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Bike Stand

by Gadmek, published

Bike Stand by Gadmek Sep 15, 2014

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Summary

I got annoyed with leaning my bikes against the wall so came up with with this bike stand (based off of display stands at bike shops).

I Printed the 95mm size for my Trek 7.2Fx, and the 65 for my Domane 4.3, and both are extremely sturdy.

To determine the size you need stand your bike up and give it a slight lean (I leaned mine against a wall), measure from the ground up to the end of your crank arm.

Before printing, I suggest printing the crank tester piece first, this piece is the size of the full stand, and will allow you to check if your crank will fit in this stand. (And you can obviously re-size it to make it fit your cranks better).
I based this design off of a crank with 15mm depth and 35mm width. My hybrid has a Shimano M191 crank, and I have tested this on my Domane which has a Shimano 105 crank and it fits as well. So it should work for most bikes.
*This is designed to be at an angle when used but flat when printed(to save plastic). The stand should not lay flat on the ground, only the ends of the 2 feet though be touching the ground when standing your bike.

*Max load test I have done was with my hybrid which weighs in around 30lbs. and it held my Domane (currently it's 19lbs) easily. This stand has held both bikes easily, and stopped one from falling over after I bumped into it.

*I hold no responsibility for any damage caused while using this stand. Just because it was able to hold my bikes does not mean it can/will hold your bike at the proper angle. Please test the stand and make sure it will hold your bike up before walking away from your bike.

Print Settings

Printer Brand:

MakerBot

Printer:

MakerBot Replicator 2

Rafts:

Yes

Supports:

No

Resolution:

0.2mm

Infill:

10%


Notes:

=== Print Settings ===
I printed via a Replicator 2 using Makerware. Printed the part standing up. with supports, and raft. (very few supports are needed, should only need them at the base) PLA, on makerwares Standard profile: 10% infill, 2 shells, 0.20mm, 230º, 90mm/s extrusion.

I have also printed a stronger version by using 20% infill and 2-3 shells.

I have also successfully printed without supports, though this makes the underside not appear as clean, it will still work.

Instructions

I printed mine on the lowest print setting and it is still sturdy enough to hold my hybrid. (.3mm layers) with supports.

I forgot to center the pieces before exporting, so when you import into MakerWare the piece may be off to the side (unless you tell it to 'Move to Platform')...sorry.

== How to Use ==

  1. Slide the stand over your Crank.
  2. rotate it so that the crank is near vertical (with the stand side pointing down).
  3. Lean the bike against the stand.
  • hold your bike and ensure the stand is going to hold it up before letting go!
  • If you print too long of a stand the bike will lean away from the stand instead of putting its weight on the stand, likewise, if you print too short of a stand the center of gravity may be beyond the stands limits.
  • This is designed to be at an angle when used but flat when printed(to save plastic). The stand should not lay flat on the ground, only the ends of the 2 feet though be touching the ground when standing your bike.

=== Determining Size ===

  • To determine the size you need stand your bike up and give it a slight lean (I leaned mine against a wall), measure from the ground up to the end of your crank arm.
  • I suggest printing the crank tester piece first, this piece is the size of the full stand, and will allow you to check if your crank will fit in this stand. (And you can obviously re-size it to make it fit your cranks better).

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I printed with with PLA, 20% infill, and it works great.

Would it be possible to get the original cad file for this one? I would like to print one but the width of my crank is slightly larger than your design so would need to edit the design slightly? Currently your design is approx. 37mm i need to increase this to around 43mm.

I uploaded a few different formats of the stand, let me know if they don't work for you.

I'd love to remix this thing eventually, one update I'd want to do is extend the vertical down to the ground since some users have had it fail on them somehow.
I ran stress tests in fusion after exporting the obj, and it says weight is distributed down to the ends of the feet correctly. it can snap if print layers aren't bonded well or layers are in the wrong direction.

Did not work. Broke on first try on a 19lb bike.

What were the print settings you used? and what plastic?

Great design !!! I printed one for my road bike and it's really perfect !!!
I wanted to make an other one for my DH bike but the distance from the crank to the ground is about 130mm ...
So if you could upload the scad or a loger version it would really be fantastic.

Anyway, congrats for the design

Looks great! my new road bike doesn't have a kickstand, so i'll be making myself one of these, although I had a few questions.
I tested the crank test and it didn't quite fit. what CAD software did you use to make this, and do you have the original files?
Also, measuring my bike, I'm consistently getting around 70mm, so would you recommend just using the 65mm and calling it good?
Lastly, do you know about how much plastic this used? I threw it in replicatorG but i'm not sure my math is right
Thanks!

edit: I went ahead and made it, and answered some of my own questions:
I figured out how to edit the raw STL files in solidworks. added 1mm in both dimensions to the crank hole, and it fits perfectly.
printed the 65mm stand, and it worked quite well on the bike
printed it in PLA at 2 shells and 10% infill, and the final part weighed ~92g (which at $15/kg, is about $1.40)

How did you slice/layer the part? What fill? I built the part and it broke the first time when the bike weight was applied.

I printed via a Replicator 2 using Makerware.
Printed the part standing up. with supports, and raft. (very few supports are needed, should only need them at the base)
PLA, on makerwares Standard profile: 10% infill, 2 shells, 0.20mm, 230º, 90mm/s extrusion.

How heavy is the bike it is supporting? and where did it break?

I just did a stress test on mine and eventually got it to break .
(I had to sit on my bike to break it though).

Stress test procedure:

  1. Took my heavier hybrid and rocked it back and forth vigorously. - Stand was ok
  2. I sat down on my bike while it was being supported by the stand. - Stand still was ok.
  3. Then I bounced lightly around on my seat. - Still fine.
  4. Increased bouncing to sitting down harder - snapped near where the legs come out from the vertical shaft part.

I'll look into improving this section a little bit, the unfortunate part is having to check clearances for the pedal and such. I'm guessing this is where yours broke as well.

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Printed perfect works great!!!!

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