I've just moved into a new flat that had an ideal space for hanging my bike. I really like the slightly utilitarian/industrial look of wall mounted bikes. I think it can look quite stylish and especially suites nice simple bikes such as my three speed.

Although you can buy some really cheap wall mounts on eBay I thought it would be more fan to make my own. I had also just bought a workbench so this seemed as good a time as any to start using it.

-Old Wooden Pallet
-2 Utility Hooks (B&Q)
-Good quality screws and plugs
-2 small corner reinforcers

Step 1: Chose Your Materials

I picked up a very very cheap work bench and whilst walking home with it I stumbled across a brilliant little pallet.

If you want to do this all properly you could just use some large pieces of 2x4 & 1x4 timber.
<p>Great work. I added it to my LoTek collection and voted.</p><p>I went to the B&amp;Q web site and did not find the hooks you used. I noticed that the hooks you used are about 5 inches in length. Is that correct? I found a larger set in the US in The Home Depot home-improvement chain stores.</p><p>Note about wall mounting holes: rather than depending on the weak drywall to hold up the hooks and bike, I suggest to locate two adjacent studs behind the drywall and mount the assembly over the wall studs. You will end up with a sturdy mount that will not wear out from frequent use. Cheers.</p>
<p>Hello Alcurb,<br>Thanks very much for your message! Excellent advice concerning the dry wall mounting. <br><br>The length of the hooks (not including the threaded section) is 6 1/2 inches. Perhaps these particular ones aren't as common in the US. They are sometimes referred to as ladder hooks... I have found some on ebay although they are located in the U.K....<br><br><a href="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STORAGE-HOOKS-SCREWS-HOME-BIKE-LADDER-GARAGE-SHED-RUBBER-COATING-ASSORTED-FA38-/151268452121?pt=UK_Garage_Equipment_Tools_Tool_Boxes_Storage&hash=item23384d6719" rel="nofollow">http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STORAGE-HOOKS-SCREWS-HOM...</a><br><br><a href="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Large-Heavy-Duty-Ladder-Hook-Jumbo-Storage-Holders-Shed-Garage-Bike-Hooks-/331211117888?pt=UK_Storage&hash=item4d1db89540" rel="nofollow">http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Large-Heavy-Duty-Ladder-...</a><br><br>Oh wait! Here we go...</p><p><a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/6-RUBBER-COATED-UTILITY-HOOKS-HANGERS-ORGANIZERS-4-6-LONG-2-4-LONG-/321420533097?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ad6281d69" rel="nofollow">http://www.ebay.com/itm/6-RUBBER-COATED-UTILITY-HO...</a></p><p>Hope that helps!</p>
How about drilling two big holes and using a dowel instead of the brackets. Might be a cleaner finish. Great project, thanks for sharing.
Hello there,<br>Yes I expect that'd look good. It doesn't even really need the brackets to be honest, the screws at the back hold all the weight. <br>Cheers
<p>nice one. Straight forward, simple and inexpensive. Thanks for posting.</p>
<p>nice! I just made a bike support for my bike too, but I bought a black iron pipe already curved to the right shape.</p>
<p>Hi there, <br>I've just had a look through your instruct able page and it's brilliant! What a fantastic selection of instructables! Well done!</p>
Thanks! :^)
<p>It would be nice if We could see a closeup picture of the finished project.</p>
<p>Hi there <a href="/member/martonthenagy/" rel="nofollow">martonthenagy</a>,<br>Check the second picture in step 6.<br>Cheers, </p>
<p>Oh, sorry. For some unknown reason I only see only the frist picture of every picture group, and there is a gap under it. It may be because of Chrome browser?</p><p>Now I realized, when I click that white space, the image shows up.<br><br>It is a nice project. I will have to bulid it for my sister :)</p>
<p>vary nice, space efficient. I love it! </p>
<p>Thanks very much indeed Colonel!</p>
<p>Great.</p><p>Attaching part A to part B could be easier and cleaner if you use wood glue.</p><p>Thank you for your work, and showing us how you did it.</p>
<p>Hello Ricardo,<br>I think you are right, wood glue is amazingly strong but I wanted to go for the whole 'belt and braces' to make sure it would hold the weight. </p><p>Cheers</p>

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