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Suggestions for storing bikes in a small apartment?

Old 09-01-13, 05:09 PM
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Suggestions for storing bikes in a small apartment?

We currently have 4 bikes in our apartment. I don't have secure storage outside so I am only comfortable storing them inside. I currently have a Topeak Two Up stand that I have two of the bikes on. It's not bad. It's sturdy for the money but it still takes up a a lot of room and it can be a hassle putting bikes on and off. The two other bikes are leaning against the walls. Does anyone have any good storage solutions?
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Not really given your size constraints. I don't mean to sound cynical or a smarta$$ but have you looked into upgrading to a bigger apt. unit to house your hobby? You are certainly constrained by living in a small apt. Hey, we have all been there for sure. Only thing I can think of but really if your willing to do so is use large padded "J" hooks to secure from the ceiling by hanging them vertical.
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Originally Posted by rms13 View Post
We currently have 4 bikes in our apartment. I don't have secure storage outside so I am only comfortable storing them inside. I currently have a Topeak Two Up stand that I have two of the bikes on. It's not bad. It's sturdy for the money but it still takes up a a lot of room and it can be a hassle putting bikes on and off. The two other bikes are leaning against the walls. Does anyone have any good storage solutions?
We got a two bedroom pretty much to store our three bikes. It has a bed, a desk, and some other things in there, but most of our biking stuff ends up there. I'm trying to figure out a way to store my 15' kayak in there too - wishful thinking.
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Sounds like a job for a mini-velo! They're made precisely for situations like that.
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Old 09-01-13, 06:06 PM
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Get wall mounts
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https://www.amazon.com/Racor-PLB-2R-T...dp/B000077CPK/

Inexpensive and sturdy. Pretty happy with mine.
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Old 09-01-13, 09:44 PM
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This:
https://feedbacksports.com/shop/Velo-...ack-P11C4.aspx

Extremely sturdy
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Look for a bigger place. Even Mrs. Fred recongized that when we started looking for a new place it had to have room for the toys.
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you can probably rent a storage unit for around $50 a month.

I have two 12 foot kayaks, I keep them in a unit, along w/a whole lot of other stuff, for $60/mo.
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I lived in a small 2-bedroom for many years. Because I wanted to a) store my many bicycles, and b) have a guest room, I bought a loft bed (like the top bunk of a bunk bed), and I stored most of my bicycles underneath.
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https://www.instructables.com/id/simp...es-in-small-a/

https://www.goodideasforyou.com/ideas...cle-racks.html
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
I lived in a small 2-bedroom for many years. Because I wanted to a) store my many bicycles, and b) have a guest room, I bought a loft bed (like the top bunk of a bunk bed), and I stored most of my bicycles underneath.
That's the kind of outside the box thinking I was looking for
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Originally Posted by Elvo View Post
I looked at that before I dropped $200 on the Topeak rack but I was afraid they would not be stable using gravity leaning against the wall.
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Find a ceiling joist near a wall in a corner, drill a hole into it, and screw in one of those rubber coated hooks you buy at the hardware store.

When you move out, remove the hook and spackle the hole with Colgate.
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Originally Posted by rms13 View Post
I looked at that before I dropped $200 on the Topeak rack but I was afraid they would not be stable using gravity leaning against the wall.
They are freestanding and very stable especially with the 4th leg
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I suggest spooning.....

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Originally Posted by oldbobcat View Post
Find a ceiling joist near a wall in a corner, drill a hole into it, and screw in one of those rubber coated hooks you buy at the hardware store.

When you move out, remove the hook and spackle the hole with Colgate.
or spackle?
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I'm currently using a Saris Bike Bunk in my tiny studio (in which I also have a loft bed, but with a bunch of other stuff beneath it, so no room for bikes). Of course, I only have two bikes, so it works great for me. If/when I get a 3rd bike, though...I'm not sure what I'm going to do... o.O
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