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    Bike parking/floor rack for 12-20" bikes

    I need to find a better way to park the kids' bikes in the garage, it's a tangled mess of 12, 16, and 20" wheeled bikes. I need some kind of floor parking rack so they can access and park the bikes themselves. Anyone know of a commercially-available one that will work with the small wheels, or if anyone's made a DIY one, I'd be interested to see how you did it.

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    I've seen them built out of 1 inch PVC, a quick google search will show several designs, just scale them down, best news is they can be built for like 20 bucks if you already have the primer and glue

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    Second the PVC route. Cheap and customizable.

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    I didn't glue my PVC rack so when my daughter went to 20" and my son to 24" I just replaced the uprights. The lack of glue occasionally causes problems but not often enough for me to bother.

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    I went with a 2x4 arrangement similar to the PVC ones listed here (had more wood lying around than plumbing stuff). Kids still don't use it. Kick stands are at least used instead...

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