Written by: Quintin Bentley Crevling
People who take bike riding seriously won’t bat an eye at spending hundreds of dollars on new parts, but if they fall over their handlebars they will probably think twice about spending money going to the doctor. This is more than just a hobby, it’s a lifestyle. It’s incredibly important for riders to protect their investment and properly store their bike when it’s not in use.
Many people don’t have room in their home to store their bike so they purchase a
Before you store a bike for weeks at a time you should take some
You should then give your bike a thorough wash to remove all dirt and grime that will corrode your frame the longer it sits. Lastly, you should pump up your tires and lubricate your chains. If your bike is left stored on underinflated tires, then they will develop creases that could ruin the tire. It’s not necessary to lubricate the chain, but it will give it an added layer of protection.
When you are ready to store your bike, you must pick a dry location where you can hang the bike off the ground. You do not want to store your bike on concrete for long periods because the concrete will absorb the moisture in the tires and cause dry-rot that can ruin the tire completely. Hanging the bike by the tire’s rim will support the bike without damaging the wheel.
There are many different types of
If you don’t have space inside your home to store a bike, then a locker is the perfect solution for you. These lockers fit bikes horizontally, or vertically, depending on your preference. The average locker is roughly 2000mm x 1200mm x 700 mm in size, and can hold a single bike.
If you are using a shed to store your bikes, then you must buy a