Bike Rack

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Introduction: Bike Rack

About: The picture is from the starting line at Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, MN. I'm in there somewhere near the middle of the pack.

This is a simple bike rack constructed from 3/4" PVC pipe.

Step 1: Cut PVC Parts to Length

Parts List: All 3/4" Schedule 40 PVC
(2) Wheel Upright - 22 3/4"
(2) Wheel base - 12 1/2"
(4) Base - 7"
(5) Splices - 1 1/4"
(6) Elbows - 90 degree
(6) Tees
PVC Glue

Step 2: Assemble Using PVC Cement.


Step 3: Use the New Bike Rack Instead of Leaning the Bike Against the Garage Wall, Tree, Car, Etc.


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62 Comments

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idood
idood

13 years ago on Step 3

Very nice. I took your design and the design of the other person who made the two bike holder, and came up with this:

All the details here.

Thanks for the inspiration.

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fightnut
fightnut

Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

I like this design a lot. Only things I might do differently would be add little 4-5" legs so the wheel sits down IN the rack, and the tire is slightly off the ground. My thinking is that the wheel being surrounded/braced more might reduce the leaning/flexing that is happening with this one.
And I might go with 1" pvc to also help reduce flex.
Very nice though! Thumbs up,

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Collingwoodcorey
Collingwoodcorey

Reply 11 years ago on Step 3

Check this person's bike rack for two.........Absolutely brilliant!!!!!

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myates7
myates7

9 years ago on Introduction

Great design. We modified it into a 5-bike setup with additional upside down "Ts" in between each upright wheel holder for extra support. Thanks again.

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imarunner2
imarunner2

Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

Post a pic. Would love to see your 5 bike version.

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JackP129
JackP129

2 years ago

Thanks for the design. Besides storage it makes it easier to wash the bike outside. Also easier to just do simple maintenance items indoors rather than put the bike on the bike stand. Just what I needed.

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BicycleBlueBook
BicycleBlueBook

5 years ago

Believe us, we know: If you're not prepared, you can find yourself with a garage full of used bikes and nowhere to put them! Thanks for this guide. This is an awesome way to store many of your bikes on the cheap. Whether you're looking to enhance your collection or sell of a few used bikes, check out Bicycle Blue Book.

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hgosalia
hgosalia

5 years ago

Thank you for the idea and instructions. Here is my version of the stand.

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charliedogg
charliedogg

7 years ago on Introduction

hi i know this is old but can i get the pdf plans? i love it. thanks rick

The legs suggested for idood's 2-bike holder can be easily added by using 3-way corner fittings on the corners of the base instead of the usual two-way (90 degree) ones. As this would raise the rack up, you might want to use the slightly longer original dimensions for the wheel base and maybe the wheel upright, since it seems that a wider profile of the wheel would be in the rack. (Idood doesn't explain why he changed various dimensions in his design. The shorter base dimensions seem to push the bike wheel higher into the upright, which might make it more stable. But if you have a roadbike instead of a mountain, looking at idood's photo it might not fit. Legs probably would solve this problem, but then you would want to make sure that the base would be long enough. You will particularly want to check your dimensions if you add the longer legs suggested by fightnut.)

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AggieAshley99
AggieAshley99

Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

Love this bike rack! We have three boys and too many bikes -- they are like clothing one has outgrown but the next child will need. I need to store at least 5 and this is the best solution I've seen. How much did this cost to build? Thanks!

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fmassa1
fmassa1

9 years ago on Introduction

Thanks! I made it today! http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6130/5994418461_4764c25689_m_d.jpg

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Junkyard John
Junkyard John

14 years ago

Why not use a kickstand?

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cjos9703
cjos9703

Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

Most bikes do not have kickstands. Great idea!

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cjos9703
cjos9703

Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

The bikes we have do not have kickstands. We have 4 bikes by 3 different makers none have kickstands.