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Apartment bike storage

Dec. 6, 2020, 3:51 p.m.
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I have 2 Thule bike stackers, they work great and fit all sorts of frames.

Dec. 6, 2020, 5:26 p.m.
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thanks for sharing

Dec. 6, 2020, 5:46 p.m.
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I have one Thule bike stacker, and I concur.

Dec. 6, 2020, 5:57 p.m.
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Oops, I seems to have created a double post of sorts. Anyway the original question:

Hey apartment folk, how do you store your bike(s)?

I currently am using a Rubbermaid fasttrack to hold up my bikes, which works ok but isn't by any means perfect. I think if I just raise the track up it will be more functional (my original mounting height was based off 26" and didn't account for the longer lower slacker 29ers to come) but curious to see what other solutions people have come up with.

Dec. 6, 2020, 6:09 p.m.
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I think if I had two bikes those stackers would be a good way to go, trying to fit three bikes is why I went vertical in the space I have.

This is my current setup:

Dec. 6, 2020, 6:13 p.m.
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I have the two up stand from toepeak. Using it for 5 years and it remains like new. It is self standing so won't mark up your wall and keeps the bike from doing damage to the drywall. The bikes are very stable on it. Overall a great product, especially if you want something free standing. 

Dec. 6, 2020, 6:13 p.m.
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How the heck did you create this thread, delete your original post in the thread and retain my reply?

Now I'm the first post the thread you started lol

Dec. 6, 2020, 6:21 p.m.
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I double-posted, then deleted one of them which you had already replied to? I have no clue.

Dec. 7, 2020, 6:39 a.m.
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I have used this style rack in apartments before and more than 10 years later that rack is going strong in my house. $105CAD on Amazon - search for Delta Michelangelo Two-Bike Gravity Stand.


 Last edited by: Vikb on Dec. 7, 2020, 6:40 a.m., edited 1 time in total.
Dec. 7, 2020, 9:31 a.m.
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I've had one of these for almost 10 years. https://www.amazon.ca/Oakrak-Floor-Ceiling-Storage-Unfinished/dp/B009YU2DWK

I keep my road bike on the upper rack and my heavier enduro bike on the lower. Just have to be careful placing it because it exerts a fair amount of pressure on the ceiling - it needs to be placed against a ceiling joist otherwise you'll push through plaster and drywall. 

It's definitely great to have your bikes stacked.

Oak Bike Rack

Dec. 7, 2020, 9:50 a.m.
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I've been using steadyRacks for a couple of years now - really easy to mount and the killer application is being able to swing the bike left to right off the vertical axis

Dec. 7, 2020, 9:55 a.m.
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I also use Steadyracks and they are awesome. Being able to move them around while on the rack is a huge benefit. I have three bikes stored in less space than I would have stored two on my old verticle stacking rack. Only problem is they are expensive at like $110+ per bike.


 Last edited by: nobby on Dec. 7, 2020, 9:56 a.m., edited 1 time in total.
Dec. 7, 2020, 5:59 p.m.
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The steadyracks do look really solid. 

You guys that have them, did you stagger them at different heights to keep it compact? Only downside I see there is it ends up being a lot of holes to put in a wall

Dec. 7, 2020, 6:04 p.m.
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Could you bolt them all to a nicely painted and finished 2x6, then you just need a few large mounting holes in to studs on the end and very middle?

Similar to what Remy does in this vid, but with wider planks instead of 2x4s. Skip to roughly 5:30

https://youtu.be/hnP9SpvJcMg?t=341


 Last edited by: thaaad on Dec. 7, 2020, 6:04 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
Dec. 7, 2020, 6:09 p.m.
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Posted by: thaaad

Could you bolt them all to a nicely painted and finished 2x6, then you just need a few large mounting holes in to studs on the end and very middle?

Similar to what Remy does in this vid, but with wider planks instead of 2x4s

A sheet of 3/4" plywood ripped to 30" inches for the top to mount the racks and 18" for the bottom for the rear tires to sit against would work great.

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