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Project by TheMusicalox posted 09-04-2015 06:37 PM 2195 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Basically a “test run” uploading a project to LJ forum to get the feel of posting.

This is a small project I did inspired by a Pintrest posting. The idea is that one can simply “park” the bike without using the kickstand (which i find is too easily knocked over).

The units are removable in winter when the bikes are safely hoisted to the ceiling to make room for the car to park in the garage (what a novel concept?).

Likely will not win any design awards but so far it does the trick.

-- For every cigarette you smoke, God takes 6 minutes from your lifetime and gives it to Keith Richards.





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Bureaucrat

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#1 posted 09-04-2015 08:05 PM

Nice project. Thanks for posting.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#2 posted 09-05-2015 01:31 AM

They look great.
Bikes are more stable if you park them rear wheel in rack.

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Lazyman

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#3 posted 09-05-2015 02:37 AM

This is a very cleaver design. I could see someone patenting this design and mass producing these for schools and other public buildings.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#4 posted 09-05-2015 02:57 PM

Very nice setup. Something similar was done by lumberjock 489tad, but his was freestanding. I like how you have it secured to the wall and can pivot them to change the setup. Great job!

-- 'Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.' - Abraham Lincoln

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#5 posted 09-06-2015 04:12 AM

How hard is it to tip the bikes when parked with the front wheel? It just looks like they can still tip over easily. I want to do something similar and have tried these clips that were just awful. I just done want to go through the work again for something that does not work well. Thanks for posting.

-- Every project is an opportunity to acquire new tools and any solution that requires buying a new tool is the correct one.

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#6 posted 09-06-2015 03:10 PM



They look great.
Bikes are more stable if you park them rear wheel in rack.

- jsuede

Thanks jsuede! You are right, much more stable “backed in”, its just more convenient to roll them in “forward. I’m going to give it a try. Thanks!

-- For every cigarette you smoke, God takes 6 minutes from your lifetime and gives it to Keith Richards.

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#7 posted 09-07-2015 11:26 AM

They look Great. I really like the swing away and removable feature!

-- Matt at: www.drivenoutside.com/blog

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#8 posted 09-07-2015 03:15 PM



How hard is it to tip the bikes when parked with the front wheel? It just looks like they can still tip over easily. I want to do something similar and have tried these clips that were just awful. I just done want to go through the work again for something that does not work well. Thanks for posting.

- Scott Landry


Yes i must admit that the racks are un-nervingly wobbly with the front wheel “in”. They don’t tip, rather they may lean. The trick is, as jsuede commented above, to back the bikes in so the rear tire is held (but a bit of a PITA i know). When i do this, its really quite stable.

The other thing to keep in mind if you consider this design, is to make the inside width of the holder only slightly bigger then the tire width. I actually made the 2 racks different width to suit my wifes and my bikes tires which are different style (and width). For reference mine is a hybrid @ 1.5” and hers is more comfort bike with a 2.25” tire.

-- For every cigarette you smoke, God takes 6 minutes from your lifetime and gives it to Keith Richards.

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#9 posted 09-07-2015 03:51 PM

This is a nice solution to a practical problem.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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