Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

7 bike CV storage rack

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

7 bike CV storage rack

Old 05-04-20, 09:03 AM
  #1  
jdawginsc 
Edumacator
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Goose Creek, SC
Posts: 928

Bikes: '87 Crestdale, '87 Basso Gap, '92 Rossin Performance EL-OS, Faggin Matrix thingy

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 276 Post(s)
Liked 165 Times in 111 Posts
7 bike CV storage rack

A few folks said they wanted to see what it might look like. About $115 total.



Building uprights

Upright

Notches for top tubes

Upper bike crossbar

Bottom structure
__________________
What is wrong with me...I can't stop! 1987 Crest Cannondale, 1987 Basso Gap, 1992 Rossin Performance EL, 1990ish Van Tuyl somethingorother, 1980s Vanni Losa Cassani thingy, 19something Massi blob...
jdawginsc is offline  
Old 05-04-20, 09:07 AM
  #2  
jdawginsc 
Edumacator
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Goose Creek, SC
Posts: 928

Bikes: '87 Crestdale, '87 Basso Gap, '92 Rossin Performance EL-OS, Faggin Matrix thingy

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 276 Post(s)
Liked 165 Times in 111 Posts
Part II


Basic structure

Base for the 12 wheels

Wheels

Area for shoe storage

Brace for bottom layer bikes

Outer wheels for stability

Shoe rack
__________________
What is wrong with me...I can't stop! 1987 Crest Cannondale, 1987 Basso Gap, 1992 Rossin Performance EL, 1990ish Van Tuyl somethingorother, 1980s Vanni Losa Cassani thingy, 19something Massi blob...
jdawginsc is offline  
Old 05-04-20, 09:09 AM
  #3  
jdawginsc 
Edumacator
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Goose Creek, SC
Posts: 928

Bikes: '87 Crestdale, '87 Basso Gap, '92 Rossin Performance EL-OS, Faggin Matrix thingy

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 276 Post(s)
Liked 165 Times in 111 Posts
Part III




__________________
What is wrong with me...I can't stop! 1987 Crest Cannondale, 1987 Basso Gap, 1992 Rossin Performance EL, 1990ish Van Tuyl somethingorother, 1980s Vanni Losa Cassani thingy, 19something Massi blob...
jdawginsc is offline  
Likes For jdawginsc:
Old 05-04-20, 09:25 AM
  #4  
Wildwood
Veteran/Pacifist/Resister
 
Wildwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 9,952

Bikes: Bikes??? Thought this was social media?!?

Mentioned: 218 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2331 Post(s)
Liked 799 Times in 495 Posts
That's a beauty of a storage unit.

I just finished a rack from 2X4s. But just a simple rectangular floor unit in the garage. 9 bikes, 8' wide. I also hang many from the ceiling with pulley systems.
Wildwood is online now  
Old 05-04-20, 09:46 AM
  #5  
jdawginsc 
Edumacator
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Goose Creek, SC
Posts: 928

Bikes: '87 Crestdale, '87 Basso Gap, '92 Rossin Performance EL-OS, Faggin Matrix thingy

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 276 Post(s)
Liked 165 Times in 111 Posts
Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
That's a beauty of a storage unit.

I just finished a rack from 2X4s. But just a simple rectangular floor unit in the garage. 9 bikes, 8' wide. I also hang many from the ceiling with pulley systems.
My garage is such a small space that I needed something movable and somewhat compact. It is my gym, workshop, storage unit, happy place.

It now also holds my repair stand, truing stand, winter trainer and pump. We'll see what else I can put on it!
__________________
What is wrong with me...I can't stop! 1987 Crest Cannondale, 1987 Basso Gap, 1992 Rossin Performance EL, 1990ish Van Tuyl somethingorother, 1980s Vanni Losa Cassani thingy, 19something Massi blob...
jdawginsc is offline  
Old 05-04-20, 10:04 AM
  #6  
dddd
Ride, Wrench, Swap, Race
 
dddd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Northern California
Posts: 7,353

Bikes: Cheltenham-Pederson racer, Boulder F/S Paris-Roubaix, Varsity racer, '52 Christophe, '62 Continental, '92 Merckx, '75 Limongi, '76 Presto, '72 Gitane SC, '71 Schwinn SS, etc.

Mentioned: 100 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 849 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 256 Times in 196 Posts
That is quite the statue of a bike rack, good original thinking!

Can you roll it back into the garage with the bikes on it?
dddd is offline  
Old 05-04-20, 10:15 AM
  #7  
noobinsf 
Senior Member
 
noobinsf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Oakland, CA
Posts: 1,910

Bikes: CURRENT: '82 Univega Competizione, '72 Motobecane Grand Record, '74 Campania Professional, '83 Mercian KOM Touring, '91 Univega Alpina Comp PAST: '72 Puch Bergmeister, '72ish Peugeot UO-8, '86 Univega Gran Premio, '85 Univega Viva Touring

Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 582 Post(s)
Liked 282 Times in 202 Posts
Wow, love it!
noobinsf is offline  
Old 05-04-20, 10:18 AM
  #8  
jdawginsc 
Edumacator
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Goose Creek, SC
Posts: 928

Bikes: '87 Crestdale, '87 Basso Gap, '92 Rossin Performance EL-OS, Faggin Matrix thingy

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 276 Post(s)
Liked 165 Times in 111 Posts
Originally Posted by dddd View Post
That is quite the statue of a bike rack, good original thinking!

Can you roll it back into the garage with the bikes on it?
I could if I fixed the raised garage lip where a satanic Sweet gum sent its tendrils.

