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Project by 489tad posted 08-16-2013 10:33 PM 5041 views 29 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.





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chrisstef

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#1 posted 08-16-2013 10:44 PM

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.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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WhoMe

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#2 posted 08-16-2013 10:55 PM

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

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies and the wall gets in the way.. - Mike -

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theoldfart

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#3 posted 08-17-2013 12:18 AM

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?

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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EarlS

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#4 posted 08-17-2013 12:38 AM

Nice bike!!!!

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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Penl8the

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#5 posted 08-17-2013 01:58 AM

I like it very much. Great design. Thank you for sharing.

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SteveW

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#6 posted 08-17-2013 02:11 AM

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

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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MrFid

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#7 posted 08-17-2013 02:14 AM

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!

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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WoodenFrog

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#8 posted 08-17-2013 02:27 AM

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

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Blender

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#9 posted 08-17-2013 02:53 AM

very cool design

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taoist

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#10 posted 08-17-2013 02:54 AM

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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HillbillyShooter

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#11 posted 08-17-2013 02:55 AM

Very nicely done—great looking, distinctive and practical.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Skylark53

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#12 posted 08-17-2013 04:07 AM

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

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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489tad

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#13 posted 08-17-2013 12:02 PM

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.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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EggMan

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#14 posted 08-17-2013 06:06 PM

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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DMC1903

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#15 posted 08-17-2013 06:50 PM

Congrats on a great design!

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