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How do you store multiple bikes?

Old 10-23-13, 07:21 PM
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How do you store multiple bikes?

Need some ideas on how to store multiple bikes in new house with less space
than the old house. We do have long and tall garage. Please post pics and suggestions.
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Old 10-23-13, 07:52 PM
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if you can hang it vertically, alternate front and rear wheels between bikes. this would take less space.
( but i would not hang carbon wheels)
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Old 10-23-13, 07:56 PM
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if you can hang it vertically, alternate front and rear wheels between bikes. this would take less space.
( but i would not hang carbon wheels)
Why?
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Old 10-23-13, 08:12 PM
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I went to Home Depot and picked up this Rubbermaid Fast Track. In a space of about 7 feet I've got 7 bikes, but could get 8 on if I wanted. It is fairly inexpensive too.

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In my heated/indoor workshop.
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against the wall like above is nice or like I have from the ceiling
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Old 10-23-13, 11:45 PM
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Six bikes in four horizontal feet for $90. Hooks are too small for my Pugsley, but otherwise it works well for the price.

https://www.amazon.com/Monkey-Bar-Sto...+bar+bike+rack
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Originally Posted by Lanterne Rogue View Post
Six bikes in four horizontal feet for $90.
That is assuming you have 6 bikes that all are the same geometry with the same type of handle bars, and don't mind whacking your bikes around and catching cables when loading or unloading them.

The Home Depot thing looks good - it'd be nice if the hangers would slide easily so you could move bikes out of the way to load and unload easier.
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The Fast track hooks do slide along the rail. It makes for easy adjustments.
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This is how I do mines, up above & out of the way:

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Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder View Post
In my heated/indoor workshop.
I moved into a 3 bedroom duplex recently....bedroom, guest room, bike room. Luckily all hardwood

My plan is to get 2 1x4's or similar and put some bike hooks in one, and then attach one to the wall for the bike to hang on and the other for the rear wheel to rest on. Have enough rack space for 4 bikes and then a work stand and some shelves for tools / parts
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Originally Posted by Steepndeep View Post
Need some ideas on how to store multiple bikes in new house with less space
than the old house. We do have long and tall garage. Please post pics and suggestions.
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In the dead space:

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holds 9 bikes.

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Originally Posted by Jakedatc View Post
against the wall like above is nice or like I have from the ceiling
I would love to do this but I'm afraid over time that wheel will deform a little
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Old 10-25-13, 03:07 PM
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how? your bike weights at most 30lb (mtn bike) your body weighs over 100 lbs + bike. Wheels are not delicate little things.. they are built to take a large amount of abuse and hanging from them is very minor.

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^does she know you put our bike there?^
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One is in the living room, one in the dining room (the wife's), one in the music room, one in an upstairs spare room, one in the basement and two in the garage. Easy
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
I would love to do this but I'm afraid over time that wheel will deform a little
That's not really how deformation works. You have elastic deformation when a force is applied that doesn't cause strain that exceeds the elastic limit, if you stay in this region any deformation returns back to the undeformed state once the force is removed. If you exceed that limit you get plastic deformation, that is 'permanent' deformation. You also have deformation from fatigue which occurs from forces being applied below the elastic limit, but the strain is applied and then removed, reapplied, and on and on. Eventually there is fatigue failure, but this only occurs from the force being applied and removed repeatedly, if the force is applied and not removed there wont' be fatigue failure, and since you're below the elastic limit there is no plastic deformation. ... so on to the point, the force from a bike hanging is well below the elastic deformation limit, and the application of force doesn't really fall into fatigue territory ... so no worry about deformation over time
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Originally Posted by Ridelots24 View Post
holds 9 bikes.

^What keeps the bikes from tipping over? I've been thinking about doing something similar with cabinets/drawers underneath to store helmets, shoes, pump, etc.

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I've had this half-baked idea floating around my head to modify a display rack from a rug store. The kind where you can browse through rugs like turning pages of a book. They are quite sturdy, usually made of steel tubing, and tall enough to hang bikes from one wheel. Add some hooks and then you could flip through your bikes to decide which one you'd use that day.
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Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post
^What keeps the bikes from tipping over? I've been thinking about doing something similar with cabinets/drawers underneath to store helmets, shoes, pump, etc. I've had this half-baked idea floating around my head to modify a display rack from a rug store. The kind where you can browse through rugs like turning pages of a book. They are quite sturdy, usually made of steel tubing, and tall enough to hang bikes from one wheel. Add some hooks and then you could flip through your bikes to decide which one you'd use that day.
I made it from pressure treated wood and rusty old angle iron....
one of these days i might paint it.....right after i clean this place up!
i snuck in a shot of 'the shop'.... aka workbench

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This thread has me drooling, a little bit.

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I have access to copious amounts of angle iron.
I even fabbed up a truck rack before I got a really bike rack.
It serves as a storage rack now.
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Originally Posted by speedemon View Post
This is how I do mines, up above & out of the way:

LOVE the ceiling lifts! I just have simple hooks in the bottom of the roof trusses to hang my tires from. If my garage was taller, I'd go for a lift type system though for sure, if for nothing else but the coolness factor.
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