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Storage Racks; a couple questions.(3 posts)

Storage Racks; a couple questions.raboboy
May 30, 2002 7:02 AM
Ok, since it has been shitty & rainy here the past couple days I had some time to clean out my 'office' which doubles as my cycling gear room. I've decided (ok, my wife helped me) that I need a better organized area for the gear and that a 2 bike storage rack would be a great help. So, I started looking around at the usual suspects (Performance, Colorado, Supergo, Nashbar, etc) and found several varieties (unfortunately, I didn't see any on eBay). So, a few questions arise:
1.Material: Metal or wood? Aesthetically, either would fit the look of the room. Durability, I think, should be about the same. And as long as the arms are sufficiently padded neither should harm the bikes.
2. Design: Wall mounted or free-standing? I've seen 4 different ways they stand. Leaning against the wall, on and actual ‘stand', Screwed into the wall, and Spring loaded. Since I rent, I don't give a sh*t about putting holes in the wall. The leaning type I am a little skeptical about.
3. Other Considerations: One 2-bike, or Two 1-bike? I've been leaning towards a 2-bike, but there is also the single wall mount rack, and I could just use 2. Oh, I could also use hooks.

Anyway, a lot to consider. Really, I have spent too much time on this, but I am a bit bored at work today. Any input on this would be appreciated.

Thanks.
re: Storage Racks; a couple questions.robbz27
May 30, 2002 7:06 AM
I use the Graber Bike Bunk ($100) and it works great. It leans against the wall so you don't have to use the supplied wall mounting hardware.

It's black tubular steel with 2 "arms" that come out to hold bikes by the top tube. Only issue I have had is that the rubber ends of the arms will rub any decals off the underside of your top tube (this happened to my mtn bike as well as my buddy's w/ the same decals)

All in all, it's very practical and it looks nice too. www.graberproducts.com for more info.
cheap solutionSteveO
May 30, 2002 7:44 AM
get two closet-rod hangers for each bike. The hangers hold the top-tube perfectly. Also accommodates a material-of-your-choice shelf for helmets or other knick-knacks.

Cost - around 7 bucks per bike.