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    Lets see your unique MTB storage methods...

    My girl friend actually suggested we hang our bikes on the wall in the living room of our little house ... "I was like seriously, I am all over that project!"

    So here is the results:

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    So lets see what you got...

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    I've seen that before with kits that have a tray for the front and another for the rear.

    Is yours a kit or a DIY? If DIY what did you use for the trays?
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    It's way too muddy where I live to bring a bike into the house. They stay out in the garage on a rack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad_M View Post
    I've seen that before with kits that have a tray for the front and another for the rear.

    Is yours a kit or a DIY? If DIY what did you use for the trays?
    DIY with help from our LBS. We couldn't find anything to use as trays but the owner of our LBS had these long pieces of aluminum that he cut down to size, I anchored them to the wall with 5 screws, used one eye screw for each with a strong rubber "bungee" cord with s hooks looped over the top tube 👍😊
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    Quote Originally Posted by Curveball View Post
    It's way too muddy where I live to bring a bike into the house. They stay out in the garage on a rack.
    Unfortunately I don't have a garage anymore so the only safe place for our 3 MTBs is inside the house; they used to stand side by side in the same corner. The third bike sits in the guest room. It's muddy most of the year here too but we wash the bikes after every muddy ride ... so far it hasn't been an issue, also keep a rug on the floor underneath just in case 👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hesher123 View Post
    Unfortunately I don't have a garage anymore so the only safe place for our 3 MTBs is inside the house; they used to stand side by side in the same corner. The third bike sits in the guest room. It's muddy most of the year here too but we wash the bikes after every muddy ride ... so far it hasn't been an issue, also keep a rug on the floor underneath just in case 👍
    Oh yeah, in that case I think your storage system is great. I certainly wouldn't mind looking at bikes on my wall every day!
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    Steady Racks in my garage. Fantastic. https://steadyrack.com


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    Steady Rack looks interesting. I recall seeing a fund raiser for a vertical bike storage system that had some type of little ramp and mechanical device that helped pull the bike into position. Anyone recall seeing that or if it ever went into production?
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    Quote Originally Posted by June Bug View Post
    I recall seeing a fund raiser for a vertical bike storage system that had some type of little ramp and mechanical device that helped pull the bike into position. Anyone recall seeing that or if it ever went into production?
    I remember that but no idea what happened to it. Thought it was a solution looking for a problem, like most crowd funding ventures are.

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    I have a fatbike and a 'cross/gravel bike on them. I won't ever use anything else. They are super easy to load and unload and mount.


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    50+lbs of Welded scrap steel, baby!

    ...it also doubles as a work stand!
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    I used the large Rubbermaid wall rails and 3 J hooks to hold some bikes. I used to use the ceiling hoists but it wasn't easy to deal with the bikes with the opener and ceiling storage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by homebrewtim View Post
    Steady Racks in my garage. Fantastic. https://steadyrack.com


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    We looked at those (or something similar) but my girlfriend wanted to be able to see the bikes from the side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCHB View Post
    50+lbs of Welded scrap steel, baby!

    ...it also doubles as a work stand!
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    Haha 😂
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    I was going to J-hook mine too and then got into a discussion with a friend about posible stress on wheel rims. Once I saw the SteadyRacks, I liked them and went with them. I have two up on them now with space on that section of wall for a couple more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hesher123 View Post
    We looked at those (or something similar) but my girlfriend wanted to be able to see the bikes from the side.

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    That makes sense. The best SteadyRacks can do is pivot up to about 45 degrees to show more of the bike and put it closer to the wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by homebrewtim View Post
    I was going to J-hook mine too and then got into a discussion with a friend about posible stress on wheel rims. Once I saw the SteadyRacks, I liked them and went with them. I have two up on them now with space on that section of wall for a couple more
    I never thought of any wheel issues until I read a thread not long ago here. That said I've hung bikes by 1 or 2 rims vertically or upside down for 20 years without any issues so as soon as I get them off the floor to make room for more junk I'm riding happy.

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    Combination ski and bike rack.
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    The old steeds hang from wires with hooks.
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    I have always liked the idea of a bike posted on a wall in an interior room. When clean, they pass off as a work of art. Its like art that you can actually get use out of.

    You and your girlfriend should bike theme that room with a few bike parts and framed posters in there. Mount a crankset with arm and peddle on a nice backing, and hang it. Put a couple nice looking rims on either side of a rectangular mirror. Get a variety of seats and mount them on a nice wood backing and hang that. I dunno - just a few ideas.

    My rooms (the ones the wife lets me have) are currently Texas, gaming, and NASCAR themed, but i would love an extra room to do half guns, half bikes with the decor.

    Back on track - I just use J hooks in the ceiling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shotgun Jeremy View Post
    I have always liked the idea of a bike posted on a wall in an interior room. When clean, they pass off as a work of art. Its like art that you can actually get use out of.

