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bike stand / storage questionsmaximum15
May 23, 2003 4:05 AM
Recently moved and I am now trying to decide the best way to store my bikes in the garage. I have 5 bikes to store and would appreciate any bright ideas the board can offer. Also, has anyone tried the Grand Stand Bike Stand http://www.thegstand.com/? If this would actually hold a bike safely, it would allow placement of bikes at various places in the garage as well as easy movement to new locations. Couldn't locate any reviews on it here or at mtb.
re: bike stand / storage questionspmf1
May 23, 2003 4:47 AM
I like hanging things from the ceiling. I have a number of things (including bikes) hanging in my basement from plastic coated hooks bought at Home Depot. You can also buy plastic coated rods that screw into a wall that would work for hanging a bike on. These have a dimple at the end so the bike won't fall off.

Stands like you can buy from a mailorder place work fine, but they're kind of expensive given that you're hanging the bikes in the garage.
check this one outterry b
May 23, 2003 5:44 AM
I was looking for the same solution and had pretty much decided on the one you're asking about. Problem is, the least expensive place I found had it for $25. I have 10 bikes and thought that might be a bit more than I wanted to shell out for storage.

Poking around, I found this one at Performance. Bought one, tried it and it's so nice that I bought 5 more.

Have a look - Performance also has a discount coupon (it's 20% I think) so that made it even better - couple = 7124046 and it's good until 6/14 (I think)

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/Profile.cfm?SKU=2391
re: bike stand / storage questionsJerryZ
May 23, 2003 10:04 AM
I've got one of the "grandstands". It works fairly well on road wheels with round spokes. The spokes will press against the top of the stand, which isn't too bad with this kind of wheel. On a MTB where you need to stand adjusted wider, it sits pretty hard on the spokes. Road wheels with bladed spokes don't sit very well either. I later got one of the "ultimate stands" from Performance that has a spring-loaded arm that holds against the tread part of the tire. I like this one much better. Hope this helps.