[TheThinkTank] Examples of free-standing bike storage

greg gregferg2 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 3 07:10:52 PST 2020


HI-

Can I suggest looking to a Sears/Kmart (same company now) that may be closing, and buying their bike rack. 

Many of their stores are closing, and it’s my understanding that people who buy the fixtures often don’t want the bike racks. 

From a kmart that was closing in our area, we got a free standing rack that holds 75 bikes for $300. We spent an additional $400 or so for a u-haul and parts, and much labor is involved. 

But, this thing is a monster, and very configurable. We didn’t want to stack bikes three high, so we broke ours up into two racks and could probably get more than 75 bikes on it. 

I am told that when new, these go for $8,000.

Best of luck,
Greg
Brookhaven Bicycle co-op





> On Jan 3, 2020, at 1:48 AM, Andrew Yee <andrew at bikex.org> wrote:
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> David,
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> The Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange built a number of freestanding bike racks from wood. They're not much different than the average rack you see by a school, but are two-sided so can hold about 16 bikes or so if you alternate front and rear wheels. Obviously you could determine the length. 
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> If you're interested in learning more, I can snap some pics next time I'm down there, and measure the lumber used. 
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> Cheers, 
> A
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> On Thu, Jan 2, 2020, 10:19 AM David Coppley <DCoppley at intercitytransit.com <mailto:DCoppley at intercitytransit.com>> wrote:
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> I’m just looking to get some inspiration from the hive-mind of two-wheeled do-gooders.
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> I need to build some free-standing bike storage for our bike program. I have a large open space for storage, and am looking to fit more bikes in the space.
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> Please share photos and designs for bike racks that…
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> * Stand on their own, without support or attachment to walls
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> * Hold 10 or more bikes each
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> * Bonus points for frugality
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> Thanks in advance everyone,
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> David
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> David Coppley
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