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Old 10-17-2011, 07:51 PM
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DIY Bike Workbench

I thought this is a great idea... and works well with my inner tightwad...

http://www.bbcracing.com/old/box/

From this website:

http://www.gixxer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=194592
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:38 PM
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lmao ... "inner tightwad" that's the funniest thing I heard all day. With my luck that **** would fall apart with me AND my bike on it. Looks cool though - I might have to go find my Tim Taylor hat ....
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Old 11-05-2011, 03:53 PM
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I am not riding 900 lbs of bike and rider up on that. Those little sport bikes dont even weigh 400 lbs.


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Old 11-20-2011, 08:00 PM
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It's a great idea, but not a great design. I agree with John regarding the weight, but I feel like any half decent woodworker/ carpenter could come up with a design that would safely hold more weight, and still be easily pulled apart and stored in a few minutes.
The two jobs that I most want a stand for is changing tires, and doing transmission repairs. This stand doesn't really help with either.
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I am not riding 900 lbs of bike and rider up on that. Those little sport bikes dont even weigh 400 lbs.


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Oh Ye of little faith. Look at the design again. 3/4" or 19mm ply on its edge will support weight in the tons range, not just pounds. If you read the story with it you'll see that his beemer setup is in excess of 800lbs. Those of you that had a waterbed back in the day will know very well what held all that water off the ground. Same principle.

That thing is plenty strong enough to support an XS11 and rider, the only thing that would worry me is the top. There doesnt seem to be too much holding it there and it could easily slip while loading. I think i'd be adding a little more to hold it on, but apart from that I'd have no problem putting my bike on it.
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Old 11-26-2011, 09:07 AM
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That thing is plenty strong enough to support an XS11 and rider, the only thing that would worry me is the top. There doesnt seem to be too much holding it there and it could easily slip while loading. I think i'd be adding a little more to hold it on, but apart from that I'd have no problem putting my bike on it.
Even the store-bought lifts need tie-downs to keep things from falling over. Then it seems that these tie straps are going to get in the way while you try to work. One of the pictures of this lift shows a hook in the rafters above the work table - that's a great idea. You could hook safety lines to the frame. It would not need to support the whole weight - just enough to keep it from falling over.
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I know this is an old thread. Good idea, just need to know your primary surface is level.

On the other hand. Looking to build a good solid bench? Easily assembled within welding. Can reconfigure as needs arise. Are you okay with a plywood top?


Look at 80/20 Inc or the other iterations of the adult version
of an erector set.
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