After some bike storage ideas? Because as all you Lycra clad, Strava obsessed, keen cyclists will know, bike storage is an awkward business. You constantly find yourself tripping over pedals in the hallway, getting a spoke to the face when you open the cupboard under the stairs or a handlebar in the rib when you venture into the shed. Do you know what the solution is? Stop buying bikes.
Chill. We were joking. You just need some good bike storage ideas. So lucky for you, you have come to the right place, because here are a load of smart and stylish ways to store your bike while saving space in your flat or house – and don't worry most of them still keep your beloved bikes on show.
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1. Indoor bike storage? Build bike storage into your desk
How's this for an inventive bike storage idea? Effectively killing two birds with one stone, this clever desk from Chol1 is designed to incorporate your bike, with slots that keep the tyres in place. The desk can accommodate three different wheel sizes. Made from pine, it comes in three finishes – white, natural and dark.
2. Get some wall mounted bike storage hooks for the hall
Because you know you don't want to ever hide those bikes away, wall mounted storage is probably your best bet. Plus, this kind of bike storage is great if you don't have a ton of space because the hook itself is pretty small and you'll be saving on floor space by hanging up your bike.
3. Create a bike storage wall
The Endo is a fairly straightforward wall-mounted storage system that can be folded flat when not in use. Available in fun, bright colours (yellow, green, pink, blue, red – as well as black and white) plus it's an affordable option too, at £39.95.
4. Use your bike storage as a room divider
A room divider and bike storage in one? Unusual, yes, but that’s exactly what this curious unit is. Post Fossil’s Swiss-made ‘Shoes Books and a Bike’ provides a platform on which to display a cyclist’s most treasured of items. It allows further shelves for helmet or shoe storage.
5. Store your bikes on the ceiling
If your home features particularly high ceilings, use that extra bit of wall space to store your bike. If you can bring yourself to do it, you could also store your bikes on the ceiling of your garage or shed. A simple wall bracket that bolts to the wall will do the trick.
6. Space outside? Buy a secure metal bike shed
Yep, we are going there. If storing your bike inside the house just simply isn't an option then you are going to need a super-secure outdoor set up. Protect a Cycle offers this. Bolted down onto concrete, this galvanised metal bike storage shed will house up to three adult bikes. Not only that, but padlocks, ground anchor and security chain all come included.
7. Get bike rack with some extra storage
For those who count both cycling and skateboarding (or, indeed, surfing) as hobbies, the Brooklyn Bike and Board Rack should tick all the boxes. Two surfaces are provided on which to store books, helmets or ornaments. Made from solid ash wood, this cute shelf is perfect for narrow hallways.
8. Renter? Get some leaning bike storage
Yes, apparently that's a thing. For renters, bike storage that doesn’t involve drilling into your walls is obviously going to be preferable.
The wall-leaning Michelangelo Two Bike Gravity Storage Rack uses (as the name implies) gravity to provide sufficient support. Rubber bumpers protect walls and floors – and with a silver-coated finish, it’s easy on the eye too.
9. Make your bike storage a feature in your bedroom
Displaying your bike above the bed certainly makes a statement. But the Hero system has a knack for turning regular old bikes into installation art. With this simple but smart wall fixture you can store your bike horizontally in left or right orientations. Like the the Endo, it’s available in a range of bright colours.
10. Hang your bike from wall pegs
Opt for non-bike-specific storage ideas, like simple pegs. Bike aside, you can sling your bag, jacket or scarf over these handmade wooden hangers. And, they come in a tempting 19 different colourways.
11. Get a sofa that fits your bike
You could just sandwich your bike between your sofa and the wall. But then again, you could invest in a sofa that actually stores your bike.
The S1LLÓN features a sort of bench at the back with grooves for your bike to sit in. This is a nice option for those who don’t want to store their bike in the hall or on the wall.
12. Find a bike shelter on the balcony
If you live in a flat but have a balcony, you’re onto a winning storage space for your bike. Under shelter (but out of your living room) your bike will be dry, safe and secure. Fix a couple of hooks to the wall so that you can keep it off the ground, while reserving space for that BBQ. Ikea sell suitable hooks, for indoor or outdoor use (£1.75).
13. Hoist you bike onto the ceiling
Useful not only for bikes but also for ladders, kayaks – anything that takes up too much floor space – consider a ceiling hoist for your storage needs.
14. Protect your bike (and yourself) with a cover
If you have space for your bike inside, but want to avoid leaving dirty tyre tracks on your floors, try a cover-up tactic.
The Velosock cover is as simple as it sounds – a one-size-fits-all washable sock for your bike. If you’re prone to weekend biking trips, this will keep your car boot clean, too.
15. Or just go for a simple stand
Sometimes simple is best, and a bike stand is about as straightforward as it gets. The Hobo is both a display and a workstand for cleaning, servicing or just plain storing your bike. Available in red, green, white or black, it can be used indoors or out.