Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Wisconsin, 25 miles north of Milwaukee
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If you are handy with simple tools, you could do what I did. I took a piece of PVC pipe, cut it to the correct length, made a "saddle shaped" cut in the top. For added strength, I epoxied a wood dowel inside the pipe. But it worked fine with out it. It's very light weight, and inexpensive. It also serves as a storage unit for emergency repair materials. I wraped about 5 feet of electrical tape around it to be used for potential electrical repairs. And I used a few rubber bands to lash several zip ties to it. I also lash a mini bungee cord to it, that I used to compress the front brake lever, before propping up the bike on the PVC stand. I also lock the steering head when I do this. It keeps the bike from rolling off the prop stand. All this, and it takes up very little space in my smallish Givi hard bags. I've been using this for years. Works great.