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arej00dazed 04-28-11 12:01 PM

kids bike storage help
 
I recently took the training wheels off of my kids bike to teach them to ride w/o them. Now my problem is.how do I store them so they wont be leaning on my bike, etc? I store the bikes on a 10x10 Arrow metal shed, so there is not a lot of vertical distance along the sides. These are 16 wm special bikes, with no way to mount a kickstand unless they make one that clamps on. I need a storage solution where my kids (5 goin on 6) can get the bikes themselves w/o my assistance. Something that can be moved around because Im constantly finding better ways to organize the shed.

As Im writing this, a storm is brewing in my head where I could simply take some 2x4s or what not and make a bike rack. Does anyone have an plans/pics of something like this? I wonder if I could use PVC for the uprights to reduce weight but keep the base something more solid like wood to keep it upright.

Retro Grouch 04-28-11 05:38 PM

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Originally Posted by arej00dazed (Post 12568132)
As I’m writing this, a storm is brewing in my head where I could simply take some 2x4’s or what not and make a “bike rack”. Does anyone have an plans/pics of something like this? I wonder if I could use PVC for the uprights to reduce weight but keep the “base” something more solid like wood to keep it upright.

That's what I was going to suggest before I got to your last paragraph.

mwchandler21 04-28-11 09:53 PM

http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/go...edBikeRack.htm

chandltp 04-29-11 07:09 AM

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Originally Posted by arej00dazed (Post 12568132)
These are 16” wm special bikes, with no way to mount a kickstand unless they make one that clamps on.

Go back to WalMart.. you'll find an adjustable kickstand that clamps on. We have one on our daughters 16" bike. I think I had to cut it a bit shorter, but it worked.

Bikeshops have clamp on versions too. They cut to length. Not sure if they'll fit or not, but they're around $10 IIRC, and the'll follow the bike if you want to move it :)


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