You can quickly be annoyed to see the bikes lying around in the garage and taking up much more floor space than necessary. There are so many things to store in this space that bikes can become very bulky. In addition, placed against common sense, even lying on the ground or leaning against a table, they can very quickly be damaged. Fortunately, there are different space-saving solutions that allow you to store children’s bikes and adult bikes in the garage properly. Overview.
The removable support for suspending a bicycle from the ceiling
Extremely judicious, this device is perfect for optimizing space. Thanks to it, you can store the bikes easily, after each ride, without loading the floor or the walls. Whether it’s called a bike lift, a removable bike rack or even a ceiling bike rack, this device should be installed in all garages, regardless of their size, because their clutter is archi-mini. In this range, there is, for example, a bike lift that allows the machine to be suspended up to 4 meters in height, without any effort. Equipped with a blocking system for the security and a lifting device, it is fixed to the ceiling and can support a single bicycle up to 20 kg.
Since this bike rack is not very expensive, it would be a shame to deprive yourself of it. It takes 15 € for a mid-range model and between 40 and 50 € for a more sophisticated model.
In the same vein, some brands offer the bike pulley for a price of around 70 €. To be fixed to the ceiling, it has a system of lockdown specific rope and can support up to 25 kg.
Finally, the ceiling bike rack can even be fitted with a electric pulley, which allows any type of user to use it on a daily basis, without the slightest effort and in complete safety. It can support up to 55 kg and the cable of the pulley displays an ultra high resistance. This type of material costs at least 75 €.
The modular bike rack, wall or ceiling
It is a very practical device leaving the choice of suspending the bike on the ceiling or on the wall. This big bicycle hook which can support up to 15 kg is easily fixed thanks to two screws and of course to dowels perfectly adapted to the support (wall or ceiling) which can be for example in wood, Placoplâtre, breeze block, brick, etc.) . Then just insert the bike by one or the other of its wheels. You can get a bike hook in sports shops for the modest sum of 5 to 8 €.
The wall-mounted bike rack, perfect for the garage
This simple concept suits many of us because it optimizes space in a small or already crowded garage. It allows the bikes to be hung on the wall by their frame, and the bikes remain parallel to the wall support. Some bike racks in this category even allow you to make your cycle a decorative element in its own right!
Devices for storing bicycles on the ground
If all the walls of the garage are already equipped with high furniture, low furniture, shelves, perforated panels, you may want to put the bikes on the floor. It’s also practical, especially for young children’s bikes, because they can learn to store them in this way without the help of their parents, which is not the case with wall racks or of ceiling. Parking your bike on the garage floor is also the solution that satisfies many adults with fairly heavy bikes. In this category of bike racks, everyone can find a model to their liking.
Not all bikes come with a kickstand. But you can still have this type of dissociated instrument to park your bike in the garage. Practical, the central double stand perfectly stabilizes the bike that is stored upright on the ground. It stays upright there, unlike bikes that rely on their own side stand and are slightly tilted. Thanks to the double crutch, you benefit from a good stability.
Note that this type of crutch is available in different models, for a price between 7 and 18 €. There are also kickstands suitable for electric bikes. Before buying, it is better to inquire with a specialized seller.
The bike stand base
muni d’un anti-theft, it can be installed outdoors or in the common areas of collective housing. It can be fixed to the ground with screws since holes are provided for this purpose at the level of the base. This device is designed to accommodate the front wheel of a bicycle you wish to park on the garage floor. With its four felt pads, it is perfectly stable and can even be placed on fragile ground (in the entrance to the living area, for example). Thanks to his adjustable sleeveit is suitable for bikes equipped with wheels from 20 to 28”.
The wall or floor rack for parking 1 to 5 bikes in the garage
The ideal way to store bicycles in the garage is to opt for a model that can be fixed either to the ceiling or to the floor (and which sometimes can even be fixed to the ceiling) in case you change your mind! Some racks are adjustable. They swivel 180°, which is very practical because you can position your bike according to the space you have.
The bicycle parking racks M-shaped bikes are specially designed to accommodate disc-brake bikes, and there are also some that are mounted on small wheels, which makes them easier to move around. Note that there are of course collapsible racks for children’s bikes.
Create your own bike racks to optimize space in the garage
Some bicycle enthusiasts doubled as inveterate handymen create their own tailor-made devices which allow them to store all the family’s bikes in the garage. The result can be very successful. For example, the handlebars of a discarded bicycle and its saddle are used to make a ultra deco bike rack.
Old car tires can also be recycled into bicycle racks, just like a large log of wood in which notches are cut in which to slide a wheel with a chainsaw, or even wooden pallets with which to make shelves on which to hang bicycles thanks to big carabiners. And you can even make a bicycle box for the garage whose top can be used as a shelf. This is optimizing space!
But that one wishes to embark on the DIY or buy one trade modelit is always necessary beforehand to take into account the weight of each bicycle to be stored in the garage, the diameter of the wheels, the space available, and whether it is more judicious to opt for a model on the ground, wall, to be fixed on the ceiling or for a mixed model.