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    Beausage is Beautiful Fugazi Dave's Avatar
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    A meeting of manias (an improvised bike rack)

    Now that I have someone else's digital camera at my disposal I thought I'd share an improved bike rack with everyone. It is the meeting of manias because it holds my bike using nothing but photo equipment. Specifically, I am storing my bike using a combinations of two each of Bogen AutoPoles, superclamps, and [proprietary name here] hooks. It actually works very, very well. Consider it my pledge to the forums for the new year for personal improvisation. :-) Maybe it'll give someone some inspiration.

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    I presume AutoPoles are those with fittings top and bottom and an extendable middle so they become self-supporting floor to ceiling?

    If so, something I hadn't considered before, and never seen posted anywhere else on the net. Flexible solution that won't cause damage to rental properties.

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    Yeah, autopoles are extendable poles that can be jammed between floor and ceiling, between walls, or between just about any two parallel surfaces. Very convenient for rigging lights and hanging backgrounds for photo stuff, but good for this as well. There are a few different types out there, but unfortunately they're all fairly expensive. The set of two I'm using here was about $140.

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    Well done! Very nice looking. I have seen a similar thing for sale a few years ago,but yours looks nicer and more rugged. If I had to store my bike in my living area where everyone would see the rack, I would rather have your set up. This is probably the nicest home made bike thing I have seen.

    What about some detail on that nice looking bike?

    Don't leave the curtains open at night, if others can look in. I would be worried about bike theft myself!

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    The bike is a Basso Coral I have set up as a fixed gear. Full specs are here. I'm not too worried about leaving the blinds open, as there are about two people per square mile out here.

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    Where exactly was that again? I've been meaning to take a road trip...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fugazi Dave
    The bike is a Basso Coral I have set up as a fixed gear. Full specs are here. I'm not too worried about leaving the blinds open, as there are about two people per square mile out here.
    Very, very nice. Thanks

    I like the flat Duplicolor. I've used the gloss. I wish I used the flat, now.

    Sounds like someone is coming to get it now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HereNT
    Where exactly was that again? I've been meaning to take a road trip...
    Find a map of Missouri. Find Columbia right in the middle of it. Then, trace your finger down the map the equivalent of about ten miles to the south and you'll be on top of my house in the middle of Boone County.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fugazi Dave
    Find a map of Missouri. Find Columbia right in the middle of it. Then, trace your finger down the map the equivalent of about ten miles to the south and you'll be on top of my house in the middle of Boone County.
    I was hoping for a street address...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HereNT
    I was hoping for a street address...
    HEY.......I saw that bike first.

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