How to get five bicycles, two scooters and one skateboard to occupy the same space in your garage at once. Bonus!! You can move all 8 at once in one step.
Step 1: The Need...
With five kids, come five bikes (7 with mom and Dads)...the bikes ate up a lot of real estate in my garage workshop. I needed to come up with something to get them off the floor and out of my way. More importantly, a way to move them around as needed without having to roll all of them out on the driveway. Every time I did I get people doing the slow creep past the house thinking I was some kinda black market bike shop.
Step 2: Custom Racks..
Using wood clamps I was able to secure the upper bikes in place. This gave me the option of making some really custom brackets for the bikes. I used some left-over carpet on them to protect the bikes too..
Step 3: Lower Bike Stand
I used some leftover wood to build this entire thing. Honestly, all I really bought were the wheels (harbor freight). I used 2x4's for the lower wheel racks because of the weight. You probably could use 1x4 or something but I wanted this to be pretty bottom heavy. I really don't need to explain why do I?
Step 4: Custom Bike Locks or "stays" for the Lower Two.
I made a couple of "locks" or "stays" for the lower bikes. I didn't want them rolling off when I rolled the whole thing around.
Step 5: Final.
Came out pretty good. Works great...really easy to replicate. I still get creepers when the bikes are out in the driveway though...I'm guessing they're just trying to figure what the heck this bicycle rack thingie is and where I got it. Have fun...