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legacysti888
03-03-2009, 11:48 AM
I am looking for a solution to hang some of my bikes on the wall because I am running out of floor space. Has anyone bought any retail product that can hold both sloping and traditional frames reliably?

Just to give you an idea, I have found this one but have never seen it nor heard much about it on reviews:
http://www.brandsplace.com/0078-45040.html

Any help is most appreciated!

tuscanyswe
03-03-2009, 12:03 PM
I have 2 similar racks on my wall and they work like they should, no problems with sloped frames either. Unless the 2 hooks are really close together i dont c you having a problem with weight distribution on any frame.

legacysti888
03-03-2009, 12:08 PM
I have 2 similar racks on my wall and they work like they should, no problems with sloped frames either. Unless the 2 hooks are really close together i dont c you having a problem with weight distribution on any frame.

Which one do you have? The one above is a $30.00 + shipping.. and if you need 10 of them.. it gets up there...

tuscanyswe
03-03-2009, 12:15 PM
OH 10 bikes, thats alot.

I have the cheapest modell i could find and it was like 20 usd i think from a mall. I just made sure the bolts used to secure it to the wall were made for the job. I doubt the construction itself would fail no matter what model.

93legendti
03-03-2009, 12:15 PM
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/profile.cfm?SKU=3777&subcategory_ID=6600

legacysti888
03-03-2009, 12:29 PM
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/profile.cfm?SKU=3777&subcategory_ID=6600

Thanks, 93legendti. I did take a look at that one but I was looking for something more discrete to show off the bike more than the holder. I have a loft style place and was thinking of hanging my clean and bloody dirty bikes up I don't ride for the moment.

Sad, but I tend to keep my bikes and I have more than 10...

93legendti
03-03-2009, 12:33 PM
Thanks, 93legendti. I did take a look at that one but I was looking for something more discrete to show off the bike more than the holder. I have a loft style place and was thinking of hanging my clean and bloody dirty bikes up I don't ride for the moment.

Sad, but I tend to keep my bikes and I have more than 10...

I have 4 of these in my garage. They work well, but they are not art.

Blue Jays
03-03-2009, 01:23 PM
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Another option is a custom-built rack steel rack for as many bicycles as you wish...like the one shown below.
It might be a few bucks, yet a custom rack, with painted tubes, and smoothly clearcoated steel hangers could be just the artsy ticket for your sweet loft!

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_FISGKS9DsXc/R6OmZpLokZI/AAAAAAAAATo/s-xLppdy6eQ/s320/P1310286.JPG

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_FISGKS9DsXc/R6Om1pLokaI/AAAAAAAAATw/7FGIq73g1uE/s320/P1310283.JPG

You could give Bob (http://bobbrowncycles.blogspot.com/2008_02_01_archive.html) over at Bob Brown Cycles (http://www.bobbrowncycles.com) a call at 1-651-247-1851.
Click on the links above to see bigger pictures. His shop is in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Good luck!

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sevencyclist
03-03-2009, 07:30 PM
The Conde Rack is rock solid if you can find a stud to drill in the rack.

xjoex
03-03-2009, 08:08 PM
Is it for the garage or for show?

If its in the garage just make these: http://www.instructables.com/id/Foldaway-bike-racks/
I think each one takes 10-15 minutes.

http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FZH/G034/4SMEP27QQEI/FZHG0344SMEP27QQEI.MEDIUM.jpg

-Joe

trophyoftexas
03-03-2009, 08:18 PM
Sounds crazy, I know, but Rubbermaid makes a system that is really sturdy and reasonable price-wise. I first saw this system at Richardson Bike Mart in Dallas...they hang their tandoms on the system so I KNEW that the weight-handling concern I had was NOT going to be an issue with my 16-22 lb. bikes!!! Hang it high and you can get vertical hooks that allow you to hang about 4-5 bikes on one 8' strip. Or go horizontal with a different type of hook. The strips are about $18.00 for an 8 footer, $8.00 for a 4 footer. The hooks are about $8.00 each. You can position the hooks anywhere along the strip AND left-over space can be used with any number of other hook/clamps for hanging anything from rakes to lawn mowers! I'll post a picture of the 8 footers that I installed this week as soon as the paint on the wall dries....I can easily hang 8 bikes in about a 16 foot area, and hang 'em high (ha! movie title!) enough to allow a ton of stuff to be stored below them. Get this system at Home Depot but you'll have to find it yourself because NONE of the HD's that I went to had anyone working that knew what I wanted and said they didn't have them....then I went off and found the damn stuff in THEIR store's on my own!!!! Figures.

Blue Jays
03-03-2009, 08:29 PM
The OP mentioned they are for use "inside a loft to hold 10+ bikes" and the storage should showcase the bicycles more than the rack holding them.

legacysti888
03-03-2009, 09:03 PM
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Another option is a custom-built rack steel rack for as many bicycles as you wish...like the one shown below.
It might be a few bucks, yet a custom rack, with painted tubes, and smoothly clearcoated steel hangers could be just the artsy ticket for your sweet loft!

