"Originally, I wanted a stand for my two bicycles. The traditional bicycle stand that attaches to the wall seemed too boring. Being able to weld, I decided to make my own bicycle stand. I wanted something whimsical but functional. The below pictures show my own interpretation how a bicycle stand should look.
"I made the bicycle stand using a Lincoln Idealarc® SP-250 welder with 0.035 solid wire and argon-CO2 shielding gas. The material I purchased from a local steel supplier. What I enjoy most about welding is that it provides you with an art medium that cannot be duplicated. The bicycle stand is an example of functional art that could only be made out of steel."
In addition to the SP-250, Zann also owns a Lincoln Weld-Pak™ 100 and Lincoln Square Wave TIG 175 (current model is a Precision TIG 225).
View additional images and plans of the Whimsical Bike Stand
*The above project images and descriptions have been published to show how individuals used their ingenuity for their own needs, convenience and enjoyment. Only limited details are available and the projects have NOT been engineered by the Lincoln Electric Company. Therefore, when you use the ideas for projects of your own, you must develop your own details and plans and the safety and performance of your work is your responsibility.