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Old 02-14-10, 08:56 AM
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How do you display your vintage bikes at home??? Wall Display

Well I was thinking about hanging a couple of vintage bikes on a wall for display. They are display only bikes never ridden. I want to hang them Horizontal not up and down. Do you have any pictures of your bike displays you can share? Or know of a place to buy a nice looking wall display rack. Something chrome , oak?? Something classy and nice , not just a garage type display. They will be fairly high in the air , so the rack needs to be pretty sturdy. I am thinking something that clamps or holds the top bar. Thanks . , Jarrod

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Can you put them on a shallow table like this?
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All my bike hang in the basement waiting for me to ride them. When I lived in an loft apartment I used to hook the drop handlebar on the upstairs railing with the bike on the outside of the railing but this was more decorative storage.
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since I live in an apartment and the basement storage area is nasty I use a homemade Leantwo bike rack and one I bought off ebay. I have some here where I am working in NJ too
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Thanks for the pictures , but I don`t think any of the above will work, Hanging over a bar on the wall. What do you think if I found two large Curtain rod brackets in chrome and put felt on them where the frame would touch? Something like the picture below , but a litle nicer???
http://www.ironandinteriors.com/imag...aperyBlack.jpg

Or maybe something like this .
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Just buy some of the bike all hooks at Home Depot - then if the subdued gray isn't good enough, have them powdercoated. I wouldn't trust a curtain rod hanger myself, especially if you are concerned about strength.
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this is a pretty good idea if you are capable of using basic hand tools.
http://ikeahacker.blogspot.com/2008/...bike-rack.html
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Thanks for the pictures , but I don`t think any of the above will work, Hanging over a bar on the wall. What do you think if I found two large Curtain rod brackets in chrome and put felt on them where the frame would touch? Something like the picture below , but a litle nicer???
http://www.ironandinteriors.com/imag...aperyBlack.jpg

Or maybe something like this .
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_kRQD5MyWm8.../s1600/022.JPG
the second one looks nice if it will hold the weight. a regular curtainrod holder will may not be strong enough nor will it stick out enough.

if you don't mind holes in the the wall I am sure there are lots of things you can do. there used to a nice looking wooden holder, I think calle a Harvey wallhanger. (a quick yahoo search only turns up drinks)

BTW one of things about those racks I got from ebay (discount ramps) is that you could leave the bottom hooks off then put it behind a sofa or side table if you are reallt strapped for space, or wanted a real classic bike over the leather sofa in your office
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This one hangs above the stairs, I made the it out some shop scraps. If you are not a woodwoorker I'm sure you could find a cabinet shop that would make you some from your measurments.



You want the spacing from the wall just right to be able to hold the handlebar straight (I put a small piece of pipe foam around the bar where it touches the wall.) Otherwise you need to use a toe-strap around the front wheel and down-tube to hold the wheel straight.

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you just lost a fabulous business opportuity. you chould have said "My friend made these fabulous wallmount holders for me. he can make a kit you just screw together for about $25 plus shiping. he can stain them walnut or cherry"

now all the snowbound tinkerers are heading out their workshops LOL

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This one hangs above the stairs, I made the it out some shop scraps. If you are not a woodwoorker I'm sure you could find a cabinet shop that would make you some from your measurments.



You want the spacing from the wall just right to be able to hold the handlebar straight (I put a small piece of pipe foam around the bar where it touches the wall.) Otherwise you need to use a toe-strap around the front wheel and down-tube to hold the wheel straight.

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The subdued gray hangars from Home Depot can be painted in a 99%-like chrome and would work fine.

Figure what you save on the hangars you can spend on chrome painting, plating, etc.

For display as real treasures, I'd get a fabrication shop to make them, using some examples, in your style, incorporate some initials or something. They can generally plate small pieces like that, and it would be really nice looking.
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you just lost a fabulous business opportuity. you chould have said "My friend made these fabulous wallmount holders for me. he can make a kit you just screw together for about $25 plus shiping. he can stain them walnut or cherry"

now all the snowbound tinkerers are heading out their workshops LOL
At $25, he'd be undercutting the competition, too. Take a look:

http://www.organize.com/oakwalmounsi.html

BTW, OP - too bad you didn't ask a couple of weeks ago. I just gave away two of these a few days ago.
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Withouut three of these I wouldn't be abl to fit 7 bikes in my 600 sq ft apartment
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Display only?!?!

Ride them, and you won't have that problem.

My wife wouldn't have any of hanging bicycles in the main living area.
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All my bike hang in the basement waiting for me to ride them. When I lived in an loft apartment I used to hook the drop handlebar on the upstairs railing with the bike on the outside of the railing but this was more decorative storage.
+1, My wife tolerates them in the basement. If I brought one in the house, we'd both be outside looking in.
Actually, I did manage to get one into the spare bedroom because it's on a trainer. But that's about it.
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I am sure you loved this bike but... isn't a Altar a bit much? are there kneelers? *giggle*

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Fresh from craigslist a few weeks ago, the Peda-Style adjustable bike rack. I was gonna give this it's own thread but since you asked;




There's 5 strips of 1x2 oak, 3 attached to the bottom, 2 attached to the top, holes drilled about every inch all the way allong it. Slide it up against the cieling (preferably at a joist) and put a bolt through. The bottom has some tension bolts to make it tight and the bike racks also bolt through the holes at the height you choose. Then I got one of those Ikea halogen lights (not yet installed) that you put over your favorite painting. I can post better pics or measure things if someone wants.
I can't imagine they still make these but I've seen a chrome version that is still available somewhere.
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My wife wouldn't have any of hanging bicycles in the main living area.
I sure would miss her
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I am sure you loved this bike but... isn't a Altar a bit much? are there kneelers? *giggle*
She has been moved from the altar to my shop and is awaiting a new front fork... she had just been overhauled with a new custom stem and bars and we were coming back from a test ride when the front wheel caught a deep rut which almost wrecked us both.

People always ask me where she is as we were pretty inseparable for many many seasons of riding and people always seemed to associate me with that scruffy orange Peugeot.



My bikes get ridden and rarely sleep on the altar.
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Display only?!?!

Ride them, and you won't have that problem.

My wife wouldn't have any of hanging bicycles in the main living area.

Trust me I could ride a different bike every week of the year and not get to a couple of them , a couple of my old track bikes have wood rims and I don`t ride them , for fear of damage.



Back to the original post how about a pair of chrome closet pole brackets Like these.

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Make sure they stick out far enough to accomadate your handlebars.
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At $25, he'd be undercutting the competition, too. Take a look:

http://www.organize.com/oakwalmounsi.html

BTW, OP - too bad you didn't ask a couple of weeks ago. I just gave away two of these a few days ago.
I bought the same ones for $25 from Nashbar and they weren't on sale.

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I park 'em where I can get to 'em quick for a ride.
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