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Am looking for something cheap and cheerful, possibly homemade if anyone has any experience? Want to clamp bike to a cheapish workstand (Jaws only really) which can attach to fence/ wall permanently - so can hold bike whilst hosing down and doing after bike maintenance for a few minutes. I have a good workstand in garage but don't want to be endlessly taking in and out if there is a better solution for a few quid? Here’s hoping!?

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Jack Osbourne snr [475 posts] 2 years ago
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You can get wall mount workstand heads for £20-30 from almost any of the major online players, plus amazon and ebay.

The cheapest option would be a wall mount storage rack... Something simple with two arms that hold the bike can be had for little over a tenner. Ribble do a folding one for 11.99

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morethansonglyrics [61 posts] 2 years ago
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Would like something that attaches to the railings on my balcony. Any suggestions?

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SamShaw [266 posts] 2 years ago
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I have one of these bolted to the washing line, with additional old bar tape on the u-shaped bits to protect the frame from being damaged. A couple of bolts to install and it's perfect for bike washing and the odd bit of maintenance.

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_...

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Jack Osbourne snr [475 posts] 2 years ago
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morethansonglyrics wrote:

Would like something that attaches to the railings on my balcony. Any suggestions?

Yip. Planet X do these:

http://i00.i.aliimg.com/photo/213899396/metal_hanging_planter_balcony_fl...

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Martyn_K [185 posts] 2 years ago
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Yep, i use a wall mounted storage rack bolted in to the fence post next to the shed. Perfect for maintenance and washing. I have a couple of small bar towels that i swiped from the local pub to wrap around the top tube for protection.

It also comes in handy for hanging cycling helmets on to dry after a sweaty summer ride, and shoe covers/ jackets after wet winter rides.

£10 from Halfords, bargain.

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movingtarget [144 posts] 2 years ago
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There's an interesting how-to video for making a stand that you can attach to a wall using plumber's metal pipe, a flange, and vise clamps from the hardware store for ~£15 that you might find useful since you wanted a DIY option.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GWErzJehb5A

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Nick T [949 posts] 2 years ago
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Two long shelving brackets, wrapped in a bit of foam or whatever. One under the stem, one under the saddle. Wrap some Velcro straps around to hold in place.

Ghetto, but it'll work if you're on a budget.