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Old 07-21-18, 03:34 PM
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Multi bike in apt storage solution? Show me whatcha got.

This is my current storage solution. Less then ideal.

There's this on amazon that I'm considering, as well as having a normal bike maintenance stand with a zip tied foam pad to just 'lean' whatever bike I'm riding the next day.

Upright bike rack

Just want to see what others are doing to see if my plan is as solid as it seams
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Old 07-21-18, 07:34 PM
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I used to live in a 2-bedroom apartment.

I put a loft bed (like the upper bunk of a bunk bed) into that room, and put most of my bicycles under the loft bed.
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This is my garage but in order to fit 2 bikes in a 3x6 space and have easy access to both I put two of these side by side (sorry the picture is only 1 bike). They fold up and sway side to side. I don't ever fold them up but I do ocassionally swing them to the side to get the bikes even further out of the way.

They are the Steady Rack classic.
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Old 07-23-18, 04:07 AM
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I don't know if you can mount things on your wall, but DaHanger has some pretty cool solutions. They were across from my friend's booth at the Philly Bike Expo. Really nice couple from NY, not some huge company. https://dahanger.co/
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
I used to live in a 2-bedroom apartment.

I put a loft bed (like the upper bunk of a bunk bed) into that room, and put most of my bicycles under the loft bed.
That's certainly a neat idea, but I prefer being close to the floor sleeping.
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This is my garage but in order to fit 2 bikes in a 3x6 space and have easy access to both I put two of these side by side (sorry the picture is only 1 bike). They fold up and sway side to side. I don't ever fold them up but I do ocassionally swing them to the side to get the bikes even further out of the way.

They are the Steady Rack classic.
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I don't know if you can mount things on your wall, but DaHanger has some pretty cool solutions. They were across from my friend's booth at the Philly Bike Expo. Really nice couple from NY, not some huge company. https://dahanger.co/
Unfortunately I can't. Hence why I want to use a standing rack.
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Hooks screwed into ceiling joists ,
my house;1 for each wheel Bike upside down..
or below a shelf bracket, (into a thick shelf board), 1..

LBS basement has dozens of hooks , holding bikes rear wheels..






....

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I use a rack that leans on the wall. The only hole is at the very top, where I screwed in a retaining strap to keep it from moving accidentally.
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
I used to live in a 2-bedroom apartment.

I put a loft bed (like the upper bunk of a bunk bed) into that room, and put most of my bicycles under the loft bed.
"most"

If you don't mind the higher bed, there is no space taken by maybe two or three bikes. Even a normal bed with cinder blocks under the legs and carpet on the floor can fit one road bike, or one MTB with the front wheel off.
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Originally Posted by Aubergine View Post
I use a rack that leans on the wall. The only hole is at the very top, where I screwed in a retaining strap to keep it from moving accidentally.
That was the kind I was leaning towards until I found this.


Not only can I store 3 bikes in a small area, I can hang Helmets, bike locks, and other gear on it.
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Old 07-23-18, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by 2manybikes View Post
"most"

If you don't mind the higher bed, there is no space taken by maybe two or three bikes. Even a normal bed with cinder blocks under the legs and carpet on the floor can fit one road bike, or one MTB with the front wheel off.

4 of the 7 ...
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4 of the 7 ...
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this isn't mine, but it's pretty slick. easy to put one above the other if you have 8 foot walls..

they make a variety of different versions: https://artivelo.com/english/shop/


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Old 07-25-18, 05:10 AM
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I can almost understand hanging a bike as a piece of art (though my wife I'm sure can't).. but the various solutions I've seen where helmet and shoes get added to the wall display, I can't say I understand.
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Old 07-25-18, 05:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
I can almost understand hanging a bike as a piece of art (though my wife I'm sure can't).. but the various solutions I've seen where helmet and shoes get added to the wall display, I can't say I understand.
I agree, adding the shoes/helmet as a display is kinda dumb looking. But I think anyone hanging up a bike on their wall likely has a space problem...if the hangar allows for some storage for other stuff=better.

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Old 07-25-18, 05:45 PM
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I just went from a three car garage to a carport thatís under the house. Probably safe enough but still not leaving them somewhere some can just walk around into.
I held off on buying two, but this one just showed up and actually went together quick and easy, and is holding up really well without being anchored into the wall. If you have toddlers, Iím sure youíd want to anchor it just to be make sure they donít accidentally crush their head though. Nobody likes blood on a bike. Not bad for $45 on Amazon. Iím gonna order a second one.
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It's best to get bikes off the floor... if you're the homeowner & can afford to poke holes, a ceiling hoist is cheapest, neatest & least painful.

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I hear in Netherlands the councils are now requiring new housing projects to include inside storage areas large enough to park bicycles with easy access to outside.

​​​​​​​(well, maybe enough for your average Dutch household with 2-5 bikes. Not quite some of us here )
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Any chance of getting links for that corner rack and the $45 on from Amazon? Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Vegasclimber View Post
Any chance of getting links for that corner rack and the $45 on from Amazon? Thanks!
Here's the $45 one.
It's been good so far. I haven't had a need to anchor it yet, but I'm keeping the heavier bike on the bottom too.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Originally Posted by C.Jester View Post
Here's the $45 one.
It's been good so far. I haven't had a need to anchor it yet, but I'm keeping the heavier bike on the bottom too.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Awesome! Many thanks, I think this might be what we need.
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Old 07-30-18, 04:42 PM
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We used this one when we lived in a London flat that wouldn't let us attach any thing to the walls. It was stable, convenient, had a small footprint, and looked good. I can't remember where we got it but we paid a lot less than the current REI price.

Oops! Can't post URL but Googling "gravity rack rei" takes you right to it.
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