Indoor bike storage can be a real challenge if you live in an apartment or perhaps all you have is a single room. Still you need to keep your bike indoors as much as possible. There are just too many problems with storing your bike outside. So how do you store your bike indoors if you have limited space? We will answer that question and give you some great ideas for indoor bike storage here.
Even if you have limited space you will learn here how to store your bike indoors. You will also find that by storing your bike indoors it will have fewer maintenance problems, last longer and will operate more vigorously.
When a bike is stored outdoors after each use it rarely gets cleaned. The dirt and grime a bike picks up when riding can break away at sensitive parts of the bike if not washed away usually. It should come as no surprise that if you bring your bike into your home you will be more inclined to clean it. Even if you do not wash it you will no doubt wipe it down and removing any dirt at all is better for the bike that leaving it to cake on after each ride.
There are some very creative designs in indoor bike racks today that allow for indoor bike storage and they do not take up much room.
The Ceiling Mount Bike Hoist
The ceiling area of a room is something that is seldom used if ever. That makes a great place to store a bike indoors. This can be made possible if you have a ceiling mount bike hoist. These are easy to install and use. They operate with a pulley system so that with minimal effort a bike can be attached at close to ground level and them very simply hoisted up and out of the way when not in use.
Wall Mount Bike Rack
There are some bike racks designed for indoor use that take up no floor space but they do take up wall space. If you think about it, wall space is not really something you use regularly anyway. Sure you may have a picture or mirror hanging there-but that can be easily removed if it provides you a space to store your bike indoors.
Floor Bike Rack
If you have a little space to give up a floor bike rack can easily store one or more bikes on a free standing rack. These fit conveniently in the corner of a room and only absorb a little floor area.