Monday, April 17, 2017

A simple idea for trail-side maintenance.

I saw a post on reddit today asking about how to lift the wheel of a bike without a center stand or bike lift.

I got this idea from Dualsport Bob while out on a tour during which I got a rear flat... take a piece of 3/4 or 1" conduit, cut off the female end with roughly 6" or 7", then cut another piece, put them together and measure against your dogbones to see exactly long they need to be, trim accordingly.

You'll end up with two pieces like this:

And with those two pieces you can turn your front wheel away from the kickstand, push the bike up on the kickstand, and place it under the closest dogbone... there you have it, a simple, cheap lift for trail side maintenance.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Great idea!

Now to find a trailside impact wrench solution. ;)