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8 Best Space-Saving Bike Rack Solutions

Last Updated on June 15, 2023 by teamobn

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Best Space-Saving Bike Rack Solutions

There are lots of urban dwellers who have abandoned the gas guzzler and shifted to a more efficient and environment-friendly way of getting around the city.

A bicycle is a more practical means of transportation as it saves you money on gas. It doesn’t produce any emissions, it ensures you exercise and it will often get you to your destination faster than a car can!

With this, you will need a durable bike rack to store your bicycles.

But one of the challenges of having a bicycle is a place to store it. Not all of us are fortunate enough to have a garage. For those who are living in a small apartment, storage space is a luxury.

Fortunately, clever people have come up with lots of space-saving bike storage solutions you can install in your home. We’ve collated the best space-saving bike racks below. Hopefully, you’ll find one that you can easily build yourself and that suits your home!

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Here are some bike rack ideas you can use for your bicycle!

Bike Storage With Green Roof

Who would have thought that this is a bike rack? This bike storage keeps your bicycles protected from the weather with its green roof. Not to mention that you can grow your favorite vegetable or flowers. It also keeps your floor clean as the mud from the tires is kept outside.

PVC Bike Rack

This bicycle rack doesn’t only save you space, it also saves you money. Store-bought bike racks can cost you money depending on the brand. Why spend that money when you make one from leftover PVC pipes. And even if you don’t have any PVC pipes lying around your home, buying a couple of lengths won’t cost a fortune.

Pallet Bicycle Rack

If you don’t have a lot of building skills this particular bike rack is for you. Yes, the humble pallet strikes again. This inexpensive resource is a great material for building your own bike rack. In fact, it doesn’t require a lot of modification for you to store your bikes as you’ll see in the images below.

Handlebar Bike Hanger

Got some spare handlebars? Put them to good use by turning them into a bike hanger. This saves you precious floor space and is a creative way of hanging your bicycle.

Vertical Bike Rack From 2x4s

The solution to your bicycle storage problem can be found in your scrap pile. Gather up leftover 2x4s from your previous project and build this vertical bike rack. Clever isn’t it?

Steel Pipe Bicycle Hanger

For durable and industrial-looking bicycle hangers use steel pipes and fittings. You won’t need to do a lot of work if you have the pipes cut and threaded in your local hardware. When you get home you just have to assemble the hanger and install it to stud in your wall.

Wooden Pole Bike Hanger

This is the simplest material to use in building a bicycle hanger. However, you need to find a clean way of installing wooden poles to the studs without ruining your drywall. Nevertheless, it’s a unique and minimalist way of hanging a bicycle.

Overhead Bike Rack

If you’re living in a small apartment and space is at a premium, an overhead bike rack suits you. Your bicycle won’t consume any floor space as it is neatly stored on your ceiling. The video below shows you a clever overhead bike storage system that you can build yourself.

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