[Noisebridge-discuss] [dorkbotsf-blabber] Vertical bike storage - quiet/small winch and track?

Greg Leyh lod at pacbell.net
Wed May 20 03:50:19 UTC 2015


I'd go with the 80/20 system.  Structural, versatile, and offers a 
plethora of accessories, such as linear bearings www.amzn.com/B006YVZ6XK

A modified garage door opener would provide the most economical linear 
actuator for this application.  Could even re-use the remotes.  -Greg



On 5/19/2015 4:17 PM, Anders Nelson wrote:

> Dear smart people, I want to make something.
>
> I have really high ceilings in my flat and I'd like to store/display my and
> my roommates' bikes vertically along the wall. I need to have them raised
> up above the floor higher than anyone can reach though if this is to be
> useful.
>
> So I'd like to make a motorized system where I can hook my front tire on a
> relatively standard tire hook, press a button and have the bike winched up
> along a track to arrive high on the wall near the ceiling.
>
> Does anyone know of supplier(s) for ball-bearing tracks along which I can
> bolt a bicycle storage hook? Next, is there a good solution for a quiet,
>> 50lb winch or gearhead motor you know of?
>
> I've just started looking for parts, surplus is fine as is new stuff.
>
> Any help is appreciated!
>
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> Anders Nelson
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> www.erogear.com
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