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Old 02-01-17, 09:17 PM
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how about this free standing bike rack?

moving into a smaller apartment, maybe not able to drill holes
in the walls. need to store a couple bikes indoors.

anyone use one of these free-standing racks?
recommended or not?

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Old 02-01-17, 10:09 PM
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I don't see where it'd be an issue for a road bike (mtb different story). I hang my road bike by hoops on a bar wrapped with an old inner tube.
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Old 02-01-17, 10:21 PM
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I wish that I could find something like that here in the US. 5 bikes in an apartment and I am running out of storage space.
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Old 02-01-17, 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by trentb1 View Post
I don't see where it'd be an issue for a road bike (mtb different story). ....
why mtb? shock oil?

i have two 23" frame touring bikes with rigid forks.
one is 26", the other 700c. both have 2" tires.
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Not my bike. Looks prone to crash.
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Originally Posted by saddlesores View Post
why mtb? shock oil?

i have two 23" frame touring bikes with rigid forks.
one is 26", the other 700c. both have 2" tires.
Aye...learned this from experience
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Old 02-01-17, 11:31 PM
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There is no problem hanging a mtn bike upside down unless the seals in your shock are shot and then you have other problems.
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I see that it has a bar/hook to keep it upright and from falling forward or backward. But if it gets off kilter side-to-side just a little bit...seems like it would be a lot of undesirable torque on the read wheel.

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Closest thing I can find available in the US like this is a Minoura rack that is about $100. There is a support that holds the rear wheel that is hard to see on the picture above but it is there. This would be ideal for an apartment so that the bike is up and out of the way in a spot that is low traffic.
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Originally Posted by saddlesores View Post
both have 2" tires.
To quote Adam and Jamie: "Well, there's your problem!"
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
5 bikes in an apartment
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Old 02-02-17, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by _ForceD_ View Post
I see that it has a bar/hook to keep it upright and from falling forward or backward. But if it gets off kilter side-to-side just a little bit...seems like it would be a lot of undesirable torque on the read wheel.Dan
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... There is a support that holds the rear wheel that is hard to see on the picture above but it is there.... .
rear wheel has three support points, two in the base (also the base slot width is 46mm) and one
on the loop attached to the vertical bar.......and then the hook at the top for the front wheel.

i was thinking of two of these side-by-side, zip-tied at the base, and some kind of supporting rod
between the two upper hooks.


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To quote Adam and Jamie: "Well, there's your problem!"
methbusters? hadda google 'em. what problem???
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Probably doesn't need the extra support I wouldn't think. If the bar that goes to the front wheel is stable it should be fine.
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Old 02-02-17, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
I wish that I could find something like that here in the US. 5 bikes in an apartment and I am running out of storage space.

Wall racks not an option? You can hang one on top of the other.
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Wall racks not an option? You can hang one on top of the other.
Currently have one of those, and horizontally, they take up as much space as about 3 bikes vertically would. Been very unhappy with the rack as well so currently looking for other options.
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post

When I was living with the ex-GF we had five bikes on the first floor of my small house. Two road bikes on a wall rack, two touring bikes in the hall by the door and a fixie commuter leaning against the back of the loveseat. They didn't take up any otherwise useable space.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
When I was living with the ex-GF we had five bikes on the first floor
ex? room for more bikes?
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Hanging a bike by a wheel is one thing, but I wouldn't stand one up that way. Too much chance of taco-ing the wheel if a wind hits it or someone bumps into it sideways.
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I'm thinking that it looks like a pretty slick idea but the devil is in the details. I'd want to try one before I paid for two.
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
ex? room for more bikes?
Have all the bikes I need and want. Working on getting my next future ex GF.
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Harbor Freight used to have something similar except it had wheels. Around $40.

I've got one to sell cheap if you pay shipping.
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
I'm thinking that it looks like a pretty slick idea but the devil is in the details. I'd want to try one before I paid for two.
i'm getting them online here in china. mucho cheap.
i can get a pair for $25 shipped.

if they don't work as intended, i can remove the extension
rod with hook, and they'll function as reg'lar bike racks.
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Have all the bikes I need and want. Working on getting my next future ex GF.
hehe, next tour in thailand,dude. girlfriend n+1^2
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
Hanging a bike by a wheel is one thing, but I wouldn't stand one up that way. Too much chance of taco-ing the wheel if a wind hits it or someone bumps into it sideways.
Ideal for an apartment against the wall and out of the way, and makes much more sense than the garbage 2 bike rack I have that is an unstable space hog.

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