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Two Bike Wall Mount (leaning) Racks?

Old 01-04-20, 05:30 AM
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Two Bike Wall Mount (leaning) Racks?

I'm looking for ideas on a wall mount/leaning 2 bike rack for the office. I'd prefer something made of wood vs metal but I'm open to the the look.

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I have this one in my office, with two Lemond bikes on it now. The "feet" are sitting on the wood floor, and have not slipped. You can set the left and right top tube supports independently if your top tube isn't horizontal.

I'll pick up another one when I finish the Pinarello, so that the Masi and Pin will have a rack and will be off the floor.

You can fasten the top of the rack to the wall for extra security if you want. I didn't bother.

Got it from amazon, not overly expensive: Delta Michaelangelo bike rack

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There are lots of decent steel free standing and leaning racks but wood for some reason is hard to find. Back in the early '90s was a very nice rack called a "Lean Two" and it was simple and elegant looking. But it didn't seem to stay around long.

This looks nice but I bet it's spendy



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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
This looks nice but I bet it's spendy
Worst case scenario, all from the Home Depot, $25 for a 4x8 piece of plywood, $40 for a jigsaw, $8 for varnish and $6 for glue and screws. $79 total, which could be cut in half if you know a person with a jigsaw.

I like it. Elegant and easy to make.
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If you can deal with metal, I like the RACOR. Have two in The Lab, kids have one in their basement. Designed for two, but each rack can hold up to four bikes without being fastened to the wall, or six interleaved bikes with a wall support.
Amazon has them for under $100: https://www.amazon.com/Racor-PLB-2R-...qid=1578148358

I've purchased at least one of them on CL for about $40.
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Wall leaning rack....

I've had the Michaelangelo, the Racor (from Target, $40.00) and a floor-ceiling higher-end model. Like Doc says, you don't have to go against the walll, and they are snug against it if you do. Also, they can hold 4 easily.

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If you can deal with metal, I like the RACOR. Have two in The Lab, kids have one in their basement. Designed for two, but each rack can hold up to four bikes without being fastened to the wall, or six interleaved bikes with a wall support.
Amazon has them for under $100: https://www.amazon.com/Racor-PLB-2R-...qid=1578148358

I've purchased at least one of them on CL for about $40.
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Originally Posted by iab View Post
Worst case scenario, all from the Home Depot, $25 for a 4x8 piece of plywood, $40 for a jigsaw, $8 for varnish and $6 for glue and screws. $79 total, which could be cut in half if you know a person with a jigsaw.

I like it. Elegant and easy to make.

Not for me. I tried to make one similar for myself years ago and it never worked well, and it was so cursed even my brother, who is a very good woodworker, couldn't even make it work right.
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OP,
With some slight dimension adjustments or different assembly techniques to the diagram iab has presented, you could get a few of these from a single sheet of ply.....My preference is to use Finn-ply rather than birch or maple, mainly for the number of laminate sheets per 3/4"...it also comes in multiple colors.
One caveat after cutting it, the edges are razor sharp (do not rub your hands or fingers on the edges to see if the cut is clean as we usually do!) and need to be slightly edge sanded with fine sandpaper wrapped around a block, otherwise, a trip to the E.R. may be in order.
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Originally Posted by iab View Post
Worst case scenario, all from the Home Depot, $25 for a 4x8 piece of plywood, $40 for a jigsaw, $8 for varnish and $6 for glue and screws. $79 total, which could be cut in half if you know a person with a jigsaw.

I like it. Elegant and easy to make.
Or for not much more.

And a lot less work. I have one of these in the basement.
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Or for not much more.

And a lot less work. I have one of these in the basement.
I second these. The versions I have look exactly the same, marketed under the name Gear Up. I bet there isn't a wink of difference between the two. They go all the way up to $200 but the $85 quoted in the ad is much more realistic for what you get. Here's a pic of one "in action":



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Thanks for the responses all. I truly admire those of you with the skill to make something but I know my limitations. I'm going to look at the two listed here in the thread, I like the looks of the wood one the most. Who knows, maybe I'll run up on one (or something like it) at Brazen. If not, I'll order a couple when I get home.
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Originally Posted by nomadmax View Post
Thanks for the responses all. I truly admire those of you with the skill to make something but I know my limitations. I'm going to look at the two listed here in the thread, I like the looks of the wood one the most. Who knows, maybe I'll run up on one (or something like it) at Brazen. If not, I'll order a couple when I get home.
Check your local Craigslist. I got mine off Craigslist for $30.
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Bringing this back. Inspiration from this thread resulted in:


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I use 2 standing room racks inside.
(and a number garage hangers from ceiling pulley systems.)




But then.... ya know,.... those indoor upstairs or garage pulley systems are never as convenient as on-th-floor out-the-garage-door-ready storage racks.
So today, after some planning, I threw together a 9bike, 8 ft wide garage rack. 2X4s compliments of a storage shed demolition.


Not a man cave. But practical storage. Separate single stand for son’s mtb in foreground. I didn’t think to take a pic during assembly of the simplistic frame style wheel holder.

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Just bought this from Amazon, it's a lot easier! https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/699043173400995875

https://pin.it/5YCvGBi

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Just bought this from Amazon, it's a lot easier! https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/699043173400995875

https://pin.it/5YCvGBi
Sorry, but fail. I don't have enough wall space for family's 15 roadies, 3 mtbs, tandem, city, beach cruiser, bmx. Admittedly, most are due to my retirement hobby.
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