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    Bike storage stand for home

    I've gotten to the point where I want to buy another bike, but I'm struggling to allocate space for it. So far I've been storing my two bikes (Fuji aluminum & Seven custom Ti) resting by their handlebars side-by-side with the Fuji resting on the wall and the Seven resting on the Fuji. Now a third bike would only have a chance if I find a satisfactory vertical storage solution.

    I've looked at all the major storage stands on web sites and read through some threads on here. My hesitation on going with any of these stands is that they support the bike under the top tube mainly. I'm not comfortable using any part of the frame itself to support the weight of the bike, mainly because I think this could damage the tubing and/or the cable running under the top tube, unless somebody can give a convincing argument against any damage in the long run.

    I believe the best way to store is upright, and supported by the wheels, unless somebody can give a convincing reason against it.

    Is there any rack that holds 2 bikes vertically on their wheels? Any other suggestions would also be welcome.

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    If a bike can't support itself on the top tube there is no way it could withstand the forces you apply to it while riding even though the forces are perhaps orthogonal.
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    Just get it and it can be both of ours, we'll just keep it at my house

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    I have a 4-bike stand that holds by the top tubes. No issues with damage to frame or to cables. Had Al, steel, and carbon on it all at the same with no issues whatsoever to any of them.
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    I store one of my bikes from the tt and before I owned it, my father stored it in an identical fashion. Looks and works great.


    (Oh, and no tire jokes, I just put new tubular wheels on it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thirdgenbird View Post
    I store one of my bikes from the tt and before I owned it, my father stored it in an identical fashion. Looks and works great.


    (Oh, and no tire jokes, I just put new tubular wheels on it)
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    The weight of the bike is insufficient to damage the frame, wheels, headset, etc. if the bike is suspended by such a part. Period.

    On the other hand, if you have wooden joists, I highly recommend hanging your bikes from the plastic coated hooks that screw into them in the ceiling. Dirt cheap and completely effective. I hang my bikes by the rear wheels because it is easier to lift them up to the hook and take them down that way, not because I am worried about suspending the bikes from the front wheel with the weight on the headsets. No, not as decorative as the wall hangers like holding the Tommasini above, but very cheap and effective. Also easy to get three bikes into a very compact space.

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    I use Delta hooks: http://www.amazon.com/Delta-Leonardo.../dp/B000ACAM06

    Won't hold multiple bikes, but you can put them pretty close together and it doesn't take up much space.
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    http://www.amazon.com/Delta-Leonardo...ef=pd_sim_sg_2
    they have the hook with the tire tray for 15.

    the hooks are great id you have the wall/floor space
    i wish they had the tire trays when i got my set of hook.
    eliminates tire marks on the wall.

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    Harbor Freight has a new version of their bike bike storage unit. Looks much better than their previous version. Has casters (locking) so it can be moved around as needed.

    BIKE STORAGE.jpg

    http://www.harborfreight.com/mobile-...age-61231.html

    Be sure to use a coupon (20%) and you can get it down to $35. Pretty hard to beat that


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    Quote Originally Posted by thirdgenbird View Post
    I store one of my bikes from the tt and before I owned it, my father stored it in an identical fashion. Looks and works great.


    (Oh, and no tire jokes, I just put new tubular wheels on it)
    You have permanently ruined the frame. And the wheels are non-functional. Might as well send it to me. I will pay shipping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
    You have permanently ruined the frame. And the wheels are non-functional. Might as well send it to me. I will pay shipping.
    Well darn...



    i should have have also mentioned it has matching bottle cages. I was deciding between the two.

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    I use a Thule stacker in my office for two of my bikes. It works so well that I just ordered another for my boys new mountain bikes. I like that it is freestanding so I did not have to put any holes in the wall.


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    you don't need to worry about damage.
    if bikes weren't designed to be stored like that, they bike shops wouldn't hang them from the rafters or on the walls for display as such, nor would nearly 100% of all indoor racks/stands do the same.
    Nashbar has a nice simple stand for $60: http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...54_-1___202605
    It's the same as the Thule one posted above - just $100 cheaper.
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    This is how I hang my bikes. Not exactly the same product below but similar.

    http://www.sears.com/monkey-bars-4-b...8&blockType=G8

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    Quote Originally Posted by B8888S View Post
    I use a Thule stacker in my office for two of my bikes. It works so well that I just ordered another for my boys new mountain bikes. I like that it is freestanding so I did not have to put any holes in the wall.

    1+ This is a superb way to store bikes. I have 3 of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cycledogg View Post
    1+ This is a superb way to store bikes. I have 3 of them.
    I got rid of mine to get a wall mount solution. You can hang 4 bikes vertically in the same space that the Thule uses to hold 2 bikes horizontally.

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    My LBS uses Steadyracks - they are a great alternative to the various stands out there.
    http://www.steadyrack.com
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    After considering the various options available, I made five docking stations for free from wood I had lying around.





    Each docking station consists of the following pieces:

    two 3 1/2" x 3/4" x 8" boards
    one 1 3/4" x 3/4" x 8" furring strip
    one 3/8" x 4" dowel
    eight 1 1/2" wood screws

    1/2" holes for the dowel were drilled after the frame was glued and screwed together. Hole measurement location was adjusted to fit different wheel/tire sizes prior to drilling.

    The stations hold each bike vertically against the wall, while the bike's weight is actually resting on the rear wheel on the floor.

    Each station was screwed to the wall, either into the studs, where they lined-up, or with toggle bolts. Their relative height on the wall slightly varies depending on each bike's wheelbase. Alternating the bikes hanging by front and back wheels would have allowed mounting the stations closer together, but that wasn't an issue with me.

    Bikes are locked-in / removed by simply sliding the dowel in and out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vintage_Cyclist View Post
    After considering the various options available, I made five docking stations for free from wood I had lying around...
    Those look nice, simple and easy. might have to try something like that myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B8888S View Post
    I use a Thule stacker in my office for two of my bikes. It works so well that I just ordered another for my boys new mountain bikes. I like that it is freestanding so I did not have to put any holes in the wall.

    Where did you find this rack? I can't find it on the Thule website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carbon Unit View Post
    Where did you find this rack? I can't find it on the Thule website.
    Quote Originally Posted by the sci guy View Post
    Nashbar has a nice simple stand for $60: http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...54_-1___202605
    It's the same as the Thule one posted above - just $100 cheaper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the sci guy View Post
    Thanks, the Nashbar rack looks like a good rack for the money. I was looking at the rack below but it is expensive at about a $100 more than the Nashbar rack.


    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003O7P6LO/...I3TKKNO3A3DYHI

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    Here is the link for the Thule version. It looks exactly like the one that Sci Guy posted. They are lilkely the same rack with a different sticker on the top. Wish I had seen that other one first. Ohh Well, live and learn.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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