    You and your girlfriend should bike theme that room with a few bike parts and framed posters in there. Mount a crankset with arm and peddle on a nice backing, and hang it. Put a couple nice looking rims on either side of a rectangular mirror. Get a variety of seats and mount them on a nice wood backing and hang that. I dunno - just a few ideas.

    My rooms (the ones the wife lets me have) are currently Texas, gaming, and NASCAR themed, but i would love an extra room to do half guns, half bikes with the decor.

    Back on track - I just use J hooks in the ceiling.

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    There's all kinds of stuff made from bike parts, clocks using chainrings, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockman View Post
    Combination ski and bike rack.
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    I wish I had that kind of room for bikes and the bikes to go in it

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    Lets see your unique MTB storage methods...-kick-stand.jpg
    I like this method of storage, although it is not recommended for a mountain bike. Had a kickstand on my old Walmart bike, but all it takes is one mishap.

    I put my 'new' mountain bike against a lolly column, it rolled backwards, smashed onto the frame and fell on the floor. Put a huge mark on it. Not happy. I liked having a kickstand, I'm always having to find a place to lean it.
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    How am I supposed to pick a line through this.

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    Why aren't kickstands recommended for mountain bikes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shotgun Jeremy View Post
    Why aren't kickstands recommended for mountain bikes?

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    Hit a hard bump or land a jump, the kickstand swings down, hits the ground and pitches you over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shotgun Jeremy View Post
    Why aren't kickstands recommended for mountain bikes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curveball View Post
    Hit a hard bump or land a jump, the kickstand swings down, hits the ground and pitches you over.
    And a weight penalty.

    Plus the dork factor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    And a weight penalty.

    Plus the fork factor.
    Or the dork factor for that matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shotgun Jeremy View Post
    Why aren't kickstands recommended for mountain bikes?

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    Or the dork factor for that matter.
    Typo, fixed.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    This was our lounge room setup for a while...
    All the gear and no idea.

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    I like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    This was our lounge room setup for a while...
    I like how you coordinated the cat with the frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    I like how you coordinated the cat with the frame.
    And the coordination of the accent wall with the Yeti frame.
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    ETA: NEVER MIND! Parkis won't take tires wider than 2".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    I remember that but no idea what happened to it. Thought it was a solution looking for a problem, like most crowd funding ventures are.
    I had the opposite thought. I have a hard time lifting my bike up to hang on a hook. For those with heavier bikes (clunky commuter, cruiser), or bad shoulders, it would make it so much easier, or even possible, to navigate vertical storage.

    ETA:
    Found it on Outside Online. It's called Parkis. Pricey ($300) but if it does what you need it to do.....however, I don't think it is in production yet.

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    From KickStarter: 78,505 Euros pledged of 12,000 Euros goal. Amount in Euros because the original designers are Lithuanian.

    The amount raised indicates to me that a lot of people thought this was a great idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    I like how you coordinated the cat with the frame.

    Quote Originally Posted by June Bug View Post
    And the coordination of the accent wall with the Yeti frame.
    Yeah well it was all the girlfriend's doing...
    All the gear and no idea.

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    Simple, yet most effective for use of space.
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    Hey mate .. can you share pix of your Steadyrack install? And where did you purchase them from please?

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    Saris Cycle Glide. 6 bikes hung on the ceiling, each accessible by sliding the others as needed.

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    Thanks for the 411

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    This is kind of silly, but I just discovered this thread and thought this might be fun to share. Hopefully it qualifies as a unique MTB storage method.

    I love '90s rigid MTBs and am always watching craigslist for them. My wife and kids ride them too, and I don't think my kids (in elementary school) have any idea that their bikes are more than twenty years old.

    A while back I spotted an ad on CL for a pristine made-in-USA Trek 920 with a 15" frame, a 3x8 drivetrain, and twist-grip shifters (which I will replace when the time is right). The seller was just a couple miles away and the bike was too nice and too inexpensive to pass up. I bought it for my son for when he outgrows his current one (a 1994 Specialized Hardrock with a 13.5" frame and 3x7 drivetrain).

    I removed the front wheel and stashed the larger bike in the basement near the water heater and a bunch of other stuff in storage. I slid a big piece of flat cardboard in front of it, and there are clothes hanging above and in front of the cardboard, so it's pretty well hidden. I removed a large cooler from the bottom shelf to snap this picture.

    He doesn't know it's waiting for him.


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    ^ Thats cool!!

    I've been trying to come up with an idea to rest my bike's tires on the cement block shelf in my wall (only a 2*4 on top), while attaching the the bike (top tube?) to the wall some how?

    I think i'm over thinking it and may just grab a velo wall mount, like this - https://www.backcountry.com/feedback...X2gJb4DRMyJtQw

    A little pricey for what it is, but i like the soft hooks to prevent scratches/wear marks on my bikes
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