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Good ideas for bike storage?(14 posts)

Good ideas for bike storage?NeilUCLA
Dec 15, 2003 5:20 PM
Hey Guys- I've benn a frequenter of this board for quite awhile. I just like looking, never post anything. But this time I need your help. I work for an organization called Bike Out which takes marginalized youth out on extended rides. We sell used bikes to earn the money for these trips. We sell the bikes out of our office.
The point-- Do any of you guys have a good idea of how to efficiently store many bikes against a wall? We have so many bikes and a limited amount of space. Blueprints/ pictures of converted garages would be appreciated. Thanks guys!
re: Good ideas for bike storage?purplepaul
Dec 15, 2003 5:45 PM
I'm not sure which way you need the bikes to be oriented, but there's nothing cheaper than screwing in a good old-fashioned hook. Here's one made for bikes, costs $1.69 for two:

You could hang it by the wheels (vertically) or top tube (horizontally).
you beat me to it....purplepaul..gspot
Dec 15, 2003 5:54 PM
we both posted at the same time..... 5:45... but you were just ahead of me.. haha
You know what they say about great minds... nmpurplepaul
Dec 15, 2003 6:07 PM
heheh.... good point... { NM }gspot
Dec 15, 2003 6:41 PM
you need one of these dealies.....gspot
Dec 15, 2003 5:45 PM
Buy a bunch of these at your local home improvement store. Lowes / Home Depot place or equivalent. Screw these up on walls / ceilings etc, Anywhere there is space. Stagger them with hi / low mountings so that you can fit many bikes on one wall. The LBS I used to work for did this and it was a very effiicent and cheap waly to store bikes...
A set of these on wall would look like this... :gspot
Dec 15, 2003 5:49 PM
Heres a picture of a completed wall with hooks and bikes.
Good luck on your cause.. the LBS that I used to work for had the same mission. fix up bikes by training at risk youth, and selling them at very reasonable prices.
Another shot....gspot
Dec 15, 2003 5:51 PM
Same idea.. different variation on hooks, etc.
You cant have been on this board very long....(paging Akirasho)collinsc
Dec 15, 2003 6:47 PM
If you havent seen Akirasho's set up yet.
the bestlyleseven
Dec 15, 2003 7:21 PM
The last three hooks work the best for the money as opposed to the single hooks. When Akirasho saves up a little more money he's going to be able to afford enough bikes to keep up with Robin Williams....
Haven't seen his the garage but I believe he had at least...Bruno S
Dec 15, 2003 10:59 PM
one Ferrari 250 GTO. If not, that is how urban legends start.
Stagger the bikes hanging by front wheel, then rear wheelrussw19
Dec 16, 2003 2:13 AM
That way you can put the hooks closer together without the handlebars getting tangled up together.

Turn Handlebars ...witcomb
Dec 16, 2003 5:34 AM
You could also loosen the stem and twist the handlebars around 90 degrees so that they are parallel to the frame, they way your width is much less, you can fit them closer without having to stagger them. I imagine most people wouldn't do this just so the setup stays constant, but for your purposes this should help.
Thanks for the comments, guys (nm)NeilUCLA
Dec 16, 2003 10:47 AM