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bike racks for the living room(9 posts)

bike racks for the living roomjust starting out
Jun 3, 2002 12:18 PM
I live in a small condo and am looking for a bike rack to accommodate 2 bikes. they're taking up too much of my limited floor space. wondering if anyone has a rack that they particularly like -- preferably something that is fairly unobtrusive and doesn't look too much like it should be in the garage instead of the living room :)
re: bike racks for the living roomMe Dot Org
Jun 3, 2002 1:31 PM
Supergo makes a 2 rack stand:
cheap and clean:rockbender
Jun 3, 2002 1:59 PM
I must admit I saw this idea from another post and can not claim it as my own, but i really like it nonetheless.

Buy a couple closet rod hangers at Home Depot, etc. They should be available in several different colors, or you could paint them too. Simply place a strip of cushioning tape in the radius where the closet rod sets, screw into the wall (find a stud!) and rest your top tube in the closet rod supports. Depending on your decor, you could also look for some sort of a cantilevered plant hanger in wrought iron that would work too. Cool, huh?
cheap and clean:just starting out
Jun 3, 2002 7:08 PM
great idea, thank you.
Even easier (and maybe cheaper too)Matno
Jun 4, 2002 5:20 AM
Home Depot sells a "bike rack" wall hanger for about $8 that will hold one bike and folds flat when not in use. I use one in my apartment to hold one bike on the wall, and the other just sits below it on the floor. It's white with red rubber endcaps to protect your frame.
Ahhhh, but you cantSteveO
Jun 4, 2002 6:08 AM
put a nice little shelf above the rack (as you can with the closet-rod hanger) to hold all your nifty racing trophies.

I have seen that rack... seems like a good alternative if you dont want the shelf.
Well maybe that would have occurred to me...Matno
Jun 4, 2002 4:39 PM
If I HAD any racing trophies. Despite having done more biking than anyone I knew personally since I was about 13, I've never been in a race and don't know if I ever will be. I'm getting too old and busy, but might consider it if I could ever get my butt in gear for some serious training. Until then, I'll continue to ride with guys who are both fatter and older than I am, just to make me feel good about myself. (I mean because I'm HELPING them to exercise! Not, ahem, because seeing them go slow makes me feel faster. No, I wouldn't do THAT...)

The shelf actually seems like a pretty good idea. Of course, my wife would probably kill me if I left one more bike-related item out in plain sight in our entry way (which is where the bikes are!)
Not Spam!Breakfast
Jun 4, 2002 1:38 AM
Look at this, it's called the Rakk Integrated Display System Scroll down a bit on this page:

I really like these things!
re: bike racks for the living roomhoboken_rider
Jun 4, 2002 3:57 AM
I had the same problem. My friend had the Graber Bike Bunk. I really liked it so I ordered it from Performance. It holds two bikes like a bunk bed and it was so easy to put together. The bikes look pretty good sitting up there. The best thing - nothing to screw into the walls, floor or ceiling.