Puzzle time! What do all these beautiful, sculptural objects
have in common? They hold bicycles! And they
all look great empty or with a
Though they’re skinny, bikes actually take up a lot of room.
Higher end bikes don’t have kickstands, and need to be hung on a wall or lean
against something. If you have more than one, the bike you want to ride is usually
the one in back. If the bike is too hard to access, you won’t ride it.
So, especially if you live in a small apartment, a hook,
rack or specially designed shelf will hold your bike(s) safely. And possibly,
help to corral some of the extras such as a helmet or gloves.
Consider the shape
of your bike, not all bikes have the classic frame with a flat top tube.
Mountain bikes and step-through frames for women are two examples.
Home Depot and many local bike shops have utilitarian
solutions ranging from inexpensive rubberized big metal hooks that screw into a
stud to wall racks and even pulley-based systems that mount to ceilings. Though
effective, these options are pretty blah if the only place you have for your
bike is the living room.
We found these handsome solutions to be a much more elegant
solution. I really love the Cycloc ones that look like crazy flower pots, pictured at the top. Angle
them to fit your bike, and the colors add punch. You can also put a helmet on
top and stuff your gloves inside.
How do you store your bikes and sporting equipment? We will be featuring several articles on storing sporting goods this month, let us know!
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