Bike Stand

by Chris Edwards

I got fed up with groveling around on my knees working on my bike. I checked into the prices of bike stands and then decided to build my own. It actually creates a little more space in my garage as the space was already occupied by the bike when on the ground. Now with it up in the air I have 28 cubic feet of storage beneath the table.

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This is constructed using

Qty Description
6 2" x 4" x 8' lumber
1 sheet of 3/4" AC grade plywood
14 12" square Vinyl tiles
2 2 1/2" locking casters
3 1 1/2" x 1/8" x 8' Angle aluminum
22 5/16" x 2 1/2" Lag bolts
4 5/16" x 3" Lag Bolts
8 5/16" x 1 1/2" Lag Bolts (casters)

The surface area is 7' x 2'.

Everything is lag bolted together.

Total cost about $120. The aluminum accounted for $60 of the $120.

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I put Armstrong vinyl tiles on the top to make it easy to clean up spills and drips.

I placed the 1 1/2" angle aluminum around the top edge to tidy it up, but mainly to also act as a bit of a dam if I have a large spill.

The casters are rated at 275lbs each and allow me to move the stand around, even with a bike on.

The center legs are on a single lag bolt and can pivot up and out of the way when there is no load on the table.

The only item missing are some corner protectors to go on the aluminum corners. They are a bit sharp.

It took about 3 hours to build, most of that thought time, there's an old saying "Measure twice, cut once", mine was "Think three times, measure twice and cut once".