Creating a sweet bike room where our messy, disorganized, and unused office used to be.
Yesterday we cleared away the space and moved the desk to the other side. The plan today was to get the bikes in the room and to figure out exactly how we wanted to arrange everything.
Step 1: Assemble new bike stand
We purchased another Delta Michelangelo Gravity Bike stand (Amazon, $45). We’ve been using one for our road bikes for almost a whole year now and we love it. For apartment dwellers (or people who just don’t like to drill holes in the wall), it’s perfect. It fits two bikes and does not waste any space. It’s also quick to assemble (took him about 10 minutes). And let’s be honest–I would not have been able to handle mismatching stands…
Step 2: Figure out where bikes are going to go
We really weren’t sure if the bikes were going to fit where we wanted them to. We crossed our fingers, and started putting them up.
So the good news was that they both were able to fit…but only because we are willing to put up with this:
I would much prefer to NOT cover up a window. Luckily this room has two windows, though.
As you can see in the other pictures, the other wall doesn’t have a window, but we installed all sorts of shelves and things. It would have been more of a pain to take all that down than to just cover the window.
So, I would recommend that you take all kinds of measurements, including how much space you need to put the bikes where you want, before you do ANYTHING to the room. Remember to measure the length (60 inches for these bikes) as well as distance from the wall, and extra space so it’s easy to take the bikes off/put them back on.
Step 3: Reward our hard work with pizza and garlic bread
Next step…organizing and sorting. Now the real work begins…