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My dear beloved bike Gunther met an untimely demise when he and I "won the door prize" (got doored) and he was sent careening off into the Great Bicycle Beyond.

This project is dedicated in his memory (and created with some of his remains ;)


THIS INSTRUCTABLE WILL SHOW YOU HOW TO MAKE A WALL-MOUNTED BICYCLE RACK OUT OF USED BICYCLE PARTS

I wanted to solve the everyday problem of having a good place to put my bicycle in a messy garage. I used recycled materials and a bit of random electrical and utility items to make something aesthetically pleasing and functional.

This project was inspired by the concept of "Bicycle Horns" as a play on words and the challenge of recycling otherwise unsafe-to-reuse parts

It requires a certain amount of "Macgyvering"  to reconfigure the pieces but if you have a scraps from a old bike, some utility parts and a few simple tools, you can certainly make this project!


 
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Step 1: Materials and Tools


Materials:
Wooden plaque -Michael's, $2
Wood stain - for plaque, I used what was available to me
Pressure connector 3/4" or 1" -seals the stem expander bolt to the base,   Home Depot, $2
Floor Mount 3/4" or 1" -mounts the pressure connector to the plaque,  Home Depot, $4
*IMPORTANT*  choose a quill stem and expander bolt that works with the size pressure connector and mount you use
8 Screws, Quarter-inch-  Home Depot, $1
Picture Hooks  - I used PerfectHang because the hangings looked robust, Home Depot, $3
Quill Stem -- *Used Bicycle Part   see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stem_(bicycle_part)#Quill_stems
Bicycle "Drop" Handlebars -- *Used Bicycle Part    
see 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_handlebar#Drop
Bicycle Inner Tube  -- *Used Bicycle Part  
see 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tire#Associated_components
Bar End Plugs-- *Used Bicycle Part
see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_handlebar#Plugs


Optional:
Electric Tape - if you want to use sections of bicycle tube (see later step) or bar tape to cover horns 
Drywall screws  or other mounting hardware -my friend wall mounted in his living room

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Tools

Paper towels were used to apply stain
Phillips head bit on a cordless power drill
Ruler for alignment
Scissors for cutting inner tube
A hex head for tightening the stem's expander bolt


Optional:
Laser cutter  (was used for engraving)
Stud finder (for alternative living room mounting)
CobyUnger made it!8 months ago

Awesome project. Thanks a bunch.

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veryrealperson (author)  CobyUnger1 month ago

nice but not sure yours is really what this project is. Can that hold a bike?

efortysixm1 year ago
Great Work! I've been trying to do this for a while now but I am having trouble with finding a Pressure Connector and Floor Mount that matches up with my stem. I have a 22.2 diameter used quill stem but it's either too big for a 3/4" or just a hair too small for the 1". Could you elaborate on what diameter your stem is?
veryrealperson (author)  efortysixm1 month ago

Just saw this. I am a bit confused by your question. Do you have pictures? Your expander bolt doesn't work?

This is a good idea. I made something similar, so I could hang my bike in the closet by the handlebars. Yours is much nicer looking than what I made.
Thanks. It really isn't that much work if you want to upgrade ;)