Creative Bike Storage

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If you have bikes, and you live in a small home, you have a storage problem. Whether you need to find space in a small apartment, or you have to fit your family bikes in an already crowded garage, we have creative bike storage projects. Here are  both DIY tutorials, and also suggestions on where to buy some really cool solutions we found.  The (Original) Bike Shelf (above) is from Knife and Saw, and has been featured in several magazines for it’s elegant solution to bike storage. It comes in two finishes, a light and a darker wood finish. Love this!

From ‘Mini Penny’, this custom DIY bike storage is easier and simpler than it looks! Definitely check out the tutorial, all it takes is a simple wood plaque, and some hooks and screws!

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From ‘Ikea Hackers’, this Stolmen bike rack is an easy DIY project. This would be great to free up floor space in a garage or entry.

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‘Good Ideas for You’ shows us how to make this DIY bike rack from a shelf, a pole, and some straps and hooks. Read down to the bottom of the page to find the link for the full tutorial.

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Kyle Wilson designed this DIY wall bike rack that actually uses old handlebars as hooks! Smart! Easy and cheap…

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These industrial bike hooks could be ordered from this Etsy Store, or you could DIY these. Take the photo to Home Depot, and let them help you choose the right piping. Then be sure to screw into a stud or wall anchor.

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From the book, “ReadyMade How To Make (Almost) Everything“, these pallet bike racks are simply held up by simple “L” brackets from the hardware store on each side. See photo.

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Another pallet bike rack, this one is a simple DIY. I would add some simple brackets to keep the top section secured to the bottom.

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The rest of our solutions are ones that you can purchase, but they were unique so we wanted to include them. Let’s face it, cool products are hard to find!

The Make Bike Rack was the first product of The Make Co., and is made of solid wood.

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The Slit Bike Rack folds up to totally fit in with your decor. Smart!

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Lastly, the Cycloc is just that- a simple, Euro designed bike hook that “locks” your bike in. Ingenius!

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Image Credits: Good Ideas for You, Knife and Saw, Mini Penny, Ikeahackers, Kyle Wilson, Etsy, Clarkson Potter, Bike Hacks, The Make Co., Slit, Cycloc




Comments

  1. I have very little space in my garage and there are a lot of outdoor gear that I want to mount as it is just standing all over the place. What type of racks can I use for my kayak and ski gear?

  2. Hi!

    I was just wondering; All of these ideas were made to perfectly fit bikes with a male frame. The female ones have the kind of dip in them. How could you convert those ideas and use them on bikes for women? Just hanging my bike by a wheel is a no go for me.

    Thanks!

    • You can get a bike rack adapter. It is an expandable rod that hooks onto the seat post and the stem or handle bar. They are used to transport women’s bikes on car racks. They start around $25. Might have to go to a bike shop.

  3. nice article.. I will try to utilize the space available, to save my beloved bike

  4. Some very nice ideas especially repurposing the handle bars as a bike rack. The only racks that should NOT be used are the ones where the bike is hung by the wheels as that can deform the wheels over time.

  5. Carrie Lewis says:

    Hi,

    I was wondering are you mounting into studs? the prob in my house would be even though we are mounting light racing bikes we have plaster walls. How do you recommend mounting. And before you say wall sinks for dry wall, I have had them up for years for shelving and just the other week they smashed down for NO REASON, with 8 75lb dry wall sinks per mount (3) mounts and shelves that didn’t exceed those weights and had no reason to fall. The only thing we can come up with is the plaster just gave, the house is NOT well built. Let me know want to mount these bad boys :)

  6. I like the way the you store your own bicycle. I love it. Glad to look these pictures!

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