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DIY Bike Rack for $90

Old 08-05-11, 06:51 AM
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I would attach some kind of metal "guide" into the wall, for the wheel to sit in - this would help prevent the bikes from banging into each other in case of an accident or something. Then again, if you prefer the flexibility of angled-hang or perpendicular-hang then you don't need it.
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Old 08-05-11, 07:01 AM
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Nice and simple design.

Shame I don't have the space for one
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Originally Posted by Marauder9
Nice and simple design.

Shame I don't have the space for one
That was my first reaction also, but on second thought ... this setup is genius with its practical simplicity.

I have four bicycles leaned together in a hall joining area by my front door. They're kind of interlocked to save space and it's a Chinese puzzle box getting a deeper one out. Rotating the whole set 90 degrees like this would take up less room, not more, and make it easier to slide one out.

Do you think 1 or 2 bikes might fit vertical in a hall coat closet?
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Old 08-05-11, 07:48 AM
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Pardon my noobyness. Whats the story on those wheels with the red tires?
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Originally Posted by Kurogashi
Is there a thread on BF where people just post pictures of how they store their bikes at home?

Nice setup btw.
yea.. do a search for Bike Storage. lots of them.
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Old 08-05-11, 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by TDRILL
Pardon my noobyness. Whats the story on those wheels with the red tires?

Those are Specialized's house brand Roval wheels. They used that funky hub design. (https://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...jsp?spid=57188)

I am not sure they are still being made. And I have seen them at an LBS at significant discount (more than on that link above).

If you look on velonews or cycling news they probably have review of them, but it seems like they were launched 2-3 years ago.
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Originally Posted by TylerR
Velcro is the only thing keeping those bikes in the air? Seems a little dodgy to me...
those velcro straps could probably support much more weight. 25lb bikes are nothing for those straps.
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Originally Posted by jrobe
Obviously you are trying to save money so you can upgrade to something other than Treks

Good idea though.
The man loves Treks! Probably got a family discount, LOL.
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Old 08-05-11, 10:18 AM
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That is freakin' sweet, great job! As for those Husky Straps, At 250+ pounds last year, I did 20 pull ups with 2 of them at Home Depot w/o them even stretching or coming loose. These things will hold bikes with no problem whatsoever.
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Can you list the price breakdown? That looks like it should cost less than half $90.
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Nice job. I like the angled approach. My bikes are straight out and take up room in my workout area. Just a thought but my wife doesn't put her bikes up on my wall hooks, would be cool to use your design but with a retractable cord for her bikes so she could strap it on the wheel on the ground and let the retraction system make it easier to get the bike vertical. Cheers
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Originally Posted by Kurogashi
Is there a thread on BF where people just post pictures of how they store their bikes at home?

Nice setup btw.
here's mine.. $0 and 0 minutes to install.





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4 bikes, 8 hooks into the garage ceiling, $10. The OP's is much prettier though.
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Old 08-05-11, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Sir Real
Can you list the price breakdown? That looks like it should cost less than half $90.
Husky Velcro straps x5 $6 each $30
3 inch rings x5 $1 each $5
Brush nickel bar hangers x3 $8 each $24 (white ones were $5 I believe)
Brush nickel bar 6 foot $11
6x12 shelf board $11
Lag screws x9 .40 cents each
Packet of 1/2 inch screws for the board $4
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That looks slick. I wonder if Lowes has a similar velcro strap. The nearest Home Depot isn't near at all.
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Originally Posted by Rob13
Husky Velcro straps x5 $6 each $30
3 inch rings x5 $1 each $5
Brush nickel bar hangers x3 $8 each $24 (white ones were $5 I believe)
Brush nickel bar 6 foot $11
6x12 shelf board $11
Lag screws x9 .40 cents each
Packet of 1/2 inch screws for the board $4
I was wondering if your straps were the 18 inches. There's also the 24 and 36 inches version...

Impossible to get them in Quebec tho.
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I hang up my bike with the same husky velcro straps.. Theyre rated to hold up to 300 lbs, it has no probs holding up a 30lb bike. I have a slightly larger velcro strap for mine though. I'm thinking about making more because well, my neighbor's bikes are getting in the way of mine and we share the same hallway.
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I'm too lazy to have to put a velcro strap on a wheel. Give me a big "S" hook and be done with it.
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[QUOTE=MDfive21;13039709]here's mine.. $0 and 0 minutes to install. UOTE]

1 minute to put the wheel on and off..
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This isn't pretty, but I put up something like this for general storage and was thinking about it for bike storage on the other side of the garage. Bike Storage Design : Best Source Information Home Architecture

8 ft 2x4s are $2 or $3, some deck screws or lag bolts, and some screw in hooks for $1-$2 each. I use the two I put up to hang chairs, long boards, and misc., but as shown, it works for bikes too. I could buy nicer looking hooks and paint it if I wanted it to look nicer.
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I just use normal wall hooks and it works.
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Originally Posted by VeloAtheist
That looks slick. I wonder if Lowes has a similar velcro strap. The nearest Home Depot isn't near at all.
Can't find any where I live. I found those on Amazon.. Amazon.com : Crawford Heavy Duty Velcro Storage Strap With Heavy Duty Zinc Plated Sring Link (Handles 200 LB Safe Working Load) : Hardware Hooks : Patio, Lawn & Garden
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