How to store your bicycle in small spaces?
A few years ago, it was more common to see bicycle as an option for leisure and sports in large Brazilian cities. Currently, with the weather crisis, fuel prices and a more cyclist-friendly plan (albeit far from ideal), bicycle has become more and more important and is the transportation option for the population. However, we know that finding a place to put it in our homes is not always easy. Therefore, we present some possibilities.
Perhaps the most common solution is to occupy some wall remaining in your home or apartment and hang it. There are many different types of brackets or hooks on the market, but you can also create something more specific to your location. In this option, the bike is mounted vertically or horizontally and also serves as a decorative element in the room. It is worth paying attention to the necessary care that the wheels do not make the walls dirty, so it is possible to paint the calculated distance or wall in a darker tone or cover it with other materials.
Poles and compartments
If you have the opportunity to design your own furniture for your home, you can use the design of shelves to think of places to store or support your bicycle, which is attached to a large closet or in the form of niches that allow it. Implemented. Another option is to order floor-to-ceiling metal poles that provide different heights for hanging your bike.
Bike on the ceiling
Hanging a bike is a great alternative to free up more useful space at home. The simplest way to do this is to put two hooks on the ceiling to hang them upside down through the wheels. In this case, it is necessary to check if the ceiling is resistant, not just the plaster layer, to support the necessary weight, and to assess whether the bike is comfortable enough to lift and fit on the hooks. Another solution that can be implemented in a simple way is a pulley system or cranes, which can lift the bike without much effort. The structure looks like a hanging garment: you use fixed and free pulleys with hooks hanging from a nylon rope that passes through the hooks that are fixed on the wall.
Finally, it is always worth looking for a passive area at home, such as the corner of the balcony – where one needs to be aware of the weather and make sure the bike is protected to avoid future problems – or down the stairs, which is often a difficult place to use.