The title of this post might make it seem like some sort of awful advertorial – but I can assure you it’s not. This weekend, I fitted four CLUG bike stands in my house and gained a lot of floor space in return.
The N+1 rule – the correct number of bikes is N+1, where ‘N’ is the number of bikes owned – is very much adhered to in my house.
Indeed, my current wish list is more like N+3 – it includes a track bike (so I don’t have to play Russian Roulette with the hire bikes at Herne Hill), winter road bike (so I don’t have to keep changing the tyres on the cyclocross bike I promised my husband would be multi-purpose) and a mountain bike. The problem is, there are two of us in one home, and no doubt his wish list is equal in length.
We moved in around a year ago, with eight bikes between us. Naturally, the spare room promptly became the ‘Bike Room’.
Since then, we’ve been able to distribute bikes in various ingenious positions, but the Bike Room has always remained home to the four most shiny machines. To help keep them tidy, I decided we needed to ‘get CLUG’.
‘Clug’ (@getCLUG) claims to be the worlds smallest bike rack. The plastic unit attaches to the wall to hold a bike upright – in a range of positions. There are various sizes available – we used four road bike CLUGs but there are mountain bike and hybrid varieties too.