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Storing my single speed

Old 01-28-16, 07:42 AM
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Storing my single speed

Hi everyone,

I have just restored an old road frame and built it into a single speed. The frame used to be my grandfather's so it is very dear to me, and I want to store it nicely.

Do you have any suggestions on how to best store it in my small apartment?

I have done some digging and 2 options stand out:
Get CLUG the tiny Clug looks nice without bike, but I don't like that the bike will still take much space because of the way it mounts to the wall.

Products | KP Cykler Shop | KP Cykler Shop the Bike Hanger by KP Cykler looks perfect but has anyone bought it in the States? I can see they can ship it here but will I have to pay any duties?

Thanks!
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If you're going to hang it on the wall, keep in mind that you're going to need to drill into a stud. I use one of these for my bikes. It stays in place by micro-adjusting the length to brace against the floor/ceiling.

This one appears to be principally the same, but cheaper: XPORT Off the Wall Storage Rack
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Old set of drops and a quill.. quick trip to the hardware store and a little black paint for the base.... got yourself a decent little rack for cheap

*not mine, just an image I found online*


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Originally Posted by ceelint View Post
Old set of drops and a quill.. quick trip to the hardware store and a little black paint for the base.... got yourself a decent little rack for cheap

*not mine, just an image I found online*

That's actually mine lol. Worked well for my last apartment. Now I use this:

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Old 01-29-16, 05:46 AM
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^^^Look at all that empty wall-space

I didn't mind drilling into the wall/stud and use a couple of these - not pretty but how can you beat it for only $6 at Home Depots?
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Old 01-29-16, 06:39 AM
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Originally Posted by IAmSam View Post
^^^Look at all that empty wall-space

I didn't mind drilling into the wall/stud and use a couple of these - not pretty but how can you beat it for only $6 at Home Depots?
I don't really mind drilling either. And drywall anchors should be strong enough to carry a weight of a bike easily.
I would totally go for the DIY version but I think it might be just a little too time consuming and another thing on the to-do list for a few months. Plus the one from Denmark is also made in limited edition with would be a nice touch for a special bike. It looks like it attaches to the wall quite easily too.

But the $139 is already quite high so I'm wondering if there are more costs involved? Does anyone have experience with ordering stuff from Europe? I see I have to pay sales tax here. Is there any duty or anything else?

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That's actually mine lol. Worked well for my last apartment. Now I use this:
That one is absolute ace if I just had more floor space.. Is it something you got laser cut for yourself or can you buy these?
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Originally Posted by IAmSam View Post
^^^Look at all that empty wall-space

I didn't mind drilling into the wall/stud and use a couple of these - not pretty but how can you beat it for only $6 at Home Depots?
I know but slanted ceilings

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That one is absolute ace if I just had more floor space.. Is it something you got laser cut for yourself or can you buy these?
I made it with a CNC router. Can be made out of just about anything.
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Originally Posted by thewilson View Post
I made it with a CNC router. Can be made out of just about anything.
Sweet. Def something to have once there's more floor space.
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Originally Posted by thewilson View Post
That's actually mine lol. Worked well for my last apartment. Now I use this:

Well done! Wouldn't be my personal choice but i can appreciate the design and thought put into it.
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What's wrong with just leaning it up against something?

Oh yeah, that doesn't require overthinking. Never mind!
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
What's wrong with just leaning it up against something?
This is perfectly acceptable unless you're living with my girlfriend.

Originally Posted by Bair View Post
How to store a bike 101:
1. Bring bike to garage
Straight to my non existent garage.
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How to store a bike 101:
1. Bring bike to garage
2. Find something to lean the bike on
3. Lean the bike on that something
4. Admire your bike
5. Walk away
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you people and your garages
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I've got 3 clugs and like em, but I also have a corner of the den/office room with enough room to waste for storing 3 spaced-out bikes in clugs.

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you people and your garages
We have thousands of dollars in cars just weathering outside on the driveway, meanwhile we have a garage full of worthless junk.
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
What's wrong with just leaning it up against something?

Oh yeah, that doesn't require overthinking. Never mind!
Bike storage is difficult.


Edit : can you tell I like straight flat saddles?

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It's all fun and games until you wanna ride the GT.
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Reminder: the OP only has one bike.
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How smitten are you with your girlfriend?
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How smitten are you with your girlfriend?
Seriously!!!

You can find woman pretty much everywhere, but finding the right bike is a lot of work!
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I have one of these





in my dining room. Hopefully, I'll have to get another one soon
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I have the exact same rack, except that it's set up outside on my patio. It's only good with the bikes inserted from the front and spaced every other support, which takes up a lot of space. Most of my bikes are stored in my garage, hung from ceiling hooks.
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Originally Posted by cali_axela View Post
I've got 3 clugs and like em, but I also have a corner of the den/office room with enough room to waste for storing 3 spaced-out bikes in clugs.

Elegant! If you have all that floor space.

I went for limited The Bike Hanger in brown . It arrived yesterday and looks supreme! Pictures to follow once I get it up!
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I got this little wall-mounted rack from Home Depot for $6. 2 holes into the stone above my fireplace (easily patched with putty), and it turns my bike into wall art.

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