Introduction: Garage D-ring Bike Locking Station

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Step 1: Get Your Stuff Together

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For tools: You're gonna need a drillbit a drill a ratchet or an impact driver and a 9/16 socket.

Other materials:
Lag bolts 2 that match your d ring procured from your local hardware store

D-ring from your local Homeless Despot hardwear shoppe.

(I chose a biggie D ring cuz, well, it looks impressive)

This whole locking system is mostly to deter people who want a bike quick. You could add tamper proof bolts instead if you wanted.

Step 2: Find Where the Studs in Your Walls Are

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And mark them. You can tap on the wall with your knuckle, guess, use a stud finder or you can see where the walls are held on by fasteners and assume there's a stud behind there somewhere...

Then you're gonna drill holes

I used a 1/4 inch drill bit.

Step 3: This Isn't Gonna Work.

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I'm pretty sure my granny could rip those screws out easy peasy

Step 4: After the Pilot Holes Are Drilled

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Use your ratchet or impact driver to put the lag bolts in bolting your loop to the wall

Step 5: Should Look Like This

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Make sure it's not upside down. If the loop is hanging on the top side of the strap you've got a gravity problem.

Step 6: Done!

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Now you have a more secure way to lock up your bike in your garage or carport!

Comments

josh (author)2016-04-30

Yeah. You guys make good points. I believe in making things harder. In reality any security measure can be overcome. I just want to make it really hard

drew.adc (author)2016-04-29

I've done something similar with a large screw eye driven well into a stud. My guess is that it will be hard to unscrew it with the cable passed through a bike because there isn't enough room to twist it without trying to turn the whole bike. I could see this being a good addition though, because then I couldn't turn the screw eye without first removing this if I put them close enough together. Would just make it that much harder and longer to defeat. Good idea!

Jobar007 (author)2016-04-28

Lag bolts can be removed. I wouldn't trust this to an open carport. It would be better if you could drill through the wall (and stud) and bolt with a carriage bolt so the nut is secured inside a shed.

My recommendation would be to seal the holes if this is located in a carport since moisture will find it's way into the holes unless inside a building. A simple, paintable, exterior caulk would be more than enough.

josh (author)2016-04-27

These are sold as surface mount anchor points at HD

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