Join Date: Jul 2000
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
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Our first apartment was a 450 sq. ft. one-bedroom flat on the second floor. My wife and I parked the three good bikes in a corner of the living room, and I kept my commuter/beater/junker under a tarp in the back yard. If the landlord would permit it and if the ceiling can be patched EASILY (many cannot), consider hanging bikes from "bicycle storage hooks" threaded into the rafters, as I do in my garage. You can also build a simple frame to hold a hook or two, to avoid ceiling damage.
My office has a typical suspended acoustical tile ceiling, so I put a hook into a block of wood and wired the assembly to one of the suspension beams. I wouldn't try this with a middleweight, but it should work great with any sub-30lb road bike.
"Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069