26 Jan 2012

Storage solutions for bikes

Many people enjoy going for a bike ride during the warmer months, however finding storage for these two-wheeled rides off-season can pose certain challenges, The Independent reports.

According to the source, bikes are some of the most difficult items to store as they are very awkwardly shaped. They also need to be protected against the elements as they are prone to rust which can break a chain or lock-up gears.

Those living in an apartment setting are limited in where they can store bikes – some opt to keep them chained outside of their buildings in the warm weather and store the heavy forms of transportation inside their homes during the winter. This means climbing the stairs with it, bringing it down and looking for an out-of-the-way place inside to keep it.

Homeowners might also struggle to find proper places for bikes, especially if their garages are filled with cars, the kids' toys or lawn tools.

The news outlet reports that some bike owners are using unconventional storage facilities such as keeping their bikes in lockers at bike stores near them or even renting a portable self storage container.

Using a self storage unit will not only keep the bikes safe and out of the way, but it may provide renters with a space to store other items that are cluttering up their homes as well.

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