GHETTO BIKE STAND
Thread started by _iJunes
at 01.20.09 - 7:22 pm
so i have 3 bikes, and very little space in my place, and can't afford to buy one of those metal vertical bike stands where you can rack up two bikes at once.
does anybody have a DIY solution?
has anybody tried making one?
i was thinking of using pvc pipes and rubber to secure the bike, and use dumbell weights to weigh it down. ideas. i'm on a budget though...
I think Target online has them cheapcheap
01.20.09 - 7:23 pm
oh man those PVC bike stands used to be alllllll over the bmx tracks hahaha. they work well.
ghetto bike stand = your wall. lean that shit.
01.20.09 - 7:23 pm
DO NOT BUY BIKE STANDS FROM TARGET
they suck TOTAL balls.
01.20.09 - 7:24 pm
haha..I have experiences with those bike stands. you're right they are cheap, but you always get what you pay for. I'd hang a bike on it and that shit would fall over. POS!!! fuck target.
Don't ever buy anything bike related from target or walmart. just don't.
support your local bike shop!
oh and junu, I don't feel like going through and posting the pics, but I did a google image search of pvc bike stands and a ton of stuff came up.
01.20.09 - 7:29 pm
have you ever thought of bike hooks?
mount them on the studs!! or else your bike might take the drywall down, haha. cheap as fuck type of solution. imho.
some cat from felt dropped off a bunch of stuff at the kitchen on saturday, including some bike hooks. maybe there's still some around there. if not, i don't think they're hard to find.
01.20.09 - 7:32 pm
cool, i had the hook, but i want to build technically a 4 rack with a detachable 2 section.
yeah im searching as well, just trying to get input if anybody has done it before.
01.20.09 - 7:35 pm
"Don't ever buy anything bike related from target or walmart. just don't.
support your local bike shop! "
I have learned the hard way. Cheap and shitty lights and bells.
01.20.09 - 7:36 pm
The Kitchen's hooks are gone... we had a hanging! (But I was lame and absent)
01.20.09 - 7:43 pm
+1 on the hooks. Plus you can use them to discipline your hoes.
If you want to get all crazy, check out instructables.com I saw quite a few designs that should work for you.
01.20.09 - 11:06 pm
theres a bunch of different options for racks too.
this is just one.
just type in bike rack in the search query
01.20.09 - 11:42 pm
Hey ijunes try oms.billmallin.com this guy built a 2 bike portable rack that cost less than 12 bucks to build. Good luck!
01.21.09 - 12:38 am
My stepdad has a bunch of music-stands for his students to place their sheet music on when in class.
I figure these could easily be converted into one of those repair-stands you see in most shops.
Elevate so you could see what you're striking!!!
01.21.09 - 12:51 am
mount some drop bars on your wall and hang your bike from those.
01.21.09 - 5:47 pm
didnt you just get your bike stolen less then a month ago? how do you have three bikes now?? when will you fix my computer?? what are your plans for 2009??????
junu?? are you there, earth is calling.
01.21.09 - 7:03 pm
juno has three bikes?? wtf u fucking thief, btw if u have any cheap stolen parts ur selling give me a holler.. you know how we do it here in echo park.. Go MOMZZ
01.21.09 - 7:09 pm
shues bring up your computer whenever.
well i have 1, just bought another one to ride around, and my roommate has one.
01.21.09 - 7:19 pm
i have learned to prepare for the wurst
01.21.09 - 7:19 pm
No shit huh ive seen ur pad, a bike stand would really free up some space... Im keeping an eye on this thread i need to free up some space in mine as well..
01.21.09 - 7:21 pm
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01.21.09 - 7:39 pm
I once made a bike rack out of a wall screw and a wire coathanger.
01.21.09 - 9:20 pm