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hanging my rigs from hooks....(7 posts)

hanging my rigs from hooks....Gall
Oct 23, 2003 8:44 AM

Finally got moved into my new home...

what is the best way to hang up my 6 rigs? on the wall or the ceiling? i want to best use the space i have etc.

depends on the spaceDougSloan
Oct 23, 2003 8:49 AM
If you have at least 9 foot ceilings, and little wall space, ceiling would be good. Might still have to watch out not to bonk your head all the time, though (like me in my garage).

I've found that ceilings work better to keep little kids from getting all messy from the chain and chainring, too.

best use of the space in your house would beSteve_0
Oct 23, 2003 9:00 AM
Roadbikes suspended from the ceiling,
Mountainbikes from the wall.

However, if your house is a rancher, you should consider the opposite configuration.
Here's my rule(s) of thumbTWD
Oct 23, 2003 11:33 AM
For my garage, it goes like this,

Bikes on the wall
Kayaks on the cieling
Car in the Driveway.

Gotta have priorities.

I built a storage rack for the bikes out of 2x4 and 2x6 lumber. Sorry, I don't have a picture. The rack is built so that it is just high enough to suspend the bikes vertically from hooks.

The wood framework basically forms a platform that supports 4x8 sheets of plywood (cut to whatever length you need) with 2x4 joists. The bike hooks are drilled into the bottom of the 2x4 joists. The joists are spaced every 16" with each bike alteranating hanging from the front wheel or back wheel to allow you to space them closer without the handlebars hitting each other.

The plywood decking on top acts like a huge shelf for storing extra gear. Those 20 gallon rubbermaid bins work good for this.

I also added a couple of extra hooks to hang my work stand, and a whole bunch of nails to hang helmets, floor pump, camelbacks, wet riding gear etc...

I have some extra ceiling space left over, so my next project is to build a wheel/tire storage rack to that my collection of spare wheels and tires hang out of the way but in arms reach. For this one, I plan on drilling a 2x4 into one of ceiling studs and then drilling a series of hooks into the 2x4.

The simplest approach to hanging the bikes on the wall is to screw the hooks through the drywall directly into a stud, but this is messy, and over time the hooks sag and the holes round out. It's better to build yourself a rack, and build it so that you can get extra storage space from it to boot.

You could probably get all of the materials for a 6 bike setup at Home Despot for about $50. Mine was about twice that, but of course, it is twice as long.
re: hanging my rigs from hooks....reklar
Oct 23, 2003 2:28 PM
Depends on where you live and what you do with your garage...
I'm putting mine on the ceiling in the garage. These seemed to be the best way to go cost wise (the ceiling in my garage is 11 feet high, so hooks alone wouldn't work)...

I've only got two up so far, but they seem to work as advertised.
re: hanging my rigs from hooks....MShaw
Oct 23, 2003 4:52 PM
I've made some wheel holders out of some 1/2" id piping and flanges I found at Home Depot that can be used to hold up bikes too.

I got the 12" sections of double threaded pipe. The idea came from the shop I worked at a few years ago. They used 16" lengths. The pipe comes in 4-16" lengths, so pick the size you need.

I slit open a mtn tube and zip tied it around the pipe to cushion things a little. If you get the little foam spacers from a Rhode Gear rack, you can even avoid scratching things.

You can probably mount the pipes horizontally on the walls (on the studs) and hang things parallel to the wall if you have enough wall space.

That help anyone?

Staggered on a wall is nice.NatC
Oct 24, 2003 6:25 AM