Bike Storage Garage

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Bike Storage Garage

Following the mechanical principles of a regular wall-mounted bike rack but with a serious eye for design, a number of small companies are offering some seriously cool-looking bike racks. The original Cycloc and the Tern Perch are both masterpieces of minimalism for £59.95 and $70 USD, respectively, and British designer Tamasine Osher takes the bike shelf idea and brings it to new levels – literally – with the Pedal Pod. Outline Works Ltd makes a play on hunting lodge chic with the Trophy Deer, and CB2 makes a simple shelf for your bike that has useful sunken top to toss your keys in. Lignum Bike makes three beautiful handcrafted wooden bike racks, one of which is notable in that it hangs the bike by the saddle so it’s suitable for any frame type. Danish company KP Cykler makes a classically beautiful handlebar and wood bike rack. Or if you really want the attention on your bike, Saris makes The Show Off, a wall-mounted bike rack/ light combo that literally highlights your bicycle.  

Bike Storage Garage

Bike racks for garage use are a great way of saving space and getting rid of clutter. The frustration of trying to get to your bike, toys, storage bins and your car in your tiny garage all too real. It’s also an unnecessary hassle to start your workday commute, your joyride, or your time with the kids. It’s time to sort through the clutter and get those bikes of your evenly spaced and untangled – maybe even off the floor, and certainly out of your entryway. Once you try one of these ten simple bike racks for garage use, you’ll be kicking yourself for not having a garage bike storage solution sooner.

Bike Storage Garage

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There is an obvious overlap between indoor bike storage and garage bike storage. Really, any of the previous options could be installed in the garage and any of the following options can placed in the living room. But going on the assumption that most people don’t have the space or the desire to keep 4-6 bikes in their living room or front hall, we’ve decided to relegate these bike storage ideas to the garage.

Bike Storage Garage

Storing your bike indoors can sometimes feel like a tradeoff between the security of your bike and your ability to walk down your hallway. Bicycles – for all their usefulness on the roads – do tend to get in the way in the home. Fortunately, there are space-saving bike storage solutions for everything from high-ceilinged living rooms to tiny apartments, and you really can’t get more secure than keeping your bike inside.

Bike Storage Garage

The Delta Cycle Michaelangelo and Saris Bike Bunk are both affordable, minimalist gravity racks that simply lean against the wall. They both have adjustable arms which enable them to accommodate sloping frames. Feedback Sports and Delta Cycle both make tension racks, which have a minimal footprint and don’t attach to the wall, they stand with tension between the floor and the ceiling. These are very easy to install and the soft rubber arms on Feedback Sports’ Velo Column help protect your bike’s paint.  If design is your primary concern, the Saris the Hottie 2-bike stand is your best bet. It has an attractive wood face and a modern appeal, but can only accommodate step-throughs with the purchase of a Saris Bike Beam – which would become tedious through everyday use – so it is best suited for diamond-frames. A more affordable free-standing bicycle storage option is Feedback Sports’ Velo Cache which features a small base footprint to maximize existing space.

Bike Storage Garage

Feedback Sports offers the Rakk Bike Stand for $42.99 USD, or for a more understated option, the Saris The Boss stand is small and folds for easy transport. Another portable and lightweight option is the Scorpion bike stand that allows for convenient washing, and lite maintenance. Perhaps the tiniest bike storage option on the market is the Clug, an itty-bitty wheel clip that attaches to your wall. Simply slide your wheel into the clip, and the bike is held in place.

Bike Storage Garage

Some wall-mounted bike racks, such as some of the options from Feedback Sports, Cycloc and Delta Cycle, hang your bike by the top bar of the frame so it sits horizontally along the wall. These are great for small spaces, and also create a nice aesthetic by turning your bike into a wall adornment. A few wall-mounts also have independent arms that adjust in two dimensions to accomadate a wider range of frames such as the Velo Wall Rack 2D. The downside is they don’t work well with step-through or mixte frames. The Velo Wall Post by Feedback Sports is one solution to storing step-through or mixte frames because it supports the bike by the seat rather than the frame.

Bike Storage Garage

This storage system operates with hooks and pulleys to hang even your heaviest bike. The bicycle storage list hoist system is sold in a quantity of two—allowing storage for two bikes. Each one is mounted to the ceiling separately. Two coated hooks—one for the handlebars, one for the seat—hold your bike securely without scratching. Buy this storage solution in confidence, knowing the company offers a lifetime warranty. Look forward to convenient storage to get your bikes untangled and off the floor for good, without the frustration of heavy lifting.

This storage option is a great space saver for garages and even small spaces in your home or apartment. Assembly is a breeze as this rack is designed to lean against the wall with just a small chain that attaches at the top for added stability. The Delta Michelangelo bike rack is sturdy and the stand holds up well on a variety of surfaces, including carpet. The cradles are coated to protect your bike from scuffs and scratches and are adjustable to fit a variety of bikes. The whole thing can hold up to one hundred pounds, making it a simple and straight forward option for your bike storage needs.

Simple bike hooks for the ceiling are the cheapest indoor bike storage option, are incredibly easy to use, and are very subtle when not in use. Feedback Sports offers a storage hook for $5.99 USD, or you could pick up any simple hook at the hardware store. Simply drill it into a stud in the ceiling and then hang your bike off the hook by one of its wheels. This is a particularly good method for storing kids’ bikes, which easy to lift to the ceiling and won’t hang down into your way too much.

So you’ve gotten this far, but still haven’t found what you’re looking for? Or maybe you’ve found exactly what you’re looking for but you’d just rather make it yourself. Based off of a number of the commercially available bike storage products, here are a few fun DIY bike storage ideas for the mechanically-inclined. This list is by no means comprehensive, as there are an endless amount of ways to store a bike with the right tools, materials, and creative thinking.

x Bike Hook $8.99 Keep your bike safely stored with our Bike Hook. Constructed of solid steel with a black epoxy finish, it's weather-resistant, cushion-coated and can support up to 30 pounds. Remember to keep placement of this item in mind as you plan your garage through our “Plan a Space” design tool. View Product Details »

Bike Hook $8.99 Keep your bike safely stored with our Bike Hook. Constructed of solid steel with a black epoxy finish, it's weather-resistant, cushion-coated and can support up to 30 pounds. Remember to keep placement of this item in mind as you plan your garage through our “Plan a Space” design tool. View Product Details »

With dirty wheels, wide handlebars, and the seemingly unpreventable tendency to scuff up the walls, bicycles don’t exactly invite themselves inside – most especially at work or in small apartments. But as they’re attractive to thieves and susceptible to weather damage, most people don’t want to simply leave their bikes outside either. Fortunately, the bike industry understands the dilemma. There are numerous bike storage solutions for all manner of circumstances and all different types of bikes – storing your bicycle in a secure and convenient fashion has never been easier. This guide will show you how to show store your bike at home, at work, in a large house, or in a small apartment.

Bike tents are an affordable, easy-to-assemble and portable outdoor bike storage option for people who are looking to keep their bikes protected from the elements and out of plain sight. They aren’t incredibly durable and as such aren’t very secure, and also need to be used in tandem with a rack or stand to keep the bikes upright. They’re a good option for people in areas with minimal-to-no risk of bike theft who just want their bikes out the rain and don’t want a permanent fixture in the yard.

Bike covers are the cheapest bike storage option for outdoors, and for a good reason. They literally do nothing but keep the rain and snow off of your bike. But if that’s all you need, then they’re an excellent (small) investment.

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