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    My $30 Park Tool style workstand

    bike stand - Imgur

    Took about an hour to build and a couple of metal scraps.

    I can spin this thing in and out much faster and easier than the PT style.

    Of course, you do need a welder.

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    Well Done!

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    Nice. I did the same thing but with wood and I'm not digging it too much. I think I'll bolt on some aluminum angle. Thanks for the idea!

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    Nice, the nylon tubing on the angle iron is a good idea (and one I've not seen posted yet).
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    Very similar to something I did last year. I used a piece of motorcycle tube on my aluminum "jaws" to protect the seatpost. Works well.

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    Nice, although it's more feedback style than park.

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    I made a wood rack for about $20 that does triple duty. I'll try to get pictures up. Holds my bike either by clamping the seat stem, just laying the seat base over the horizontal support; it has some simple uprights with a tire chock block to hold it upright and keep it from rolling out, plus lots of hooks for storage of helmet, bag, and other stuff. Probably much easier to just buy the rack though. I think I've spent over 3 hours building it.

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    Looking at those welds, especially the one at the base, I would be careful. I doesnt appear that you ground the metal, as I see rust along the edge, resulting in an incomplete/weak weld. Then again it may hold just fine for your purpose.

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    pictures of my stand. took two 2x4 and a 2x6, an old door hing, some hooks, and a grip load of screws. I still need to add something to the bracket where it will clamp to the seat tube.
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