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    DIY: Fat Bike Floor Stand

    I thought you all might be interested in the PVC floor stand that I put together for holding up my Mukluk. So, here you go:

    Low Cost Fat Bike Stand

    Normally I use Feedback Sports RAKK stands, but as they don't fit a fat bike I needed something else. The article above has a bit of info on what I did, including all cut sizes should you wish to make your own. This cost just over $13 after sales tax and does exactly what I wanted.

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    Very nice. think I'll make up something similar.

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    I like this a lot, thanks!
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    Time to head to the HW store! It looks great, thanks for sharing!!

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    Very neat and nice
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    Thats neat!, i have loads of leccy condu and connectors left from the man cave build,
    I will knock one up for the Moonlander for `In house` parking when it lands,

    I will need to add 1" to the width for the BFLs
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    Quote Originally Posted by coastkid71 View Post
    Thats neat!, i have loads of leccy condu and connectors left from the man cave build,
    I will knock one up for the Moonlander for `In house` parking when it lands,

    I will need to add 1" to the width for the BFLs
    Thank you.

    Just FYI, in a 10' piece of normal pipe there's enough left over (maybe 5") to expand the rack by an inch. Just add a bit to each of the horizontal pieces in the diagram.

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    Great idea!
    I will definitely be making one!
    Actually would be perfect making two and modifying it to hold several to keep the kids parking their bikes in the same spot.
    Moonlander get's it's own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bprsnt View Post
    Great idea!
    I will definitely be making one!
    Actually would be perfect making two and modifying it to hold several to keep the kids parking their bikes in the same spot.
    Moonlander get's it's own.
    Thanks! It'd be trivial to lengthen the legs on one side and make a multi-bike stand too, or even a staggered back to back, or use some 45s on the legs and fan a couple bikes out...

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    I just made this per the instructions, came out great! Thanks again for sharing and putting the instructions together. I had it done in 15 minutes and around $10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAGI410 View Post
    I just made this per the instructions, came out great! Thanks again for sharing and putting the instructions together. I had it done in 15 minutes and around $10.
    No problem; glad it worked out for you. Got a photo, per chance? I like seeing stuff that other people have made.

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    BFL approved!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAGI410 View Post
    BFL approved!
    Nice! That looks really good.

    Did you have to make it any wider to get them to fit?

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    No mods for the BFL's, but the uprights could stand to be a quarter inch taller, as the stand wants to rock forward when taking the bike out. The tread of the tire sticks to top pipe. Not a big deal at all, I'll adjust it when I glue the stand together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAGI410 View Post
    No mods for the BFL's, but the uprights could stand to be a quarter inch taller, as the stand wants to rock forward when taking the bike out. The tread of the tire sticks to top pipe. Not a big deal at all, I'll adjust it when I glue the stand together.
    That makes sense. For my Mukluk (Rolling Darryls and Endomorph/Larr) it's just got a smidge of clearance, so it seemed right for me. I imagine you'll be able to just not cement things wholly in and it'll be good?

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    Instead of glueing the top part in place, could you just get 2 tubes with a bigger diameter to slide over the 2 uprights and make the whole upper part adjustable in height ?
    Maybe with a bungeecord inside the tubing to keep some downward pressure on the wheel ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabies010 View Post
    Instead of glueing the top part in place, could you just get 2 tubes with a bigger diameter to slide over the 2 uprights and make the whole upper part adjustable ?
    Maybe with a bungeecord inside the tubing to keep some downward pressure on the wheel ?
    This design really wants the vertical loop to be taller than the tire, since there's no need for it to contact the top of the tire. It really only serves to keep the bike from falling over. The rectangle that sits along the floor keeps the bike in place.

    Really, the vertical loop could probably be made taller to provide enough clearance and it'd be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c0nsumer View Post
    Really, the vertical loop could probably be made taller to provide enough clearance and it'd be fine.
    Hence the adjustable part.
    (And with a bungee to keep some downward pressure it will fit regular 26", 29", fat and big fat's)
    Or with the expanding options you have with this tubing you could just make a double or triple or...(you fill in the amount of bike's you want to store in them)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabies010 View Post
    Hence the adjustable part.
    (And with a bungee to keep some downward pressure it will fit regular 26", 29", fat and big fat's)
    Or with the expanding options you have with this tubing you could just make a double or triple or...(you fill in the amount of bike's you want to store in them)
    That downward pressure isn't needed in this design, though. It'll fit any size wheel as it is, so long as the wheel settles nicely between the spacers that sit on the ground and the wheel can lean over against the upright. The top piece between the uprights is only needed to keep them from pushing apart.

    Downward pressure from that piece on the tire won't serve to hold it better, it'll just make it more complicated to insert to and remove from the rack.

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    Just made mine today. Cost $17 but that included almost $4 for the PVC solvent. Which brings me to my question. With all the pieces friction fit, the whole thing seems tight and I'm not sure i even need to glue it together. I suppose it may vibrate loose over time. Any thoughts on that? Thanks a ton for this plan. Just got my Mukluk yesterday and so glad to have a stand to put it in. Picture to follow..

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    They use a similar method for paitnball guns rests/displays...nicely done

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    Quote Originally Posted by sylus View Post
    They use a similar method for paitnball guns rests/displays...nicely done
    Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by BillRush View Post
    Just made mine today. Cost $17 but that included almost $4 for the PVC solvent. Which brings me to my question. With all the pieces friction fit, the whole thing seems tight and I'm not sure i even need to glue it together. I suppose it may vibrate loose over time. Any thoughts on that? Thanks a ton for this plan. Just got my Mukluk yesterday and so glad to have a stand to put it in. Picture to follow..
    I personally wouldn't friction fit it, just because some things could rotate and it'd just feel sloppy. I really think it's worth solvent welding everything together, or maybe just leaving the uprights loose so it can be collapsed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAGI410 View Post
    I like this a lot, thanks!
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    Here's my take on one

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_fulford/8178584670/" title="Fat Stand by paulfulford, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8210/8178584670_eb7a86ef26.jpg" width="374" height="500" alt="Fat Stand"></a>

    Not the neatest but I made it with offcuts that I had in the garage so net cost was zero"
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    I will definitely be building one of these, thanks!
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    Over the weekend.....

    I built this prototype, I think it's fairly well thought out, but thats to be expected, I DO have a mechanical engineering background. Fat bike version to follow shortly. I'll keep you posted on the build......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Portly Throckmorton View Post
    I built this prototype, I think it's fairly well thought out, but thats to be expected, I DO have a mechanical engineering background. Fat bike version to follow shortly. I'll keep you posted on the build......

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    Thanks for the idea and the plans.

    I just finished mine and made it a little taller so my Bud and Lou's fit.

    Also gave it a spray with matt black paint and I also used rubber feet.

    I also used pop rivets instead os glue.

    Perfect timing because tomorrow we have our first 'Show and Shine' bike show and I've entered my Fat Bastard (Moonlander).

    How could it not win..

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidJohn View Post
    Thanks for the idea and the plans.

    I just finished mine and made it a little taller so my Bud and Lou's fit.

    Also gave it a spray with matt black paint and I also used rubber feet.

    I also used pop rivets instead os glue.

    Perfect timing because tomorrow we have our first 'Show and Shine' bike show and I've entered my Fat Bastard (Moonlander).

    How could it not win..

    DJ

    That came out great; very fitting for a bike being shown off. Nice work.

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