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

Stuart O Anderson emblem at gmail.com
Wed May 20 04:26:42 UTC 2015


A cheaper solution might be to make the track out of a 2x4, using urethane
skate wheels (or similar) for the bearing points (have built this before).
For a high torque DC drive I'd check out online surplus dealers (AS&S,
MPJA, etc) looking for worm gear drives.  Car window, seat adjust, and RV
awning lifts are common and might work for your application.

On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 8:50 PM, Greg Leyh <lod at pacbell.net> wrote:

> 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
>
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> 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!
>>
>> --
>> Anders Nelson
>>
>> +1 (517) 775-6129
>>
>> www.erogear.com
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