It is
86" tall including the height of the saddles on the top row.
68" wide including the handlebars on each side sticking out
64" deep, NOT including the mountain bike saddle sticking out, but including the wheels of the bikes on the middle row.
Interior space is roughly 20 inches wide.
__________________
What is wrong with me...I can't stop! 1987 Crest Cannondale, 1987 Basso Gap, 1992 Rossin Performance EL, 1990ish Van Tuyl somethingorother, 1980s Vanni Losa Cassani thingy, 19something Massi blob...
jdawginsc is offline  
Old 05-04-20, 01:47 PM
  #9  
gaucho777 
Senior Member
 
gaucho777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Berkeley, CA
Posts: 6,532

Bikes: '72 Cilo Pacer, '72 Peugeot PX10, '73 Speedwell Ti, '74 Nishiki Competition, '74 Peugeot UE-8, '85 De Rosa Pro, '86 Look Equipe 753, '86 Look KG86, '89 Parkpre Team, '90 Parkpre Team MTB, '90 Merlin

Mentioned: 64 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 473 Post(s)
Liked 172 Times in 82 Posts
That Crest Cannondale is cool. I dig the original blue stem. Just missing the matching saddle.
gaucho777 is offline  
Old 05-04-20, 02:39 PM
  #10  
jdawginsc 
Edumacator
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Goose Creek, SC
Posts: 928

Bikes: '87 Crestdale, '87 Basso Gap, '92 Rossin Performance EL-OS, Faggin Matrix thingy

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 276 Post(s)
Liked 165 Times in 111 Posts
Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post
That Crest Cannondale is cool. I dig the original blue stem. Just missing the matching saddle.
thank you! She has been with me 33 years!
__________________
What is wrong with me...I can't stop! 1987 Crest Cannondale, 1987 Basso Gap, 1992 Rossin Performance EL, 1990ish Van Tuyl somethingorother, 1980s Vanni Losa Cassani thingy, 19something Massi blob...
jdawginsc is offline  
Old 05-04-20, 08:14 PM
  #11  
Triplecrank92
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Gulf Coast
Posts: 100

Bikes: '93 Cannondale R500; '88 Centurion Ironman Expert, '97 Cannondale R900, '95 Serotta CSI, '83 Trek 700, '97 Lemond Zurich, '89 Bianchi Giro + one perturbed wife

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 36 Post(s)
Liked 15 Times in 11 Posts
Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
That's a beauty of a storage unit.

I just finished a rack from 2X4s. But just a simple rectangular floor unit in the garage. 9 bikes, 8' wide. I also hang many from the ceiling with pulley systems.
Got a picture? I'm trying to figure out how to store 6 bikes in as small a place as possible.
Triplecrank92 is offline  
Old 05-04-20, 10:11 PM
  #12  
jdawginsc 
Edumacator
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Goose Creek, SC
Posts: 928

Bikes: '87 Crestdale, '87 Basso Gap, '92 Rossin Performance EL-OS, Faggin Matrix thingy

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 276 Post(s)
Liked 165 Times in 111 Posts
Originally Posted by Triplecrank92 View Post
Got a picture? I'm trying to figure out how to store 6 bikes in as small a place as possible.
How tall is the ceiling?
__________________
What is wrong with me...I can't stop! 1987 Crest Cannondale, 1987 Basso Gap, 1992 Rossin Performance EL, 1990ish Van Tuyl somethingorother, 1980s Vanni Losa Cassani thingy, 19something Massi blob...
jdawginsc is offline  
Old 05-04-20, 11:43 PM
  #13  
Wildwood
Veteran/Pacifist/Resister
 
Wildwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 9,952

Bikes: Bikes??? Thought this was social media?!?

Mentioned: 218 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2331 Post(s)
Liked 799 Times in 495 Posts
Originally Posted by Triplecrank92 View Post
Got a picture? I'm trying to figure out how to store 6 bikes in as small a place as possible.

mine isn’t the smallest footprint but it IS the easiest.


separate single rack for a long mtb.
frame is 96”X26” with 2 2X4s to hold each wheel at 12” spacing.

Last edited by Wildwood; 05-04-20 at 11:49 PM.
Wildwood is online now  
Old 05-15-20, 02:51 AM
  #14  
Wildwood
Veteran/Pacifist/Resister
 
Wildwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 9,952

Bikes: Bikes??? Thought this was social media?!?

Mentioned: 218 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2331 Post(s)
Liked 799 Times in 495 Posts
Learning serially!?!...to be continued

Had reason for a second rack, or so t’was thought**, to store bikes in garage. So I built it similarly, but after inspiration (?) from engineer son-in-law, a slight modification improved the rack bigly, by holding bikes more securely.

Attached my pic of a better rack than I posted just above.



Take the flat floor rack, turn it 90* for vertically oriented slots, stabilize each end with wider support at base ( so it doesn't tip over ) - and much better wheel/bike stability.

** the serial learning bit is that the second I put the 2 racks back-to-back, it hit me = there’s enough spacing between bikes to insert them from both sides of each rack.

Oh well, now I think these 2 holding racks (with more wooden supports) can expand from 16 to perhaps 30 bikes.

Excess capacity?

Last edited by Wildwood; 05-15-20 at 03:23 AM. Reason: Update
Wildwood is online now  
Old 05-15-20, 08:24 AM
  #15  
Kobe 
Senior Member
 
Kobe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Schwenksville, Pa
Posts: 2,588
Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 167 Post(s)
Liked 32 Times in 30 Posts
Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post



Oh well, now I think these 2 holding racks (with more wooden supports) can expand from 16 to perhaps 30 bikes.

Excess capacity?
Build it and they will come.

I built something similar to your upright one for the shed. It holds only 6 bikes.
__________________
'88 Proteus,'07 Rivendell AHH,'13 Black Mountain Cycles Cross, '16 Clockwork All-Rounder,'19 Gunnar Sport



Kobe is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.