As we draw closer to the warmer weather of spring and summer you'll notice a lot more people biking as their main form of transportation. Here are some creative ways at different price points to store/display your bikes no matter the size of space you're working with!
Look Up!: Ceiling mounted bike hooks, bike pulleys, or bike lifts can be utilized in a create way like under a set of stairs or on your ceiling (wood beam or wood backing is recommended to provide the best support for the screws), which optimizes storage space! Bike hooks can be purchased at your local hardware stores and come in a few different shapes and colours. While inexpensive they're not the most aesthetically pleasing but are super practical and gets the job done! Bike Lifts and pulleys costs a bit more but are a great way to display your bike and save precious floor space in small living areas!
Go Vertical: Suspend your bike vertically on your wall with wall mounted brackets like the Delta Cycle Leonardo Bike Hook or the Clug Bike Clips. They're fairly inexpensive and make great use for tight spaces, making your bike a nice feature in your home!
Space Saving: Look for wall mounted bike racks that can be folded up when not in use to maximize space, like the Mikili Slit shown above. These racks are great for minimalist spaces, that tuck away. Really gives new meaning to the saying "out of sight, out of mind"!
Make It Art: Incorporate the location of your bike so it acts like a piece of art on the wall. Wall mounted brackets like Karl Mikael Ling's Pincher Bike Hanger or the Make Bike Rack will do the trick. Doing this will evoke a sense of fun, and whimsy to any home!
Dual Purpose/Furniture: Definitely at the higher priced spectrum, a wall mounted rack can be utilized as additional storage space, take the Mikili Kappo and Tamasin Osher Design's Pedal Pod for instance. It cleverly creates shelf space for your helmet, books, & accessories! We also love the original "Bike Shelf" by Mission Bike Company. While pricier, we feel it beautifully incorporates great design & function.
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