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Old 03-28-07, 05:44 AM
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Home Bike Storage Racks

Im looking at these at Nashbar:



Has anyone used either of these? Id like the big one, but in my experience
round tubed type frame material often gets wobbly since there isnt a good
metal contact point.
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I have the lower model, you're welcome to come by and get a first hand look at it. I like mine. Stable enough to do most repairs on, I can fit 3 bikes on it with an extra couple of arms. 4 would be difficult, but maybe possible with lots of planning and careful use.
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I have the lower model as well (SuperGo I think was selling it originally) bought it years ago. Very stable and I have put 4 bikes easily on it with extra arms. There is also a little hook bar that you can add that I use to hold my helmet.

The first one looks nice because it can store all that gear (my gear is randomly spread around the house).

hope this helps ...

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Have the Performance version of the second one. Very stable. Holds three bikes currently. Often used it as a work stand before I bought a formal work stand.
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can someone give a link to the lower model, im looking for a bike stand for my small apt where I dont have to drill anything, and cant find that one shown.
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Originally Posted by huytheskigod
Have the Performance version of the second one. Very stable. Holds three bikes currently. Often used it as a work stand before I bought a formal work stand.
have an duse the second one too.

You can't spin the cranks on this if you have pedals on can you?
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I have the lower model as well. I like it very much.
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Originally Posted by lima_bean
can someone give a link to the lower model, im looking for a bike stand for my small apt where I dont have to drill anything, and cant find that one shown.
http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...All%20Products
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If you have a garage why not just screw some rubber coated hooks into the ceiling and hang your bikes from them? That always works for me!
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I am looking to do that....but I have 12 foot ceilings so I am going to have to rig something up.
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Originally Posted by DigitalRJH
I am looking to do that....but I have 12 foot ceilings so I am going to have to rig something up.
my dad built a Rube Goldberg device for that. It was pullies and loops which went ove the handlebar and the seat and cleats on the wall. By the time he was done he had the perfect excuse to not take his bike down and ride.

Make an extra wide shelf and put the hooks in that. You can toss your off-season seasonal stuff on the shelf, out of the way. Just make sure to secure it to the studs.

bike shelf.pdf

ps and make sure the shelf is higher than the forehead of your tallest friend, trust me
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Originally Posted by Hambone
have an duse the second one too.

You can't spin the cranks on this if you have pedals on can you?
If you use the upper mount and slide the bike far enough out on the arms, the pedals just clear. Don't let the bike rock though or you will get some pedal strikes.
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Originally Posted by huytheskigod
If you use the upper mount and slide the bike far enough out on the arms, the pedals just clear. Don't let the bike rock though or you will get some pedal strikes.
ya know, after I wrote that question I thought about that and that sure as hell beats upside down on the dining room table. (Which means I gotta finish my work before Mrs. Hambone gets back from tending bar. Or else my bacon is in the fire.)

Plus my dyslexia makes working on an upside down bike and the tighten loosen/front brifter-rear brifter head games exhausting.

Cool.
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I have what rha600 has... works really well if you're in a condo or apartment.
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I have what rha600 has... works really well if you're in a condo or apartment.
How are these compared to the floor standing models? Are they more for looks or are there other benefits? I'm worried that these ones will either tip over (under-tighten) or cause an indentation on the ceiling (over-tighten). Thanks!
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How are these compared to the floor standing models? Are they more for looks or are there other benefits? I'm worried that these ones will either tip over (under-tighten) or cause an indentation on the ceiling (over-tighten). Thanks!
the unit was only $75 and it is very stable. my ceiling is concrete (I live in an apartment on the first floor) so there's no chance of denting it but there is a foam pad on the top plate to cushion it. it's pretty thick too so I wouldn't think you'd have a problem with drywall either. and then at the bottom are the two adjustable feet that you unscrew with a wrench in order to put tighten the stand. personally I love it. I had bought a stand something like the bottom on in the original post and just didn't like it. with this one it keeps the two bikes against the wall and out of the way.
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Originally Posted by rha600
the unit was only $75 and it is very stable. my ceiling is concrete (I live in an apartment on the first floor) so there's no chance of denting it but there is a foam pad on the top plate to cushion it. it's pretty thick too so I wouldn't think you'd have a problem with drywall either. and then at the bottom are the two adjustable feet that you unscrew with a wrench in order to put tighten the stand. personally I love it. I had bought a stand something like the bottom on in the original post and just didn't like it. with this one it keeps the two bikes against the wall and out of the way.
that is a good point, the bottom one in OP's original post has legs which stick out the back two or three inches, to keep it from rocking backwards. This means it isn't against the wall.
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rha: was any drilling or anythign required or is it just friction thats keepign it in place?What if your ceiling isn't concrete but like a plaster? (forgive me the technical name is escaping me at the moment).....
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I have the cheapy Delta Michelangelo ($65 on Amazon) which just leans up against the wall. I've been amazed at how incredibly reliable it is. I figured it would fall apart or fall over pretty quickly, but for something that's not actually attached to anything, it's taken any abuse I can give it. I dare say I'd even recommend it. It looks a lot nicer than the other options posted here, too - good enough, say, to display my bikes in the middle of my apartment's living room.
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rha: was any drilling or anythign required or is it just friction thats keepign it in place?What if your ceiling isn't concrete but like a plaster? (forgive me the technical name is escaping me at the moment).....
no drilling at all. I put the entire thing together with an allen wrench and an open end wrench (to extend the feet). Like I said in the post above, it's got a pretty thick foam pad on the top plate. 4 circular ones actually. here's a photo I took. hopefully this gives you an idea of what the top piece looks like.

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Bike Loft 2 Storage Rack

I have the second rack, the Bike Loft 2. Currenly being sold for $70 at Performance Bike. This rack is sturdy and the arms to hold the bike(s) are adjustable so different size bikes can be mounted on this rack. The rack includes four arms for two bikes additional arms can be purchased to store an additional two bike, four bikes total. There are accessories you can also purchase , storage bar and hangers, to store your helmet and gloves. This rack is sturdy enough to be used to service your bike. Yes there is enough clearance to turn the crank with the pedals on.
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rha, what is the name of that stand? where'd you get it?
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rha, what is the name of that stand? where'd you get it?
http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/115...orage-Rack.htm

also, don't forget. our bikes are not the heaviest things in the world. two bikes are probably barely breaking the 40 pound mark if that...
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