New DIY wheelstand
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I've been really busy, but I've had a few people asking about my old design and to be honest I've moved on from that.  I think that I mentioned in that thread that the original plan was to use two of the stands and make it closer to what you see out there on the market.  Anyway if people are interested I'll post a guide and build sheet in the next few days.

Here's a few pictures of the completed wheelstand....even though the wood still needs to be stained black....once again time is not a luxury I have in abundance.

The thing is a rock and cost is in the sub-$50 range if memory serves.

 

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Two of these:  http://www.harborfreight.com/132-lb-capacity-roller-stand-68898.html

They are surprisingly strong.  Put a couple of generic right angle brackets under the top (using brass inserts into the wood for strength) and threw together the frame for the pedals with some leftover material from another project. 

The tubing is all electrical conduit; it was the only stuff I could source quickly and cheaply that was more than strong enough.  The shifter mount was just thrown together with two more right angle brackets and a piece of conduit I bent.  That was actually the biggest hassle because it's one of those things that you have to fit to your position.

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I was looking at your original design and thinking...gee i wish he had pictures of the stand using both...and here we are!.

Am looking at making one very similar over the weekend so it would be really helpful if you could post or PM me any of the technical details to your stand. Very well done!

Actually a shot of underneath the top shelf would be good as I'm not sure how you got that affixed.

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Thanks for that. I got most of the way through mine with thicker L-brackets and noticed i had a lean on the top of the stand so I guessed that you had turned the the metal inserts 90 degrees to affix a bracket in place to adjust the table angle. These pictures are really helpful as it confirms it and gives me a better idea of how you mounted the shifter.

Thank you once again!

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It's funny because I just realized that the allen screws, brass inserts, and wood were all leftover from the bed I made for my son.  :)  That's what happens when you go to about 10 stores and can't find anything worth a damn.

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Hello everyone. Thank you for showing this! Very simple. Only a little modification needed. I designed mine to fold up and store somewhere. Also I left the angle on the top to slope towards me. I felt this is better than sloping up and it actually levels out my wheel too since that is sloped up as well. I put 4 conduit straps at the front legs to help with rigidity. Also a dow rod as a stopper under the pedal board to keep the legs from closing up. It is not all the way finished. I will round off a few corners where I can and maybe paint it black or wrap it in carpet. 20181228_230746.thumb.jpg.396532727df19d4b7b988badb9817d45.jpg20181229_021519.thumb.jpg.6633cee2cf23d3cc2072a4ccbe4778a5.jpg20181229_024347.thumb.jpg.52299135f718e2b5797965c25a7ea484.jpg20181229_024950.thumb.jpg.3c9353b433edfab495a7d29aec4063fa.jpg20181229_105336.thumb.jpg.d0e24005d21d7694b2f29fa5ccce2d21.jpg20181229_021507.thumb.jpg.05a37a617d249c1915a8a292fc163c15.jpg

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