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Dec. 14, 2020, 3:12 p.m.
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Re: Apartment bike storage

Posted by: icullis

I liked the sliding hook solution posted in the pinkbike chat for the Mossy Cog article, here is a link to the video;

Hopefully it works, I haven't had much success with links...I'm thinking about doing that to my storage room

Cool! Should be super easy to scale that to whatever size / number is needed too.

Dec. 10, 2020, 4:25 p.m.
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Re: Apartment bike storage

Posted by: heathen

Posted by: J.Stubb

Pro tip... don't install the vertical hanging hook at the height for your current bikes. in two years your bike will be too long and you'll have reinstall it higher.

So true. LoL

This!

Have to re-mount mine higher, which is why I started looking into other options. Likely will just stick with what I've got and add some futureproof height to it.

Dec. 10, 2020, 9:09 a.m.
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Re: Apartment bike storage

Posted by: Cheez1ts

My board I screwed into the studs has slots so I can slide the hooks around. It’s definitely a pain to get more than two bikes in, but it is possible:

Cheez1ts: Is that a custom built rail or a specific product? Seems similar to what I have. 

I wasn't sure if this would unearth some more interesting/unique storage designs but seems like theres the few classic solutions and not that much else.

Dec. 7, 2020, 5:59 p.m.
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Re: Apartment bike storage

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. 6, 2020, 6:21 p.m.
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Re: Apartment bike storage

I double-posted, then deleted one of them which you had already replied to? I have no clue.

Dec. 6, 2020, 6:09 p.m.
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Re: Apartment bike storage

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, 5:57 p.m.
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Re: Apartment bike storage

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.

Nov. 29, 2020, 11:38 a.m.
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Re: Prescription Glasses

Check out Eyecraft optometry on dollarton!

Sarah and Sean are both trail builders and super involved in the bike community, I can't speak to costs but definitely worth a look to support a rad local business.

Aug. 18, 2020, 9:54 a.m.
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Re: Mid-size truck (Tacoma, etc.) - short bed or long bed?

Posted by: MaxRockatansky

Short bed works for me. I also have to drive downtown and park regularly so it makes that a whole lot easier. The only time i find myself wishing for a long bed is camping with the bikes.... The back fills up pretty quick with all the gear so requires a bike rack be used...

100% Agree, camp gear fills the bed quickly

Not sure about the newest generation, but to get a manual transmission with 4 doors & 4x4 I had to go short box (if you like to shift gears)

July 6, 2020, 5:52 p.m.
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Re: Vertical / shuttle bike rack options for 4 bikes (or more?)

If I'm solo then the tailgate/canopy setup isn't horrible which is how I've been getting about since the canopy went on - more thinking for shuttle roads etc. I've certainly used friends NSR's but nice to get some feedback from people who've actually had different options long term.

Lolo racks sells their bike hooks separately too so was also considering buying a few of those to just build my own rack.

Too bad motorcycle sidecars aren't a thing anymore (I assume?) They could make for a pretty funky bike/gear hauler setup.

July 6, 2020, 11:39 a.m.
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Re: Vertical / shuttle bike rack options for 4 bikes (or more?)

Posted by: Endur-Bro

What ever happened to that rack company out of Alberta? 

I have an NSR4. Wouldn’t get another.

Guessing you mean True North Racks mentioned earlier in this thread? Can't find anything other than a defunct twitter with that name so assuming they're no longer an option. It is kind of surprising there isn't more made on Canada options.

Why wouldn't you go with the NSR again?

July 5, 2020, 6:26 p.m.
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Re: Vertical / shuttle bike rack options for 4 bikes (or more?)

Curious what the current thoughts are on vertical racks? I recently got a canopy for my truck and am looking at options for shuttles/trips etc.

Recon rack would likely be my top pick if it wasn't for the exchange rate, so NSR-4 is looking more likely.

June 27, 2020, 8:21 p.m.
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Re: Short travel 29'ers

Im running a fugitive in the 120mm travel setting with a cane creek db coil, and can confirm the bike is very capable. 

That being said I'm in the "a bike weighs what a bike weighs" camp - I'm on a coil fork too so it's definitely not as light as it could be but it's a blast to ride and that's what really matters to me.

Dec. 29, 2019, 11:48 a.m.
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Re: splitboarding DIY - anyone done this?

I made my own using the voile kit and an old board that was collecting dust. You don't have to get split specific bindings either as the kit come with a plate which will accept a normal pair, however it does raise the bindings up slightly so you aren't right onto of the deck anymore.

It's actually quite simple to do, the hardest part I found (other than sawing a perfectly good board in half) was deciding on stance and angles as those are basically fixed.

I used it for both avy courses and a pretty light touring season before commiting to a production split board and had no complaints on ride quality etc. I can't say it came out perfect but my take is that it was a pretty fun project to build it up and dip my toes into touring before investing in split specific gear, so if you can't find anything second-hand you like and you've got a board to use then why not?

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