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Old 09-17-20, 07:30 PM
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Bike stand for indoor

I have half a dozen bikes in my basement and need some to hold them up. Leaning on shelves of paint or each other doesn't cut it. Plus, I like to admire them!

Any inexpensive ideas? Plans or examples of some you have made yourself? (Amazon offerings are too expensive for the simple items that they are)

Let's see how you organize your fleet.
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Old 09-17-20, 07:39 PM
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You can buy some 1x2 and make a rack.

Like in a garage, if you have exposed floor joists, you can get some hooks and hang them.
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Old 09-17-20, 07:42 PM
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I've thought of making a rack, just too lazy to figure it out. Might be a good Covid project.
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It's gonna be the cheapest and you can make it exactly to fit your needs.

6 bikes displayed will take a lot of room. Depending on the ceiling height you can wall mount them one about the other so 3x2.

Here's a nice idea that took a few seconds on Google.
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I have no pics, but my previous lbs had a 2x4 stud screwed to the wall about head high or better. Screw a bike holding "J" hook horizontally (perpendicular to the wall) into the stud, about 2 feet apart, depending. Put the bike wheels against the wall like you're going to ride to the ceiling (or floor), and hook the top wheel rim on the J hook, which should be oriented to 3 or 9 o'clock. Gravity holds it in place. You can alternate front/rear hanging, from bike to bike. Very inexpensive. Decorate with Christmas lights. Done.
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Old 09-17-20, 08:43 PM
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https://www.google.com/search?client...ruck+bike+rack
You can play around with that and find different options and instructions. Easy not much skill required.
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Old 09-18-20, 08:16 AM
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I have Gladiator gear track on my wall, and hang our bikes using the Gladiator vertical bike hook. You can get it at Lowe's.



It doesn't hurt carbon bikes, either.

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Old 09-18-20, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
Here's a nice idea that took a few seconds on Google.

I really like the look of this when they're still like that, but I wonder if taking down or hanging up a bike - especially one of the middle three - would cause them all to swing and bang together and become annoying time after time.

I'd like to do something similar because we have bikes for a family of four on the floor in the garage this time of year (when they're not hung from the ceiling in the winter) and it can be a tight squeeze with both cars in the garage.
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I have Gladiator gear track on my wall, and hang our bikes using the Gladiator vertical bike hook. You can get it at Lowe's.

It doesn't hurt carbon bikes, either.
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I use both Gladiator and Proslat in our garage. The bikes occupy a small 5' wide corner of space and heights are staggered to accommodate other items. Nice thing about Gladiator panels is that you can purchase them in smaller quantities over an entire 8' x 4' wall panel. Both products can be trimmed to size with a hacksaw/jigsaw and screwed to the wall joists.
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Old 09-18-20, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Squeeze View Post
I really like the look of this when they're still like that, but I wonder if taking down or hanging up a bike - especially one of the middle three - would cause them all to swing and bang together and become annoying time after time.

I'd like to do something similar because we have bikes for a family of four on the floor in the garage this time of year (when they're not hung from the ceiling in the winter) and it can be a tight squeeze with both cars in the garage.
In my son's garage I put (2) 1x3 strips on the wall and mounted these hangers. You can space the bikes however you want and they do not swing. He has 6 bikes and since they are a mix of road, TT and MTB he has them pretty close since the bars are all different locations and don't interfere with R&R.

$15 for a pair
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I've bent rims hanging bikes by the front wheel like that. If some one bumps them or something falls over into them they torque and bend the rim.

Never again.

Quickest and easiest is hanging the bike by the saddle horn off a waist high pipe or 2x4.

I've seen people hang them by the top bar from the wall using a rack made out of an old pair of drop bars. That looks pretty cool

I store one of my bikes in the rafters of my garage using two J hooks in a 2x3 connected to a pulley arrangement. Gets the bike up out of the way.

I made a bike shed in my back yard and fashioned wheel slots out of plywood and some scrap. Nice thing about that is I can adjust the width of each of each wheel holder for a specific bike by just moving where they are screwed into the plywood decking.

Do a google images search on bike holders
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In my former place I had an alcove that was wasted space so I built this:

As a bonus I gained a shelf for storage
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does not get much easier or cheaper (one 2x4) than this, and it works. You could, of course, put multiple holders on the same base legs
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That's a great looking stand, but I don't have the tools for that.
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I like the Feedback Sports Rack---I have two. (I can't post a link, but you can find it at REI).
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Thanks for help and ideas. My struggle was with attaching something to a concrete cinderblock wall. Youtube to the rescue! I found these Tapcon screws and they worked great. Of course, now I have enough left over to build a new house.

Kit comes with a special drill for concrete. Not easy with a regular drill. They suggest a "hammer drill," but I am not going to buy one just for this. I used four over an eight foot span.

Simple bike hooks, about $1 or $2 a piece on ebay. 2x4 from Lowes. That was the only thing that I had to leave the house for, Covid and all.

Five bikes, no problem. One is my adult son's bike. I need to get rid of that one so I can get another for me.
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Thanks for help and ideas. My struggle was with attaching something to a concrete cinderblock wall. Youtube to the rescue! I found these Tapcon screws and they worked great. Of course, now I have enough left over to build a new house.

Kit comes with a special drill for concrete. Not easy with a regular drill. They suggest a "hammer drill," but I am not going to buy one just for this. I used four over an eight foot span.

Simple bike hooks, about $1 or $2 a piece on ebay. 2x4 from Lowes. That was the only thing that I had to leave the house for, Covid and all.

Five bikes, no problem. One is my adult son's bike. I need to get rid of that one so I can get another for me.
1 anchor per foot of lateral spacing is how I learned that anything less might work loose over time.

Just donate the unwanted bicycle to support your N+1 requirements.
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1 anchor per foot of lateral spacing is how I learned that anything less might work loose over time.

Just donate the unwanted bicycle to support your N+1 requirements.
I guess that would depend on the load and direction. Maybe I will place a few more screws, I do have a full box of them and no other projects in the works.
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I banged this together. Works ok
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Beautiful. You obviously do this a lot.
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These two ideas look good to me. I haven't yet tried them though.


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I second GlennR's suggestion to hand them from hooks. I don't have photos (my garage is in the Houston area and I am in Dubai), but it works well for me for my single bikes.
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I made this one a couple of years ago. Sub $15 for 2 bikes displayed nicely, but it will hold 4 bikes in a pinch.
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This works for me but I would do one of the hanging variations if I had the space. I made this from scrap wood I had in my shop.
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I just picked up a couple of these racks on Craigslist.

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