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A friend of mine and his wife recently acquired some very nice racing bikes and wanted something worthy to park them in - I guess a kickstand is WAY too heavy to be lugging around when biking. ;-)

He found a picture he liked on the web of a similar design to this one as asked if I could make a pair of these. The wood and materials used were basically up to me. How could I say "no" to this?

Wood used, as the title states, is redwood. I had a few planks on hand that were the proper thickness for this project so I didn't have to do any glue-ups.

I used a double dado to join the two pieces together as it presents a huge glue surface, but that led me to a problem when I went to glue the two halves together. I had to press two half-circles together at the same time while keeping a precise 90 degree angle. Picture 6 is what I came up with - very crude but it worked!

To keep the tires from sitting on rough threads of the carriage bolts I polished some copper tubing and ran the bolts through it. Looks nice all shined up!

Picture 5 shows my beat-up mountain bike standing in currently for the racing bikes so you can see how these work. Hopefully, I will get a picture of the real bikes later and replace this one.

UPDATE on 27MAY2011: I have replaced my bike with the actual bike that will be stored in it - a HUGE improvement! :)

Overall measurements are around 20 inches long and about 6 inches high. The two pieces have different widths because the two bikes have different tires.

Finish is three coats of tung oil.

This was a very cool project to build as it was very different.

Enjoy!

-bob

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what a slick idea! I like it! Thanks for sharing
 

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Beautiful.

It must have been quite a trick to clamp these babies up, during glue-up (grin).

I TOLD you I might like a few pairs, myself !!
 

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Clever idea

very well

done
 

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Very nice looking stands, I like that simple clamping jig, keeps everything square. Your bike reminds me that
I am going to have to get mine out and moving, this spring has been more like fall, we are expecting snow
this weekend, but we may get 2 days of summer in July.
 

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Thanks for the idea. This reminds me I need something for my kids bikes.
 
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