But this weekend I did some work around the house, mostly on my workshop and living room. And it reminded me that I don't think I've ever shared my favorite bike storage solution on here, so have at it!
Living in small spaces has resulted in some creative solutions for bike storage over the past few years. For being as awesome as they are, bikes are incredibly weird and awkward to store - they take up a lot of room even leaned against a wall, which I don't mind - but living in a 500 square foot apartment with six of them led to problems. So I did some research and found this super cool thing. And even now that I'm up to 700 square feet, I still have a need for bike storage.
Truth be told, there are lots of nifty options out there for wall mounted bike hangers, which I've posted about before, but after getting a good deal on a used Cycloc I found that I really like the design and flexibility.
|Every living room should have at least one bike hanging.|
|Image courtesy of yliving|
|Image courtesy of The Guardian|
|Image courtesy of Philadelphia Weekly|
And sturdiness? I've never felt like a bike was going to fall, and this thing has supported a 35 pound gaspipe mixte while hanging on mostly drywall. Not that I'd recommend that, but just sayin'.
While I do absolutely love the wooden, more shelf like solutions like this beautiful example from Knife and Saw, it's a bit out of my price and a bit limiting compared to what I can do with a Cycloc, but there are definite pros and cons to both.
And as for the work on my shop? Just a bit of cleaning.
|Finally a space to work! Woohoo!!|
It has come to my attention that some of the older posts are suddenly missing photos. I'm working on fixing it!!