As everyone’s bike collection begins or grows the way you store your bikes also needs to begin or grow. Throwing your new investment into your garage, leaned up against your car or lawn mower, isn’t the way to keep it safe or in good condition.
Methods of Bike Storage
As most people have used a bike rack at a library or school yard they are very familiar with the system you see above. A standard bike rack, which come in various amounts of slots for each rear wheel of the bike.
Pro’s : Easy for everyone to use
Con’s : Bikes can lean over and possibly falling over.
These are a commonly found in garages, or storage rooms where you can drill into your studs. There are two common ways you see these used: Either hanging one in a stud and placing a wheel (front or rear, make sure they are tight!) The bike then hangs vertically down the wall or stud. Another method is to space two so both wheels can be hooked and the bike will hang upside down off the ceiling.
Pro’s : Get’s your bike more out of the way than the above bike rack.
Con’s : Require power tools and a wall that you don’t mind drilling into.
In the bike storage arena, the most popular are various types of stands. There are ones that lean against your walls, tension against your ceiling and floor or simply keep your bike upright on the floor.
Pro’s : Normally easy to setup, portable, cost effective
Con’s : Figuring which one to chose
What Do You Use?
Turning the floor to you all, tell me what you use or better yet – send us photos! Girly@BikeShopGirl.com