an awesome build idea. Congrats! Could you produce a drawing for this by chance? I'd love to build this for my garage this winter and get the stink out of my closet. Ok, that's my wife talking...

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    3/4" PVC.

    Not sure if I'll have time to make a drawing. It's custom to my bike. For instance if you have a fatter front tire you'd want to adjust the width of the slot that holds it. Same as you would if you have a larger disc brake on one side and need to lower the stand on the left more.

    My advice is that PVC is cheap enough where you can play with the design rather easily, and as long as you don't glue it down right away you can make adjustments (or corrections). Just like playing with Legos as a kid.

    Cheers.

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    That's awsome! I see a trip to the hardware store in the near future.

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    Nice. Great idea, I'd at a actuall workstand though.
    Sweeet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stickgears View Post
    I'd at a actuall workstand though
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    I would build an attachment for it, put an actual workstamd into that rack.


    I didnt catch that the first time around

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    I just bought all the supplies today for this build. Could you help give the pictures perspective and provide height, width and length when you get a chance? I can figure out the rest. Thanks

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    this is clever. do you ever plan on attaching something on it so you could clamp your bike on it to do some maintenance work?

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    The length along the bottom is 26.5". The gap to hold the tire is about 2.5" (make it wider if you have bigger tire I'd say). The height to the crossbar is 36.5" from the floor. The width is just over 8". Feel free to widen it depending on your needs. When planning the design keep in mind that the 3/4" PVC connectors will take in 3/4" of the pipe on each end. Once you get going, you'll see what I mean. The shoe pegs are 135 degrees from the floor.

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    That's not a stand, that's an entire system. Looks good.
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    Awesome. Thanks for dimensions.

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    I made mine last night and now need to put sand in it and paint.
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    Sweet! Now you have a 'station' for your stuff. Might help to keep it all together in one place, like it did for me. Looks great!

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    Where's the schematic to build one? I certainly need at least one in my garage.
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    I assume that you assemble, glue, then fill with sand if you have left one or more joints unglued. Fusion paint should be used after cleaning PVC with ammonia not alcohol, FWIW. Fusion is great, but it does scratch easily. For the guy who used it in his a aquarium, I'm surprised your fish have not died...

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    This is the one i built. It works great. I made one for my basement and one for my truck.

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