Introduction: 6-Bike Rack for $60 in 60-seconds

We needed a place to put our bikes. We originally had them hanging from hooks in the ceiling but it was difficult for my wife to get them down without a ladder and impossible for the kids. So we needed an efficient, easy solution.

So we thought, why not hang our bikes like clothes in a closet?

Materials:

  • 1 - 6' 2x4
  • 1 - 6' 3/4" black pipe
  • 2 - 3/4" black pipe nipples
  • 2 - 3/4" black pipe flanges
  • 6 - 3" stainless steel welded rings
  • 6 - Husky 18" Hangers
  • 4" drywall screws
  • 3" drywall screws

Build Time: 30 minutes

Cost: $60 (about)

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cavediverus made it!(author)2016-08-05

Jeremy, LOVE the idea of being able to space them on a bar as needed! I'm curious about your comment "difficult for my wife to get them down without a ladder and impossible for the kids." along with what happens at :54 seconds when you have to jiggle the snap-hook off the ring even with no bike on it. What is the method of getting them down by a shorter person? Is lifting with one hand and undoing a snap-hook with the other a problem? On a separate note, your video is awesome! The part where you throw all the straps at the wall / bar and then they're installed made me LOL.

-Justin

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Kevin-Flynn made it!(author)2016-08-05

Don't want to speak for Jeremy - but I built his rack - work perfectly. Regarding the snap hook issue - we simply use the Velcro when removing the bikes / putting them up. We leave the snap hooks in on the ring.

As per my kids - well they can not remove their bikes - simply because they are just too young to be able to pick up their bikes - too heavy for a 3 year olds.

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srock24 made it!(author)2017-03-12

What length nipples did you use? I'm thinking 8" nipples for mine. Thoughts?

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imerrymary made it!(author)2016-08-07

I have some bike ceiling hooks, too, that I've never installed because my bike weight plus my limited height makes getting things like that up and down. I think Jeremy's wife couldn't use the ceiling hooks that he had previously installed, so this puts a hanging system within reach. I think I'll do the same. Thanks to Jeremy!

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