Planning on riding through winter this year? Check out our easy guide to building your very own DIY bike washstand! Our resident mechanic at BikeChain knocked up this beauty last weekend. Phill was sick of leaning his bike up against a wall and spraying mud all over the place when cleaning. If you're looking to build a permanent, easy to use bike wash stand in your backyard look no further. It’s also been quite handy to do quick bike repairs too. Read on to see how he did it…
How to build your washstand:
Starting with a trip down to local hardware store get the following:
Now back at home find your area you want to build your bike wash bay:
You will need the following equipment:
Time to get to work
After you have located the appropriate area for the wash stand that’s away from the clothesline, dig out the ground with a hole for your post. Approximately 50cm deep should do it, and 30x30cm wide.
Place the post in the ground, central to the hole. Place some small garden rocks at the base to support it and set the height:
Mix the concrete and pour into the hole:
Let the concrete set:
Install the Bike Hook:
Stand Back and admire a job well done. Time to celebrate with a refreshing beverage whilst washing your bike! To make your job even easier this Winter, make sure you pick up a bottle of Morgan Blue Mud Off and a nice cleaning brush to make that bike look new again.