Hi all, I was inspired by lisanne's home-made workstand posted on the bicycle victoria forums, see
and decided that I needed one myself.... the one i already have is wall mounted and its a pain to work on the side of the bike facing the wall..... and it wobbles a bit when i cycle the drivetrain, which makes me worry about the seat tube where i clamp....
I thought that it would be good to try and modify her design to allow the front wheel to remain on while on the workstand, which of course brought up a whole raft of other probs... however, a bit of creative (if crude) work with a saw, and a rubberband to hold the front wheel down, plus a bouple of elastic rubber strappy thingys from strap-on sks road mudguards hold the bb in place...
In any case, it worked out great! Works well. And cost nothing, as i had the screws, workhorse and bits of wood just lying around.... and it fits all of the 5 bikes we have in the garage (cables top tube mounted, below the bb, or no cables at all, and also all kinds of bb's).... have a look at the pics where I've corss-posted on mtbr.com - go to:
also images below