[TheThinkTank] Tools for starters - diy stands

andrew L. anyone at breathingplanet.net
Thu Jul 31 12:08:53 PDT 2008


would love to see some pics of this
freeriders?

andrew
http://troybikerescue.org

veganboyjosh at gmail.com wrote:
> josh @ community cycles here.
> 
> free ride in pittsburgh has some awesome diy stands, the design for 
> which i've stolen for our shop. they're made 100% from bike parts.
> 
>  here's what you need:
> 
> 2 bmx bars with stems.
> 2 bmx forks.
> 2 sets of drop road bars, with stems.
> one top tube, which is the same inner diameter as the steerer tube on 
> the bmx forks are outer diameter.
> 
> cut off the dropouts on both sets of forks. the bmx bars/stems are 
> inserted into the bottom of the forks, one stem in each arm of the 
> forks. this is the base, so that the steerer tube stands straight up. 
> the top tube goes over this steerer tube, then the other fork (with road 
> bars/stems inserted into it's arms), goes into the top of the top tube. 
> the drop bars are turned so that the ends of the bars are hooks to hold 
> a bike to be worked on. the bmx bars are wide enough that the stand can 
> hold two bikes at once, without tipping over.
> 
> someone on the list i'm sure has some pics, which make the design much 
> easier to figure out than my paltry description.
> 
> cheap, easy, diy, and best of all, it looks bikey, so people are into it...
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On 9/28/07, *Urban Bike Project of Wilmington, Inc.* 
> <urbanbikeproject at gmail.com <mailto:urbanbikeproject at gmail.com>> wrote:
> 
>     Don't know about grants but I have a few suggestions on necessary
>     tools...
> 
>     -Workstand (you don't need it, but it makes life wonderful )
>     -Ratcheting 14mm and 15mm wrench (indispensable for quickly removing
>     wheels)
>     -"Y" style hex tools with 8-9-10mm (everybody needs at least one of
>     these for brakes)
>     -Chain breakers (get both for 3/32 and 1/8in chains, i recommend the
>     park ones that you can change the pins out on, get plenty of extra
>     pins too.  you (or someone in your shop) WILL break these)
>     -At least 2 sets of Allen keys (they will get lost.  it's handy to
>     have one "flip-out" set with the keys attached)
>     -Pedal wrenches (get good ones with a lot of leverage)
> 
>     Perhaps we should all collaborate on a more comprehensive list to
>     put up on the wiki "Bike Collective Starter Kit".  I skimmed the
>     pages but didn't find one.
> 
>     Happy Friday!
> 
>     Brian Windle
>     Urban Bike Project of Wilmington
> 
>     On 9/28/07, *Ariel raymon* < bikefarm at gmail.com
>     <mailto:bikefarm at gmail.com>> wrote:
> 
>         Hey everyone,
>         Ariel from bikefarm here. We're starting to make our space into
>         a shop, and are looking at the tools we need to purchase.
>         Suggestions on bare minimum tools for a funcitoning shop would
>         be really helpful, as we'll be making a large order from the
>         UBI distributors in a month or so. Also, Are there grants for
>         things like this? Thanks,
>         Ariel
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