How To Build A Bike Stand | Easy DIY Road Bike Storage


– Now I’m pretty keen on carpentry and I’ve gotta be cuz I’m currently renovating my own farm cottage as
well as being mad keen on bikes, as we all know. Now something that happens
when you’ve got lots of bikes is they have a tendency to lie up against one another and they get scratched, rear derailleurs get knocked out of place and you get all sorts of troubles caused by that. So today, let’s build
a bike storage stand. (upbeat electronic music) Now we are going to need
some equipment of course. So first of all, we’re
going to use some timber as well as a saw. You don’t necessarily need something quite as big as this, as well as an electric screw driver. Again, you can use a handheld one, a manual one, but this one it just going to make it a little bit easier, as well as a tape measure, a pencil and importantly, some screws. Oh and don’t forget, the safety specs. (funky electronic music) The size of the bike stand totally depends on your own requirements. So personally, what I’m
going to building today is a stand suitable for three road bikes, so they’re gonna have
enough breathing room to fit three bikes with
42 centimeters handlebars and 700c wheels. If you wanna see the sizes of timber that I’m going to be using, you can find the information for that down there in the description below. Alright firstly, I’m going to start by making my end boards. So I have got a pretty
long bit of wood here, 2.4 meters long, so I’m going to cut it dead center, but don’t worry, you’ll start to see this jigsaw come into shape pretty soon. (funky electronic music) (saw cutting) Next up, I’m going to start
constructing the wheel support. So at this point, it’s probably
not that clear actually how this bike stand is going to work. Well it’s actually going to work by holding each individual wheel in place, so the bike doesn’t fall over. So for this, I’m going to
need six individual bits to help that rack start to work. So I’ve actually calculated that 500 millimeters in length is going to be just about
right for 700c wheels. Then the height, well
about 9 centimeters high. I could go a little bit
higher if I wanted to, but I don’t actually want
the rack to be that heavy because if I’m going to start
moving it around and stuff, I don’t have the biggest of
arms to actually deal with that. So, I’m going to mark up six
lengths of 500 mil timber here and remember, it’s the
nine centimeter depth one and then once I’ve chopped it up, we’re gonna make it look a bit
more aesthetically pleasing. Where it actually matches
up with the end boards because we’ve got a chop saw with us, it seems rude not to use it. (doomy metal music) (saw cutting) Now I’ve got my six wheel
supports chopped up. Hopefully, you can start to see how it’s going to take place. So this is the end board
here for the support of the actual frame and then here, this is where
you’re gonna put your wheel in between, so the bike stands up. There is a blazingly obvious difference in the types of wood, but with a good reason. I want the wheel to be
supported nicely from the sides, but what I’m going to
do is actually take out some material here to a point about 100 millimeters along, so that’s 26 millimeters difference. I’m just gonna taper that off just to make it a little
bit nicer to look at. Of course, if you’re
really good with a saw, you can even well possibly
curve that there too, but I’m not that good with a saw. (doomy metal music) Point to point, it should be fairly easy. Sadly, I can only cut
up to a 45 degree angle. Otherwise, I would be well all over this, but fingers crossed. Hopefully I don’t use the fingers. (guitar solo playing) Yeah, looks good to me. (guitar solo playing) See what I’m doing? (laughs) It’s coming to together, nicely. Just five more to go. (acoustic guitar playing) (saw cutting) So, I’ve got my six wheel
supports now all done and well I’ve got a big
pile of saw dust too, so the hamster at home
will be nice and happy. Now, all I need to do is
mark up one of my end boards exactly where these wheel
supports are going to go. So I’m definitely going
to put one on the end to be able to create the frame and then, four centimeters
along, so 40 millimeters, I’m going to put the other one. The reason being I don’t
have any bikes at home with tires wider than that. Of course, if you do, you gonna wanna have a bigger gap there. If I do use my cyclo-cross bike, decide to put it in here, that’s got tires of 35 millimeters wide, so that will fit in there okay. Even if I’ve got them
pumped up really hard, let a bit of air out and it will go in there absolutely fine. Gonna repeat that on the
other end, exactly the same and then I’m going to find
a center most part of this, so it’s going to be 60 centimeters. Then measure two centimeters, either side, and that’s gonna give me my position for the central wheel supports. (upbeat electronic music) So what we’ll do now is we’re just gonna literally mirror those
measurements or those lines onto the other end boards, so it’s nice and simple when it comes to attaching those wheel supports in place. (upbeat electronic music) So depending on what facilities you have, either at your workshop or your own home or your place at work, in my case, depends on how easy this step is gonna be. So I’ve rested one bit of
timber here, the end board, up on this chop saw and I’ve actually started to thread the screw in separately. So I’m not having to deal with, well hold three things
at once essentially. So I’ve got that there, nicely lined up square. If you have got a big ol’ clamp, this is gonna make it much easier, but you wanna make it nice and square and then simply let, hopefully an electric screw driver do all the hard work for you. (screwdriver drilling) As you can see there, the actual screwdriver bit did
start to slip a little bit, but don’t worry. If you’re using a decent screwdriver bit and also decent screws, you won’t round anything off. Essentially, you want
the main frame structure to start taking place, then you can really torque
these up a little bit tighter, so it’s nice and stable. (sighs) The jigsaw is coming together. (upbeat electronic music) (screwdriver drilling) (upbeat electronic music) (screwdriver drilling) Can you see what it is yet? Yeah that’s right. We’re nearly there. We just gotta put this
last little end board on and then, we’re gonna
put some bikes in it. Not bad is it? For a few bits of timber. Nice. (screwdriver drilling) So I’m just gonna torque
up all of the screws now, so there all nice and tight in there and we’ll go and test it out. Something you may want
to consider doing as well is possibly sanding it down, just to get rid of any rough edges, something like that and maybe add some wood stain too to help preserve this wood, particularly if you ride in wet places and you’ve got a wet bike in there at the end of your ride. Alright, I suppose we’ve
gotta find ourselves some road bikes with 700c
wheels to try this one out. There we are, three bikes
racked up, ready to ride and they’re not gonna get scratched. They’re not gonna get
bashed on their rear mechs, which is always good news, isn’t it? Let me know what you think of it down there in the comment section below. Also, what would you like me to make next? Get involved in the comment section. Don’t forget too to like and share this
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