Make a DIY Bike Rack Out of Old Handlebars
Need a new DIY bike rack? There are a lot of screw-in solutions for suspending your bike, but few do justice to your elegantly-designed wheels like this simple-but-apt solution made with reclaimed handlebars.
Kyle Wilson lays out the tools and plans for this clever creation, which turn out to be mostly the same things and processes you would need to hang any hook or piece of wall art (though you may want to make sure you are drilling into a stuck or otherwise secure section).
Wrap the set of handlebars as desired to keep from scraping up your frame, slot them into a fitted wall flange, level and attach, and voila, a stable set of hangers that spoke out from a single attachment. Whether you want to prominently put your ride up in front of the window is a question only you can answer, but given the light footprint left on the wall, you can always change your mind, too.
Here’s how to do it: “Put your handle bars into the stem (if they are not already) and flip them upside down to make your hanger. If your bars aren’t already taped you might want to wrap them up to prevent scratches to your frame. I wasn’t about to go buy some bar tape just to hang on the wall so I wrapped my pair up with an old tube and used wine corks instead of bar ends.”
“Attach your pipe to the wall flange and then insert your your quill into the pipe. This seriously couldn’t be anymore easy, could it? Using wood screws, assuming your hanging into a standard wall, hang that bad boy where ever you want to hang your bike. Use a tape measure to determine how high you’d like your bike to be. I used 80″ which provides enough space to fit another bike underneath. (I’m not going into detail on how to hang something to a wall, there are plenty of guides for this online.)”
Get the tools you’ll need and more at Kyle’s blog.