bicycle stand for garage/shed

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Re: bicycle stand for garage/shed

Postby alicej » 1 Mar 2012, 9:25pm

Might be worth thinking about security, even if the door is reasonably secure. Loads of bikes get stolen from sheds and garages, and it'd be a pity to construct something now and then decide later that you'd prefer to lock the bikes, e.g. if you hear of a spate of garage break-ins locally. Maybe a good idea to choose something now that at least gives you the option of locking to it?

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Re: bicycle stand for garage/shed

Postby Tail End Charlie » 1 Mar 2012, 10:42pm

I have a similar stand to the one above which I made from bits of old pallets. In fact I got the idea from seeing a pallet laid flat and I have mine on the floor and the wheels slot in. You need to decide which bike is going where as the slots need to suit the tyre.

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Re: bicycle stand for garage/shed

Postby Paulatic » 18 Feb 2015, 8:47pm

Does anyone use something like this one? Apparently it fits using the rear axle I believe but I can't see how from the pic and I can't find a pic with one in it.
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Re: bicycle stand for garage/shed

Postby malverncyclist » 18 Feb 2015, 9:38pm

My bike shop uses them

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Re: bicycle stand for garage/shed

Postby gregoryoftours » 18 Feb 2015, 10:17pm

I would hang the bikes vertically from a wheel with hooks. You can hang them from the ceiling, or from a horizontal batten fixed high on a wall. For the latter, screw the hooks straight into it so they are protruding horizontally, then you can hook a wheel and the bike hangs down and 'stands' vertically against the wall, saving space. This way of hanging puts a bit of strain on a spoke at the nipple, but I don't think it's much, and has never caused me any problems.

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Re: bicycle stand for garage/shed

Postby drossall » 18 Feb 2015, 11:10pm

Not used one, but drop the axle into it so that the stand is between the wheel and the frame.

It can be an advantage to store bikes high, because the space near the ceiling is used less, so you can get "free" space. I've got bikes stored vertically on the wall of the shed, which takes less space than in the old shed simply because I'm using that "free" space. I'm using this hook, which is widely available.

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Re: bicycle stand for garage/shed

Postby JonMcD » 18 Feb 2015, 11:36pm

Mick F wrote: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


I bought a Minoura DS-520 folding stand 2 or 3 years ago but found it a bit flimsy. The two bits of sheet steel that connects the post to the feet were easily bent so the post wouldn't stay vertical. Perhaps the stand has had a bit of "Value Engineering" since you bought yours. Chucked mine out and got an Xtreme bike stand Free Stopp from Rose Bikes which was much stronger.

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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:

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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.)


I wouldn't use a public butterfly stand but in your own shed or garage the chance of a damaged wheel has got to be pretty low. (Mind you, in a Halfords store I saw a bike in a butterfly stand with a wrecked front wheel - nice customers they get, or maybe staff :shock: ). In my garage I've got two types of wall hooks but this has got me thinking that for the sheer convenience maybe a butterfly stand is worth a try. (OK I'm lazy, and tend to lean bikes with panniers against things in the garage rather than lift them onto the hooks).

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Re: bicycle stand for garage/shed

Postby Erudin » 19 Feb 2015, 2:47am

Got a BiciSupport Stand With Wheels from Planet X today, it's good quality, stable and easy to reposition the bike due to the wheels.
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Re: bicycle stand for garage/shed

Postby Paulatic » 19 Feb 2015, 8:41am

I'm moving sheds around and moving bikes from a wooden one to a large tin shed. I used to hang them from the rafters but it's not going to be possible in the tin shed.
I tried making something yesterday but all attempts, for four bikes, were too bulky.
So I'm looking for something neat.
Is the Tobsart50r ok with skinny as well as fat wheels?
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Re: bicycle stand for garage/shed

Postby Brucey » 19 Feb 2015, 9:10am

might be possible to install a 2x4" in the tin shed specifically to hang bikes from?

-I've had to do this before now and it worked fine.

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Re: bicycle stand for garage/shed

Postby MartinC » 19 Feb 2015, 1:19pm

Several years ago I constructed a bike hanging beam from a couple od 2.4m 100x50mm timbers stuck together with small spacers at 30cm centres. I place this across 2 builders trestles and alternated log and short steel hooks on the spacers. I can hang 9 bikes from this. It's portable (I've used it in 3 locations). If you bolt the trestles to the floor then you can chain the bikes to the trestles and have some extra internal security.

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Re: bicycle stand for garage/shed

Postby drossall » 19 Feb 2015, 7:23pm

Photo needed, I think :D

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Re: bicycle stand for garage/shed

Postby Fex54 » 19 Feb 2015, 11:19pm

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Re: bicycle stand for garage/shed

Postby drossall » 20 Feb 2015, 7:18pm

On the whole, it looks like an unnecessarily complicated (and probably expensive) version of thing I posted. The one I'm using deals easily with mudguards because it secures the wheel by (what would normally be) the bottom few inches of it, rather than try to grab the wheel near the guards.

I'm interested in the 180 degree pivot bit though. That would put the bike upside down. Do they mean 90 degrees so that it's parallel to the wall? Then the bars would foul the wall of course.