I as using a setup like that ^ and it was ok, but now i need to make something to hang 6 bike VERTICALLY in my loungeroom.
Thinking of building a frame out of some 2x4’s and having it learn against the wall with some foam protection and nail into the floorboards to stop sliding due to living in a Rental and not being able to make and proper fixtures to the building.
I just don’t like leaning bikes against other bikes if there’s no need.
Here’s the set up at the moment (with my fancy Keirin bike)*.
If I could get a rack that just sat on the floor and held the wheels in place I’d be happy.
I don’t have a massive area to store the bikes (and under the stairs is the best spot anyway), and I’m getting in trouble for destroying and dirtying the wall. My girl owns the house… but she doesn’t want it look like a dump.
I’ll check out Wiggle.
*We just got new floors laid, the house isn’t always that empty.
Here is mine, 2x4’s in principal (actually silky oak), alloy fork at the top wrapped in bar tape = no scratches. No fixing to the wall required, thinking about building a heavier duty fork to allow to stack 2 deep.
That spot looks perfect for a floor rack for 3 bikes (oil heater or similar but less agricultural rack) - And then a fancy wall hanger for the Keirin.
Might take some convincing, but if you find the right display hanger (and protect the wall) you could hang it up a bit higher than the others but still under the stairs. Just find a stud to bang it into, so it doesn’t pull out a chunk of plasterboard.
Then admire the Keirin (v.niice by the way) and keep it out of the way of the others.
I honestly wouldn’t bother with screws in the bottom, some big rubber feet hold it really well. If it were floor boards i would find some really sticky feet or add a couple more along the bottom.
In regards to hanging from the wheels I think it could work really well. Just have to make sure that your base piece is wider and protrudes further from the wall than the bikes you are hanging, make then in theory it will only get more stable as you add weight to it (supposing your structure can support it )
I have four bikes here, and my two housemates have one each aswell, So I’m aiming to accomodate 6-7 bikes.
Screws in the base might be necessary for the rig I’ve got planned in my head.
Finish uni this week, reset for a week, then I’ll begin this project, build it and document the process so others can borrow and improve upon it.
I’ll draw it all up on the computer and include some in progress pictures then upload a PDF somewhere.
I got some racks from Velogear, which hold the wheel (rear or front) bought individually but can be slotted together to allow a row bikes. My main reason was because i didn’r have to lift bike onto rack, it just wheels in. Too easy.
there’s a few different homemade designs on instructables, just search for “bike storage” or something like that. There’s one particularly good one that stores 5 bikes and apparently only cost $25 to put together