Bicycles are still the transportation mode of choice for many who live in urban areas, as well as the no.1 fitness go-to for those with a penchant for the active life outside the gym.
There’s no denying the freedom a bike awards, but there’s also no denying the occasional storage dilemma, particularly for those residing in an apartment or with limited space to work around.
While most bicycle storage ideas consist of three main categories–wall hooks/racks, floor stands, and ceiling hoists–there are several new innovations such as poles and gravity stands to add to one’s possible options. Floor bike stands are easy to use and hold multiple bikes, and are able to be moved from room to room as necessary.
Floor stands can additionally be attached to a vehicle for secure and convenient transportation. Wall hooks and bicycle racks are another option, and especially attractive to those who simply can’t spare the floor space for an upright stand. One particularly ingenious design, the ceiling-mounted bicycle lift, is ideal for garage storage. Operated by an easy lift-and-hoist pulley rope system, this allows optimal wall and floor clearance.
Owning a bike is both a luxury and valuable environmental alternative, to say nothing of the physical benefits. Storage space (or lack thereof) should never slow the cyclist down, and the right storage option will keep him unhindered and on the go like a lifetime pro.