Store your bike
Your hot-pink Huffy doesn't have to be the focal point-even in the tiniest of living rooms.
Tue Aug 12 2008
“Get your bike out of the way with a vertically hanging rack,” suggests Chris Feltman, avid cyclist and manager of bike shop NYC Velo (64 Second Ave between 3rd and 4th Sts; 212-253-7771, nycvelo.com). He recommends the Leonardo by Delta ($19.99, deltacycle.com), which he says is easy to install.
1 Knock on the wall until you find a solid beam.
2 Hold your bike upright so that both tires touch the wall; mark where the front tire hits. Measure 12 inches above that and drill your first hole.
3 Line up the rack and trace the opening for the second screw. Drill the second hole.
4 Tightly screw in the rack.
5 Hang your bike and attach the plastic tire tray where the rear wheel hits the wall to avoid scuff marks.
“Avoid hanging your bike near heaters; they can cause your tires to explode or melt,” Feltman warns.