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How To Store Your Bike Creatively

Watch more Bike Repair & Equipment videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Store your bike creatively to make the most of a small space. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Choose a location Choose the best location to store your bike. Look for open spaces along an empty wall or ceiling, and make sure the bike will not extend into doorways or high-traffic pathways when it is mounted. Step 2: Choose a storage device Choose which storage device works for you. If you have room along a wall, install a bike rack; if floor space is at a premium, hang it with ceiling hooks; if you have high ceilings or need help lifting and lowering your bike, install a bike hoist. Step 3: Prepare for installation Use the stud finder to locate the nearest wall stud or ceiling joist in your chosen location. Tip Refer to the specific installation instructions provided by your storage device's manufacturer. Step 4: Measure for best placement of device Use the tape measure to determine the proper height for your rack, or to space your hooks or hoist at the right distance to hold your seat and handlebars. Mark where you need to install screws or hooks with a pencil. Tip To keep your rims straight, don't hang your bike by the wheels. Space the hooks or hoist to grab the handlebars and seat instead. Step 5: Drill guide hole and screw in storage device Drill a small guide hole where you made your pencil mark. Then screw your storage device securely into the wall or ceiling. Warning Always use caution when using a drill; avoid hitting any wires or cables behind the wall. Step 6: Test the device Test the security of your installation by putting a little weight on it. If it is stable, put your bike on your storage rack, hooks, or hoist. Drape fabric over the bike, or weave some ribbon or a string of lights through the spokes. Step 7: Sit back and enjoy your new sculpture Sit back and enjoy your new sculpture or take it out for a ride. Either way, you're making the most of your bicycle. Did You Know? According to the 2009 Guinness Book of World Records, the world's longest true bicycle was built by a group of Dutch mechanical engineering students in 2002 and measured over 92 feet.
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