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bicycle stand for garage/shed

Postby malverncyclist » 29 Feb 2012, 1:47pm

I have finally remodelled my shed and am thinking of how to store my two bikes (the folder is never a problem). There are plenty of stands around, any thoughts on what is good/works in a reasonably confined space?

Have seen this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bicycle-Cycle-Floor-Bristol-Company/dp/B004Z7F356/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1330523004&sr=8-12 - anything else reasonably useful and secure you know of? My bikes are 700c road/commuter bikes.

thanks

Martin

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Re: bicycle stand for garage/shed

Postby thirdcrank » 29 Feb 2012, 2:03pm

In the language of cycle stands, those are butterflies, a style recognised by even the ministry of transport as being in chocolate teapot territory.

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Re: bicycle stand for garage/shed

Postby malverncyclist » 29 Feb 2012, 2:07pm

In the language of cycle stands, those are butterflies, a style recognised by even the ministry of transport as being in chocolate teapot territory.
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so in my language that means they are no good??? :shock:

Martin

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Re: bicycle stand for garage/shed

Postby andrew_s » 29 Feb 2012, 2:11pm

I'd fix a rail across above head height, put rope loops on it, and hook the saddles into the loops. Adjust loop length so the back wheel is just off the ground.

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Re: bicycle stand for garage/shed

Postby Mick F » 29 Feb 2012, 2:12pm

I bought one of these some years ago. Wonderful thing.
I can store the bike in the bike shed - spare bedroom! without leaning it on anything.

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/min ... d-ec019056
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Re: bicycle stand for garage/shed

Postby malverncyclist » 29 Feb 2012, 2:14pm

is that for one or two bikes???

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Re: bicycle stand for garage/shed

Postby Mick F » 29 Feb 2012, 2:16pm

No, you'd need one each.

The bottom hook is for the chainstay and the top one for the seatstay. It holds the bike steady with the wheel of the ground. Actually, it's good for maintenance too.
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Re: bicycle stand for garage/shed

Postby Brucey » 29 Feb 2012, 2:24pm

I have equipped my bike shed with plastic coated hooks (on the underside of a beam) so that the bikes can be hung up by the front wheel or rear wheel. Works a treat.

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Re: bicycle stand for garage/shed

Postby PW » 29 Feb 2012, 6:09pm

Cheapskate solution, a row of small nails along the shed wall top beam, hook the front wheel/bars to it via bungee straps and leave the back wheel on the floor, possibly with a brick or something to scotch it. Takes no space, costs now't ant the bikes are easy to get down when you want to use them.
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Re: bicycle stand for garage/shed

Postby thirdcrank » 29 Feb 2012, 6:39pm

malverncyclist wrote:
In the language of cycle stands, those are butterflies, a style recognised by even the ministry of transport as being in chocolate teapot territory.
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so in my language that means they are no good??? :shock:

Martin


They are very popular with architects (or their underlings) who provide "cycle parking" to quotas because they are cheap and each takes up little space. There is a Traffic Advisory Leaflet about cycle parking which makes the point that cyclists will ignore them, preferring instead to use informal parking like railings. The reason that cyclists tend to ignore them is that there is a real risk of spoke damage.

I'm not clear whether security or storing the bikes out of the way is your priority. If it's security, there are various ground anchors available. I use plastic-coated hooks screwed directly into the garage ceiling joists - as recommended by Brucey above - but I repend on the garage door for my security (it's an integral garage.)

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Re: bicycle stand for garage/shed

Postby Malaconotus » 29 Feb 2012, 7:11pm

Mick F wrote:No, you'd need one each.

The bottom hook is for the chainstay and the top one for the seatstay. It holds the bike steady with the wheel of the ground. Actually, it's good for maintenance too.


Same product, effectively, for £9.99... http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/product ... ccessories

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Re: bicycle stand for garage/shed

Postby robc02 » 1 Mar 2012, 9:30am

I made a simple wooden rack. It has two horizontals, one on the floor and one about 800mm above it both spaced about 200mm from the wall. For each bike I fastened two vertical strips from the top horizontal to the bottom one. The spacing between the verticals is enough to fit a front wheel between them. For completeness, though not really necessary, I have nailed two strips of wood to the floor leading the wheel into position and also keeping the back wheel in line.

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Re: bicycle stand for garage/shed

Postby malverncyclist » 1 Mar 2012, 9:49am

I made a simple wooden rack.


Hi

can you send me a photo, please? To answer other questions - I am not after security (reasonably secure door) but storage without bike(s) falling down/getting knocked about. I do have wooden rafters which could provide the hook and rope solution, but something has to sit on the floor for my day2day use bike and yours sounds like a useful solution (and I have quite a bit of spare wood that could be turned into a stand).

thanks

Martin

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Re: bicycle stand for garage/shed

Postby NUKe » 1 Mar 2012, 9:55am

A lot of Shops use this type of stand for dsiplaying bike thet are not much use as a security device though but asan easy way of staning bikes they are ok. If you have limited space some of the other idea here are much better such as hanging by the front wheel.
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Re: bicycle stand for garage/shed

Postby robc02 » 1 Mar 2012, 7:47pm

can you send me a photo, please?


These give the general idea of it:
The black bike's wheel is in a gap that was originally meant for MTB tyres, but it still works. Generally it's better if the gap is just a bit wider than the tyre.

Shedrack1.jpg
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