Looking less like a bicycle storage rack and more like a carbon tentacle sprouting from the floor, this one off bicycle display stand toes the line between modern art and bicycle storage. Sent to us by Jason from FreshBikes, apparently this stand is the work of one of their customers who works in carbon manufacturing. While most of their work happens to be more government contracting type stuff, apparently he loves bikes like the rest of us and came up with this sweet stand. Sure, there are similar stands that will hold two bikes while this will only hold one, but if you want to show off your high dollar bike and store it at the same time, this is a pretty cool way to do it.
More on the stand, and also presumably the first ever game of Zipp dominoes after the break!
As you can see from the picture, the stand curves back behind the bike, while supporting it from the top tube. While the base is supporting the stand in this picture, we’re assuming you would need to anchor it somehow to the floor to prevent it from tipping over unless the final version of the rack will have a wider base.
On top, the stand cradles the bike with a fairly basic cut out that cups the underside of the top tube. The size and shape of the support raises all kinds of questions on different frame compatibility, but we’re guessing if he actually brings this to the market like he’s planning to, this may just be a first prototype. Pricing is to be determined, and the one pictured is being used by FreshBikes in the shop and Jason says it works great.
We’ll leave you with one of the more creative ways we’ve seen of advertising your shop has big selection of new high end carbon wheels in stock…