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Indoor Bike Storage Solutions

woodyonthebeachwoodyonthebeach Posts: 583
edited September 2016 in Commuting general
Right I'm moving into a new rented place and the house is a bit smaller.

Between myself and my wife we have 4 bikes. The flat is a converted Victorian house with two bedrooms with usual poor storage arrangements and with super high ceilings (something like 3.5m high) so most, if not all floor to ceiling bike racks are out of the question.

The second bedroom is not the largest and is pretty full already with a desk and book shelf as we both work from home regularly.

What sort of options do have available to me for storing bikes?
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  • Walls82Walls82 Posts: 126
    Bike pulley system sounds like it might fit if you can find a beam to drill into: ... oCMqfw_wcB

    or ... partments/
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,811
    A four bike rack (two up, two down) is only about 4' wide (I have a 5 bike in my bike shed).

    Otherwise a lifting system as above sounds perfect as they'll be right out of the way.
    Currently riding a Whyte T130C, X0 drivetrain, Magura Trail brakes converted to mixed wheel size (homebuilt wheels) with 140mm Fox 34 Rhythm and RP23 suspension. 12.2Kg.
  • So this is the option I am favouring at the moment: ... _25888.htm

    and get another set of holders to take all the bikes.

    I like this one, but its properly step for what is essentially just some 12mm plywood made from bamboo: ... =221668948

    I cant see why it warrants the price tag it has.

    The pulley systems are sweet, reminds me of when I was kid with the wash rack over the aga. But I don't fancy screwing stuff into the ceiling joists as its a rented flat. If it was my own place then I may use them. Or build a small mezzanine floor as a storage thing.

    Cheers for the suggestions so far.
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  • slowbikeslowbike Posts: 8,498
    If you want to DIY - you could buy an acrowprop - that'll certainly support the weight of the bikes and can be braced against the ceiling (pad it with a bit of wood though). You then need to add some sort of arm system to hold the bikes - if you bring it away from the wall then you could put 2 bikes each side - his and hers - at most 2 bikes should be removed at one time - thus keeping it relatively balanced.
  • How do you who keep bikes indoors, keep the place clean and dry?
    I place my bike on a large piece of drain pipe cut in half in the garage at an angle that drains through to outside, always amazed how much continues to drip even after a quick wipe down.
    Intent on Cycling Commuting on a budget, but keep on breaking/crashing/finding nice stuff to buy.
    Bike 1 (Broken) - Bike 2(Borked) - Bike 3(broken spokes) - Bike 4( Needs Work) - Bike 5 (in bits) - Bike 6* ...
  • Loads of Ideas shown on Pintrest if you search Indoor bike storage, photos, DIY solution etc
    Have a look
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