Simple MTB Bike Stand
in this video I’m gonna be showing you
guys how I made these nice decorative
bike stands for around $20 Mike at Frank
loves to just pop my bike and will
oftentimes knock it over so I had to
come up with something and this is what
I had come up with like many modern
mountain bikes my bike is equipped with
a hollow crank spindle so the first
thing we’ll have to do is to measure our
spindle and to do this you can use a
measuring tape your finger or a
micrometer which is what I used and
we’ll also need to measure the height of
the crack spindle or the bottom bracket
to the floor now that we’ve got our
measurements it’s time to take a trip
down to our local hardware store for the
materials we’re going to need for this
project we’re gonna head to the plumbing
section because we’re using cast black
iron pipe commonly used for plumbing
natural gas and propane it’s cheap it
comes pre threaded and it’s easy to work
with we’re also going to need some
screws and some wood for our base I
chose to use a seven and a half inch
wide pine stair riser because it was
smooth on both sides 48 inches long so
that I could cut it down to 16 inches
and make three stands I’ve got a saw at
home but if you don’t some hardware
stores can cut it for you if you ask
them nicely now that we’ve got
everything that we need let’s get
begin with laying out all the pieces
based off the measurements taken earlier
I got one 12 inch long piece of
half-inch pipe one six inch piece of
half-inch pipe a ninety degree elbow and
a half inch floor flange using a
measuring tape find the center of your
base our base is seven and a half inches
wide so divide that in half and we get
three and three-quarter inches then take
your measuring tape and make a mark
three inches down from the end of the
board this doesn’t have to be perfect
and feel free to make yours any way
next we can take our floor flange and
line it up with the hole that we just
marked and then take our pencil and go
ahead and mark the rest of the four
holes then once we’ve got our four holes
marked we can then drill them out using
a drill in a small drill bit at this
point you could go ahead and assemble it
but I chose to spice mine up a bit by
rounding the corners and then using a
torch I lightly burn the wood surface to
give it a cool natural rustic look but
you can skip this step you can stain the
wood you can paint it or do whatever
you’d like the possibilities are endless
it’s yours feel free to make it however
you’d like but I chose this wood burn
technique because as long as you have a
torch it’s free it looks awesome and you
don’t have to wait for any paint or
anything to dry shout out to my buddy
Mike at the lost coal for teaching me
I then took the six-inch piece
clamp in the vise and cut off about one
inch I then took it to my grinder and
rounded and smooth the edges and now we
can put it together I like to use a drop
of wood glue just to help anchor the
screws a bit align the floor flange and
then screw it into place but don’t over
tighten it and then it’s just a simple
matter of threading your pieces together
and now you’re done
and there you go
super simple cheap effective stylish and
it has that cool industrial look to it
and it only costs around twenty dollars
and now I don’t got to worry about Frank
knockin my bike over anymore
plus it’s fun to be creative and make
your own stuff let me know what you guys
think and if you guys like this video go
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