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I got a hand-made repair stand, and recently made a press-tool too, i just don't have any photos of it :)
Here is my repair stand, you can also see it literally in every build post of mine :)


Made of some scrap steel and U clamp. Height and angle are adjustable, the clamp holders are covered with rubber, there is a little table for parts on the top with holes for holding screwdrivers and other tools. It is a little shaky comparing to the factory-made one, but does the job. Of course if i'd make one today i'd make it better, since i have gained quite a bit of fabrication experience over the last few years, but i don't feel like replacing something that is functional and does the job well. Maybe if i move to a better or bigger workshop then i consider to make a new one.
 
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I got a hand-made repair stand, and recently made a press-tool too, i just don't have any photos of it :)
Here is my repair stand, you can also see it literally in every build post of mine :)


Made of some scrap steel and U clamp. Height and angle are adjustable, the clamp holders are covered with rubber, there is a little table for parts on the top with holes for holding screwdrivers and other tools. It is a little shaky comparing to the factory-made one, but does the job. Of course if i'd make one today i'd make it better, since i have gained quite a bit of fabrication experience over the last few years, but i don't feel like replacing something that is functional and does the job well. Maybe if i move to a better or bigger workshop then i consider to make a new one.
Is that a tribute to Picasso on the wall behind your bench?
 
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I got a hand-made repair stand, and recently made a press-tool too, i just don't have any photos of it :)
Here is my repair stand, you can also see it literally in every build post of mine :)


Made of some scrap steel and U clamp. Height and angle are adjustable, the clamp holders are covered with rubber, there is a little table for parts on the top with holes for holding screwdrivers and other tools. It is a little shaky comparing to the factory-made one, but does the job. Of course if i'd make one today i'd make it better, since i have gained quite a bit of fabrication experience over the last few years, but i don't feel like replacing something that is functional and does the job well. Maybe if i move to a better or bigger workshop then i consider to make a new one.
Very cool!

A repair stand is going to be my next build.
 
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I know the bike sites say to use a stand but I don't have room to store one. Here is what I do for occasional work like chain work, servicing the bottom bracket and etc.
I made this from aluminum flat bar and angle stock. Looking back a piece of 1/4" plywood bolted in the center would be just as strong as my braces or more. Used a unicycle seat post to put it in the seat tube. I used to have a spare reg. tall seat post U bolted to it. This bolted on post is better.
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This front unit goes under the handle bars.
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Here it is clamped up. I use the removed section of the PVC Tees for a spacer.

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Both units in use. Sorry for the blurry image. This setup gives you a comfortable height. The u bolts turned out to be overkill.

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This thrift store keyboard bench is easier and faster to use. It is adjustable. It could have been lowered more here.
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