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Old 03-23-12, 07:56 AM
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bike storage rack

Well I see the search function is still horrible.........

I need to make a bike storage rack for my shed to hold (2) of my kids bikes (currently 16", but soon to be 20") and (2) adult bikes. My kids recently quit using training wheels, so they now just "toss" their bikes in the shed, which makes for a real headache. I have a few ideas floating around in my thick skull and I've seen a few designs from time to time, but I'm hoping someone will post one that I like better. Currently I'm leaning toward one like the truck bed rack on utahmoutainbiking.com. So if you have any pics, links, etc, post em please!

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Old 03-23-12, 10:53 AM
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Rubbermaid has a track system, the front tire, hooks hang the bike .. on a sliding piece.
so the spacing is a variable, you slide the other bikes aside, to get to yours.

Overall they can be closer together..
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Old 03-23-12, 11:36 AM
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I didn't think bout it until after the fact, but I should have posted my limitations. The bikes are stored in a metal Arrow shed, so wall or ceiling mounting is out of the question. And it needs to be easy enough for my 6 yr olds to use. Compact, but roomy enough to accomodate bike differences (like 16" to 20" or be able to put the adult bike where the kids bikes are, etc. I'm constantly rearranging the shed to find better use of the space).
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Something like this? It doesn't matter what rack you get the trick is getting the kids to use it



http://www.discountramps.com/bike-parking-rack.htm

or maybe this



http://www.discountramps.com/floor-bike-stand.htm
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Old 03-24-12, 06:17 AM
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That PVC pipe one on utahmountingbiking looks slick. If it were me, I'd probably go with that. You could do something similar with wood if you prefer.
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Old 03-24-12, 08:04 PM
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The current issue of Bicycle Times magazine (issue 016), has directions on building your own bicycle rack. The material used is wood, but if you are looking for something for the inside of a locked shed,you could do worse.
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Thanx for the sugegstions. The Abyss rack is roughly what I'm after. Although at $40 a pop, I might be able to make it cheaper. Plus using PVC uprights would give it some flexibilty to bend incase the kids jacked around too much and knocked a bike over or fell on it. May not save a rim, but would save a frame/fork/possibly some paint. (I like my bike looking shiney, except its now FULLY covered in mud from the hidden mud puddle I went through screwing off while my kids were playing at the park).
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The current edition of Bicycle Times has plans for a multi-bike rack using 2x4s and, I think, plywood.
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