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bike stands...which ones are good?

Old 10-16-07, 10:29 AM
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bike stands...which ones are good?

alright...

so...i live in a decent size apartment but it's still just an apartment...it's like 1100 sq ft; space is limited between a queen size bed, book cases, dvd case, two tv's (one of which is a non-thin, oversize, tube tv), dining room table, etc etc.

i have one section of wall free where i could get some type of bike stand for my two bikes. so i need something that'll hold two bikes. i was thinking about those gravity stands...but i'm not sure if they'll really be steady enough.

https://amazon.com/gp/product/B000077...pf_rd_i=507846

so what are you guys using? any suggestions for storing two bikes in limited space?

thanks!!!!
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it's not going to tip over on you, if that's what you're worried about. seems like a good solution for a decent price
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anyone else?
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Originally Posted by celerystalksme View Post
anyone else?
I have less space than that and I don't have a free wall (I like books too--at 750 volumes now). What I have is a bicycle hook in a different wall for each of them (in a space with just enough room to hang a bicycle). I hang them by the front wheel and the rear wheel rests on the wall. It looks like the bicycle is going up the wall. Make sure they are in a stud though. I use the really heavy duty ones from Home Depot that hold like 200 lbs.

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good price for a 2 bike rack, i just lean mine
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get rid of the TVs and get one projector, and a satellite feed (FREE). Television these days will kill your mind anyway.
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could be womens shoes? even worse you are married to a woman more butch than yourself
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Originally Posted by prendrefeu View Post
get rid of the TVs and get one projector, and a satellite feed (FREE). Television these days will kill your mind anyway.
projector? what's that? and how do you get a free satellite feed?
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I purchased that Racor stand last week at Lowes, its very well built and solid. I paid $11.99+tax for it. Not sure if your local Lowes has the same price but what a deal.

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I've been using the Delta Michelangelo stand for the past 3 years. Never had a problem with it falling over. You even have enough room to put a third bike behind the lower one on the stand.
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Single, my idea: I got tired of tripping over stuff in my room.
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Originally Posted by celerystalksme View Post
projector? what's that? and how do you get a free satellite feed?
to save space: Set up the projector off the ceiling.. and the screen is a roll-up off the ceiling as well.

projector: it's an electronic device that will "project" the digital image onto a wall or screen at a distance. Google it. I'd suggest getting a DLP projector, personally... but and LCD will do just fine Many are HDTV ready.

free satellite: google that as well. All you'll pay for is the dish and the box, that's it. Ever. What you'll pick up is actually pretty cool - well over 300 channels from around the world. International news that will never get through the US media filters, random-ass (and interesting) programs from all sorts of countries, international sports broadcasting (cycling included) and so much more. It'll make watching television unique and interesting every time, like discovering perspectives and cultures of people that live all around the world. ***THIS ISN'T the "free" programming to connect to DishTV or any other paid-provider of Satellite programming. Instead, you'll be orienting your dish to the FTA (free-to-air) satellites... hence, you won't be getting HBO or MTV or CNN (thankfully!)... instead you'll be connecting to the FTA channels that the rest of the world has been doing for quite some time, including channels from place such as the UK, France, Columbia, China (yep), Slovakia, Iran, Senegal, South Africa, Australia, Thailand, etc:...

Anyway, just a thought. Most people I've known who like the FTA set up are the types who've traveled to more than 10 countries and spent some time learning to speak 3-5 languages fluently. So I suppose it's more for the internationalist/outernationalist crowd Maybe you'd like it?

Sorry for the crosstown-bus post.
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