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post #1 of 10 Old 05-08-2013, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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Made myself a bike lift today.

Hey everyone, thought I would share a couple of pics of my bike lift I built.
Cost me $36.00.

http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/u...psb925c6d6.jpg

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post #2 of 10 Old 05-08-2013, 06:00 PM
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Very nice work.




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post #3 of 10 Old 05-08-2013, 07:12 PM
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I like it. How do you get the bike up there? Does the tail end drop?
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How do you get it up there?
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post #5 of 10 Old 05-08-2013, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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I like it. How do you get the bike up there? Does the tail end drop?
Yes, the back legs fold under the lift. I just use a floor jack to lift and lower it.
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post #6 of 10 Old 05-09-2013, 01:06 AM
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That's a sharp lift, man. It would be nice to work at that level. Good work!



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post #7 of 10 Old 05-09-2013, 05:57 PM
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"Sweet on Brah!" Can you post the finished dimensions when you have time? And maybe a step-by-step how to, for those of us that are cerebrally challanged?

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post #8 of 10 Old 05-09-2013, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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"Sweet on Brah!" Can you post the finished dimensions when you have time? And maybe a step-by-step how to, for those of us that are cerebrally challanged?

Thanks,
Frank
Thanks, I will see what I can come up with.
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Nice work and on the cheap compared to a commercially made lift. My problem would be the space that or any other kind would take up in the single car garage I keep my bikes in.

I've always wanted to cut out a portion of the garage floor right in the center and put in a hydraulic lift that is floor level when not in use. Dream On.

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post #10 of 10 Old 05-09-2013, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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Nice work and on the cheap compared to a commercially made lift. My problem would be the space that or any other kind would take up in the single car garage I keep my bikes in.

I've always wanted to cut out a portion of the garage floor right in the center and put in a hydraulic lift that is floor level when not in use. Dream On.
The good thing about this lift is it don't weigh much at all. It only took 7 2x4's and a small peice of plywood to make. You could pick it up and move it out of the way when not being used.
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