Have you been tripping over your bike? Need an indoor bike rack? Biking is great for burning calories biking. But constantly stumbling into your bike while you make your way for breakfast, first thing in the morning is no fun. Need to store it somewhere safe, where you can get easy access to it? This guide will take you through the different options for indoor bike rack storage, be it in your garage or apartment. Below are all the different types of bike storage options available for mounting to walls, ceiling or the floor. Find the right storage solution for you.
Indoor Bike Rack Hooks for Garage WallThere are various types of wall mounted bike hook systems. Some of these you’d really only want to use in a garage, others would like just as tidy in an apartment. They all work in one of two ways:
- Wheel mounted where the wheels attach into one or two brackets
- Frame mounted where the frame is supported by the hook
Vertical Wall Mounted Bike Rack for GarageVertical wall mounted racks fix onto the wall so you hook the wheel into them.
Track & Hook Systems like Rubber Maid Fast TrackVertical brackets can be integrated into a more complete storage solution, using a track & hook system such as the Rubber Maid Fast Track.various different types of hooks, which attach to the tracks. The hook sits on top of the fast track rail and can be easily moved left or right and taken off again if needed. There are different garage wall track systems on the market, the most popular of which is the Rubbermaid fast track. This can be used with the Rubbermaid Bike hook. This is very much a utility design. It’s probably not something you’d want on your apartment wall, but is ideal for a garage.
Adjustable Frame holdersThe adjustable frame holders screw onto your wall and allow you to hang your bike by the frame. Depending on the design the arms will adjust in different ways to match the shape of the frame. The compact design of these frame holders, mean they are just as well suited to your apartment wall as they are to mounting in a garage.
Ibera Wall HangerIbera wall hanger, has two arms which move in or out to fit the dimension of your bike frame. The arms adjust from 8.5 inches to 15 inches wide. The frame also moves towards or away from the wall to suit your bike size. The mount can adjust from 10 to 14 inches in depth from the wall. The hanger mounts to your garage wall via three screws. All screws etc are included as well as wall anchors/plugs. The arms have a soft holding surface to avoid scratches to the bike frame.
Velo Wall HookAnother design for the adjustable frame holders is that used by the Feedback Sports Velo Wall Hook.
Folding Wall Mounted Bike RacksThe folding rack mounts onto your wall and have arms covered in rubber which pull down to hang your bike on. This is a great choice for apartment bike storage, where space might be tight. Once folded up when not in use this is very low profile and takes up little space.LifeStore tilt and fold. It can be mounted to a concrete block wall or timber stud. The arms tilt left or right by 30 degrees to accommodate the shape of your frame. This holds the bike out far enough from the wall to turn the pedals. This means you can also use this to support your bike while carrying out maintenance tasks like cleaning the chain.
Ceiling Mounted Bike Racks for Hanging Bikes in GarageCeiling mounted bike racks allow you to hang your bike in your garage out of the way.
Ceiling Mounted Bike HooksCeiling mounted hooks attach to your ceiling or a suitable joist and give you a way to easily hang your bike. You can either use one hook to hang it vertically or two to hang it horizontally. The most popular ceiling hook is the cleverly designed Gladiator self grabbing claw.some tracks and track ends.
Bike Storage Pulley SystemCeiling pulley bike storage systems are ideal for the garage. They are cheap, easy to fix and get your bike up of the floor and out of the way.
Hydraulic Ceiling Bike Storage LiftsIf you’re willing to spend a bit more for the ultimate in garage storage, take a look at bike lift options. You can choose a hydraulic option like this flat bike lift.
Motorized Ceiling Mounted Bike Storage LiftFor a more general purpose lift to store your bike and or other things there’s the Racor storage rack / lift
Free Standing Bike Rack for Garage FloorThese floor parking indoor bike racks are ideal for garages, storing a family collection of bikes.
Indoor Floor Mounted Bike Rack Bike Rack for ApartmentThese are free standing racks, with hooks to allow you store up to two bikes vertically. They are all suitable for either your garage of apartment storage. The Delta Michelangelo bike rack is easy to assemble by connecting the pipes together. Once assembled you just lean it against the wall and hook you bike on.Racor Pro PLB-2R pictured below: If you’re looking for storage for 4 bikes then Racor do another freestanding mode the Racor Pro PLB-4RSportRack SR0012 adjustable bike stand
Floor to Ceiling Bike Rack PoleFloor to ceiling bike poles are great for indoor storage or possibly even garage depending on the maximum height of the model. They adjust to wedge between you floor and ceiling. Then use the adjustable hooks to store up to two bikes. While these are great for storage, don’t confuse them with maintenance stands as the pole gets in the way of rotating the pedals. Swagman Bike Hanger expands up to 9 feet.Topeak bike pole expands up to 10 ½ feet.
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