1. Select a spot
Figure out where you’d like to store your bike – a garage is perfect if you have one, but the side of your home or a porch will work just as well. Before you get started, consider your bike’s dimensions – you’ll need to be able to access it easily and also be able to manoeuvre around it.
2. Find a bicycle mount
There are a large range of bicycle mounts available – some hang from the ceiling or wall, and some are customised to carry more than one bike. We are using a dual-mount hook to attach our bike to a brick wall – find one that suits your purpose.
3. Mark the holes for your mount
Once you’ve decided where your bike will hang, mark the holes. Hold the mount to the wall so it’s level and in position, then use a pencil to mark up where the pilot holes will go. Remember to take into account the size of the bike so it’s high enough off the ground. Your bike will sit differently on different mounts, so be sure to read the label on the one you’re using.
4. It’s time to drill your pilot holes
If you’re drilling into timber, make sure your wall is sturdy enough to hold a bike. As we are mounting our bike onto a brick wall, we are using a hammer drill. How you affix your brackets will vary depending on your surface. Make sure you have your personal protective gear on for this bit – it’s about to get noisy!
5. Mount your bracket
First use a hammer to tap your expansion plugs into place, then grab your drill and affix your mount. Each bracket will be affixed differently, so check the label before you begin. Once it’s fixed to the wall, gently pull on it to make sure it nice and secure.
6. Hang your bike!
Once you’ve tested your bracket for weight, there’s only one thing left to do – hang your bike! How easy was that? Safely stored and ready to use!