Stylish and practical indoor bike storage
In the last few years the world has undergone something of a bike revolution… bikes are great!
But what to do with them when they aren’t carrying you off into the great outdoors? Storage and access are two of the biggest problems I discover when discussing lifestyle and hobbies with clients and bikes, along with watersport kit, come top of the list. Not such a problem when you have a garage and outdoor space, but with bike theft on the increase, what if you have to bring them in from the cold?
I’ve collated some stylish and practical indoor bike storage to help you solve this kit conundrum. The key is, get it off the floor! And recognise that whether vintage, or top of the range, a well loved bike can be art.
Off the wall
There are a number of these so I have selected just a few!
Looking something like a wonderfully coloured plant pot, the Solo from Cycloc screws to your wall and in addition to getting your bike off the floor, provides a stuff sack style interior for your gloves and accessories. It can be used vertically as well as horizontally, or all number of rakish angles to provide the exact cantilevered support your bike needs. Others models are available from Cycloc which hold your bike off the wall in different ways (perpendicular or at an incline).
Knife and Saw
The Knife and Saw Bike Shelf is a work of art, beautiful in itself, and stylishly dressed looks just as great without the bike…
Pressure mount bike rack
What?? A pressure mount rack is a rack that extends from the floor to the ceiling and uses pressure between the two to keep the rack wedged into place. It is a convenient and easy method to safely secure your bikes indoors. A major benefit is that it requires no drilling or screwing into your walls, ceilings, or floors. This makes the Gear Up OakRak floor to ceiling bike rack a great option for students, renters, or anyone who doesn’t want to damage their home.
On the ceiling
Not as crazy as it sounds, Relaxdays sell an inexpensive ceiling mount which enables you to winch your bike and store it above head height (this assumes a high ceiling of course!). It is also easy to mount onto smaller sections of planking to create an aesthetic-specific look.
Now, go ride that bike!