Introduction: Two Bike Bike Rack

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I wanted a way to store my two bikes inside with as little room as possible. I saw a bike rack at my local bike shop and looked it up online here . $90? That's too much for me to spend on something so simple. I figured I could make it out of 2x4s and some bolts.... so I did.

Step 1: Design Your Rack

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This design can be tweaked many ways. I wanted to rack to be able to hold two bikes, one above the other. You could even have the arms extend toward the back and have a 4 bike rack.The bikes are supported by two arms with a padded cradle. The arms are height adjustable to any desired height. You can turn the cranks on both bikes but it is difficult to work on either of the bikes in the rack.

Step 2: Build It!

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It doesn't take very long to build the frame, about a day (which is why i don't have any during-construction shots). I used 5 inch bolts, I think they were 1/4 inch diameter. I used a 2 inch hole saw to make the cradle. clamp two arms together and just drill one hole (half on each board). I used some scrap carpet to cushion the cradle. I put contact cement on the wood and carpet and clamped a bottle in the hole overnight. If you put some nails in the vertical 2x4s they can be used to store tools.

Comments

jxn6121 made it! (author)2017-09-04

I Made it!!! Under 30 bucks and added two slots at the base for two more bikes.

JimK61 (author)2016-03-01

just what i was looking for. Im going for it, thank you Pankake

elheli1 made it! (author)2016-01-04

Very easy to make, 1 day project. I like how the bar is adjustable so I can get a new bike (sometime in the future) and it'll fit.

CaloneDario made it! (author)2014-04-21

nice project! Very useful and simple

petebarchetta (author)2013-07-06

This is a brilliant idea, I have the same issue and with a family all with bikes, and of course all different frame sizes.
The only evolution I could ever add to this amazing design is the extendable arms to cater for the different frames
Top instructible!!!!

hoopdean711 (author)2012-03-03

Just a shout out to Pankake for solving my own bike storage dilemma. I live in a manager size apt which couldn't hold the two bikes i have. But there is a parking garage at my back door that would work. Two things were holding me back. 1st i needed to design something presentable to the owners that would not take up space for paying tenants and 2nd the entire garage is concrete that i can't drill into ! That's a AH-HA moment for me to see your design.....Props to you
Thanks Haley Dean San Francisco

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