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Tips on How to Store Your Bikes in the Garage

Aug 02, 2022
Cyclists, how do you store your bicycle units after a day's run? Do you just leave it unattended by the garden fence or on the front porch? If you do, chances are your bike will be susceptible to damage due to climate, natural and seasonal elements, and other factors such as theft because it is out in the open for everyone to see. And who would ever want that? None, of course! A responsible cyclist takes not only good care of the bike's surface, such as constant cleaning and checking of brakes and tires but also ensures that he uses proper storage and upkeep. After all, you are not cycling 24/7. If you own a folding bike, securing a place in your house wouldn't be much of a problem as it occupies little space. It could fit your bedroom or living room. But, we could not say it is hygienic to store them in those spaces as it is exposed to a plethora of viruses outside. However, if you own a garage, you can say that the need for storage space is a problem solved. The garage offers more protection and helps in maintaining the pristine condition of your bikes. It is especially true when you keep your garage space organized and clean. When storing your bicycle in the garage, you must note the temperature. Hot or cold temperatures per se are not the sole reason for the potential damage to your bike. It is the constant change from hot to cold or cold to hot that causes moisture build-up, which could lead to rust, components loosening, or, worst case, cracking. So when the weather is generally hot outside and you need to use the bike, make sure that the storage space is also warm. The same goes for colder seasons, have your garage set to low temperature. Another to avoid is having the bike's tires rest flat on a bare concrete floor for an extended period. The moisture that the concrete floor will draw out from the rubber of the tires would cause the bike's tires to dry, rot and age prematurely. An excellent way to solve this issue is to put wood, carpet, rug, or rubber mat if standing upright on the garage floor is the only manner you can store your bike. However, truth be told, bikes stacked horizontally on the floor are not a suitable way to store them. That is if you have more than one bike in your arsenal, as they will occupy a large amount of floor space. Most likely, they will lean on another bike as most hoops only support the front tire, which can scratch your bike in this position. It is a bigger problem if you have more than four bikes stacked together because you will experience difficulty getting and pulling out a particular bike when you need to use it. We would suggest, though, make use of the wall or ceiling by mounting your bikes. It is the most space-saving alternative. And generally, the cheaper way and more straightforward method to stack your bikes. If you are leasing your place, approach your landlord better and ask permission first, as you will be drilling the walls.
Fleximounts BR1 Hanger Wall Mounted Bike Rack
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 hooks can easily be re-positioned anywhere on the rack to suit different bicycle sizes as storage needs change. The bike wall mount hanger fits most types of bicycles (within the 2.56-in range in diameter), including mountain, road, and kid's bikes. However, this excludes wide-tire bikes. The BR1 Hanger Wall Mounted Bike Rack is made of high-quality materials. It is made of 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 carry up to 300 lbs or 136 kg for the 6-bike rack. They are long-lasting and heavy-duty, are dependable for load-bearing performance, and can withstand years. It is perfect for cyclists who plan to take on this lifestyle for many years. And it is pretty inevitable that as you venture into cycling, there is a high chance that you will be buying more bicycles that fit a specific activity. Thus, it could mean the need for more storage space and durable storage racks.
Easy Installation
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.
In Summary
Using the Fleximounts BR1 Hanger Wall Mounted Bike Rack in your garage offers optimization of the garage storage. You can practically use the freed up floor space for your cars, workshop activities or other storage needs when you store your bikes in a vertical position. The walls are generally the most underused area in the garage, and utilizing it as a storage space for your bikes is a great way to maximize every square foot available. Moreover, it also provides easy access to mount and dismount each bike compared to buying the typical floor racks. Thus, you can save energy for the day's cycling activity!