Between my girlfriend and I we have 4 bikes that we store under the stairs in our townhouse. Two of the bikes have risers, two have drops. We need a rack solution where the wheels hold up the bikes in a rack. At the moment one bike is leaning on the wall, and the other three lean against that. I’m scared about dinging or scratching the frames and the the wall is getting scratched from bars and pedals and stuff.
Are there any decent bike racks out there to solve this? I thought I saw some single ones on www.velogear.com.au that you could connect together but I couldn’t see them earlier today…
And yes, we’re looking at buying a new house, so don’t suggest that.
I use an old steel heater, I think filled with oil, they have vertical slots/gaps which are perfectly sized to roll a wheel into and hold it near vertical, also are nice and heavy so they wont fall over.
Sometimes available in hard rubbish or garage sales.
Can get about 4 bikes in one side (about 3 feet) so if you have a long narrow space could get more bikes in the other side of the heater, using different slots.
Might not fit fat MTB tires in them but no probs for up to 1.25 inch wide fatboy slick.
I have 2 of these in the shed holding 6-8 bikes depending on fleet movements.
Warning - unplug heater or you might melt the tires!!
Hey Bender great minds think alike!!!
I made one for the garage out of 2x4 and some hooks from cunno’s. hard to explain the details but it holds 4 bikes from the front wheel. It was pretty easy. I got the idea from the bike racks at our work. come have a look at it sometime.
this is my solution - hang em by there saddles over a second hand ikea clothes rack that I picked up for about $5 at a garage sale. I have all 5 up there in the pic but its usually only 4 which is a bit more manageable. You just slide the others apart to choose your weapon for the days riding. probably not one for those who are anal about scratching paint.