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Dang... Those custom made holders are sweeet! I don't know how it will look if I wanted my bikes horizontal.. But I will check them out! Thanks!

legacysti888
03-03-2009, 09:04 PM
The Conde Rack is rock solid if you can find a stud to drill in the rack.

THAT is a sweet piece! I wonder... Thanks, sevencyclist.

legacysti888
03-03-2009, 09:11 PM
xjoex: It's for my loft and I wanted something smaller where I can place them in an organized chaotic manner..those won't allow me that freedon.
Thanks for the tip! They do look very solid.

trophyoftexas: Funny you mentioned hooks. I was thinking of them with colored vinyl wraps.. it's a tough call, because there isn't much flexibility when you have both sloping and standard framesets... bummer..

Blue Jays
03-03-2009, 09:35 PM
"...Dang... Those custom made holders are sweeet! I don't know how it will look if I wanted my bikes horizontal.. But I will check them out! Thanks!..."Imagine how that lugged steel rack looks when it returns from the paintbooth!
You would just need to specify you wish the bikes to cascade horizontally instead. Custom is custom, after all!

legacysti888
03-03-2009, 09:47 PM
Imagine how that lugged steel rack looks when it returns from the paintbooth!
You would just need to specify you wish the bikes to cascade horizontally instead. Custom is custom, after all!

THAT just sounds wickedly sick! :beer:

legacysti888
03-03-2009, 09:48 PM
BTW, sevencyclist, that is a VERY nice RS!

I love it. I need somethin' like that... :)

Ozz
03-04-2009, 08:15 AM
Which one do you have? The one above is a $30.00 + shipping.. and if you need 10 of them.. it gets up there...
I picked up something similar at the local Home Depot (rubber coated steel) and and think it was only about $15-$20. The one I got doesn't fold flat, but it was cheap.

DreaminJohn
03-04-2009, 12:28 PM
I use approx 2 ft of 2x4 and some padded hooks from the Depot. I suppose you could paint the wood to dress it up a bit.

It has the added benefit of being able to stagger the hooks when you insert them into the wood, so slopers can be made to display as level.

Like I said, works great in my garage. Not sure about displaying this way in an actual living space.

I think this pic captures the idea. HTH and good luck with whatever you decide.

maunahaole
03-04-2009, 02:22 PM
Simon - this (http://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/bik/1060281975.html) is on local CL today. The arms are independent, so it can accommodate the sloping TT bikes. I have something similar at home, it works best if your ceiling is pretty solid (i.e. it wont work with a drop ceiling).

pedalngary
03-05-2009, 10:21 AM
from the wheels works best. They rotate to compemsate for wheel base and the rims are expected to get scratched so no big deal if it happens.
it is how we do it in our road room at Pedal Power
http://pedalpowerct.com/itemlist.cfm?name=Search%20Results%20%2D%20%25Bran d%25&brand=82&catalogId=39&startRow=11
see for yourself
Gary

legacysti888
03-06-2009, 11:53 AM
Thanks folks for all the advice!

As always, I am very grateful for all the kind inputs, suggestions and comments that is the signature of this Forum.

I will try the Gear One Tree Solo first because it is arguably the simplest to install and see how it works. Since no one here has tried it, I wonder if it's sturdy. Will report later when I get one.

The custom steel rack has the most bling by far and 'tho the vinyl wrap hooks are small and discrete, they will be a pain to install and lacks flexibility (on the fly) if you have multiple shape frames. The 2x4 is very industrial and may work just as well but unfortunately, I work 16 hour days and I get lazy on weekends to do projects.

I just want to ride when I have free time - not have another project to worry about!

I already have 3 frames to build and 2 to restore.

Will keep all posted with pics when I get my fat arse on getting this done.

legacysti888
03-20-2009, 01:16 PM
This is why I need them hangers very badly... I'm still moving stuff around...

I should have my new hangers very soon! Yay!

tuscanyswe
03-20-2009, 01:33 PM
Oh dear lord. Wasent there a thread about you beeing arrested by the police the other month :)

Thats way to much goodies to be sitting in a box. Get em displayed properly or move them along :D

GregLR
03-20-2009, 04:22 PM
For what it's worth, this is a pretty good, flexible alternative to drilling a fitting into the wall:

http://www.topeak.com/products/Storage/Dual-TouchBikeStand

We've got three of these stands (which hold six bikes), as well as other fittings drilled into the wall to hang other bikes, wheels, etc.

Greg

legacysti888
03-20-2009, 04:29 PM
Thats way to much goodies to be sitting in a box. Get em displayed properly or move them along :D

Agreed!

Still waiting for my hangers.. argh.

legacysti888
03-20-2009, 04:30 PM
For what it's worth, this is a pretty good, flexible alternative to drilling a fitting into the wall:

http://www.topeak.com/products/Storage/Dual-TouchBikeStand

We've got three of these stands (which hold six bikes), as well as other fittings drilled into the wall to hang other bikes, wheels, etc.

Greg

Thanks for suggestion!

Now if my ceilings weren't 15 feet tall....