Thursday, November 05, 2015

Invention: hook for bike storage without tears

Bikes take up a lot of space in the garage, and they try to get tangled up with each other, which is potentially damaging to spokes. In the past I used a hook on a cord (you can see  green cord in the picture) but catching the hook in the wheel was a bit like bobbing for apples. Frustrating.

So I turned to wooden hooks. One bit of 2 by one one screw to fix it movably to a roof beam, one hole, drilled at a slight angle, one bit of dowel whacked in the hole, and - Robert est votre oncle, as our French cousins would say.

I'm not claiming this as an original invention, just a bloody good solution to bike storage that deserves to be more widely practiced. 

I also recommend the Phoenix bike holder, which is my invention and is here:

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