Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Houston TX
Bikes: 2016 Specialized Roubaix SL4, 1974 Raleigh Super Tourer, 1984 Raleigh Sportif, 1994 Trek MountainTrack 820
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Anyone have experience with either of these bike storage stands?
I live in an apartment, and we have our bikes in the 2nd bedroom, which is an office, and space is quite limited and I want to try a stand.
After a while searching on various sites and on amazon, I landed on these two:
Racor Pro PLB-2R
Now, the Racor obviously has the price going for it, but, while it can
be freestanding, almost all the reviews and pictures had the very top screwed into the wall for anchoring.
For us, the stand will be on a carpet, which can be notoriously not flat or stable, so anchoring it would probably be a necessity (also we have cats that love to climb). But, again, being in a rented apartment, I've learned from putting up pictures and stuff that there is but a single piece of drywall, and no studs to speak of (that I can find - seems to be a regular occurrence in apartments). Do you think if I use a drywall/wall anchor it might be good enough?
Or should I just suck it up, spend the extra money, and get the Thule that is freestanding and requires no anchoring?
I like that the Racor is more low-profile and can fit more snuggly against the wall...but...