I've got this gorgeous '73 Motobecane 10-speed bicycle that I've been lazily working on over the winter.
It needed a decent place to rest indoors, away from my dusty garage workshop.
It was begging for a unique and different kind of wall mount, and this is what I came up with. It was actually very easy to make. Hopefully, you'll make one too.
Any thoughts or questions are always welcome. Thanks for taking a look!
Step 1: Get a sign, lay it out
The bicycle mount is made by basically folding out two aluminum flaps from the center of a stop sign, and attaching wooden rails to the flaps that have little cradles for holding the bike's top tube. Very simple!
Start with an old stop sign. I got a few from the city road department where I live, just by asking the right people. If needed, you may need to offer to buy some for the going aluminum recycling rate, since most cities eventually recycle their old unusable signs. However, just ask around and be polite and you'll most likely end up with a few signs for free.
To lay out marks for where to cut, the magic number is 1 1/4". Use a straight edge and marker to make this layout as explained in the photo 2 note.