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I have a makita impact driver and try to stick to torx screws when using this - otherwise I use my only non makita tool, a 12v dewalt for other screws

 

A good impact driver is worth saving up for - also an important tip is to find a brand you like and stick to it so you can use the same chargers and batteries. Many a friend has saved money on a great deal only to have a million chargers and no charged compatible battery when you need it

 

For me its makita as back up locally is good and they are robust

So I’ve bought a Dewalt 18V impact driver and a drill combo set. This thread has inspired me to look for quality bits, not just the stuff rusting in my old tool box. Are Dewalt bits ok? Saw a nice impact driver bit set.

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Some pics of my trolley that follows me around my bike.

 

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Hammers, for when that f-ing BB won’t go in, pedal won’t come off, or a wheel needs trueing... Edited by Craai
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I am going to change te support legs to a flat 6mm steel base plate design that have a slightly v bend in centre to add stiffness and the sides of the support base will then be only 6mm high from the floor. Will all so chamfer the edge so the tripping will then not be an issue.

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I am going to change te support legs to a flat 6mm steel base plate design that have a slightly v bend in centre to add stiffness and the sides of the support base will then be only 6mm high from the floor. Will all so chamfer the edge so the tripping will then not be an issue.

Thinking wayyyy out the box.

 

You seen those parking bollards that insert into a pipe concreted into the ground ....

 

 

Would be super cool to have a single foot section which goes into a receptical in the floor ....

 

 

Rigid when you want

 

Could add a rotation amd lock function, if this of use to you ....

 

Remove and pack away when done working on the bikes.

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Thinking wayyyy out the box.

 

You seen those parking bollards that insert into a pipe concreted into the ground ....

 

 

Would be super cool to have a single foot section which goes into a receptical in the floor ....

 

 

Rigid when you want

 

Could add a rotation amd lock function, if this of use to you ....

 

Remove and pack away when done working on the bikes.

Thank you for the advice, I like the idea of the pipe concrete in to to floor and then a single support in the centre that fit in to the pipe. It stand permanent at same place, but I will still be able to move it out of way if necessary. 

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Thank you for the advice, I like the idea of the pipe concrete in to to floor and then a single support in the centre that fit in to the pipe. It stand permanent at same place, but I will still be able to move it out of way if necessary.

50mm stand pipe ...

 

Bend a C-channel out of 3mm steel, welded horizontally to the pipe, with the C open to the top ... fixing points at either end for the bike ... and now you even have a "rack" for a few tools....

 

 

Now raak ek lus vir DIY ...

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Thinking wayyyy out the box.

 

You seen those parking bollards that insert into a pipe concreted into the ground ....

 

 

Would be super cool to have a single foot section which goes into a receptical in the floor ....

 

 

Rigid when you want

 

Could add a rotation amd lock function, if this of use to you ....

 

Remove and pack away when done working on the bikes.

 

Some of those rotating washing lines are like that. That is, you insert the washing line assembly into a pipe in the ground.

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Some of those rotating washing lines are like that. That is, you insert the washing line assembly into a pipe in the ground.

Jip, same concept.

 

 

A pin in the base could stop the spinning though ...

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50mm stand pipe ...

 

Bend a C-channel out of 3mm steel, welded horizontally to the pipe, with the C open to the top ... fixing points at either end for the bike ... and now you even have a "rack" for a few tools....

 

 

Now raak ek lus vir DIY ...

 

With a single support leg, with the rotation option, I can also add a tilt option and height adjustment option with  adding the tool racks as ChrisF suggest will make it the ultimate work stand.

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So I’ve bought a Dewalt 18V impact driver and a drill combo set. This thread has inspired me to look for quality bits, not just the stuff rusting in my old tool box. Are Dewalt bits ok? Saw a nice impact driver bit set.

I would think so because dewalt don’t make rubbish

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I have built this prototype work stand to repair and service mountain bikes.

I can strip the whole bike to only the frame, when the bike is on the stand, the handlebars can be supported when removing the fork, the fork can be supported when removing the handlebars with the stem to remove the fork. Pedals left or right side can be locked to remove the pedals or to lock the crank arm to toque Sram crank arm bolt. The Bike do not hang on the seat post or swivel around while working on the bike, no clamping to carbon top tube, bike is secure and sturdy, can apply the necessary force to remove screw in BB while bike is on the stand. The stand use two types of base supports for different types of frames, but the base support can be change in a few seconds. The attachment to support the bars, fork and lock pedals is quick to fit or remove and can be adjust. The stand can be fold close or open a few seconds to store.

The most important question, not asked, is that a GTV6 in the background?

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