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Stand-up style bike racks for condos or apartments?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by ChrisRobin, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. ChrisRobin

    ChrisRobin Turbo Monkey

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    dropmachine Turbo Monkey

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    I have one that just leans against the wall. Its got rubber feet so it doesn;t slide. I found taking a tiny bit of coke and wiping it on the floor also helps it stay put. Not enough so that they area is sticky and gross, just slightly tacky.

    Put the DH bike on the bottom, lighter up top, and you're golden.
     
  3. dump

    dump Turbo Monkey

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    I got this one on craiglist (sfbay) for $40 many years ago and it's been great. (mine is black)
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/11...ns/Sports-Solutions-BUA-Bike-Storage-Rack.htm

    You can move each arm independently of each other so it fits bikes of multiple configurations very easily. If you have the room and need, it can be moved away from the wall and you can mount 2 more bikes on the other side. (200lb capacity) If I had to do it again, I'd get the same one but in the very nice-looking Oak version:
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/24.../Sports-Solutions-Floor-To-Ceiling-OakRak.htm

    They are also made in USA fwiw:
    http://www.sportssolutions.net/
     
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    Huck Banzai Turbo Monkey

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    I have the 1st one too, got it used from a friend, works great, just make sure to anchor at the top. Im thinkin of getting the wood one -- since my bikes are in my living room, anything to dress it up a notch seems reasonable.

    I had 2 DH bikes on it at one point, it is up to the task - but again, anchor at the top (screws) or the rack can compress and tip over (on top of my head....)
     
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    dump Turbo Monkey

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    I don't have the top secured, but with the bikes on it, I snug up the extension screws at the bottom. I also have some rubber friction material at the top to prevent it from sliding up there.
     
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    Huck Banzai Turbo Monkey

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    Rubber mat/friction makes sense. The issue was bumping a bike and the rack gets to flexin a little, enough to 'disengage' from the ceiling. Mat probably solves that, but since there's 2 screw holes in the plate, I use em!

    You can also put up to 4 bikes one it, if it stands away from a wall enough, and you use the extra brackets.

    Ive never had more than 3 on mine.

    (2 40+ DH, 1 HT ~33lbs)
     
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    dump Turbo Monkey

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    Cool. Mine must be a bit older because my top plate is some kind of polycarbonate and doesn't have any extra holes.
     
  8. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    Can you get the stand brackets alone to screw into a 2x4 in a garage? I know you can buy hooks but I'd rather hang the bikes horizontal.
     
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    A bike stand walks into a Condo and says "Got any apartments?".
     
  10. ChrisRobin

    ChrisRobin Turbo Monkey

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    Securing it to the ceiling seems like the best way to go since I don't want to drill into the wood floors. Plus I'll be putting the rack as close to the wall as possible so all the weight will be on one side.
     
  11. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    I have the one you linked to on the OP. It works well. You can find them a lot cheaper than that if you look around.