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Old 10-28-19, 04:18 PM
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Made some progress on organizing the shop

Got some of the wheels up off the ground.

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But still have more work to do ....


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Well done. Step by step gets things done.
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Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs View Post
Got some of the wheels up off the ground.

A row of hanging vintage wheels can certainly make a space look pretty nice.

I'm going to guess the two framed pieces are for photo ops at a post-modern art amusement park. Amiright?
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Old 10-28-19, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
A row of hanging vintage wheels can certainly make a space look pretty nice.

I'm going to guess the two framed pieces are for photo ops at a post-modern art amusement park. Amiright?
Those are pieces of a sandbag toss game that’s pretty popular in the south. It is called, without any sense of irony, “corn hole”.
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And used to be "bean bag toss". Why it needed to be renamed to "corn hole" is anyone's guess.

I made something similar but used 1/2" conduit. Clamped two runs in parallel offset by about 12-14". Home Depot and Ace Hardware both have "sign hangers" for around a buck a piece you can modify in half, then bend to hang pairs of wheels. Just cut in half above the middle loop, then bend to offset. Here are some pics to explain. First, the whole hanger, the halved hanger, the bent hangers. $1 per pair of wheels was a good cost to benefit compromise for me. Then the conduit running parallel and some wheels hung.




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^^^^

I like that idea francophile.

Im thinking about how to do a second row in front of this one with the wheels staggered and hung up higher, suspended between the floor joists. Maybe some iron pipe run through them with your hangers might be the solution.
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Yeah, without having I-beams or joists with gaps, my idea of using conduit won't work unless you were to using (at least) strategically placed shims or furring strips to act as a standoff.

I won't lie though, the conduit idea was from someone else here. I just stumbled upon the "sign hangers" at the store and realized the loop part would hang perfectly on conduit. Just needed to bend the correct way to support a wheel.

Using the parallel runs allows an offset so you can pack in denser. I aimed for 13" between the conduit runs if memory serves correctly, this puts the QR or axle holes just shy of the next rim's edge. You could do the same with another 2x4 a foot away, then stagger hooks in between the other 2x4's hooks.

Sad part about this is, even with this, I can store a good 40 wheels and still have another 10-15 pairs on the floor.

Honestly, wheels for me are almost like Tribbles in Star Trek. I need to do a mass-post here of wheelsets but I should probably buy a bunch of wheel shipping boxes in advance. I've got some pretty cool stuff I'll never use.
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Coat hanger wire. Or old galvanized spokes; plenty stiff.
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Well on further reflection, it will be a major engineering challenge to work iron pipe up into the position I need. I think what I’m going to do is Fix short sections of 2x4 horizontally, screwed end on into the vertical joists, about 8” higher than the current 2x3. Same hook idea and the wheel will rest against that 2x3. I’ll have to stagger each one a little to be able to place the screws but I think it will look good.


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Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs View Post
Those are pieces of a sandbag toss game that’s pretty popular in the south. It is called, without any sense of irony, “corn hole”.
Popular in the South and in northern Midwestern states where many people act like they're from the South (aka Wisconsin).
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Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs View Post
Those are pieces of a sandbag toss game that’s pretty popular in the south. It is called, without any sense of irony, “corn hole”.
We called it bags in the Chicago suburbs growing up in the 90s. Then while at Mississippi State during the start of the 21st, I was introduced to a 'new' tailgating game called corn*hole.
Anyways, its popular all over.

I always figured corn*hole was a reference to the bags being filled with corn as a weight.




The awesome bikeforums software makes me separate corn and hole because it lacks context. It will be a sad day when the robots finally take over.
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@francophile "I should probably buy a bunch of wheel shipping boxes in advance"

Instead of buying grab the boxes flat screens come in and you can cut to size.
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@francophile "I should probably buy a bunch of wheel shipping boxes in advance"

Instead of buying grab the boxes flat screens come in and you can cut to size.
And that works, no doubt. However, someone makes a box that's roughly the size of Uline's cheap 26x26x6 boxes, only it has a cardboard insert for the top and bottom with cutout inserts that are slotted 3" off the top and bottom to hold the wheels like this [//] only slightly offset. Honestly, it's the "perfect" box for wheel shipping. And with the size, SB and BF only charge $16 or so to ship anywhere in the CONUS. Super handy.

I'll probably just hit up Uline though, buy 15 boxes and move some product. I need to clear some floor space. And I can't use the above.
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The game is plenty popular in my area... with "Beavis & Butthead" and "Office Space" in mind, I call it "bags" whenever possible.

P.S. Nice work on organizing your wheels, @Spaghetti Legs. I don't have a large collection of spare wheels, but I could stand to organize them better.
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Well on further reflection, it will be a major engineering challenge to work iron pipe up into the position I need. I think what I’m going to do is Fix short sections of 2x4 horizontally, screwed end on into the vertical joists, about 8” higher than the current 2x3. Same hook idea and the wheel will rest against that 2x3. I’ll have to stagger each one a little to be able to place the screws but I think it will look good.
Who needs iron pipe? I just used the cheapie conduit. You could easily use PVC. Strength isn't imperative.

Because my pics above sucked, here are two more showing what I'm doing. Better shows the conduit and the basic clamps. And a fingertip, because I've had a bad day.


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Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs View Post
Those are pieces of a sandbag toss game that’s pretty popular in the south. It is called, without any sense of irony, “corn hole”.
Yeah. Corn Hole here too and native Saint Louisians don't want to call this the south...
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Yeah. Corn Hole here too and native Saint Louisians don't want to call this the south...
Must be Missouruh-ble. Badum tsssss.

I'll show myself out.
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Originally Posted by francophile View Post
Who needs iron pipe? I just used the cheapie conduit. You could easily use PVC. Strength isn't imperative.

Because my pics above sucked, here are two more showing what I'm doing. Better shows the conduit and the basic clamps. And a fingertip, because I've had a bad day.


I seriously doubt that PVC with no support is going to last long unless it's too massive to easily slide between the spokes. In a previous basement, I cut lengths of wood dowels (I think 3/4") and suspended them using hooks and eyelets. I slid PVC over the wood dowels. I cut them to length so they could be suspended between the floor joists. I could fit about 3 wheels, or about 10 rims in a single joist space.
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Easier with a sane # of wheels. I did a count earlier this year. I had 362 wheels. Been donating them ever since. Overwhelmed the co op. So I have a pending pile right now.
My frames + your wheels = lotta bikes

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Looks great everyone.

However, I am pleased to report my overflowing supply of wheelsets is just about depleted.

Down to four and they are nice ones.
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Mission Complete

.. for now.

After my next build is done (Heron Randonneur) I’ll have one road and two MTB wheels homeless.

Now what to do with the bikes ...


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