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Old 10-21-17, 08:21 AM
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Outdoor parking solutions - Bought or DIY

I'm looking for a sturdy way to park bicycles (short term) at the top of our driveway.

-I only needs it to hold 1 bicycle at a time (I can add multiple in various places if the wife/kids want a dedicated "spot" of their own).
-It must be able to withstand weather.
-I'd like it to look decent enough to not incur the wrath of the little old ladies running the HOA.
-Prefer a metal design (I can weld)

I am not looking for kickstand/upstand setups because this if for multiple different bicycles.

Does not "need" to have tall post for a lock because this is short term parking... but is it possible to have a low profile design that will not rest on the spokes?

....I have found a lot of things like this:

It seems like that would rest on the spokes.

Probably could be adjusted to make up for that, but we have narrow and wide tires so if needs to handle both.

I did a little searching but the threads are old and I'm hoping there are some updated ideas.

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No need to try to reinvent the wheel.

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At one house I owned in the past I wanted an outdoor (temporary) holding spot next to the garage, the wife demanded it be invisible. I dug a small 'trench' with one 2' 2x4 on the bottom, 2x6's on either side of the trench allowing enough space for a roadie rear tire. Investment was 5 min of digging plus 3 pieces of scrap wood. Invisible and it worked. Planting a bush close by that the wife liked even won her approval.
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Originally Posted by locked up View Post
-Prefer a metal design (I can weld)
I have these, they arw great for kids and adult bikes. 20", 24", 26", and 700c.
The hoop allows the tire down low and up top to be the resting points.
They are used in bike shops, powdercoated, and really simple design.
You can get foam that helps hold thinner tires, but i havent found that necessary.
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Build a decorative iron fence section. Keeps the bike upright & can look good for frontage display.
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