Re: [CR]bike work stands

(Example: Framebuilding:Technology)

From: "nath" <ferness261@voyager.net>
To: <mhagburg@sbholaw.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <000001c150ea$d838b950$0400000a@MIKE>
Subject: Re: [CR]bike work stands
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2001 16:38:31 -0500


I like Mike's solution: forget the stand and hang the bike instead. There are all kinds of ways to do this, including Mike's ropes that connect to the saddle and stem.

I just got a copy of The Data Book from Rivendell, and it shows a number of early-1900s hanging methods to work on bikes. Pretty interesting stuff.

Speaking of stands and vintage frames, I just took my '84 (or so) Fuji Del Rey off my makeshift workstation (I've had it on hangers projecting from the wall) and out for a shakedown ride. A few adjustments remain to be made, but I'm pretty pleased with my first-ever repair/overhaul project. I'll never be afraid to mess with anything with races, cones and bearings again. . . .

nath 'don't clamp me down' dresser