I'm moving to a really awesome-deal of a rental townhouse, but sadly the back patio has no access except from the house, down a spiral staircase. And there's a community association which I think would frown on our bikes (which are cheap, yay) being chained on the sidewalk. So our bikes will be living in the house (maybe taking over the breakfast nook?)... up a half flight of stairs.
The problem is, my bike is heavy! I want to be able to get it in/out without killing myself or having to wait for my boyfriend to help me.
I saw these bike rail/stairs things, and I was thinking about that - does anyone know where I can buy one for not a ton? And does anyone have any better ideas? This is all I could come up with, after I considered pulley systems over the back fence, etc.
The stairs the bike has to go up (the first four I can handle, it's just that next set that I don't think I'm up to):