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    Anyone with custom work stands?

    I thought about posting in tooltime... but its still technically a frame!

    I've seen some of you guys post some beautiful handmade frames. Anyone make a beautiful handmade work stand?

    I want to make a nice fillet brazed, high polished work stand. Since weight here is pretty irrelevant, I think basic 4130 tube would be fine. I was planning on using a foundation clamp, or a park if I run across one. Lugged would be awesome, but I think thats getting a bit excessive. I doubt there's any off the shelf work stand lugs!

    I know its not cost effective, but its more aesthetic than anything. Anyone got anything cool?

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    Old free weights bar, straddling to girders in the dungeon.

    Hang bike up via front of saddle over bar.

    Hack, bodge? I dunno...

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    The Foes Power Clamp was the best I've ever seen.

    https://twosixnation.net/wp-content/...powerclamp.jpg

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    This isn't custom, but the ez-lift stand by Efficient Velo is pretty swanky.
    https://www.efficientvelo.com/produc...-repair-stand/





    Video of it in action:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/signalcycles/5264854012

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    Quote Originally Posted by pvd View Post
    The Foes Power Clamp was the best I've ever seen.

    https://twosixnation.net/wp-content/...powerclamp.jpg
    Is that a pneumatic top tube crusher? That's awesome!

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    Man, I've been away from this forum for so long and I wanted to see what was shaking and ran across this thread. Here's what I did:

    https://www.facebook.com/phantasmcyc...0311120886199/
    https://www.facebook.com/phantasmcyc...9112809672697/

    No reason to have it on the floor IMHO.

    Good to see all of the cool projects on here too! I need to build some more frames.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jay_ntwr View Post
    Man, I've been away from this forum for so long and I wanted to see what was shaking and ran across this thread. Here's what I did:

    https://www.facebook.com/phantasmcyc...0311120886199/
    https://www.facebook.com/phantasmcyc...9112809672697/

    No reason to have it on the floor IMHO.

    Good to see all of the cool projects on here too! I need to build some more frames.
    That is bad ass.
    Making shit harder than it needs to be isn't awesome, it's just...harder.

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    Thanks, Alex! It really makes working on bikes (and frames) a lot easier for me. It frees up so much shop space too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jay_ntwr View Post
    Thanks, Alex! It really makes working on bikes (and frames) a lot easier for me. It frees up so much shop space too.
    I'm going to build one. Do you have any drawings? What air strut did you use? Any advice would be appreciated.
    Making shit harder than it needs to be isn't awesome, it's just...harder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexbn921 View Post
    I'm going to build one. Do you have any drawings? What air strut did you use? Any advice would be appreciated.
    Well, I'm flattered--yes, I do have this 3D printed parts in CAD but the rest of the assembly is just taken from the bike storage racks and fab'd in the shop. Those are 120lb air springs (x2) from Allegis. I'm not entirely sure I'd share my IP on these though as I'm considering building them for frame customers--matching paint of course. That's why I was curious about this thread as I'd envisioned this being a "would you like fries with that" kind of a deal for a custom bicycle. The title intrigued me.

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    All good if your going to build and sell some. I can figure it out.
    One thing that would be nice is some way to lock it in the down position. Don't want it moving around when you are working on the bike.
    Thanks for posting this. Definitely innovative and new.
    Making shit harder than it needs to be isn't awesome, it's just...harder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexbn921 View Post
    All good if your going to build and sell some. I can figure it out.
    One thing that would be nice is some way to lock it in the down position. Don't want it moving around when you are working on the bike.
    Thanks for posting this. Definitely innovative and new.
    If you watch the video, the air springs hold it in the down position. I can assure you that it doesn't even think about moving. It takes a very deliberate effort to make it move--so much so that I couldn't overcome it with a 1" pneumatic cylinder operating at 120psi but that's another long and complicated design issue that I've yet to prove outside of the CAD system. You have to have a toggle point in your design where the air springs go from holding it up to pushing it down. That makes for all kinds of sleepless nights and running back to the computer to capture the 3am epiphany!

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    That ceiling mounted stand is an excellent idea.
    I like turtles

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexbn921 View Post
    That is bad ass.
    +1!

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