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Old 02-03-08, 05:01 PM   #1
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Hanging up bikes.

So I live in a fairly small dorm room and I was wondering what are some methods I could use to hang up my bike in my room. Preferably methods that are cheap.

I don't like leaving my bike outside here because drunk kids like to **** with them.
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Old 02-03-08, 05:04 PM   #2
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should only be $3-4 apiece.
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Old 02-03-08, 05:04 PM   #3
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I hang my business up on my roommates overbed cabinet thing
You probably cant bolt anything to your walls, but you might be able to bend some clothes hangers to make a front wheel hanger and fasten it somewhere in the room, curtain rod perhaps?

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Old 02-03-08, 05:11 PM   #4
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those plastic coated hooks are the best. just don't put them too close to the ceiling

here's my dorm:
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Old 02-03-08, 05:14 PM   #5
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those plastic coated hooks are the best. just don't put them too close to the ceiling

here's my dorm:
Huh? Why didn't you just mount it on the ceiling, now your bikes all have dirty tires on a white wall...?
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Old 02-03-08, 05:24 PM   #6
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seemed more secure, plus i didn't think that i could find beams in the ceiling as easily as i could find the studs in the wall. if i did it all over again, i would have mounted the hooks closer together on a 2x4, then mounted that to the studs.
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Old 02-03-08, 05:34 PM   #7
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Try here. I want something that stands floor to ceiling and holds more than two bikes. Then I wouldn't have two bikes in the living room and two in the bedroom.

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I had these in my apartment. Worked well.
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when i lived in the dorms i just always lofted my bed and put my bike and a couch under it.
we weren't allowed to bolt **** into our walls, though i'm sure i could have done it considering the other stuff we got away with in there.
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Old 02-03-08, 06:58 PM   #10
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Huh? Why didn't you just mount it on the ceiling, now your bikes all have dirty tires on a white wall...?

The bike swings and ends up in taking up more space. And if there on the wall they don't swing so much when bumped (in my house me, and my parents have like 3 bikes each and hanging, with most touching the wall seem to be the best way to keep them. Just so no one thinks I'm spoiled one of my bikes is a touring bike i bought, one was a free road bike/fixed gear now, and the third is a cross country bike that i just sold to buy my new frame)
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Huh? Why didn't you just mount it on the ceiling, now your bikes all have dirty tires on a white wall...?
haha to me, it looks cooler and you save those hanger... on the ceiling you have to use 2 on the wall only 1...

i got mine for 1 buck a pair in freidmeyer(is that how u spell it?)....
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Old 02-03-08, 07:56 PM   #12
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Those double racks are nice. Currently I have a shed full of bikes and patio stuff, with the patio stuff in the front, so I can't get any of the bikes until spring (Jamis cheapy mountain bike, A cruiser my dad had as a kid, and a few cheap walmart bikes people left at my house), and in my basement, quite uncomfortably to the people that exorcise or use computers down there, there is my urbanite fixed, my douglas touring bike, my bianchi street wise, a broken super cycle road bike from like 1980, and when anyone else comes over, their bikes too. This is a huge problem because no one is happy. My brother, father and friend that live with me always work out and bump my bikes and they all fall down. They get pissed because they were interupted, and I get pissed because my bikes get ****ed with. Do the racks take up substantially less room then two bikes put beside eachother?
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Old 02-03-08, 08:13 PM   #13
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Unfortunately, i am not allowed to screw things into my walls(even if I did want to, it's damn near impossible, these walls are incredibly hard, i've never seen anything like it). Looks like one of these or something similar looks like my best bet.
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"one of the purpose hanging a bike on the ceiling is to take care of the tire" is that right?... like if you put the bike on the ground the tube will be out of air faster?>.<
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Not to mention those racks can double as a something to work on your bike with, or at least clean the salt off and lube my chain on.
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Looks like one of these or something similar looks like my best bet.
That's what I've been using the past couple yrs...works great for 2-3 bikes (just leave the extra sitting on the floor, either in front of the bottom bike or behind the rack if used infrequently). I've thought about buying extra hangers for the back side to fit 4 bikes, but have yet to do it.
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Old 02-03-08, 10:01 PM   #17
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The bike swings and ends up in taking up more space. And if there on the wall they don't swing so much when bumped (in my house me, and my parents have like 3 bikes each and hanging, with most touching the wall seem to be the best way to keep them. Just so no one thinks I'm spoiled one of my bikes is a touring bike i bought, one was a free road bike/fixed gear now, and the third is a cross country bike that i just sold to buy my new frame)
i dont think you're spoiled. i live for the day that i'll have space for a road bike, track bike, and commuter/rain bike. until then i'm stuck with one...
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Hang it up http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-Stand/

or not http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Rack/
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when i lived in the dorms i just always lofted my bed and put my bike and a couch under it.
This is what you do.
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Old 02-03-08, 11:29 PM   #20
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i just ordered one of these for myself. i hope it's a good one.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846

Racor Gravity Freestanding Bike Stand PLB-2R
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Old 02-03-08, 11:31 PM   #21
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it's ok. we got one from goodwill for like 20 bucks. i think it's important to do the arms like it shows in that pic, because we didn't and it wasn't that sturdy.
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should only be $3-4 apiece.
Were do you shop? I have never paid more than $1.99 each for the heavy duty ones at Home Depot/Lowes.
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Old 02-04-08, 01:46 AM   #23
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Unfortunately, i am not allowed to screw things into my walls
yes you can. use toothpaste to "patch" the walls after you move out.
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I use this one by Delta. It's a lot like the Racor Gravity that jigga posted, but the silver color and skinnier tubing make it a lot less oppressive in the room (I've owned both). It fades into the background more, while the Racor is pretty beefy and industrial looking and dominates unless you have dark walls or a lot of space.

It looks a bit flimsy, but it's held up to my huge-ass bikes for over a year just fine. (That Ibis is ~27lbs.) It's a lot more stable than you'd think; I've walked into the top bike full-tilt and the thing didn't fall over. It leans up against the wall with round rubber pads, and leaves no marks on a white wall.

Only drawback: the bolts that come with it to hold on the adjustable arms strip easy, but $3 at Home Depot and you're set.

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god..that ibis..
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