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Old 01-22-24, 12:38 PM
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Ikea- hanging up bikes

Dear Bike Forum,


Since I last posted, my wife gave birth to our son.

We haven't ridden our Bromptons since then, but want to.


In the meantime, I'm thinking of hanging them on the wall in our garage.

I'm thinking of using the Ikea Frosta.

https://ikeahackers.net/2017/03/fros...all-mount.html


Any thoughts? Also, I hope you all are doing well.
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Originally Posted by mlau
Dear Bike Forum,


Since I last posted, my wife gave birth to our son.

We haven't ridden our Bromptons since then, but want to.


In the meantime, I'm thinking of hanging them on the wall in our garage.

I'm thinking of using the Ikea Frosta.

https://ikeahackers.net/2017/03/fros...all-mount.html


Any thoughts? Also, I hope you all are doing well.
Congratulation on the new baby!! Yes, I think that Bromptons are a work of art and should be displayed as such. But, if they are just going in the garage I would keep them in a bag to keep them clean instead.
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I've done a similar thing using "closet" shelf and rod brackets. I like having the extra shelf to store/display items on.


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16" wheel trifolds will fit folded in the Ikea Alex Storage under-desk unit or the Ikea Kallax open shelf.

You can Google many examples of how folks have incorporated these into useful storage units, leaving the bikes out of the way yet easily accessible, and optimizing use of floor space.

Somebody else's, not mine:

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Be careful with those top tube mounting systems as they can scratch the paint.
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Originally Posted by tcs
16" wheel trifolds will fit folded in the Ikea Alex Storage under-desk unit or the Ikea Kallax open shelf.

You can Google many examples of how folks have incorporated these into useful storage units, leaving the bikes out of the way yet easily accessible, and optimizing use of floor space.

Somebody else's, not mine:
Saw a bike shop with a 3x3 cubby hole display with each model.
Damn good display and marketing technique.
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Originally Posted by CrimsonEclipse
Saw a bike shop with a 3x3 cubby hole display with each model.
Damn good display and marketing technique.
The local Brompton dealer does the same, and I agree.

Bromptons can hang from a single hook under the seat rails. If you're gonna take the time to attach something more elaborate to the wall, I'd suggest it be more useful, like having a shelf on top.

If floor space is tight and you have easy access to the ceiling, you can use a pulley bike/kayak hanger, those used to be expensive but are as low as $8 on sale at places like harbor freight. They have two hooks to lift a conventional bike by the handlebars and seat, but you could position the anchors to use each hook to lift one Brompton. Just be sure to anchor the ceiling mounts into a stud (wood backing) and not just drywall.

https://www.harborfreight.com/bicycle-lift-95803.html

What'd I tell ya, 8 bucks.


I'd bend the hooks a bit tighter for a more secure hold. I also never lift under the seat like they show, I ruined a seat that way, broke the plastic off the rails. I always lift by the seatpost, or seat rails, or bike frame.

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I would use hooks in the ceiling instead, but maybe you have a much higher ceiling than I have in my garage. It also would depend on your height and ability to hold something that is not very lightweight up high above your head.
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Originally Posted by Tourist in MSN
I would use hooks in the ceiling instead, but maybe you have a much higher ceiling than I have in my garage. It also would depend on your height and ability to hold something that is not very lightweight up high above your head.
Yeah my old road race bike, 3 lb frame, I could invert and raise easy. My current townie with racks, a lot more difficult, when I invert it for service on a table, and raising it high would be even more difficult.
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Originally Posted by Duragrouch
Yeah my old road race bike, 3 lb frame, I could invert and raise easy. My current townie with racks, a lot more difficult, when I invert it for service on a table, and raising it high would be even more difficult.

These are great ideas!

Sorry for the slow response. Been sleep deprived.
I'd tried screwing in a pine 1x 10 at the site where I wanted to hang the bikes...but it sparked.
I think there's some metals sheeting to protect internet stuff.
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Originally Posted by squarenoise
I've done a similar thing using "closet" shelf and rod brackets. I like having the extra shelf to store/display items on.



Looks like you have excellent taste in wall decor
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Originally Posted by mlau
These are great ideas!

Sorry for the slow response. Been sleep deprived.
I'd tried screwing in a pine 1x 10 at the site where I wanted to hang the bikes...but it sparked.
I think there's some metals sheeting to protect internet stuff.
A spark indicates an electrical wire, not shielding.
Get a stud/electrical finder.

Failing to do so will have life altering results!
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Originally Posted by mlau
Looks like you have excellent taste in wall decor
Awe, Thanks! It's the official "bike wall" in my home office. 4 of the prints are my own designs, a couple others from local artists and a handful of random thrift store finds.
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Originally Posted by mlau
...thinking of hanging them on the wall in our garage...
Unlike threads on the search for comfortable bike seats and new lubes seeing new ways of bike storage for me is interesting...
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Originally Posted by CrimsonEclipse
A spark indicates an electrical wire, not shielding.
Get a stud/electrical finder.

Failing to do so will have life altering results!

Sorry, I meant to say that the screw wouldn't bite futher.
When I took it out, I saw some metal filings on the end...and decided to stop.

I got a stud finder with an electrical attachment...not sure how good it is?
It's the fancier Franklin M210.

Will put up some french cleats in garage.
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Originally Posted by mlau
Sorry, I meant to say that the screw wouldn't bite futher.
When I took it out, I saw some metal filings on the end...and decided to stop.

I got a stud finder with an electrical attachment...not sure how good it is?
It's the fancier Franklin M210.

Will put up some french cleats in garage.
Technique is the key with stud finders.
International law dictates that you must hold it to your chest, turn on, then when it beeps, announce that it's calibrated.
Doubly so if you are a male parental figure.
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