Freestanding vertical bike storage

TheBigBean
TheBigBean Posts: 21,119
edited June 2019 in Road buying advice
My google skills have failed me. I'm looking for a free standing vertical bike storage solution (such as the one below which I can't seem to buy). All I can find is wall mounted and multi bike horizontal storage options. There seem to be lots of creative things people have made e.g. bookcase / bike stand, but I don't have those skills.

So, does anyone know of something I can buy?

My current set up is a front wheel stand and I need to save some space.


BikeAway_Freestanding_rack.jpg

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  • drlodge
    drlodge Posts: 4,826
    What about the simple CLUG? http://www.wiggle.co.uk/clug-mtb-bike-holder/
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  • TheBigBean
    TheBigBean Posts: 21,119
    drlodge wrote:

    It looks like a nice little gadget, but it needs a wall (or something else) to be mounted on. I'm trying to get something that is freestanding in order to preserve my rental deposit and lack of drilling skills.
  • drlodge
    drlodge Posts: 4,826
    TheBigBean wrote:
    drlodge wrote:

    It looks like a nice little gadget, but it needs a wall (or something else) to be mounted on. I'm trying to get something that is freestanding in order to preserve my rental deposit and lack of drilling skills.

    You could make a stand from wood with a little ingenuity and screw the CLUG to it.
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  • CoalTheCat
    CoalTheCat Posts: 91
    How handy are you..?

    This looks to be free standing..

    http://m.instructables.com/id/Bike-rack-of-wood/
  • TheBigBean
    TheBigBean Posts: 21,119
    CoalTheCat wrote:
    How handy are you..?

    After some headscratching I can just about put together some thing from Ikea
  • Matthewfalle
    Matthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    4 pieces of wood screwed together (3 in a triangular base, one long one screwed into that) plus a B&Q hook.

    Job jobbed.
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  • ravey1981
    ravey1981 Posts: 1,111
    TheBigBean wrote:
    drlodge wrote:

    It looks like a nice little gadget, but it needs a wall (or something else) to be mounted on. I'm trying to get something that is freestanding in order to preserve my rental deposit and lack of drilling skills.

    Most rental agreements allow for basic upkeep and maintenance if needed, so drill and screw it to the wall. When you move, remove screw and plug, fill with a bit of polyfilla (other fillers are available) and dab with what is most likely magnolia paint.... Surely to god common sense has to come into play here.
  • mrb123
    mrb123 Posts: 4,708
    Buy a Park Tool PCS 10. That way you get a bike stand and vertical freestanding storage all in one.
  • TheBigBean
    TheBigBean Posts: 21,119
    Thanks for the help everyone. It seems that the ready made item isn't really available.

    The Park stand idea is very good as it would give me the perfect excuse to buy a decent stand for working on my bike. I think the problem would be that it would be a pain to use every day in a vertical position especially if I have to clamp to my seatpost.

    So I think the best idea would be to buy a metal shelving unit and try to attach a hook / clug. That way I'd get to store some bike stuff like rollers, fan etc. on the shelves and save more space. No idea how much ballast I might need to stop it falling over nor how I will attach the hook, so more research is required.

    Will post a picture if I manage it.
  • -Dash
    -Dash Posts: 179
    TheBigBean wrote:
    Thanks for the help everyone. It seems that the ready made item isn't really available.

    The Park stand idea is very good as it would give me the perfect excuse to buy a decent stand for working on my bike. I think the problem would be that it would be a pain to use every day in a vertical position especially if I have to clamp to my seatpost.

    So I think the best idea would be to buy a metal shelving unit and try to attach a hook / clug. That way I'd get to store some bike stuff like rollers, fan etc. on the shelves and save more space. No idea how much ballast I might need to stop it falling over nor how I will attach the hook, so more research is required.

    Will post a picture if I manage it.

    Did you manage it? I'm in a similar situation right now. Quite like the look of the one in your OP. Bookcase/combined cycle rack sounds good too if it is stable.
  • thegreatdivide
    thegreatdivide Posts: 5,807
    Gear Up make the Oakrak - a free standing or a floor to ceiling model. I have two of the latter in my bike room:

    https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Gear-Up-OakRak ... _25888.htm

    https://road.cc/content/review/170150-g ... -bike-rack

    They also do a bunch of other racks. Based in the US but available in various UK shops:

    https://www.mygearup.com/floor_to_ceiling_bike_racks

    Here are mine. The wee bit of wood in the second pic was added after installing because I got paranoid it would fall down. As you can see from the first pic it wasn't needed in the end. I just can't be bothered unscrewing the block now. Max height for the jack version is 3m:

    64-D3869-B-0-F71-4790-8668-07741404-F49-E.jpg
  • handful
    handful Posts: 920
    No doubt the OP is sorted now but if anyone else is looking they are available now, see link

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thane-Bike-Nook-Standing-Bicycle/dp/B06XXSHGWR
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