View Full Version : Ceiling bike rack

03-27-2011, 08:53 AM
Has anyone ever seen a ceiling mount bike rack that holds the bike on its side, rather than straight up and down? I have a small place with no storage and two kids - the only place I think I can keep a bike is the ceiling in the hall, and if the bike is wheels-down like all the racks I've seen, you won't be able to walk in the hall without ducking.

Anyone ever seen something like this?

03-28-2011, 01:38 PM
I haven't seen that, but you could probably rig one up yourself. Use two hooks for the wheels and hang the bike upside down, then attach a hook on a rope to the top tube that runs through a third ceiling hook or pulley to pull it sideways, and tie off the rope to a cleat on the wall.

03-28-2011, 09:45 PM
I was thinking about that, but hoping that maybe there was something already made. Maybe I should start manufacturing them . . .

06-07-2011, 10:34 PM
I finally got my bike hung from the ceiling (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thetejon/sets/72157626787319451/).

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3591/5810122065_a45abd7b9e.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thetejon/5810122065/)
Matilda's view (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thetejon/5810122065/) by thetejon (http://www.flickr.com/people/thetejon/), on Flickr

This is what my younger daughter sees when she's getting her diaper changed.

I still need to figure out how to secure the wheels - they're just wedged up there right now (the left end of the handlebars is pressed against ceiling), and it seems pretty steady, but I don't want it falling. It wouldn't get low enough to hit the kids, but it could hit me or my wife, or break something (the bike, for example).

It's hanging up there with a Harken 45 lbs Bike Lift System (http://www.austinkayak.com/products/1513/Harken-45-lbs-Bike-Lift-System-1-Point.html) that I got from austinkayak.com (They were really quick to ship, I'd recommend them).

Anyway, I'm pretty happy. It's out of the way, and it goes up and down easily.