Yesterday I cleaned up the shed, had a good look around and realised I could park the family bikes in a much more space efficient manner if I had a good bike rack. A rack would enable parallel parking instead of having them leaning on things all over the place.
The problem is that I forgot how to weld years ago. Does anyone know someone who could whip up a nice rack that I could bolt to a concrete floor? The rack needs to hold five bikes in a reasonably small space. I'm open to design options but practical, simple, secure and value for money are my priorities.
Like this one mate:
No welding required. All put together with tek screws.
You keep your bikes IN THE SHED?
What's wrong with you man? The ONLY time one of my bikes gets shunted from the lounge to the shed is when it's proven to be a pointless member of the fleet.
Mind you, I am single ...
:-) What can I say other than that I have a small house, a large'ish shed and I have to share the house?
Anyway, the spiders appreciate it. I had one set up home in the front mudguard on the LHT that did many kilometres with me until it got washed out. I was amazed at its determination and ability to hunker down stay put in adverse conditions.
You could build something like this out of wood
There are a number of other build it yourself bike racks on instructables.
Luke, I could not get a match in the Stratco catalogue until I entered Gepps Cross then bicycle rack. Until then, repeated message that no match in my area. The rack supports the wheels only.
If you want to follow recommendations and LOCK your bicycles securely inside a locked shed, then you will need something else for more dollars. If you contact me, will pass on some info I collected for the local MP who wants bicycle parking at her office. Includes free transport from interstate.
these are pretty good... just picked up a couple
admittedly not roll in/roll out, but very neat, sturdy and compact.
BMCR on Waymouth St also sell them locally for about $40.
A D.I.Y. bar across the shed roof beams, and some 'hanging basket' garden hooks with the bottom hook twisted around 90° and sheathed in some rubber tubing. The back wheel just clears the ground. Admittedly it's tough for my 10y.o with the MTB, but he manages to hoik it up using his knee behind the saddle for extra leverage.