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    So i had a idea, and i couldn't find a similar product online. I figured if any one would know if it exists you guys would.

    As with most of you guys I own not enough bikes and I need more. That requires space and I seem to not have enough. I am familiar with all the standard bike storage options but I need to make it more compact due to space requirements. So i got to thinking what if I mounted a standard quick release fork holder(like those on a roof rack) to a trolley that would run up the wall on a track. Also, I could make that track move left and right so i could store bikes closer together.

    I know that hooks do not damage wheels and there are similar systems out there but I have not found one that can make multiple bikes as compact as this idea.

    What do y'all think?

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    The drawing, it looks like you're planning to use lumber from Home Depot.

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    probably c channel or something similar as long as i can find rollers to go inside
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    I don't understand why you need the pulleys. Mount the wheel hooks 14 inches apart (alter distance as needed) and hang bikes alternating front wheel, back wheel, front wheel... That way handlebars don't interfere with each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .je View Post
    The drawing, it looks like you're planning to use lumber from Home Depot.


    I see what you did there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
    I don't understand why you need the pulleys. Mount the wheel hooks 14 inches apart (alter distance as needed) and hang bikes alternating front wheel, back wheel, front wheel... That way handlebars don't interfere with each other.
    That's what I do; hooks on each rafter, alternating up/down/up
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    I have 3 bikes with the tt bike in the middle. The bullhorn bars slot nicely between the drops and the head tube of the road bikes on either side. It is slighly easier to roll the bike out on the rear wheel than on the front. 3 bikes fit and measure 41 inches from outside to outside of the bars. I used 2 x 6's and bike hooks from Home Depot. I screwed a couple of big eyebolts into the studs and run locking cables to secure the bikes. It won't stop a determined thief but it should deter the bikes from walking off if I inadvertantly leave the garage open for a few minutes.

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    I don't see anything 'revolutionary'!
    I do the up/down thing, only I put the hooks on a 2x4 on the wall. The wheels not on the hooks gently sit on the ground. I don't take any wheels off except for the recumbent & I do have a fork mount for that at the similar elevation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SOME_1_ELSE_1999 View Post
    So i had a idea, and i couldn't find a similar product online.
    You must not have looked too hard. Took me 2min.

    I don't get what is so 'revolutionary' about your idea. Seems overly complicated (and slow) to accomplish what's already available.


    I know that hooks do not damage wheels and there are similar systems out there but I have not found one that can make multiple bikes as compact as this idea.
    You can't get any more compact than this.

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    You know what would be revolutionary?

    A bike stand that you clip your Pit Bull Pedals into directly.

    That's like, double-revolutionary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    You know what would be revolutionary?

    A bike stand that you clip your Pit Bull Pedals into directly.

    That's like, double-revolutionary.
    And, that'd be the fastest storage solution by .8 seconds... which can make all the difference in group storing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldZaskar View Post
    And, that'd be the fastest storage solution by .8 seconds... which can make all the difference in group storing.
    Exactly.

    Another benefit: Pit Bull Pedals zero float means bikes don't sway or twist during earthquakes and aftershocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    Exactly.

    Another benefit: Pit Bull Pedals zero float means bikes don't sway or twist during earthquakes and aftershocks.
    To be fair, they added float to them.
    But it holds like a Pitbull! Won't dislodge from earthquakes of 'maximum power'. So long as the earthquake has 'maximize watts' in a seated position.
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