Step 3: Attach Top Supports

Attach 3 supports at the top using the remaining 15" pieces.
The middle support needs to centered at 63.5" to accommodate the height of one specific bike.
The top support is flush with the top of the 77" vertical boards, but its center is is at 75.5".
The lower support is hung at 51.5" in the center, but you can get away with hanging this wherever you feel like, or adding addition supports in the middle of the structure.

Be sure to pre-drill holes to hang the hooks before attaching the top two support pieces.
Brilliant!!! <br>I've been looking for way to fit the bikes properly in the shed and this is perfect. Thx for the idea!
Forgot to mention that the only thing I would add to this is a diagonal brace on the back that goes all the way from top to bottom. The bikes add quite a bit of weight to this thing, so it could begin folding itself a bit over time (although I noticed you had a couple of screws in each corner, which should mitigate this).
Good Idea with the diagonal brace, especially if you trying to build a larger rack that hangs more bikes!
Is it 28.5&quot; from tip-to-tip, or to the beginning of the 45 degree cuts?
That would be from Tip to Tip. Cut your 2x4 to a lenth of 28.5&quot;, and then cut the corners out. <br> <br>28.28&quot; is the hypotenuse of a right triangle whose sides are both 20&quot;.
<p>Worked out great! I added some felt pads to the bottom to protect the floor.</p><p>Thanks for posting!</p>
Makeing this in my adv wood shop class thanks
<p>Very neat idea for Flatties</p>
<p>Thanks for the great instructable cleaned up the kids bikes!</p>
Hi, <br />I used your basic design, doubled it and added some wheels. We now have a nice rack for all four mountain bikes with hangers on the back for our two BMX bikes. Six bike and all for under $75.00. Thanks!!!!!
<p>Picture please?</p>
That's awesome!
Worked like a champ. Great directions. We thinned it down a bit and added a third to your design. Great instructable!
Thanks for the design. I tweaked it a little so that it could hold 9 bikes.
How wide did the 9 bike setup end up being? I'm looking to do something similar and want to make sure it will fit. Thanks!
Are the 20&quot; side boards from step 5 missing from the cut list? Surely I'm just missing it...
Yes, thanks for catching that.
I built this for my apartment and it works great. I modified it to hold 3 bikes and it fits perfectly in our living room. I also made this SketchUp model with timber measurements that you can print and take to the hardware store&nbsp;<a href="http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=ffea63e7447ebfb6240b439a6a28b78e" rel="nofollow">http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=ffea63e7447ebfb6240b439a6a28b78e</a>
Fantastic! Exactly what I needed!
Oh Wow!!! I love it!!!!
Here is a 4-bike version. The whole build (not counting time buying hooks and lumber) took about 4.5 hours. I used slightly different hooks on mine. Rather than being a single long screw that goes into the wood, the hooks have a flat metal backing that spreads the bending moment over about six inches. These hooks were about twice as much at Home Depot than the style you used ($5 instead of $2.50), but I think they are very firm. <br>
Forgot to add the picture . . .
Thanks for the instructable! Here's a picture of mine.
Very Cool!
Very excellent project for bikes to keep area freely... I have built mine at 7 feet instead of 77&quot;. I decided to set mine higher cause I leave mine out in the balcony holding a mountain bike and bmx. It gave me more space since I have many things around in an 600 sq apartment... Highly recommend! =D
Forgot to upload my picture after I selected it. Enjoy!
This is a really wonderful, easy-to-follow 'ible - thanks for the work that went into it. <br> <br>Our garage has high a enough ceiling that hanging bikes don't bump anyone's head. I securely attached old-fashioned clothesline pulleys beside each bike hook, turn the bikes upside-down, and tug them up to the hook with 550 cord tied to each tire. I push the bike onto the hook with a long stick. I'm a short adult, but this works easily and efficiently for me.
This looks good, I bought bike hooks before realising I'm not allowed to drill holes in my apartment walls. <br> <br>One suggestion, could you put formulas or explanations for the lengths of wood up front in Step 1 so it's easier for people to redesign it if they have different sized bikes or more bikes?
Is there anything specifically that you want me to explain?
Just that it would be nice to add, to the list of lengths of wood you have up there, explanations of what each bit is for, so it's easier for people to plan if they need to resize anything. Like the subsequent 2 lines about the 36&quot; bits being the legs and the 28.5&quot; bits being the crossbeams. Thanks.
Just what I needed! Cheers for that
Thanks this is well made and very useful to store the bike in limited space.
Not only does it function great, but it looks good too! awesome i'ble! <br />
What a great idea! I've had the hooks for a couple of years, but just haven't been willing to drive them into the wall-studs of my garage. Even if I had, the bikes would have likely 'wobbled' without the base support. Now I've got the solution. Thanks!!
Thanks for this. Just the ticket for our needs.

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