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    apartment bike rack

    I'm moving into an apartment... I cant bolt anything into my walls. I have 6 bikes that I need to store. Anyone have any DIY bike racks that rest against the wall? I don't want then to be sticking out so either flat against the wall or vertical. I have 2-3 months to build it...send me some ideas or photos. Thanks
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    Several years ago I bought my son who is in a town home a bike rack that just leans against the wall and is not attached. At the bottom the frame angles out, so that the top of the frame leans against the wall. I holds two bikes. Im pretty sure they are still available.

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    Could you possibly send me a few detailed photos?
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    don't have 6 bikes
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    Plow

    Just google bike racks or indoor bike racks.
    What I was talking about is there.

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    wood , you just make it out of wood, you probably have to make 3 for 6 bikes,

    if a rigid ceiling,the ones that screw jack to clamp between the top and bottom.

    or brace the base out. so it leans against the wall .

    schools dropped shop class so nobody can make their own stuff any more?

    Could you possibly send me a few detailed photos?
    mail me a wood shop , wood and a camera.
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    They make tension rod bike racks that press into the ceiling & floor. I believe this is what rydeabent is describing - I'd imagine if it was just leaning against the wall, it wouldn't be very secure.
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    Plow13...
    I recently bought this rack from PBK but it only holds two bikes. It isn't attached, rests on the floor and is very stable. Assembly was easy and I'm happy with it. I suppose that it might be able to hold an additional bike so if I had your problem, I think I'd get two of these racks and and hang three bikes on each.

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    I've got two of these;they work really well and are very stable,even on carpet. You could build something similar out of wood if you're handy. Also,as rydabent said,there are plans out there on the web.

    Quote Originally Posted by umazuki View Post
    They make tension rod bike racks that press into the ceiling & floor. I believe this is what rydeabent is describing - I'd imagine if it was just leaning against the wall, it wouldn't be very secure.
    Had one of those tension racks. They do not play well with carpet. Was lucky there was only one bike on it and it missed the coffee table. I've bumped my Delta leaning racks many times with no issues.

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