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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by mr_dove, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. mr_dove

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    A two dollar bike hook from a hardware store screwed into a stud?
     
  3. mr_dove

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    No, did that before. Not a good solution.
     
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    Try giving me a little more information.

    Exactly what is the problem you are trying to solve?
     
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    I bought an industrial strength free standing garment rack, fashioned some sliding hooks, and can get 5 or 6 bikes on there vertically without putting any holes in the wall. Works great, one of those DIY projects that came out better than I hoped.
     
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    Huh. I have the double version of that and it holds my Blur and roadie fine. Not stud attached, just used sprung nuts behind the drywall (they came with it). Maybe your bike is heavier...
     
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    Barbaton,

    The double is actually what I picked up as well. Could not find a picture of it on the Performance site though.

    The problem I'm having is that the two rails (the flatish part that the tire rests on) won't slide on properly. They require a bit of pounding with a hammer to get them on and the spring nuts that go behind the sheet rock break every time I try to slide it on.
     
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    Aah. I had that problem too at first. I realized that the hooks were coming up a bit too soon for the open hole on the tray to slide it on. It's fine once the tray is on. Torqueing the hook towards the wall (not so hard that you bend it) while putting the trays on fixed it, and they haven't come off again.

    Oh, and I secured the whole thing to the drywall before putting the trays on. Not sure if that makes a difference but the nuts were already set.
     
  9. Skookum

    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    i know it's not a wall mount but i've been using this for a while and it works well. i actually remove the bottom hook, move the upper hook higher, mount my bikes by hooking the front wheel to the top and allowing the back wheel to rest on the legs.

    http://www.rei.com/product/47901353.htm

    And while perusing i saw this deal and thought it might be an option for you.

    http://www.rei.com/product/47687874.htm
     
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    j-hooks worked well for me in my apartment.