Bike tree at home, functioning!
I know it is hard to believe but, with the help of Nick and Cody, I actually finished a project this weekend! We are well known amongst family and friends for starting projects, but finishing them is another matter entirely.
Well, last week, whilst digging around my back room for my guitar (yet another project/interest), I decided a needed a bike rack. After some digging through internets, I found a "bike tree" concept. It is basically a vertical pole with hooks attached to a crossmember about 5ft up. The back wheel sits on the ground; the front wheel rests in the hook. It is solid, functional, and (in my opinion, at least) looks pretty good. Best of all, the whole project can be had for under $20.
I will be doing a little follow-up commentary on the official forum thread. I plan to make an official writeup and slap it in the Rec section soon. This will contain plans, a parts list, and a ton of pictures.
Be sure to check out our ImageStream for this project!
Update 11-14-2009: the official writeup is complete! Check it out here.