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    bill nyecycles the sci guy's Avatar
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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:

    http://amzn.com/B001PQVOOY
    Thule BSTK2


    and

    http://amzn.com/B000077CPK
    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...

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    seen the Thule branded one also sold to Nashbar, minus the Thule brand name .
    it has the expansion possibilities ..
    as a free standing rack there are longer front arms for 2 bikes per arm set,

    and on the rear shorter arms for 1 bike each , so there is a potential to put 6 bikes on the rack.

    the Racor is of the type , I expect, that will be best , leaned against a wall .

    Yea, then for added security , tie the rack into a wall stud ** with a hook and some cordage tied around the rack .

    That will keep the thing from falling forward.

    as the cat climber ,maybe carpet wrap the pole ..

    ** you do know how to find a wall stud ? they are US Building code required to be 16" apart.

    BTW there are electronic stud finders that detect the denser wood stud ,
    rather than the hollow space between them
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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    seen the Thule branded one also sold to Nashbar, minus the Thule brand name .
    it has the expansion possibilities ..
    this one, i take it? http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...54_-1___202605
    i wish it had more reviews.

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    as you can see the resemblance is remarkable ..

    i wish it had more reviews.
    risk adverse are we?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the sci guy View Post
    this one, i take it? http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...54_-1___202605
    i wish it had more reviews.
    I have one. It works great. (I like to keep my reviews short).

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    risk adverse are we?
    trust must be earned

    Quote Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
    I have one. It works great. (I like to keep my reviews short).

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    I have two of these:
    http://deltacycle.com/two-bike-gravity-storage-rack

    They work great. Have been bumped numerous times without incident.

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