Advice on clever bike storage solutions
I am transmogrificating one of our downstairs rooms to suit bikes rather than just the dog and the treadmill thats in there at the moment and wondered what sort of clever bike storage any of you have. I have 3 bikes to house efficiently, at the moment they are just lined up in a space making it difficult to walk in the room.
By no means am i thinking of as much effort as the porsche garage guy but am willing to craft what i can with my weary bare hands.
If you have any ideas, know of any good products or can add some photos of your efforts that would be great.
Thanks all.Posted 5 years ago
i’ve found what i deem to be the best in-your-house storage solution.
saw them in a bike shop and ordered two. they cost 8€ each and work effectively. you may want to put something behind the wheels on the wall to prevent the walls getting scuffed…
i’ll dig out a picture.Posted 5 years ago
Thanks all, yes considering the vertical wall bike thing but wondered if there was a cheeky way to cover them up while storing maybe?
Unfortunately i have been advised by the female of the house that hanging bikes from the roof will not be permitted.
Perhaps you can work out the thinly valed theme here… “the room is all yours if it doesn’t look like sh#t all the time!”Posted 5 years ago
Build a shed/garage/mancave/workshop?
Thats the plan. No room outdoors for it. The plan is to make the room into a mancave. I already have an ajoining lean-to room that has a bench and tools in it (with one of the bikes hanging up on the wall in there) but want to be more efficient with the space i have.Posted 5 years agojoolsburgerMember
I have one of these mounted about 8 feet up on the wall of my conservatory/lean to holds under the top tube or saddle and stem. It takes 3 bikes (BMX, baby MTB + my bike) but I reckon you could knock up/have welded something similar for 3 adult bikes for very little money.Posted 5 years ago
Thanks for the warning and suggestions. Considering making some sort of housing/cupboard type affair in the corner of the room for the bikes if they’re vertical on their back wheel up against the wall.
Also now thinking about a bike equipment section to the room thats got an easy dump area/basket for muddy clothes, hanging hooks for helmets and things… good lord i think i may even make some drawers for my gloves!!!
Not sure where to put the bike stand now.Posted 5 years agocu dubhSubscriber
I have been looking at storage solutions too as the garage is a bit of a mess. I have some questions about the hooks you use to store bikes vertically. Are you better sitting them with a wheel on the ground so the hook isn’t taking all of the weight on the rim of the wheel? My FS ins’t the lightest in the world and I wasn’t sure what effect this would have on the wheel. Do you site the wheel so the hook is clear of the spokes? If you have a number of bikes is there not a danger of them all flapping about and crashing into each other? I can be a bit clumsy.Posted 5 years agoMaster Of NoneSubscriber
I’ve got one of these in my hall way, works pretty well! it was the first phase of my kitchen refit (moving my wifes commuter out of the kitchen…Posted 5 years agokevin1911Member
Are you better sitting them with a wheel on the ground so the hook isn’t taking all of the weight on the rim of the wheel?
That’s what I’ve done with a few of my heavier bikes. Need to be really careful to ensure that the wheeel is JUST touching the floor though, otherwise they do flap about a lot more. In terms of weight on the wheel – if the wheel is strong enough to support your weight landing on it from height at speed, it will be strong enough to support the weight of the bike 🙂
If you have a number of bikes is there not a danger of them all flapping about and crashing into each other
Yes – need to be careful to space the hooks out correctly and get them at the right height so that the handlebars don’t all overlap
If you have plasterboard walls, you can get a length of chipboard from B&Q, then fasten that to the beams of the house, then fasten the hooks to the chipboard. It’s surprisingly strongPosted 5 years ago
honourablegeorge – Member
I like alpin’s solution
Interested to know what happens when you get in from a muddy night ride though.
put it in the shower or if the GF is home then wash if off outside.
the pedal hook thingies i have are similar to stoner’s solution, but less obtrusive. it really looks like the bike is floating when mounted.
i’ve got some milky perspex (sp?) with a stick of batten to stick behind the wheels to protect the wall and to stop the bike kipping (bike is a bit front heavy).Posted 5 years agojonbaMember
Are you better sitting them with a wheel on the ground so the hook isn’t taking all of the weight on the rim of the wheel? My FS ins’t the lightest in the world and I wasn’t sure what effect this would have on the wheel.
My rims take the weight of the bike on the ground with me on the bike. With the added bonus of a few rather heavy landings and crashing through rocks etc. They’ll probably be ok.
Brakes and forks can have issues but in the 5 years I’ve been hanging mine up by the front wheels I’ve never had any problems.Posted 5 years agoiaincSubscriber
I anm fortunate to have an integralPosted 5 years ago
garagebike store so they all sit upright in there. It is a bit of a faff getting the back ones out and I’d love to get a floor sitting rack system that I could just wheel them into, I have one ‘pile’ with the kids bikes, and 2 other piles of adult ones.
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