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Old 07-05-13, 07:04 AM
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Bike storage rack for 6 bikes

I'm looking for a storage rack for 6 actively used bikes. 3 are road bikes, and 2 are mountain bikes with slicks, and 1 is a recent hybrid. I have a space in my basement where I know they'll all fit and not get in the way, but only if I can get a stand as there is nothing to lean up against. It also needs to be EASY to get in and out as 3 of the primary users are teenagers, and we all know how much care and attention they pay to doing things...NOT. They won't be bothered if they have to think. (actually it just occurred to me only 2 teenagers now, my son just turned 20)

My preference is to have them backed in too and held by the rear wheel, so the front is always facing out, like in most bike shops. There's no need to lock them.

What I've seen on Amazon doesn't impress me. Every single stand has some negative comments about it too, some won't fit mtb tires, some won't fit with disc brakes, some won't fit 2 road bikes side-by-side. Some have problems with derailleurs getting in the way. While I have narrower tires on all the bikes, and no disc brakes, they just sound like they're not well thought out.

Anybody out there have any advice and maybe real world experience? I'll have to visit some shops to see how they store theirs on the floor. I'm sure though that commercial use stands are a lot more money.
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Put 6 screw in utility hooks into a board and then nail/screw the board up on the wall or ceiling. You can hang the bikes from the rear of front wheel.



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Old 07-05-13, 01:33 PM
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That will require work on everyone's part. It has to be roll in/roll out.
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Pricy,but you could buy six of these:
http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...2_170404_-1___

Or make your own out of wood and hooks. You could also search around eHow and Instructables. Guarantee there's plans out there somewhere.
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Originally Posted by zacster View Post
That will require work on everyone's part. It has to be roll in/roll out.
How? Lift onto the hook and it secures itself. You could hang it at a level so they simply walk up, lift the handlebars and roll up the wall to the hook.
They can't be that lazy.
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Old 07-16-13, 07:24 PM
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Ceiling.

It is easy to get them down and put them up (there's a bit of an art to it, but once you learn, it's easy).

You will use zero floor space.

Set up the hooks so that the bikes just clear your head when you walk under them.

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How about a Cycle Tree? Harbor freight sells them. You can hang 6 full size bikes in a space not much bigger than 4'X4'. While not a roll in, roll out solution, it isn't hard to hang the bikes up and it doesn't take up a lot of room. I have been using one for a few years and even hoisting a massive Raleigh DL-1 up takes very little effort. They can be had for cheaper if you search for the HF 20% off coupons online.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cycle-t...rage-2628.html

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Shouldn't be too hard.

Build your own from lumber like the ones you see in so many public places. You can space the uprights to match your bike's tire sizes.


The big issue is handlebar width which limits how closely you can space the bikes together. Depending on your space availability, I'd make it 2 sided so you'll only have 1 middle bike on each side.
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+1, DIY, fabricate ,
a ramp style, one higher than the next, will let handlebars overlap to save some space..
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Originally Posted by zacster View Post
I'm looking for a storage rack for 6 actively used bikes. 3 are road bikes, and 2 are mountain bikes with slicks, and 1 is a recent hybrid. I have a space in my basement where I know they'll all fit and not get in the way, but only if I can get a stand as there is nothing to lean up against. It also needs to be EASY to get in and out as 3 of the primary users are teenagers, and we all know how much care and attention they pay to doing things...NOT. They won't be bothered if they have to think. (actually it just occurred to me only 2 teenagers now, my son just turned 20)

My preference is to have them backed in too and held by the rear wheel, so the front is always facing out, like in most bike shops. There's no need to lock them.

What I've seen on Amazon doesn't impress me. Every single stand has some negative comments about it too, some won't fit mtb tires, some won't fit with disc brakes, some won't fit 2 road bikes side-by-side. Some have problems with derailleurs getting in the way. While I have narrower tires on all the bikes, and no disc brakes, they just sound like they're not well thought out.

Anybody out there have any advice and maybe real world experience? I'll have to visit some shops to see how they store theirs on the floor. I'm sure though that commercial use stands are a lot more money.
I have this one, bought 2 and assembled them as 1 to fit 10 bikes. They work with all my bikes perfectly (road, bmx, mtn), although the only disk brakes I have are on 29er bikes. I alternate how the bikes face to get them all to fit.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Originally Posted by kingsting View Post
How about a Cycle Tree? Harbor freight sells them.
I have one of those. OP said he wanted easy in-and-out. If the bike you want is on the inner-most position,then it's a pain to get out. Great for long term storage,not so good for daily usage.
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