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    A pinch flat was the catalyst to firing up bike maintenance and reorganizing my work area. While swapping a couple bikes to new tubeless tires, I rotated my truing stand and drilled holes so I could leverage my T-track already in use for ski vise, bike stand and tons of other project clamping needs.

    Needing to secure the wheels to the stand, I 3d printed some cones and wrenches. Some 150mm x 5mm all-thread (skewers)is on the way to complete this handy set up. By resting the tire on the bench corner, made taping, cleaning, airing, etc more efficient:

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    Great. Now I'm googling t track setups. Thanks for nothing.

    That's very cool.

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    Those park stands are pretty versitile I had one hanging on a wall
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    Quote Originally Posted by EWG View Post
    Great. Now I'm googling t track setups. Thanks for nothing.

    That's very cool.
    It's very useful versatile for lots of things. I'd recommend tracks beefy enough for 5/16"/8mm t-bolts or t-nuts. Plus you'll want to add extra screw holes in the track, along with longer screws for the extra rotational forces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpinord View Post
    It's very useful versatile for lots of things. I'd recommend tracks beefy enough for 5/16"/8mm t-bolts or t-nuts. Plus you'll want to add extra screw holes in the track, along with longer screws for the extra rotational forces.
    Did you just route out the groove for the track?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EWG View Post
    Did you just route out the groove for the track?
    Yes, into the 3/4Ē particle board top which is over a solid 2x8 base.

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    You could rip plywood (or Melamine, etc) the same depth or deeper than the t-track to build up a bench top to accommodate the track.

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    Edit: there has been more than a few times over the years where I wished I had installed a double t-track.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    Those park stands are pretty versitile I had one hanging on a wall
    Öor upside down on a truck rack:

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    That T-Track thing seems sick. I donít own a router though, so will just keep hacking away inefficiently at shit like Iíve been doing forever.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jm2e View Post
    That T-Track thing seems sick. I donít own a router though, so will just keep hacking away inefficiently at shit like Iíve been doing forever.


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    You can cut a groove with a circular saw, a guide (or not) and chiselÖ.or add a layer of plywood the depth or greater thickness than the T-track.


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    Nothing on the level of up above, but I recently moved my small vice to a corner spot on the bench top. Much better! Am finding it getting used much, much more often. So useful.
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    Very nice setup.
    I just installed some T-channel on my toy hauler camper and definitely want to mimic what you've done here.

    The factory T-channel hold down system all over the bed of my old Nissan Titan are the biggest thing I miss about that truck.
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    I mean, it's not your fault. They say talent skips a generation.
    But hey, I'm sure your kids will be sharp as tacks.

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    Here is a few T-track post from our tuning tips, including simple mods for using convention clamping vises.:



    Check out Rockler and other wood shop tool suppliers and all of the t-track clamping options. For truck racks and other extrusions, there are countless add-ons like these that might be useful when setting up benches or haulers, etc. Clamping the bench stand to the truck rack worked great and I'm working on a bomber connection option vs the quick grip clamps & boat straps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpinord View Post
    Clamping the bench stand to the truck rack worked great and I'm working on a bomber connection option vs the quick grip clamps & boat straps.

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    I got one of those Park stands and I bolted it to 1x4 cleat so it would be held securely in a B & D workmate, it could hold a DH bike no problem

    I also made cleats to go on a ski tuning rack and a shop vise

    it was handy before I got my house
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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    I got one of those Park stands and I bolted it to 1x4 cleat so it would be held securely in a B & D workmate, it could hold a DH bike no problem

    I also made cleats to go on a ski tuning rack and a shop vise

    it was handy before I got my house
    Saw this idea of your in the other thread, such an awesome idea for a space.kimited city house like mine. What park arm is that, I was having trouble finding it. Think I may get a bench vice ,that stand , and the 2x4 I already use to clamp my ski vices to and add the wood cleats to them and use the small B&D workmate I already have for that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duffman View Post
    Saw this idea of your in the other thread, such an awesome idea for a space.kimited city house like mine. What park arm is that, I was having trouble finding it. Think I may get a bench vice ,that stand , and the 2x4 I already use to clamp my ski vices to and add the wood cleats to them and use the small B&D workmate I already have for that
    Its a park proffesional clamp with the 90degree arm that has 4 bolt holes designed by park to bench mount, along with a wheel building stand and bunch of other stuff I bought it all used or cheap from a bike store that was going under 20 yrs ago

    I think it was the PRS-4 , on mine the arm is 2 piece with one telescoping into the other so IME the bench mount can be mounted a lot of ways

    https://www.parktool.com/en-us/categ...nch-wall-mount

    There are alwasy lots ofgreat ideas for a shop if you got lotsa room but not many for NO room so this was mounted on a wall or ceiling ( I forget ) literley in a space the width of a closet under a set of basement stairs which is all the space i had but it gave me just enough room to stand and work on the bike

    then I mounted it to the 1x4 cleat for use on a B n D along with the shop vise & ski holder in a house i was renting and couldn't do anything permanent

    then permanently to a bench in my shop shed so now I can't show you a pict of the stand mounted to the cleat
    but you can see the cleat and go from there
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