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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 08-24-2016, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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DIY- Rear Lift For Lubing Chain

Here's all you need.
Two pieces of 2x3 11 inches long and a Velcro strap.

I have demo'd this outside on concrete but I lube my chain inside my shed which has a 1/2 inch plywood floor. The 2x can push through the flooring, that's why I use the bottom piece.
If you have a super strong floor then all you would need is 1- 2x3, 12 1/2 inches long.

I had some copper colored spray paint so I painted them so I wouldn't use them for a home project.

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STEP 1-
Put the bike in neutral on the sidestand and turn the front wheel to the left.

Next, take your Velcro strap (or a piece of wire) and LIGHTLY apply the front brake to keep the bike from rolling.
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STEP 2-
Place your wood like so...
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STEP 3-
Crouch down on the right side of your bike.

While pushing up with your left hand on the underside of the grab handle use your right hand to slide the vertical piece of wood until upright as shown. Done. Easy peasy as this takes very little effort.

Your rear wheel is now off the ground and will rotate.
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Note, I do have a rear wheel lift but it's a PITA to use to simply lube the chain.
This method is much quicker.

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For me a stand takes about a 1/2 a second to prop the bike up. Also, the bike isn't leaned over to the side you need to work on.
To each his own, and if this works for you more power to you. And I could see this as a tool to pack for a long road trip. But to me it looks like more trouble than it's worth and not terribly stable for regular use.
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For me a stand takes about a 1/2 a second to prop the bike up. Also, the bike isn't leaned over to the side you need to work on.
To each his own, and if this works for you more power to you. And I could see this as a tool to pack for a long road trip. But to me it looks like more trouble than it's worth and not terribly stable for regular use.
My stand is hanging up on the back porch. It is the universal type with the L brackets and you have to work it around to get it to fit, so this is easier for me.
It is very stable with three points touching down.

I do have a lightweight version that I carry on my other bike made of steel tubing. It fits in an eye glass case.
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That'll work in a pinch. Nice post!

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Having had a car come down on me while working on the brakes without a proper jackstand, this gives me the serious jibblies. I mean, if it works for you that's fine, but it's a no from me. D:

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Having had a car come down on me while working on the brakes without a proper jackstand, this gives me the serious jibblies. I mean, if it works for you that's fine, but it's a no from me. D:
It lifts the wheel about a half inch off the ground. If you follow the steps there is way less of a chance of losing it then using a rear lift stand.
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