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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.
<p>I love this!!! If only I had the tools and a wall to drill into! </p>
<p>Nice idea to drill holes along the fold line, makes it easier to fold and keeps the fold in the right place... bit like postage stamp perforations!</p>
<p>This is great! I love it.</p><p>sunshiine</p>
<p>That is very nice.</p>
<p>I find it funny its a Stop Sign yet your bike has no brakes..... </p><p>or Chain. but now I'm getting picky.</p>
It's a work in progress. I've got all the parts, but the snow outside tells me I'm in no rush to put it all together!
<p>I have a couple of stop signs waiting for a good project. Thanks for the great idea!</p>
&quot;Get a Sign&quot;<br><br>Where does one get a stop sign?
<p>As I wrote in step 1:</p><p>&quot;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.&quot;</p>
<p>So cool!!! It's functional wall art! :D</p>
<p>That is the best kind of art. Thanks!</p>
<p>So, so true!</p><p>And now I want you to do a Yield Sign functional wall art! :D</p>
<p>Alright, I've got a yield sign ready to go. What should I make out of it? I'm up for a challenge!</p>
<p>Bathroom towel hook/rack because &quot;HALT! You need to be dry to proceed!&quot; :P</p><p>And that would be a really cool thing in a bathroom. :)</p><p>But it needs to hold at least 4 towels/robes.</p><p>Or maybe a really cute art shelf where you bend the bottom bit at a 90 degree angle and place candles or whatever on it.</p><p>Or maybe a combination of the two? Cute shelf and towel/robe hook?</p>
Awesome!

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