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The Hanging Bike Rack

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Project by Luddite posted 02-13-2019 11:25 PM 1542 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

13 Feb 2019

My trainer at the gym is a major cyclist dude. He asked me to make a special wall hanging rack that he could suspend his “baby” by the seat rather then by the horizontal bar. The reason for this is his bike frame is all carbon fibre and he’s afraid of the potential damage. Well okay. If any of you ever read Pearls Before Swine then you’ll know who Jeff The Cyclist is and such is my trainer.

So made this rack to hold his 13lb cycle. Made of red oak. 14” deep, 11” wide, 5” at the rear and tapers to 3” at the front. 4” diameter semicircles cut with a 1” crossbar.

Since I was bored stiff here I added biscuits, glue and screws to keep all together. Put mesquite pegs to cover the connecting screws.

Added a metal cleat from Hangman Products (catchy name) to the back for ease of hanging and screw attachment at the base to keep it all in line when in use.

He likes the results and says he’ll see any of his biking coven would like one as well.

Thanks Terry

-- T Loftus -- Just on the edge of common sense





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clieb91

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#1 posted 02-14-2019 12:07 AM

Looks like a good solution. Good choice of wood. which weighs more the rack or the bike? :)

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#2 posted 02-14-2019 06:56 AM

Definately practical space saver.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 02-14-2019 05:40 PM

Love this! Really well made.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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SMP

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#4 posted 02-14-2019 08:09 PM

I’m a little confused on how its hanging…can you post a pic of that closer up, whats resting where? I have ones that the front tire goes into and it kind of destroys the tires after a while.

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EarlS

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#5 posted 02-14-2019 08:42 PM

Nice looking bike hanger.

If he keep hanging his bike by the saddle he will wind up with broken saddle rails in the middle of a ride. He should be putting the top tube on the hooks. FWIW – I ride very high end road bikes and have for 25 years.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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Luddite

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#6 posted 02-14-2019 10:47 PM



I m a little confused on how its hanging…can you post a pic of that closer up, whats resting where? I have ones that the front tire goes into and it kind of destroys the tires after a while.

- SMP


SMP The bike hangs by the front of the saddle. The bike lifts into the rack from below and hooks the saddle. Now, EarlS thinks this may not be too healthy for the bike hanging this way.

-- T Loftus -- Just on the edge of common sense

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Luddite

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#7 posted 02-14-2019 10:49 PM



Nice looking bike hanger.

If he keep hanging his bike by the saddle he will wind up with broken saddle rails in the middle of a ride. He should be putting the top tube on the hooks. FWIW – I ride very high end road bikes and have for 25 years.

- EarlS

EarlS, Thanks for the note. I’ll let my trainer know and see what he thinks. I’d suggested putting soft padding on the hooks if he ever wanted to hang the bike by the top rail.

-- T Loftus -- Just on the edge of common sense

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#8 posted 02-15-2019 02:02 AM

Very Nice Project & Very Well Done Terry!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#9 posted 02-15-2019 07:25 PM

Nice hanger, Terry!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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therealSteveN

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#10 posted 02-17-2019 08:59 PM

Love the intro, it makes the rest make sense. I always thought 2 to 4 of these was a bike rack.

Nice work, thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Luddite

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#11 posted 02-20-2019 05:15 PM

Forgot this photo

-- T Loftus -- Just on the edge of common sense

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