When you’re living in a smaller space like an apartment, or you simply don’t have extra storage space like a garage, it can be a pain to house your bicycle during the winter months without it encroaching into what little extra space you have. It's hard to have bikes in a small space! With the use of different types of bike racks, mounts and stands though, you can finagle a bicycle storage solution that works within the space that you have. Here are some innovative storage ideas for your bicycle or mountain bike while it’s not in use during the colder months.
Up & Out Of The Way Wall Mount Bike
For those who are allowed to install hardware on their walls, a heavy duty bicycle mount may be the perfect storage solution. With a bike hanger mount, your bicycle is lifted up off of the ground clearing up space and creating a more organized fix.
Low Effort Bike Stand
For those who cannot manipulate the walls or hang things up in their living space, a bicycle stand may be the best route to take. When placed in a slim nook or parallel to a wall, open space is not compromised and cyclists can still live comfortably while co-habitating with their bike.
Set Up A Bicycle Rack
For people who have more than one bike to store, a bike storage rack might be what’s needed to make storing two bicycles a possibility. Bicycle storage racks, like this one, lean up right against the wall with no attachments required. It’s an easy-to-assemble resolution to consider to save space and cut out the clutter.
Install Customized Shelves
Create space for more than one thing by installing a shelving unit that is not only a shelf, but a bike wall mount as well! Bike shelves like The (Original) Bike Shelf have a slot carved out to hold your bicycle that is located directly under the shelf. Now you can store your bike along with your bike accessories, books, plants, or whatever it is that you need shelf space for by hanging your bike!
Store Your Bike Somewhere Else
Is keeping your bike stored indoors still not feasible, even with the various bicycle racks, mounts and bike stands available on the market? Then it’s time to move your bicycle out of your indoor space, and into someone else’s - like Zippboxx’s!
Zippboxx is a full service On-Demand Storage company who knows how important your bicycle is to you. With Zippboxx you can schedule a pick-up of your bike right through your connected device and Zippboxx will store it safely in their climate controlled, secured facility. Then, once temperatures start going back up, simply schedule a delivery of your stored bicycle and Zippboxx will have your two wheeled friend back to you in no time. All that is needed is 24 hours advanced notice. As bike storage solutions go, it doesn't get much easier than this!
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