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Old 08-05-14, 03:06 PM   #1
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Bicycle shelf making

I stumbled onto what i find an interesting and stylish solution for storing the bike inside the apartment. The wooden ones, as simple as it looks, sells for hundreds$. The drop bars i haven't seen on sale but seems like it's a simple enough project as well (ex: DIY Wall Bike hanger). I especially love the drop bars bike hanger.

So i told my father about it and he almost chew my ears off about how this idea is idiotic, how it would need a specialist to implement something like that, etc, he made me feel like if i asked him to lend me a thousand dollars. All i did was email him the pics of bike shelves and asked if he could help me build something like that.

My father is a total a-hole prick and a cowardly loser who hasn't achieved anything in his life (sadly, i inherited all his worst traits) who our entire lives psychologically destroyed me and mother, humiliation, denigration, etc. I hate him. Why do i feel guilty about hating him, after all he did to my psyche? He used to beat the crap out of my mother and me until i was 13, absentee, whoring, never encouraged me, only mock me and discourage and humiliate and insult.

Anyway, he claimed that this is a stupid idea because my drywall wouldn't hold the weight (at most, 30lbs?) and it would need some super duper special kind of workmanship to make this. That it only looks like it's simple on the photos. This is what he told me when i got a flat screen tv a decade ago and told him a wanna hang it on the wall. Same reaction. But anyway. Is he right? He is a long time avid cyclist btw...
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Old 08-05-14, 07:45 PM   #2
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That type of mount is NOT stupid. Park sells a repair stand that bolts directly to a wall. The thing to do is make sure you attach it to a STUD, not the drywall itself(and check your lease if you rent, my brother's lease said ANYTHING he attached to the wall couldn't leave with him). As far as how to design the shelf mount, I can't help you there.
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Old 08-05-14, 09:05 PM   #3
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Wow, very sorry about your relationship with your old man. He is most certainly wrong. people hang flat screen tv's that weigh much more than a bike(depending on what bike you have) You could totally make something like that, no problem. You might not even need to attach to a stud. just make sure to use the proper anchors like these... that is what i used for my TV. I think the stands look great and would like to see what you come up with.

As far as if you rent, double check with your landlord but all you should have to do is return it to normal, that would also be easy.

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... he almost chew my ears off about how this idea is idiotic, how it would need a specialist to implement something like that, etc...
In this case he is correct if by specialist he means someone more knowledgeable, resourceful, and skilled than he is. Apparently he sets the bar rather low.
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It does need some extra installation. Thirty pounds isn't that heavy but putting it on the rack and taking it off add additional forces. But most racks come with instructions for the best way to anchor to the wall.
Another option is for the stands that are like a pole that go from floor to ceiling. Not as elegant but easier to install and move if you are in an apartment.
Or go very practical and get a bike work stand. It will hold the bike up out of the way and you can move it anywhere and use it for cleaning and working on your bike.
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Attaching a rack to a wall like that is a really bad idea.
There is a much better method: A rack that stands on the floor, and just leans against the wall.
I have a nice wooden oak one that I bought many years ago when I lived in a studio condo.
I now use it in an attached garage.
Note that it is just leaning against the wall, not attached to anything.



I can't find it online right now, but here is a metal one that is of similar concept:

Amazon.com : gearup Lean Machine Gravity Rack, Red/Black : Indoor Bike Storage : Sports & Outdoors
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Sorry to hear about your relationship with your father.

One could fairly easily anchor those handlebar-style racks to a wall stud, which would be more than secure enough to support the weight of a bike. Probably scuff up the wall with the bike itself through use though.

The shelf could still be properly anchored to a stud but not quite as easily.
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You need not spend much at all, if you're not concerned about looks that is. I have two of these in my apt, screwed into the stud, and I'm sure they could hold > 40 lbs. To beat it all, they are only 5 or 6 bucks. Cheap, fast, easy. They also fold up nearly flat.

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You need not spend much at all, if you're not concerned about looks that is. I have two of these in my apt, screwed into the stud, and I'm sure they could hold > 40 lbs. To beat it all, they are only 5 or 6 bucks. Cheap, fast, easy. They also fold up nearly flat.

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I use those. They work splendidly.
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