How to hang a bike

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How to hang a bike

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Having a bike is awesome but figuring out how to store it can be tricky. Hanging it is a great way to save space and safely stow your bicycle. It is easy to do and there are many great bike mount options for hanging your bike.

How to hang a bike

Tools and materials

Bicycle

Bicycle wall bracket (various)

Builders pencil

Ear muffs

Glasses

Gloves

Hammer drill

Impact driver

Masonry drill bit

Plastic wall anchor

Power drill

Utility knife

Timber drill bit

 

1. Select a spot

Figure out where you’d like to store your bike – a garage is perfect if you have one, but the side of your home or a porch will work just as well. Before you get started, consider your bike’s dimensions – you’ll need to be able to access it easily and also be able to manoeuvre around it.

How to hang a bike

2. Find a bicycle mount

There are a large range of bicycle mounts available – some hang from the ceiling or wall, and some are customised to carry more than one bike. We are using a dual-mount hook to attach our bike to a brick wall – find one that suits your purpose.

3. Mark the holes for your mount

Once you’ve decided where your bike will hang, mark the holes. Hold the mount to the wall so it’s level and in position, then use a pencil to mark up where the pilot holes will go. Remember to take into account the size of the bike so it’s high enough off the ground. Your bike will sit differently on different mounts, so be sure to read the label on the one you’re using.

How to hang a bike

4. It’s time to drill your pilot holes

If you’re drilling into timber, make sure your wall is sturdy enough to hold a bike. As we are mounting our bike onto a brick wall, we are using a hammer drill. How you affix your brackets will vary depending on your surface. Make sure you have your personal protective gear on for this bit – it’s about to get noisy!

How to hang a bike

5. Mount your bracket

First use a hammer to tap your expansion plugs into place, then grab your drill and affix your mount. Each bracket will be affixed differently, so check the label before you begin. Once it’s fixed to the wall, gently pull on it to make sure it nice and secure.

6. Hang your bike!

Once you’ve tested your bracket for weight, there’s only one thing left to do – hang your bike! How easy was that? Safely stored and ready to use!

Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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