2 bicycles (+ 2 adults) in 1 studio apartment…

Erin and I have just moved into a very small apartment.  It’s only for a few months, and we only moved the essentials, but it’s still quite cramped.  Fortunately, I have experience storing bikes in kitchens.  Some may remember my original DIY bike rack.  That post got a lot of traffic, and many people complained about the crude construction.

Personally, I thought the original had a nice “beta-testing” feel to it.  But after looking at the pictures again, I’ll concede that it was probably an alpha release.

For the whiners who are into sandpaper and staining, I proudly present Bike Rack 0.2:

Construction is the same.  A 2×4 upright is held against a 2×4 plate, using a lag screw for tension.  Slip-on stud hooks are used to hold the bikes.  It’s still in beta, but I’ve added the following improvements:

This added nearly 15 minutes of labor, so in an emergency bicycle rack situation it may not be advisable.


3 Responses to “2 bicycles (+ 2 adults) in 1 studio apartment…”

  1. Dad on May 11th, 2010 4:39 pm

    It really is a thing of beauty. Looks great!


  2. DIY Bike Rack : mike.sapak.info on May 29th, 2010 5:45 pm

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  3. Lee on November 26th, 2013 7:02 am

    Thanks man!

    Old version was good, but this new version is much better than your first one (only 1 hanger for each bike) and less wood. Cheap and effective.


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