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Hanging bikes up in garage ...(9 posts)

Hanging bikes up in garage ...booner
Jul 17, 2002 5:06 AM
I just moved and my new garage has elevated ceilings (I'm guessing 15 feet). At my previous house (standard garage) I was able to hang my bikes from hooks in the ceiling. I was wondering what other people are using in similar situations?

here's one idea...........tronracer
Jul 17, 2002 5:14 AM
Instead of putting the hooks in the ceiling, put them on the wall so that when hung, both tires contact the wall. This leads to having to put the hooks into studs, but if you screw a long peice of wood horizontal on the wall, you can put the hooks anywhere along the piece of wood. Probably the cheapest way to go.
Here is what I didPhatMatt
Jul 17, 2002 7:21 AM
Mine is like 12 ft. I just made teh top 2x4 a little longer that the wheel base of the bike. I than just tied it in to esisting studs. It works well and was very inexpensive. If I can get a hold of a digital camera I will post a pic tonight when I get home.

cheap rackbikefreax
Jul 17, 2002 8:28 AM
I built a cheap rack that holds 2 bikes. I used 2 8ft 2x4's 2 2ft 2x4's and some scrap plywood. Total cost around $10. E-mail me if you want more details or pictures.
Jul 17, 2002 5:18 AM
I don't use it for bikes, but for another high overhead storage challenge (canoe) I use a hoist. Here's link to Performance Bikes bike hoist.


bikes should always stay in the house (nm)bike_guy
Jul 17, 2002 6:21 AM
bikes should always stay in the house (nm)Tarantula
Jul 17, 2002 3:31 PM
You are obviously not married.
Bikes "clash with the furniture".
Simple, move your cars to street parking. (nm)pben
Jul 17, 2002 9:34 AM
re: Wall Rack..jrm
Jul 17, 2002 10:07 AM
It's the least complicated but does require a lateral excess of space.