I needed more room for the bikes. Around here they multiply like rabbits. Each month another appears.
Originally, the bike workshop was setup to hang 4 bikes. My Bikes. Before long that was insufficient. My son needed a secure place to lock his mountain bikes. And, there is always a new, refurbished bike in the works. There was no place to keep them other than against a wall, cabinet or work bench. I couldn’t move without first moving a bike, the work stand or something.
Last weekend I visited a local bike shop looking for examples of custom paint jobs. Yes, there is another in the works. My son is converting an old frame of mine into a better fitting commuter for himself. But I digress. At the back of the shop I noticed a number of bikes hanging against the wall, similar to the way I have hung my bikes. But there was a difference. They were more bikes in a similar space. When I looked more closely, I noticed the bikes were staggered, one hanging higher to the one next to it. Using this method, the bikes could be hung closer to one another making much more efficient use of the wall space.
I can do that?
My son and I spent this weekend re-arranging the shop hanging 7 bikes on the same wall where only 4 hung previously. Now the floor is clear of all bikes. There is twice the work space than before. And, a bike can be hung up or taken down without bumping into something.
If you have too many bikes and need more room to work, give this a try.
What will I do when the next bike appears?