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    indoor bike stands

    hey. i'm looking to buy a bike rack, and wanted suggestions. it needs to be able to hold two road bikes, and we're torn between gravity stand vs. floor to ceiling tension ones. the delta michaelangelo looks decent, as do the floor to ceilings on nashbar. anyone own any specifc one they endorse? the rack is going to be in our living room, so something that looks decent would be nice. we're looking to spend around 100 maybe 120 max, we're cheap college kids. any replies would be of great help. thanks

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    4 stout hooks, suitably positioned and screwed into ceiling studs, could easily hold 2 bikes by the front and back wheels. Cost would be less than $10.
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    Hey Natasha:

    I use a "Flip Up Storage Rack" for the bikes in my garage. Manufacturer is Crawford. The product number is FSR13. Installing it into the wall stud is easy with 2 screws which are provided. Holds heavier bikes (like my son's) tour bike and easily holds my racing bikes. Hope this helps!

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    Natasha,

    Iíve got 4 bikes hanging on a gear-up rack from performance. The gear-up is the kind that expands between the floor and ceiling. I didnít want to put a lot of holes in the walls/ceiling, so this one works well for me. Itís not the cheapest solution, but it looks nice and there is plenty of room for the bikes (9ft ceilings). I would not specifically endorse the gear-up cause I don't really know what else is out there now. But, in general, a larger the base/ceiling plate will be more secure.

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    does anybody know if u can remove the top part of the gravity rack so that u can just use the bottom rack for one bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by natasha@eastcoa
    hey. i'm looking to buy a bike rack, and wanted suggestions. it needs to be able to hold two road bikes, and we're torn between gravity stand vs. floor to ceiling tension ones. the delta michaelangelo looks decent, as do the floor to ceilings on nashbar. anyone own any specifc one they endorse? the rack is going to be in our living room, so something that looks decent would be nice. we're looking to spend around 100 maybe 120 max, we're cheap college kids. any replies would be of great help. thanks
    I use the Delta Michaelangelo in my office. Looks and works great.

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    I forgot the model, but the one I use is the floor to ceiling oak one that perrformance sells for about $100 bucks. It's currently holding a roadbike and a mountain bike with no problems. It does take a while to get assembled, but it's nice and sturdy once it's installed right...the trick is making sure it's actually stright up and down..I found it was very easy to mount it at an angle...but I was doing it without any extra eyes to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclingmaniac
    Hey Natasha:

    I use a "Flip Up Storage Rack" for the bikes in my garage. Manufacturer is Crawford. The product number is FSR13. Installing it into the wall stud is easy with 2 screws which are provided. Holds heavier bikes (like my son's) tour bike and easily holds my racing bikes. Hope this helps!
    I bought two of a similar product from the Home Depot. $10 each. Each rack has a built-in steel cable so that you can lock up the bike, but the package does not include the lock. I have the racks screwed into the 2x4s in my garage.

    However, natasha wants something for the living room, and these racks are probably a little too permanent. Not only do you have to screw them into the wall, but the screws themselves are security screws, so you can't remove them!

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    i just screwed 4 of the question mark shaped hooks with the screw threaded end into the ceilding of my garage (into studs of course) and i hang my bikes there out of the way along the rear wall. think they cost me 15$??
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    I got a Topeak bike stand at REI and have been extremely happy with it.

    You can read my user review here: Topeak Indoor Storage Rack

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