Not everyone who wants to own a bike has a lot of room for storage. Because of that some people will simply give up on having a bike altogether. There are some things that you can do that will allow you to have a good bike even when your space is limited. It may take a little extra work but in the end, having limited space should not limit you from having the bike of your dreams. Here are some of the best tips for ensuring that you have enough space to enjoy your bike and store it as well.
Remove The Front Wheel
One of the best things that you can do to save you some space when you own a bike is to remove its front wheel. It is not difficult to do so. You may have seen a lot of people who already do this. People do it when they leave their bike on the street as a way to secure their bike but you can also do it in order to save you some room. All that you need in order to remove the bike’s wheel is the right tools. If you bought your bike to assemble it yourself you probably got the tools when you bought the bike.
Using A Storage Facility
If you live in a city, it should not be that difficult to find a storage facility. As long as the storage facility is close to your home, you could be using it to keep your bike there. While it may be additional money to spend, a lot of people who love cycling are doing it because that is the way they can keep their bikes and not have to make their living space even smaller. Most of the storage facilities will have different size compartments so get one that’s just good enough for your bike.
Another great way to save yourself some room while keeping your bike at home is to use wall mounted hooks. These hooks allow you to hang your bike over other items and therefore save you space. The hooks are very easy to install and use. All you have to do is attach them to the wall and use strategic spots on your bike to hang it. Some hooks are especially designed for bikes and that is your best bet when trying to save space in a small apartment.
Specially Designed Furniture
Finally, it is also possible to find specially designed furniture to keep your bike in smaller homes or apartments. The furniture is designed to keep your bike in one spot with other items in the same place so that you can save space. They are generally shelving unites with a section specially designed to store your bike. You can find this type of furniture at specialized stores and the biggest furniture stores in the market. This furniture is very affordable so that you could be saving space and money at the same time while you keep your bike right at home.
Crystal has written this article for Torpedo7, New Zealand’s largest online outdoor sports gear store.