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Bike Storage Tips for Cycling Enthusiasts

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May 10, 2017

Bicycle Storage Tips
Serious cyclists have more than one bicycle. From mountain bikes to touring bicycles—and everything else in between—this stable of bikes puts storage space at a premium around the house. Whether it’s riding season or not, storing your bicycle to preserve its condition and performance is of the utmost importance. To help with your bicycle storage, we’re offering easy bike storage tips that cycling enthusiasts can use to keep their bikes in the best condition possible.

Clean Your Bike Before Storage

Always clean your bicycles before placing them in storage. Take a few minutes to wipe and polish the frame, reflectors, handle bars and seat. Use a brush to remove any mud and grit from the wheels, joints, brakes, gears or chain. This could also be an appropriate time to lubricate your bicycle thoroughly with a manufacturer-approved oil. Remove any cracked or worn tires, too, and check for fraying in the gear or brake wires. Once you’ve cleaned and checked your bike, now it’s ready for bicycle storage.

Keep Your Garage Organized

Bikes, cars, snow blowers, shovels and tools could become a damaging combination of items in your garage. It only takes a simple bump from your car door to knock a nearby bicycle over, causing damage to any number of items in your garage. If you must store your bike in the garage, consider hanging it from the ceiling with manufacturer-approved bike hooks. But if this can be avoided, we recommend keeping your bicycles out of the way of everyday items, and storing them in a shed or, if the riding seasons is over, a self-storage unit.

Store Bikes Out of the Elements

Bicycles are designed to handle some rain and even a little snow, but regular exposure to the elements can create defects in your bicycle. By leaving your bikes stored outside with chains, or leaning against your house, precipitation could cause rust on your bike or even potentially crack your tires. If you have no other storage option around the house, a self-storage unit for your bicycle would be best. The money you invest in a self-storage unit will help keep bike repairs and replacements at a minimum, and preserve the life of your bicycles.

Storing Bicycles in a Self-Storage Unit

Storing your bicycles in a self-storage unit will keep the chains and tires out of the elements, preventing rust or cracking. It will also help keep your garage organized. At ezStorage, our self-storage units also offer convenient access to your unit. This means that you will most likely have the ability to grab your bike for that early morning ride as well as that trek after work. We have many sizes of self-storage units that will help you store several bikes in one unit. You could even pull out one bike at a time, leaving the others in storage until you need them.

If you’re passionate about cycling, and you want to make sure your bicycles are stored properly, ezStorage has the self-storage unit to fit your needs. For more information, contact our self-storage experts who are available to support all your storage needs.

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