Here's a little tip for those who need a third hand to hold your bike when doing work on it and there's nobody around. First, this will on apply to those who have a garage or workshop. I have a two car garage so this really works great for me. Bop on down to the hardware store and get two(or more) heavy duty eye screws. I used 3/8 shanks and 2 inches long. Drill a pilot hole in your joists in a convenient work area and screw in the eye screws. You don't want to mount them both on the same joists. The object here is spread out the weight over two joists instead of one. Since joists are on 16" centers, I skipped two joists between the eye screws which gives a distance of 42" between the eyes. Using my cambuckle tie downs, I can support the bike at any level I want and not worry about it falling off the stand if I get carried away and push on the side of the bike when trying to remove or install a stubborn fastener or other part. If you attach the tie down with the cambuckle end on the eye screw, you can have the tension strap hanging down toward you and with one hand pulling up on the bike, and the other pulling down on the tie down tension strap, you can easily raise the bike all by yourself safely. To lower it, just get a small step ladder or something similar, and while either keeping tension on the strap(I use another tie down with both ends hooked to the bike to support most of that weight), you just gently start releasing the tension with the cambuckle. This was really handy
when I stripped a bike down to have the frame powder coated. I'm going to add two more eye screws(one to each of the same joists) about 36" from the other two screws which will prevent the bike from tending to swing. When not in use, I use it as a clothes line to air dry my riding gear.
Hope this is helpful and not too confusing.