Top 4 Bicycle Storage Solutions that don’t need any Floor Space
As we start our cycling journey, whether it is as a hobby or as a dedicated endeavor, one of the main issues we face is bicycle storage. Where can we safely keep our bike without reducing the amount of living space we have? For some, it is a simple task as they have garages or designated storage places in their houses. For others, bicycle storage is an even more complicated issue as they may not even have a garage to begin with. However, for everybody no matter living situation, it is difficult to find a safe space to store our bicycles that does not take too much space. In this article, we are going to discuss the best four bicycle storage solutions that do not need any floor space, so you can conveniently store your bike indoors.
Bicycle Hanging Hooks
One of the most space-saving and seamless ways to store our bicycle without using the floor is hanging it in the ceiling. Using one steel hook for each bicycle wheel, this storage solution supports the weight of your bicycle to suspend it and maintain it in the air attached to the roof. It provides the necessary support to keep it in place and are relatively cheap as you can buy hooks from most bike retailers. Although they are not the most convenient option as you would need to fetch the bicycle to the floor and do not provide the greatest support, they are an easily accessible and barely noticeable method to use your empty roof as storage.
Ceiling Bicycle Lift
As we mentioned, bicycle hanging hooks make it difficult to fetch your bicycle if your ceilings are too high for you or your bicycle is too heavy. This ceiling bicycle lift solves that specific problem as it uses a pulley mechanism and a chord with which you can suspend your bicycle after securely attaching the hooks. This way, we use to supporting points where the hooks would be attached to: the back of the seat and the handlebar. They may prove to be trickier to install than bicycle hanging hooks and a not as cheap, but they provide the most convenience while also saving space.
Horizontal Bicycle Wall Mount
This method is common in indoor bicycle storage solutions and it accomondate well to most households regardless of space. We all have an empty wall that serves no bigger purpose. Whether it is the wall in the entrance to your home or an empty wall in a room we barely use, with the help of a horizontal bicycle wall mount we can convert it into the perfect place to store our bike. Some wall mounts have the shape of a cabinet to better match our interior design style and provide additional space for other gadgets while others are bare and can only support your bicycle. This is a great solution if you have no ceiling or floor space available.
Vertical Bicycle Wall Rack
The last solution we are going to discuss is another storage solution that uses the wall for support. The vertical bicycle wall rack is perfect for those that do not have much wall space as it needs half of the space a regular bicycle would. Using both the front and back wheel of the bicycle as support points, this storage solution keeps our bicycle steady and maintains it at a hands reach.
All of these options are perfect for anybody looking for a way to store their bicycles without taking much space. They are all accessible in price point and reliable to safely support your bike. Now all you have to do is to choose a designated ceiling or wall, install your storage solution and hang your bike!