Monthly Archives: January 2014

Cycling Accessory Storage Is Quick and Easy!

We have been discussing bicycle storage racks quite a bit for the last few weeks, and I think we have been neglecting another very important aspect of cycling. That aspect which we have ignored for a few months now is the topic of cycling accessory storage. Those that are really devoted to bicycling know that there are a lot of odds and ends that go into being the best rider you can be.

And because we have so much stuff that we need every single day in order to be safe and efficient in our riding, we need a good place to store all of that stuff. This is where an appropriate cycling accessory storage system is vital. You can spend all the money in the world on top of the line bicycle accessories, but if you do not have an appropriate place to store them they will just end up becoming as junky as a knock-off you bought in Chinatown.

So instead of allowing your expensive and treasured cycling accessories fall by the wayside, invest in appropriate cycling accessory storage. Believe it or not, it is really not that difficult or expensive to find the perfect place to store your tire pump, riding vest, spoke wrench, tool kit and all of those other vital items you need to be a great cyclist.

In fact, the 32” Bike Organizer Rail is a great choice for those looking to add some great cycling accessory storage. This compact storage rail is made from durable materials such as steel and aluminum, and has fiberglass-reinforced plastic supports. The rack includes a multi use hook, two bike racks and two equipment holds, plus an accessory bag that is perfect for catch-all storage.

Cycling Accessory Storage

Best of all, this rack can be mounted directly onto the drywall. That means there is no need to search for the studs! This is a perfect cycling accessory storage choice!

Bicycle Shipping Options – Not a Tough Task!

One thing we have not discussed lately here on Bike Racks Blog is bicycle shipping options. This is not a very common need for most people, but if you are making a move across the country or planning on having a long-term vacation in a very bike-able location, then it is a good idea to look into the various methods of bicycle shipping.

Another reason you may need to look into bicycle shipping is if you are planning on sending someone the gift of a bicycle. That can be quite difficult if they live across the country, especially if you buy it out of the box or customized from a local bicycle shop. Not everyone has the benefit of living near a top-flight bicycle shop, so if you do and want to send someone you love a bike you need an appropriate way to ship it to them safely and securely.

Luckily it really is not that difficult of a task to ship a bicycle across the country. There are a bunch of handy bike shipping boxes that make it super easy to send a bicycle through freight mail. While it will cost you a pretty penny, it is definitely worth it! Bicycle shipping boxes come in a range of shapes and sizes, so be sure to select a box that fits the bicycle you plan on shipping.

The best bike shipping boxes I have come across are the Bike Box by DBA CrateWorks. These bicycle shipping boxes are as simple and effective as their title suggests. There are no fancy bells and whistles, just sturdy materials that keep your bicycle safe from the elements of shipping. Best of all, these bicycle boxes fold down flat when not in use, so you can use them over and over without taking up a bunch of storage space in your home.

Bicycle Shipping

Suspended Bicycle Rack Saves Space and Sanity

Are you looking for a simple way to store your bicycle? Perhaps it is a bicycle storage option that requires little effort and more importantly, requires very little cash? Well take a look at this unique suspended bicycle rack. It provides excellent storage for a single bicycle, keeping it up off of the floor so you do not have to waste valuable space storing your bike.

Now, you are probably wondering what I am talking about when I refer to a suspended bicycle rack. Did this bicycle rack throw a rock through the classroom’s window, and now has to spend a couple days at home (seriously what kind of punishment is giving a bad kid vacation?). No, this is not a “kicked out of school” bike rack, it is a suspended bike rack – meaning it “suspends” your bicycle from the ceiling.

There are quite a few good reasons to suspend your bicycle up from the ceiling when it is not in use. First of all, it saves space and allows you to use that area for something more productive. Secondly, with your bicycle up off of the ground there is very little chance that you run into the bike while doing something else, preventing you or your bike from being damaged in the process.

Now I know what you are thinking: “A suspended bicycle rack sounds expensive!” Well guess what? You are wrong. A suspended bicycle rack is actually one of the most inexpensive ways to store your bicycle. In fact, it costs just about as much to buy the Hoist Monster Bicycle Rack as it does to buy a super-sized Double Six Dollar Burger from Carl’s Jr!

Suspended Bicycle Rack

Like I said this suspended bicycle rack only costs around 15 dollars, which is an unbelievable deal! This hoist rack can hold one bicycle and judging by its high marks (5 stars on Stacks and Stacks), it does the job very well!