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Indoor Bike Storage Solutions?

May 11, 2011, 10:25 p.m.
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i have the same set up as shirk's, although mine is in a closet. i have a 2x6 at the bottom for the rear tire to rest against. it works well, although i do wish the closet was about 4" deeper - it's outside the bathroom, and in a year i've only wacked my head/arm on the handlebars once.

May 11, 2011, 10:52 p.m.
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I did mine similar to shirk, except minus all the wood work. Just used a stud finder and away we go. No tires rubbing against the walls and the studs are placed far enough apart that the bikes don't touch. The old MEC pole-mount holder just holds panniers and bike locks now - or I sometimes use it for a bike repair stand.

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Dec. 18, 2012, 2:31 p.m.
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Use a 2x6 across the top instead of a 2x4.

I had this stood up in our old apartment. It had some shelves on one end so that it fit exactly wall to wall. When it's wall to wall you don't need to worry about lateral movement. If you can't go wall to wall you need to brace for lateral movement.

I got the idea from Darren Butler, at the Endless shop he has some similar free standing rack but he has them on wheels.

Dec. 18, 2012, 2:38 p.m.
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That is the sort of thing i have in mind, thanks for posting.


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Dec. 18, 2012, 9:47 p.m.
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Im thinking I need something similar to that to fix my current situation which is just to pile them up in the corner

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

Dec. 19, 2012, 7:28 p.m.
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another option. 2x4's screwed to the wall and 2x2's put at various tire widths. Works great, but takes more space.

Dec. 19, 2012, 11:57 p.m.
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another option. 2x4's screwed to the wall and 2x2's put at various tire widths. Works great, but takes more space.

Not freestanding though.

Dec. 20, 2012, 12:04 a.m.
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Not freestanding though.

That could easily be made freestanding. I had a rack like that, didn't really work well in practice.

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Dec. 20, 2012, 12:07 a.m.
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That could easily be made freestanding. I had a rack like that, didn't really work well in practice.

I have a freestanding version of it too, it does the trick, but it's not efficient for space. Good for cleanup though.

Dec. 20, 2012, 9:43 a.m.
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This is the first one I built in our place.

I've built a second version in our temporary home that does not screw to the wall and is self standing. Will take some pictures of it tonight.

Mine looks just like this, except it's on the wall of my living room in my Gastown condo… we have 2 bike hooks in the corner of the room and they are very neat and out of the way, but they are road bikes, I can't see hanging DH bikes there… Mine are mounted into drywall as we live in an apartment with metal studs, they have 8 monster toggle bolts and you can do pull ups on the hooks without a problem. (Which is NOT true of the anchors that I ripped out of the wall before that…)

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Dec. 20, 2012, 10:16 a.m.
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where does this thread specify freestanding? Go to that "other" thread if you need freestanding. Sheesh.

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