Are you an avid cyclist with quite the collection of impressive bikes?
Luckily, there are some great ways to store your bike, in your home and out of it. With these tricks, you’ll be able to walk through your hallway without sustaining any injuries and your walls will be safe from chain grease and wheel dirt!
Bikes come in all shapes and sizes, colours and patterns, and can work as a great piece of (removable and useable) contemporary artwork for your home.
The market is filled with snazzy hooks and racks to hoist your precious bicycle onto the wall. You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to materials and designs. Maybe you’re into the industrial look and fancy a grungy steel rack. Or perhaps you’re like the rustic, wholesome feel of a nice pine hook?
Just be sure that you can easily remove and remount your bike when you decide to go for a cycle!
Hang it from the ceiling
It might seem like a strange solution, but hanging your bike from the ceiling is perfect when you are tight on both floor and wall space.
Get your hands on a simple pulley system to hoist your bike on to the ceiling. This is perfect if you live in a small flat with particularly high ceilings, and is very reminiscent of the clothes pulleys that are characteristic of Victorian homes!
Using this gap is the ideal way to work towards full optimisation of every square inch of your property.
Turn it upside down
The awkwardly-shaped gap underneath your stairs isn’t exactly the most practical spot for storage, but if you’re inventive, it can be a great location to stash your bicycle.
All you need to do is screw some basic hooks onto the sloping underside of the steps – they don’t need to be anything fancy, they just need to be strong enough to hold the weight of your bike!
Depending on the height and width of your stairs, you could potentially store two bikes in this nifty little gap.
Store it in the shed
If it’s going to prove too tight a squeeze to fit a bulky bicycle in your home, you might need to look outside of your house for your bike storage solutions.
If you have the luxury of a garden shed or garage, this is a fantastic option! Before you store it inside, make sure that the structure can protect your bike from the elements, bugs and pests, and thieves!
Stow it in a self-storage unit
By far the most secure way to store your bike is in a well-maintained self-storage unit with tight security.
If you’re not a daily cyclist, reserving it for special adventures in the countryside on the weekends, a storage unit is the ideal to keep your bike out of sight and out of mind, but still safe and sound.