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10 Essential Bike Storage Tips

Keep your bike in tip-top shape and avoid clutter with these handy dandy bike storage tips!

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Closet Bracket Bike Rack

Store your bike off the ground with this bike rack hack that features brackets designed to support closet rods. By adding some adhesive-backed felt or hook-and-loop strips, you’ll even prevent your bike from getting scratched. Here are a few ideas for your DIY bike storage.

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Use a Pulley

A heavy bike, like a beach cruiser, isn’t the easiest to get up and down if it’s hung up for the sake of floor space. In this case, try a ceiling-mounted pulley system!

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Build a Movable Rack

You can make a movable bike rack from a 2×4 and a pair of bicycle hooks for easy access to your wheels when needed. For the project, you’ll need to cut four 3-1/2-in. blocks, stack two on top of each other, and screw them together. Next, you’ll screw them on the end of a 4-ft. 2×4 and repeat the process for the other side. Drill a hole in the middle of the stacked blocks and screw in the bicycle hooks. You’ll lay the rack across your garage ceiling joists, and hang your bike from the hooks. Whenever you need your bike, simply slide the entire rack out of the way!

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DIY Wall-Mounted Bike Rack With Storage

You’ll need to carve out just two hours to get this wall-mounted bike rack up and running. The design is very straightforward, while the finished product proves an effective and inventive way to get your bike off the ground and make room in your garage or house!

Here’s how to DIY this rack!

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Hiplok Airlok Indoor Wall Bike Storage Lock

It’s no secret a good bike lock can come in at a hefty price, but what about one that you can use to secure your bike at home? Whether your garage was accidentally left open or someone broke into your home, you can ensure your bike stays put with this at-home wall-mounted anchor that’s made from hardened steel and covered with a plastic shield.

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Heavy-Duty Hook

If you need an inexpensive way to store your bike, look no further than hanging a heavy-duty hook that you can screw into a stud or rafter. When you’re done hanging your hook, check out these 51 brilliant ways to organize your garage.

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Bike Butler

Certain bike storage isn’t ideal if you are constantly on your bike. With the Bike Butler, you can not only save space, but the device features a single attachment location on your seat post for a quick exit.

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Floor-to-Ceiling Bicycle Storage

A floor-to-ceiling tension bike rack is the perfect option for someone who doesn’t have a lot of wall space. Held together by the tension of the central rod, the system can be installed anywhere with a solid ceiling and 7 to 10 feet of ceiling height.

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Outdoor Bike Storage Ideas: Tent Shed

This bike storage tent/shed is a great option if you have enough outdoor space and want to keep the garage clutter-free. This tent/shed can hold several bikes, along with garden tools, pool accessories and more. It features industrial grade, ripstop, vinyl tarpaulin roof with UPF 50+ protection and a polyester body bonded to a thick interior weatherproof coating.

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Bike Storage Furniture

If you need something versatile for your tiny apartment that can double for all sorts of storage, from drawers for your books, bags and your bike, then the line of bike storage furniture by Chilean designer Manuel Rosell called Chol1 is perfect for you. No, it’s not under $100, but considering you’re looking for an all-in-one option, you’re cutting the cost of buying multiple pieces of furniture. You can choose from sofas to bookcases, to this practical double-duty console.

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