Simple bike Stand

I can't get over how expensive bike stands are.. so I usually make my own. This one came out exceptionally easy, so I thought I'd share it!

Step 1: Parts and prep:

Simple bike Stand
  • Plywood: 3/4", 6"x40" piece
  • Wood or drywall screws: 8 x 1.5 or 1.25"
  • 2 x clamps (optional)

    You can get away with different dimensions, but these are optimal for the handlebar width of a bike, and mounting to a 2x4. Just remember if you change how far the stand projects from your post or wall, to allow the handlebars to clear the wall.

    Cut according to the image.

    Step 2: Assembly, finishing touches

    Simple bike Stand
    Simple bike Stand
    Simple bike Stand

    Screw the parts together as shown. Be sure to drill pilot holes for the screws, as screwing into the edge of 3/4 plywood without piloting will invariably cause splitting. (1/8 pilot drill bit for a drywall screw).

    To protect the bike finish, I taped some cardboard to the divots where the bike frame is clamped. A few wraps of duct tape or something more elegant will do just as well.

    Done!

    For my own writeup, see:

    http://diffusecreation.com/2015/01/very-simple-bike-stand/

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