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I finally made something for myself that was not shop related and can be used indoors. A bicycle stand. My garage is a disaster and there is major pitch with the floor so everything wants to roll away. If I lean my bike against something it just wants to fall and I can't have a chip in my carbon baby. So I came up with a with this design. I could have bought a metal one that does the same thing but it wouldn't be cool. This looks good in the house in every room. Yes, my bike does spend a lot of time in the house. Its art.

The stand is made from African Mahogany. I started with two pieces 30" long by 12" wide. Cut the arc's with a router and circle jig. Glued the two halves together. The fishtail is mortised in. I got to do a little hand tool work in. Finish is oil, wipe on poly and wax.

I'm pleased with it, but I might at some point and try the string inlay on the sides.

Thanks for looking.

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Nice Dan. Ive never seen a rack like it. The joinery on the back end came out tight man. I bet tgere was some serious trial and error there.
 

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That is a really cool project and looks really original. And the bike isn't bad either….
 

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You came up with a great design. Think I may "borrow" the design if you don't mind. I've got three bikes that could use them. Always was worried about the OCLV delaming, and really don't want the Ti falling over as well.
Hard choice ride? woodwork?
 

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Nice bike!!!!
 

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Wow, that is the best bike stand I've seen, I love it! Congrats on a good job, and nice design.
 

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Nice bike! Is that a Garmin speed/cadence sensor on your left chainstay? I have an Edge 500 which I love. Good to see another cyclist on Lumberjocks!

Great job with the project, by the way!
 

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Very cool bike stand, Great Work!!
Your bike is awesome what does a bike like that set you back?
 

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Very nicely done…by far the best looking bike stand I've ever seen and ingeniously done. The "fish tail" looks more like a whale tail but beautiful.
 

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Very nicely done-great looking, distinctive and practical.
 

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Very practical, yet what a pleasant, design! I really like it. Nice bike too.
 

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Thank you for all the nice comments.
@Chris, I eyeballed the curve to 5 and 10:00 and with the cutout of the interior curve made the "whale tail" height. It worked out ok.
@Kevin "theoldfart", riding time has always been a struggle. You could gang up three to make a cool rack.
@Bailey "Mrfid", I have the Bontrager Node 1.1. Its nice, wireless but unlike my old computer I have a hard time seeing the different functions. Speed is always featured while say cadence is small and in the corner.
 

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Good project
. And nice to see cyclists on here. Being a avid cyclist makes us kind of different, add in the woodworking hobby and there could probably be realty shows about us.
 

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Extremely clever. I want to make a few for my bicycles, as I just lean them on stuff right now.
 

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Yeah that's the nice thing about the Garmin. You can put the numbers you care about in whatever position you want, and at whatever size you want. Bontrager makes pretty good stuff, though. I have ridden a few wheelsets from them, including the Aeolus 6.5s. To me, they felt like Zipp 404s.
 

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Zipps=big bucks! Not racing so my Reynolds clinchers are sufficient.
 

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I can't say enough about my bike. Up untill the end of last summer I was riding a Schwinn Prologue with Sun Tour Sprint Group and Mavic MA 40 wheels. Built that up 26 years ago. Took it on vacation and hooked up with a group. The looks I got, priceless…..

I might have to check into the Garmin. One of my function buttons is getting funky.

Both of you guys have hills. I'm CT original. I have flat corn and soybean fields and head winds. At least we get to ride.
 

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What a great idea. I'm a cyclist and woodworker. Looks like my next project?
 
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