BICYCLE RACK

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Old 08-08-00, 05:06 PM
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I AM LOOKING FOR PLANS FOR A WOODEN BICYCLE RACK TO HOLD AT LEAST THREE TO FOUR BICYCLES.
NOTHING FANCY, JUST SOMETHING TO KEEP THE BICYCLES OFF THE GARAGE FLOOR. THANK YOU!
 
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Old 06-02-04, 12:16 PM
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Looking for plans, too.

I am looking for plans for a home made bike rack, too. Anyone know of such plans?
 
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Old 06-02-04, 10:38 PM
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Well I could not find any but storage hooks screwed into the rafters, and hanging the bikes by the front wheel is the easiest. However you could build a 2x4 wall to the exact height from floor to ceiling so you have to hit inot place. Then cut out a notch big enough to fit the top tube near the head tube and seat tube out of 2x4 and bolt it to the side of the studs and hang them that way. It would not be pretty but it would work.
 
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Old 06-26-04, 02:10 PM
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This post is a bit old~~

... so let me know if there's still interest in a bike rack: I built one and can share ideas.
 
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Old 06-28-04, 02:19 AM
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You know, i've tried several wooden racks for the garage and I keep going back to the way we stored bikes to be repaired and have been repaired in the shop. A length of two by four with boat hooks spaced about 18 inches apart. On the opposite side of the numerous boathooks, put two hooks out near the dge (about 12 inches in). With two hooks in the ceiling/rafter/truss (where ever you decide to put them) at the same spacing from each other as the side of the 2 X 4 with only two hooks. Now latch the two sets of hooks together (hanging vertically) with the numerous hooks pointing straight at the ground. Make sure there is enough room so the bikes hang but don't touch the ground.
Now when you hang the bike, it will be vertical and out of the way.
 
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Old 06-30-04, 12:03 PM
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A good idea

IRSean, you're right: the hanging rack idea is excellent, since it is cheap and effective. It also responds directly to the original poster, who needed to store multiple bikes. My bike rack holds just two bikes, altho it is not "invasive"- it doesn't require drilling into sheetrock or studs/beams. I built mine when I was living in an apartment and didnt' want to get the landlord any more cheezed off that he was going to get.
 
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Old 06-30-04, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by CycleZen
I built mine when I was living in an apartment and didnt' want to get the landlord any more cheezed off that he was going to get.

Hee Hee, I knew a guy in college that built an entire second floor in his dorm room. It was his sleeper level. The entire "floor space" was used as a livingroom and the "loft" he built was where he slept and kept his stuff. Imagine how cheesed the Physical Plant guys were when he moved out.
 
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Old 07-13-04, 04:20 PM
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hmm... I lean my bike against the two metal bars that protect the furnace and water heater from women - I mean unaware - drivers.

is that 'bad' to lean it? I'd say the back tire takes most of the weight, and the front steering bars take some as well. I think the bike weighs all of 35 pounds or so. and since it's verticle, the side pressure on the bike is maybe 5 pounds or so - only enough to keep it verticle.

I hope that's ok.

Scott
 
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Old 03-29-08, 11:10 PM
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I would recommend getting hooks and covering them in that anti-pipe freeze foam. Hang your bikes by the cross bar if possible. If you want to make a DIY bike rack check this site out that is dedicated to bike racks: Bike Rack Ed
 
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