I was contracted to create a "1-Hour Project" for the DIY magazine, The Family Handyman. I have since been signed on with the Magazine and help with the Digital side of the publication as well. This is a great beginner project if you are looking to start in DIY/Woodworking and I highly suggest this project for people living with their bike in the living room.
These are the dimensions for the basic design of the Bike Rack. It is designed for MY road bikes. These bikes are certainly normal and mirror plenty of other bikes but look specifically at the handlebar width and the size of the top tube. You may need to alter some of the dimensions but this should be enough to complete the project for more than 80% of the bikes in the world. This is missing the 2x6 piece being used as the cleat to show the lack of mounting hardware and giving it the "floating" element. I will explain that process below.
This is the full weight test. Each one of those buckets weigh 30 lbs and the bike is around 25 lbs. We moved the Buckets to the edge of the top platform and it started creaking a little. This was a the 2nd Prototype so for the Hero, I shrunk it 2" which still allowed for various handlebars and styles of bike.