Rope storage for seats and other items.
Using rope and Spokes to store items.If your seats, freewheels, training wheels etc are getting to be to hard to search through then you may benefit by using some ropes and hooks made from spokes to store these items. You could even use these ropes to screen off areas of the shop. Here is an example of of using the ropes to store seats
To store freewheels:
To store Training Wheels.
They can even be used to store wheels.First you need to make a wire bending jig (unless you already have one).
This one is made with a 2x4 (hardwood works better than softwood) and I used axles to use for bending posts. I also used a bicycle peg to make larger bends and to bend the right angle clipon hook. The posts need to be just large enough for the spoke to fit between. I cut a groove at the top of the peg to make it east to make a right angle bend. You see some glue to help strengthen the axles in the 2x4 (and because the 2x4 broke on me.Next select some old 20" wheels to obtain spokes from. Other sizes can work depending on what size hook you need. Use a bolt cutter to cut off the thread and nipple of the spoke. (I found if you left the threads on then when you make the first bend it might break and it was harder to put it into the wire bending jig. i
Finally put the nob end of the spoke between the pegs and bend around the largest peg. Be sure to face it so the first loop faces away from the new curve and as positioned makes it easy to pull the spoke around. Note when you release it, it will spring back a bit. This is not a problem.
We have found this has made it MUCH easier to find seats or freewheels or whatever was put on the rope but you will find the wall space quickly reduced.