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nick205

posted on 2/10/16 at 07:53 PM Reply With Quote
Vertical bikes racks

As mentioned we're planning to convert our integral garage to give a fourth bedroom. Part of the conversion will involve replacing our 6' x 8' shed with an 8' x 12' shed. The primary use of the larger shed will be bicycle storage. I have in mind a vertical bike rack to maximise the space.

What have other people used and can anyone recommend anything?

I'm on a budget so lower cost is better, but if a dearer solution gives a longer term answer then money will be moved from elsewhere to do it. The shed will be timber and I'm happy to add braces onto which o secure the rack.






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adithorp

posted on 2/10/16 at 08:20 PM Reply With Quote
Theres a lot of hook type racks available but the simple ones work as well as any.

Like THESE





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sdh2903

posted on 2/10/16 at 08:32 PM Reply With Quote
If you mean vertical as in stood up on its back wheel? Id just go for a few of these, just screw to the wall at whatever height for whatever bike.

http://www.bigdug.co.uk/racking-c20/garage-wall-racks-c1174/single-bike-hook-for-slatwall-or-wire-mesh-panels-pp13370?utm_source=google&utm_m edium=cpc&utm_term=single-bike-hook-for-slatwall-or-wire-mesh-wall-panels&utm_campaign=product%2Blisting%2Bads&k_clickid=c_87a7f398-48d3-4 1e5-8831-b5b904a1ae00_200303111_15972034031_52143092591_pla-60311583773_Google&__ja=tsid%3A21891%7Ccid%3A200303111%7Cagid%3A15972034031%7Ctid%3Apl a-60311583773%7Ccrid%3A52143092591%7Cnw%3Ag%7Crnd%3A18363005240369044232%7Cdvc%3Ac%7Cadp%3A1o2&gclid=Cj0KEQjw4MK_BRC1n6KTtezikbIBEiQA872hYTK8qmHl4 IJcJ-dvcxnYqZhc969DIJjUD0Vf4hCY4qEaAsZq8P8HAQ

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Toys2

posted on 2/10/16 at 09:12 PM Reply With Quote
This is what I used in my shed, nice and cheep but works well, just one on each front wheel
I spent some time getting the height so the back wheel is just touching the ground, more to make it easier to hang the bike than for any other reason

Bicycle storage hanging hook stand lift HEAVY DUTY mountain road bike




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andrew.carwithen

posted on 2/10/16 at 09:14 PM Reply With Quote
How about these on sale right now in your local Aldi store?

https://www.aldi.co.uk/bike-stand/p/052184004503200

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jps

posted on 3/10/16 at 06:28 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sdh2903
If you mean vertical as in stood up on its back wheel? Id just go for a few of these, just screw to the wall at whatever height for whatever bike.

http://www.bigdug.co.uk/racking-c20/garage-wall-racks-c1174/single-bike-hook-for-slatwall-or-wire-mesh-panels-pp13370?utm_source=google&utm_m edium=cpc&utm_term=single-bike-hook-for-slatwall-or-wire-mesh-wall-panels&utm_campaign=product%2Blisting%2Bads&k_clickid=c_87a7f398-48d3-4 1e5-8831-b5b904a1ae00_200303111_15972034031_52143092591_pla-60311583773_Google&__ja=tsid%3A21891%7Ccid%3A200303111%7Cagid%3A15972034031%7Ctid%3Apl a-60311583773%7Ccrid%3A52143092591%7Cnw%3Ag%7Crnd%3A18363005240369044232%7Cdvc%3Ac%7Cadp%3A1o2&gclid=Cj0KEQjw4MK_BRC1n6KTtezikbIBEiQA872hYTK8qmHl4 IJcJ-dvcxnYqZhc969DIJjUD0Vf4hCY4qEaAsZq8P8HAQ


I got something similar from Halfords a few years ago, I used three of them side by side and alternated which way up the bikes were to get them into a tight space. No problems with hanging the bikes from the rims like that.

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Mash

posted on 3/10/16 at 07:33 AM Reply With Quote
Or you could just hang a length of metal tube across at about head height near the back of the shed and hang the bikes side by side by the saddles....
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nick205

posted on 3/10/16 at 07:47 AM Reply With Quote
Thanks all - similar to what I'd found on eBay - low cost is the way forwards. One important factor is that the kids 10, 8 and 8 can get their bikes on and off them safely (and don't leave the bikes outside for me to tidy up.

sdh2903 and Toys2 - your links look like the sort of thing I'm after. A decent piece of timber across the inside wall and they should do the job.

It's fair to say that losing my garage is a big downer for me, but I can't afford to move so life goes on.






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02GF74

posted on 3/10/16 at 08:00 AM Reply With Quote
Strangely i'm in the same boat and have just bought this type. (4 of but are available in 1x and 2x)

4X STEEL BIKE BICYCLE STORAGE WALL MOUNTED MOUNT HOOK RACK HOLDER HANGER STAND N







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nick205

posted on 3/10/16 at 08:39 AM Reply With Quote
^^^

Those would also do the job and unless I can persuade my two sons to reduce their bike count from two each to one each I'm going to need a total of eight (family of five and too many bikes )






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jps

posted on 3/10/16 at 08:42 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 02GF74
Strangely i'm in the same boat and have just bought this type. (4 of but are available in 1x and 2x)

4X STEEL BIKE BICYCLE STORAGE WALL MOUNTED MOUNT HOOK RACK HOLDER HANGER STAND N




These look exactly like the ones I had - they came with very beefy screws which I put straight into the wall (brick) - I had 3 x road bikes hanging up in a space about 1 metre wide - you just had to be a little careful getting each one out - but they were a great solution.

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nick205

posted on 3/10/16 at 09:49 AM Reply With Quote
They do look ideal for my needs - kids might need "educating" when it comes to using them - one of life's many lessons I think.






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