Coming up with simple storage solutions in an apartment can be more creative that you think. Back when I lived with a guy for the first time, we had very different styles and desires from our home. So we (aka I) had to get creative to make it all kind of fuse together.
The relationship didn’t end up working out which was for the best! But this bicycle hanger was a simple storage solution and was perfect for the time we co-existed together. It was relatively easy to make and only took time for paint to dry.
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When you move in with a significant other, you have the merging of the “stuff.” My boyfriend (at the time) and had recently moved in together. We were finally hashing out where stuff should go. My one request was that all of his bikes be stored somewhere off the ground, aka on the wall in a hallway, or in the garage.
We were finally hashing out where stuff should go. My one request was that all of his bikes be stored somewhere off the ground, aka on the wall in a hallway, or in the garage.
My ex-boyfriend, Jeff, became quite the bike collector when he moved in.
He started with his fixed gear, “Deuce”… This is the bike I have to know the entirety of our relationship, but not he is breaching on to broader horizons. He wanted to race on a track bike and also ride a road bike. Guess what? We have acquired 2 more bikes aka Bob (the custom British bike, and “Lemond”) Jeff’s new road bike!! EEEKKKK
After much debate, we started coming to reconciliation on what to do. The simple solution was to get the bikes off the ground. We had a long narrow entryway leading up a stairway to the main living space and a dining room that we used as an office.
We had a long narrow entryway leading up a stairway to the main living space and a dining room that we used as an office.
I hope you enjoy the end results and are inspired to do something in your home!
- A sturdy wall mount (made sure to drill into the stud in the wall)
- A piece of wooden dowel (cut down to the right length)
- Black spray paint
- A Pair of “Drop” handlebars
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