I've looked at cycle maintenance stands in the store obviously, but found it difficult to justify the cost for the few times I actually need one, That said, I was really struggling to set up a rear derailleur gear set with the bike on the ground this week. So methinks, what’s in the shop that I can quickly use to hold this flaming bicycle still whilst I adjust the settings?
This is what I came up with using a pallet bearer (2"x4") a hinge, a 22mm drill and a quick clamp (or three!)...
Drill a 22mm hole all the way through the long side.
Saw down the middle about 8" or so, through the centre of your new hole.
Cross cut it off and screw a hinge over the cut, reattaching it.
The details (if you can call them that!)
Bike stand in action on my lads 'rat bike' project....
I then clamped my new cycle stand to an old builders trestle I had, but you could just as easily use a longer length of 2"x4" and screw it to a tree or the side of the shed etc. I'm going to screw mine to the wall in the garage on a bracket/hinge so that it can be stowed out of the way for the 99% of the time I don't use it lol!