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This Is the Simplest and Most Direct Way to Store Bikes

Dec 12, 2022
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There is no cure or prevention once the cycling virus strikes you. You begin by investing in a commuter bike before adding the necessary gear and extras. The next thing you know, you are asking a lot of questions about mountain bikes in the cycling shop. Then, when you return home with your just-acquired mountain bike, you'll be considering when to clear your calendar so you may finally ride along with your new two wheels. You are mistaken if you believe it will stop at this point. Your bike toolbox will expand with time. Additionally, you will want a functional and well-organized storage area for your pastime of riding.

You probably want to keep your bicycles and accessories in immaculate condition because you spent hundreds or even thousands of dollars on them. It will never be an ideal solution to park them in your backyard or in front of your house. As the weather temperatures change from season to season, the al fresco parking will make your unit vulnerable to external damage. It's bad for your gear if it's excessively warm and moist or too chilly.

The best course of action for you is to store them indoors. Storage in the bedroom or living area would not be an issue at all if you just had one bicycle, and it should be a folding one. However, it is subject to too much filth because you ride your bicycles outdoors. Trust us when we say that storing bicycles in areas that are used for sleeping or eating is not clean and safe, even if you are a neat freak who cleans his bicycles after using them.

Owning multiple bikes that could be crowded in the living area with your furniture creates more issues. The garage is an excellent place to store them as a solution. If a car has already parked there or your bike needs to share space with numerous boxes of rarely used household items, don't worry. The most practical solution will be a vertical wall mount for your bikes. In addition to not taking up much room on the floor, wall-mounted storage is generally safer and friendlier to maintain the condition of your bicycles.

You must check the heating and air conditioning in the garage first. Your bicycles are vulnerable to rust, component loosening, and, in the worst-case scenario, cracking when moisture accumulates in the area. In reality, the changing of temperatures—rather than just the hotness or coldness of the garage temperature—is what harms your gears. If you ride your bike in the winter and the garage is too hot, moisture will accumulate on the bike. The same happens during the summer months when the garage's air conditioning is too cool.

An even more moisture-inducing aspect that you need to tackle is laying your bike's wheels on a plain concrete slab for a longer duration. The tires' rubber will prematurely dry up and age due to the moisture that the flooring will take out of it. Store your bikes so that they are standing up straight on the garage floor to prevent this. To hinder direct contact with the hard floor, another approach is to place wood, carpet, rugs, or rubber mats.

Even so, horizontally stacking bikes on the floor is not a particularly good method for storing them — particularly if you have multiple bikes because they will take up a lot of floor space. They would only gravitate towards another bike if they were stored upright. Most storages like these have hoops that handle the front wheel of the bike, which will screw up the weight support of the entire bike. Additionally, if you stack well over four bikes together, it won't be easy to access them and pull out a specific bike should you need it.

What we would propose, though is to attach your bicycle to the wall or ceiling. This is the most space-conserving choice, often the cheapest route to arrange your bikes, and easy to utilize. But if you are renting your property, you better obtain permission beforehand from your homeowner as you will hammer the walls.

Fleximounts BR1 Hanger Wall-Mounted Bike Rack

The wall-mounted bike rack is made of high-quality materials. It is created from powder-coated, cold-rolled steel for durability, which resists rusting, chipping, and cracking. The racks available can hold one, four, or six bikes. It can hold up to 300 lbs or 136 kg for the six-bike rack. They are heavy-duty, long-lasting, can withstand years, and are dependable for load-bearing performance. This is especially good for cyclists who will take this lifestyle for a very long time. And of course, as you venture into cycling, a high chance would be to buy more bicycles that fit a certain activity. So this could mean the need for more storage space and durable storage racks.

The J-shaped hooks are easy to use as they fit perfectly to the curvature of your bike hubs, thus, providing a firm grip to secure the bicycles in their proper position. You need not worry about the hooks coming off the hanging bikes because each hook is mounted securely. And the good thing also is that the premium bike hooks are wrapped with dense sponge foam tubing, which prevents aging and cracking and offers better protection for your bike's wheels, hubs, and spokes.

The hanger wall-mounted bike rack fits most types of bicycles (within the 2.56-in range in diameter), including mountain bikes, road bikes, and kids bikes. The hooks can easily be re-positioned anywhere on the rack to suit different bicycle sizes as storage needs change. But this excludes wide-tire bikes.

Installing this rack is as easy as it gets.

You don't need to be a pro to install the bike mount rack. The easy-to-follow step-by-step guide is made doable for novices out there.

First, make a horizontal line and mark the mounting holes. Then drill holes and install the wall plates with tapping screws.

Second, pass the bike rod through the left wall plate.

Third, insert hooks from the right end of the bike rod in order.

Last, fix the left end of the rod with two screws. Then plug in the right end of the rod.

Final Thoughts

Utilizing the Fleximounts BR1 Hanger Wall Mounted Bike Rack in your garage offers maximum use of your garage space as every square meter is utilized well, primarily if you use your garage as storage space for many things well as parking space. Moreover, easy access to bike racks will save you energy and time! And not to mention money-saving as the bike rack is durable and you can use it for many years to come.