If you want to do a fun weekend DIY project or just to save some money buying a bike repair stand, then you may want to make one yourself with items around your house.
First off, we should say that there are so many ways to make your own bike repair stand. There are hundreds of creative designs you could try out.
However, many of those designs follow three basic componentry: the base, the column, and the carrying arm.
With that said, we will focus on those and give you lots of ideas to make your own creation today! Let’s go!
Step 1: Make The Base Of The Stand
For this part of the stand, you’d want to make sure you get something strong and sturdy. Ideally, we’d want a wide base that provides good balance for our overall stand.
You can try getting a 16×24 piece of plywood that is around 3 ¼ inches thick. The thickness makes sure your base won’t flex when you hang your bike on.
Another idea you can try is making a tripod as the base. A tripod will create a smooth plain surface with good balance for you to work easily on your bike.
You can build this structure using just some plumbing pipes. If you don’t have the pipes available at home, you can just go grab some at your local hardware stores. They are sold for very cheap and are easy to work with.