When I was growing up, my dad always had a real issue with any sort of fixture that required the drilling of a hole in the wall.
At the time, this was a source of great frustration, but I’m afraid the phrase ‘like father like daughter’ rings true and these days if I can avoid drilling holes, I will do.
The unfortunate fact is that most home bike storage options do need you to abuse your wall. However, there are some alternatives that allow you to keep your bikes neat and tidy without getting the drill out – ideal if you live in a rented property, or you’re just a bit scared of the commitment involved in drilling that hole!
Freestanding Bike Column
This is probably the simplest option of them all: a freestanding bike column. There are a number of brands offering such a device, but the most prominent comes from Feedback Sports in the form of the Velo Chache.
It’s not a cheap unit – we found it here for £173 – but it does offer a stable base for your bikes that literally props them up without need for any support from the wall ceiling. The arms are adjustable to suit various different bike styles and sizes, and rubberised to ensure no frames are scratched in the using of this device.