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    Hanging bikes on walls?

    Hi guys,

    I am anticipating a purchase of a mountain bike soon. However, in my room and home, space is a premium. I don't want to keep an investment of a few hundred dollars outside, open to the elements and prying eyes, but I can't keep it on its wheels at home, either.

    Does anyone here hang bikes from walls? A lot of musicians hang guitars on walls to save space. Would a couple of those screwy hooks work well to keep the bike firmly planted on the wall?

    Thanks in advance! If you have any alternative ways of going about this, please feel free to share.

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightbulbman
    Hi guys,

    I am anticipating a purchase of a mountain bike soon. However, in my room and home, space is a premium. I don't want to keep an investment of a few hundred dollars outside, open to the elements and prying eyes, but I can't keep it on its wheels at home, either.

    Does anyone here hang bikes from walls? A lot of musicians hang guitars on walls to save space. Would a couple of those screwy hooks work well to keep the bike firmly planted on the wall?

    Thanks in advance! If you have any alternative ways of going about this, please feel free to share.

    Cheers!
    Loews has a handy dandy bicycle wall rack that folds up when not in use for $4.99.

    It balances the toptube with two fingers.

    Home Depot used to have them, but I haven't seen them there lately.

    It needs to go into the studs on your wall, or onto a plank which goes into the studs.
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    The wall mount mentioned in a previous post works well from what I've seen. Two hooks on the other hand don't work as well, because it allows the bike to bump the wall and after a while, it marks or damages the wall. I have discovered Home Depot or Lowe's sells what I believe they call ladder hangers, that attach to the ceiling, and allow the bike to hang upsidedown over a couch, TV, or bed.
    I think I attached a picture of the hangers I have in my garage.

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    Thanks for the replies, guys!

    I was hoping to attach them sideways on the wall, so as the bike remains flat against the wall (at least mostly, as the handlebar/front wheel still would poke out a bit). The ceiling idea is another good one, but sort of makes me feel claustrophobic!

    As an unrelated aside, what kind of a car is that, Serotta?

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    The picture below is out of date (I've moved twice since they were taken), but I still use the same hangers with the same bikes on the wall with no issues. I didn't find studs, I just used heavy-duty molly bolts that did an exceptional job of anchoring the mount to the drywall.

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    Mono,

    Where can I get those hangers? That's exactly what I'm looking for!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightbulbman
    Mono,

    Where can I get those hangers? That's exactly what I'm looking for!
    Those are the ones I mentioned from Loews for $4.99
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    Oh wonderful. Thanks again!

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    Lightbulbman,

    The car in the garage is a 1967 Austin Healey 3000.

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    I saw mono's hangers at Home Depot, also.
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    I also have the wall hangers from Lowes like monogodo.
    Love 'em.
    Can't beat 'em for the money.

    KS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretch
    I saw mono's hangers at Home Depot, also.
    They stopped carrying them at HD here - they sold too many.

    I will check next time I can stand to be there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox
    Loews has a handy dandy bicycle wall rack that folds up when not in use for $4.99.

    It balances the toptube with two fingers.

    Home Depot used to have them, but I haven't seen them there lately.

    It needs to go into the studs on your wall, or onto a plank which goes into the studs.
    THAT'S IT! I purchased three of those for the price of one bike brand rack. It's 1/10th the price of the wall hanging or floor standing racks found in bike stores.

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    Serotta:

    That can't be a garage. There is a car in it.

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    LOL...my thoughts exactly!

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    My wife and I have this conflict..I think bikes on walls are deco art...Love that look...Guess, I would do such in the den/computer room...Who needs art work...So far I have not prevailed...Single guys might place such on walls in the living room?
    But then, w/o the bikes secured to the u bold in the garage, I would not sleep as well at night..

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    Got a stairway available?



    I have made a modification since the picture was taken...the drywall screws on one of the racks pulled out dropping the bike. So I put up a piece of plywood (painted to match), screwed to the studs, and then used fresh drywall screws to mount the racks to the plywood. I also hang both bikes nose down. Works well...I'll have to pull the plywood and repair when we sell, but it won't be bad.
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    "Loews has a handy dandy bicycle wall rack that folds up when not in use for $4.99."

    Thanks guys, That is exactly what I was looking for. The lady at Loews asked "What's up" they have sold about 10 in the last two days.

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    In what section of Lowes can I find these in? Sometimes the staff at the local store is quite busy. Thanks in advance.

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    I got mine from Home Depot, and found them in with the other hanger-type stuff, like for hanging tools & other crap.
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    Hardware. It may be an end-cap.
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    NOW thats the kind of garage I LUST over

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travelinguyrt
    NOW thats the kind of garage I LUST over
    Are you referring to the ragtag assortment of junk?

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    Actually they were not in hardware. They are in the storage section with shelves and bin's and stuff. In my Loews they were in asile 31.

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