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    DIY bikestand for fatbike

    Don' t know if this has been posted here before but decided to make my own fatbike bikestand.. Total cost, $12.. The only initial problem was the stand was light, it would tip when bike is placed.. That was quickly remedied by placing grout sand inside the tube for added weight..

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    Just made 2 of these, 1 for my Fuel and 1 for my road bike.

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    Way ahead of you.

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    I'm going to have to do something like one of these. I have 3 rack slots and 4 bikes, with a 5th (fatbike) on the way. I think I'll need to be a bit more modular than my current rack to be able to modify it as tire widths in the family stable change.

    I like yours, gcappy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateHawk View Post
    I'm going to have to do something like one of these. I have 3 rack slots and 4 bikes, with a 5th (fatbike) on the way. I think I'll need to be a bit more modular than my current rack to be able to modify it as tire widths in the family stable change.

    I like yours, gcappy.
    Easy to modify, just get the glue!

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    I'm kind of torn about whether to make one of these stands. Most of my bikes are mounted on the garage walls to save space.

    On one hand, I like these type of ground stands for easy access. On the other hand, it takes up way too much room in a two car garage compared to wall mounts.

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    DIY bikestand for fatbike-image.jpgMy walls are all taken by cabinets and the bay the bikes are in is too short for a car. When the house was built (not by me), a four foot entry room was built sticking out into the garage bay.
    Too many bikes for the walls anyway.

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    Heheh yeah there are currently 14 ready to ride bikes in my basement and a bunch more in pieces scattered about my man cave/work space. I got a plan though ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateHawk View Post
    I'm going to have to do something like one of these. I have 3 rack slots and 4 bikes, with a 5th (fatbike) on the way. I think I'll need to be a bit more modular than my current rack to be able to modify it as tire widths in the family stable change.

    I like yours, gcappy.
    They have PVC compression fittings that don't require glue, just unscrew and change lengths. Obviously not for every joint, but used strategically, might help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjedoaks View Post
    They have PVC compression fittings that don't require glue, just unscrew and change lengths. Obviously not for every joint, but used strategically, might help.
    Yeah, I found those after I got mine built. I should get some because I have a couple mods to make. The Nate slot now needs to fit a Bud on a RD. Wider than Nate on a CS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcappy View Post
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ID:	937661My walls are all taken by cabinets and the bay the bikes are in is too short for a car. When the house was built (not by me), a four foot entry room was built sticking out into the garage bay.
    Too many bikes for the walls anyway.
    lol yeah that's also another aspect of it. I kind of want to put up some tool shelves on the walls instead of having bikes take up all the space.

    hmm I just thought of something. From the looks of it, perhaps I can build the stand to hold bikes more at an angle so that it doesn't stick out into the main garage area as much. I'll have to do some measurements.

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    I have one that is real similar to gcappy's. The PVC fittings were tight enough that I did not even use glue. I pounded the fittings on with a rubber mallet and they are not going anywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by av8or View Post
    Don' t know if this has been posted here before but decided to make my own fatbike bikestand.. Total cost, $12.. The only initial problem was the stand was light, it would tip when bike is placed.. That was quickly remedied by placing grout sand inside the tube for added weight..

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    Your seat angle! Ouch!

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    This is how I do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    This is how I do it.
    How do you keep the oil from leaking out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    This is how I do it.
    Your poor bikes are going to be smashed if the car falls on them....

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    How did u u mount your suv to ceiling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    This is how I do it.
    Looks good but my garage ceiling is 12.5' high.

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    Cars go in the driveway,

    Bicycles go in the Garage,,,,
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    I thought bikes went in the dining room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tedsti View Post
    I have one that is real similar to gcappy's. The PVC fittings were tight enough that I did not even use glue. I pounded the fittings on with a rubber mallet and they are not going anywhere.
    Yep, this is how I need to do it when I build a new one. The one I have currently is glued super tight (it was built for the back of a pickup, so it's probably better to glue it in that case). I even painted it, to boot. Painting PVC is NOT easy.

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    I don't have a photo with the fatty in it right now, but you get the idea. 2x4, steel pipe and fittings, metal rings and "husky hang alls" from home depot. You can squeeze a lot of bike in a little space, and still have some floor space to boot..
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    was talking to the wife last night about our bike storage in the basement. she really likes the idea of a hanging system like above. should maximize floor space a bit better for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcappy View Post
    Looks good but my garage ceiling is 12.5' high.
    Perfect then you shouldn't hit your head on the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzwardo View Post
    I thought bikes went in the dining room.
    This. My wife even said I can get rid of the dining room table - we never use it anyway. :-)

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    I made these out of scrap wood. Tire size doesn't matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lambeinator View Post
    I don't have a photo with the fatty in it right now, but you get the idea. 2x4, steel pipe and fittings, metal rings and "husky hang alls" from home depot. You can squeeze a lot of bike in a little space, and still have some floor space to boot..
    This is so slick. With pedals removed and bars rotated this set-up looks like one of the best ways to compress your quiver storage. Probably best for me to just to sell a few bikes, but either way, I'm stealing this design. Cheers lambeinator!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    Your seat angle! Ouch!
    Not really.. Protects the jewels.. Plus when you're "grande", you gotta make room..

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    cheers monkey. I found something somewhere on the net about this idea, just passing it on, not sure where I got it from... Hint: put more loops on than you think you will need then you will be ready for n+1 without disassembly...

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    Re: DIY bikestand for fatbike

    Quote Originally Posted by av8or View Post
    Not really.. Protects the jewels.. Plus when you're "grande", you gotta make room..
    Bad seat angle is bad seat angle. Fix it and your hands and wrists will thank you.

    Nice rack. I need something like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultraspontane View Post
    Bad seat angle is bad seat angle. Fix it and your hands and wrists will thank you.

    Nice rack. I need something like this.
    The angle is not that bad as the picture shows.. Been mtb for years now and my "balls" have been thanking me every ride.. Besides, they have that angle options for personal preference.. Like how some like to ride seat low? I ride seat high.. Won't tell them otherwise..

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    DIY bikestand for fatbike

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    Here my DIY rack. Easily reconfigured too.

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    Some scrap wood and ten minutes work. Just sold 3 bikes so I am done to just the Fat bike atm.


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    I know a little off topic but seeing these pictures, I have a Silly question but I have a MTN bike with hydraulic brakes and getting ready to purchase a fat bike with disc brakes as well and was told at one time that I could t hang them from the ceiling doing to the brakes leaking. Is that a real concern? What if I would hang them from the front wheel on the wall. Does this have the same effect on the brakes?
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    We have six bikes with disc brakes. They spend time upside down, hung up... Whatever. It's a closed system. It doesn't leak.
    I like turtles

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    DIY bikestand for fatbike-dsc08821.jpgDIY bikestand for fatbike-img_20160504_182141528.jpgDIY bikestand for fatbike-img_20160504_190630915.jpg

    Been using this homemade pvc rack for months now with no issues.
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    Well here is mine, definitely strong enough, 2x2's would have been better but the 2x4's and 2x6 I had along with the white trim paint so the cost was zero out of pocket.
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