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This guide will show you how to build an inexpensive bicycle rack out of PVC pipe that can hold 2 bikes inside your residence.  It could also be placed in a garage if you would like.

These instructions are broken down as follows:
1. Parts Needed
2. How to build the rack
3. Other tips and tricks

Step 1: Materials Needed

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This step consists of two lists, which are attached as PDF files for you to print and take with you to the hardware store.  Both lists contain part numbers or letters for each part, so it will be helpful to print these lists for reference while following the steps.

The first list is a list of all the parts you must purchase or already possess to complete this bike rack.

The second document is a list of how many pieces of each size PVC pipe must be cut.  Please check with your hardware store when you arrive as many will cut the two long pieces of PVC pipe for you into all the correct sizes.  This may require payment but could still be the best way to go if you want the cuts to be perfect.

Unfortunately Instructables will not currently allow the PDF files to be uploaded.  Please copy and paste the links below into your web browser.

Parts to Purchase - http://dl.dropbox.com/u/62619448/Parts%20to%20Purchase.pdf

Parts to Cut - http://dl.dropbox.com/u/62619448/Parts%20to%20Cut.pdf

 
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bikeaccessories (author) 2 years ago
For everyone's information we have not yet completed this bike rack. This is a project which we must have 5-10 people create one using these instructions, so we did not glue together ours yet to allow others to use the parts we have.

When complete this bike rack will lean against a wall and the two legs will be angled outward about 30 degrees. This setup will allow it to be easily moved and it will be sturdy. A bike can be mounted on either holder assembly, which are the sections with two 180 degree PVC pipe hooks sticking out in the picture. The main picture shows the bike rack lying on the ground with the part that will point outward from the wall it leans against pointing up. A bike is placed on by inserting the two hook assemblies through the middle frame of the bike.

Once we have completely glued our rack together more pictures will be added with bikes on it against a wall. Let me know if you have any more questions. Thanks.
So the bikes would be stacked, one above the other? I'm pretty sure I get it now.
bikeaccessories (author)  theVDude2 years ago
Correct. We measured so it should hold 2 normal sized bikes.
Lasrin2 years ago
Can you add a pic of the bike rack holding 1 and 2 bikes? I don't think I'm understanding this exactly correctly.
bikeaccessories (author)  Lasrin2 years ago
We will do so once finished. This is actually part of a project we are working on and have not yet glued ours together. We are required to have 5-10 other individuals put it together with these instructions, so to save them money we made the instructions first without gluing the bike rack together.

Each set of two outward-pointing holders holds one bike by inserting them through the frame of the bike. The rack is meant to lean against a wall and hold two bikes. Thank you for looking.
OP does not deliver.
This looks interesting but I do not get how to mount this inside your house or how the bikes fit on. An explanation and pics would be very helpful.
bikeaccessories (author)  shaggs312 years ago
Please see our latest comment above. We are sorry that we have not yet finished but predict that complete pictures should be posted by Wednesday of this week. Thanks.