Nashbar Steel Floor To Ceiling Bike Rack

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Nashbar Steel Floor To Ceiling Bike Rack
Tired of having your bikes leaning against the walls, arranged all willy nilly? It's time to maximize your storage space and get those bikes off the floor and out of the way with the Nashbar Steel Floor To Ceiling Bike Rack. Its steel construction is built to last, the powder coat finish looks like a million bucks, and your bikes will thank you for the TLC.
  • Steel construction with a powder coat finish makes this bike storage system durable and attractive
  • Improved telescopic design fits fixed ceilings 7'-10' (will not work with suspended ceilings) to give you more placement options
  • Holds up to 2 bikes
Nashbar Steel Floor To Ceiling Bike Rack
  • CAPACITY 2 bikes
  • NOTES Overweight Shipping Charges may apply in addition to Regular Shipping Charges
  • Rating 3

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Nashbar Steel Floor To Ceiling Bike Rack
 
3.5

(based on 6 reviews)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (4)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

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1.0

Don't waste your money

By Eric The Dane

from UAE

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • None

Cons

  • Poor Construction

Best Uses

  • Junk Pile

Comments about Nashbar Steel Floor To Ceiling Bike Rack:

When this arrived it was missing hardware and since mounting, it has fallen twice. Once with my Pinarello F8 stored and once with my Canyon Ultimate. Luckily no damage to my bikes but this rack is going in the trash!

  • Cycling Style:
  • Speed Oriented
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Does the job, but needs some redesign.

By vintagebiker

from Idaho

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Versatile

Cons

  • Hazardous
  • Poor Construction

Best Uses

  • Commuting/City

Comments about Nashbar Steel Floor To Ceiling Bike Rack:

This stand really needs 2 tension adjusters to maintain proper tension and the tension flange should be metal, not plastic (it tilts when applying tension). Setting initial tension may seem adequate, but adding the weight of a bicycle to the stand may pull the entire unit down. Best to screw the top plate to something rather than depend on the tension adjuster.

  • Cycling Style:
  • Comfort Oriented
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Second one i bought.

By Paul the Wall

from Corpus Christi, Texas

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments about Nashbar Steel Floor To Ceiling Bike Rack:

    Had to get one for the kids room.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Up and away!

    By Petite pedaled

    from pioneer valley

    About Me Avid Cyclist

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    Comments about Nashbar Steel Floor To Ceiling Bike Rack:

    Terrific space saver in my tiny cellar bike room. Pushed a couple drop ceiling tiles out of the way and attached the unit's top to a stud. Presto! Well, almost presto - the way the whole unit assembles means that I can't infinitely adjust the bike arms the way I'd like. My older perf. bike unit has full up/ down adjustment, but it was double the price and not longer available... not that big of a deal so, Nashbar I still love you! This baby's a bargain for getting bikes off and up the wall. Much cleaner compact than free standing racks.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good stand, be wary if you have two bikes and ceiling is 7'

    By Jerichau

    from Madison, WI

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Not Great For 7'

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments about Nashbar Steel Floor To Ceiling Bike Rack:

    I set the pole up in y basement, where the ceilings are just over 7 feet. My road bike barely fits, as the top bike. Also, while it is "suggested" to attach the top plate with screws . . . I can't imagine not doing so.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Know what you're getting into

    By BS Smith

    from Upstate NY

    Comments about Nashbar Steel Floor To Ceiling Bike Rack:

    I bought and installed two of these in the garage. Customer comments on bike storage racks frequently start with "I bought two." One or two bikes can be left here or there but when the number is four or more, help is needed. It happens easily enough--a bike for him, a bike for her, a bike for this, a bike for that, a bike for then, a bike for now. And if there are kids in the house...

    So, it's easy to understand the need for a storage rack. And the Nashbar Steel Floor to Ceiling Bike Rack is a decent enough solution. But it's important for rack customers to be aware of what they are getting into. Stacking bikes up in the air means there's either a lot of dollars or a lot of pounds up high. In either case, you don't want them to fall!

    There are two types of rack to choose from--a freestanding rack or one that runs from floor to ceiling, like that reviewed here. I can't imagine using a freestanding rack. No matter how stable they are "just sitting there," when they inevitably are bumped into, the potential and consequence of tipover is large. Not for me, thanks.

    Nashbar's floor to ceiling rack is well-priced (though for this item especially, quality is more important than price) and sturdy. In the simplest installation, the rack is pressed into floor and ceiling by turning a bolt against a plastic collar on the upper portion of the rack shaft, then a pair of set screws are turned into the rack to secure its upper and lower portions. In my garage installation, I planned to use a 2x4 above the rack to distribute the load instead of having the rack top push directly against the drywall ceiling. But even after torquing the collar bolt so severely that it began to poke through the plastic collar, it still was possible for the rack top to shift under load. (Bikes are suspended off the center line of the rack on arms that extended out from it, and their weight pulls the rack away from vertical.) I didn't want to see $xxxxs of bicycles fall on $xxxxxs of cars, and decided to fasten the rack to the ceiling. Instructions for the rack indicate that securing the rack top to the ceiling is recommended but not necessary. Yet for peace of mind, it's required. (I'd like to secure the rack to the floor as well, but haven't been sufficiently motivated to drill into the concrete floor. With the weight of the bikes on the rack, its bottom stays in place; without the bikes it can move.)

    Nashbar instructions indicate that if a ceiling joist can't be located, included plastic sleeves can be used to secure rack top screws into drywall. Even when ceiling joists are locatable, it's quite possible they are not where you want to place the rack--particularly if you're placing two racks side-by-side, and need to clear doors, etc. But for me, securing the rack top only into drywall was a poor solution, so I first located ceiling joists (electronic stud finder confirmed with finish nail tapping), nailed a three foot 2x4 into two adjoining joists and screwed the rack top into the 2x4. This gave a secure top fastening plus flexibility to position the rack as desired. So, it's a bit of a project to get the rack installed. And it's probably not the sort of thing you want to see in living spaces--much better in the garage or storage shed.

    Once the rack is installed and bikes mounted on the rack, there's still room for improvement. Bike frames rest on what Nashbar instructions term "rubber cradles," but they're more like hard plastic than rubber. Each cradle is a PacMan-like disk that fits over the rack arms, and the frame rests in the disk's mouth. But there's nothing to hold the bike in its cradle other than gravity, and if the bike is not well-balanced on the two cradles, one end can tip down and the other, up and off its cradle. And there's always the risk, particularly with bikes on the upper arms, that someone will accidentally knock the bike off the rack. For me, the solution here was to secure the bikes to the arms with velcro straps. Lastly, with some bikes, the front wheel wants to turn perpendicular to the bike frame, and take up more space than necessary. Here, a light bungee around the rim and frame worked.

    In conclusion: the Nashbar Steel Floor to Ceiling Bike Rack is a good product at a good price, but if you're going to use any bike storage rack, make sure it's installed securely.

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