How to get a bike up on a stand?
Posted January 07, 2005 - 07:10 PM
Posted January 07, 2005 - 08:10 PM
Ok, now the stand is hydraulic, they sell one very similar at Sears, the Sears one is actually better cus it has a 'foot' pump, whereas mine you have to do the pumping by hand.....but for $50 or $60 difference....I'll go with mine..
Hope this answers all questions....yes it DOES get both wheels off the ground..in case that one comes up....
Posted January 08, 2005 - 11:47 AM
The only drawback, this model is actuated by a foot operated pump. So it's a bit slow. And it is heavy, it's OK for the garage but too heavy to bring along in the trailer.
But this one :http://img.photobuck...ey/IMG_0346.jpg , is light and quick to lift.
There was a plan on the net for a homemade version, which I no longer have (sorry). I made mine from scrap metal. When you make it, you can adjust the low position to be just under the bike frame. So you only have to slide the stand under the bike and lift. You have to determine what is the desired height to get both wheels off the ground and adjust the design to suit your bike.
I hope it helped.