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Unique Bike Storage Solutions

pallet bike rackBike Storage Solutions

If you are like a lot of people including me,  you don’t have much extra space in your garage for your bikes. When you get a large family or even one person who rides a couple of different bikes they can start to take up a lot of space. So if you add up two kids bikes, mom and dads mtn bikes and maybe a road bike or two it can really start to take up a lot of space. A bike rack in your garage is a good place to start in cleaning up the clutter that is your families bikes. This will give your more garage space and it really makes your bikes easily accessible so you can ride them. Especially kids bikes. They should be accessible so a kid can go get on their bike and go for a ride without needing mom and dad’s assistance. I just think if they have to ask you to help them get their bike down they will ride less than if they can just go get it themselves. There are really several options of how and where you can store your bikes in the garage.

  • Bike Rack
  • Bike Lift Hoist
  • Wall Mounted Bike Rack

Bike Racks

To me the best method for Garage Bike Rackstoring your bikes in the garage especially if you have little ones who need access to their bikes is a bike rack. It’s simple to use cheap to buy and you can store a lot of bikes with it. Depending on the model you can get bike racks for one bike all the way up to 5 or more bikes at a relatively cheap price. The one downside of a typical bike rack for your garage is that it keeps the bikes on the floor of the garage. That is prime real estate in any garage so most people are trying to get their bikes up off the floor.

Bike Lift Hoist

If you are looking to get your bikes up off the ground then the Bike Lift Hoist is for you. You simply mount a pulley syBike LIft bike Hoiststem to the roof or ceiling of your garage and connect the ropes to your bike and pull it up to the ceiling. This system is not for kids. I don’t think you would want your children trying to pull their bike up to the ceiling because if it fell it could hurt them. Not to mention would they really pull it back up or would they ride it and just lay it down in the garage. This is the best system for getting your bikes up off the ground and out-of-the-way. I have even seen them connected over the car that parks in the garage this clears up lots of space. But then in order to get your bike down to ride you have to move the car. That’s a problem.

Wall Mounted Bike Racks

Wall Mounted Bike Racks like the Delta Leonardo are probably my favorite type of garage bike rack solutionDelta Leonardo Bike Rackn. You simply lift up the front of the bike and hook the front tire onto the wall mount bike rack and your good to go. They get your bikes out-of-the-way without having to actually pull them up to the ceiling like a bike lift hoist and if you mount them low on the wall even your children can manage putting a bike onto and taking it off of a wall mounted bike rack. The best way to mount these types of bike racks to be used by kids is to mount them so the back wheel is hanging just a couple of inches off the ground. That way the bike can’t really fall that far and it’s easy to get up and down off the rack.


The Perfect Bike Rack For Your Dorm Room

If you are looking for aRacor Pro PLB-2R Two-Bike Gravity Freestanding Bike Stand dorm room bike rack or even a bike rack for your apartment, there are several models to choose from. The key to a dorm or apartment bike rack is that you simply can’t drill holes in the walls right because everyone wants to get their deposit back. For your money I feel like the RACOR gravity freestanding two bike rack is the best deal. It has a wide base that sits on the floor and it leans against the wall and it holds two bikes up out-of-the-way. This is a great rack for people who can’t drill holes in the walls and just need a little more space in their dorm or apartment.

Any of these bike racks should suit you and your family just fine. Once you get your bikes up off the floor and onto racks or hanging from the wall or the ceiling you will be surprised how much garage space you have now. Just try not to fill it up with more bikes.

Adirondack Chairs For Your Yard

Adirondack Chairs For Your Yard

Some of my most Adirondack Chairsmemorable vacations whether they were to a lodge in the mountains and sitting by the lake or a campfire roasting marshmallows or to a cabin at the beach after a long day playing in the sand and water, one of the things that those trips had in common was a simple Adirondack Chair. I think the reason they are so ubiquitous is for one they are very simple yet they have an elegance of design. Not to mention they are pretty easy to build and they last a long time if you buy them right. So, I thought why not have a couple Adirondack Chairs in my yard so I could enjoy them all the time and even take myself back to some of those places that I spent relaxing on vacation. I’ve tried a few different Adirondack Chairs in my yard and I will tell you which ones I recommend and why.

Adirondack Chairs That I recommend

I really recommend any Adirondack Chair that is made of all wood or even polywood or synthetic wood products because I think they produce the longest lasting Adirondack Chairs. For my taste I much prefer an Adirondack Chair made of Cedar to most any other material. The reason I prefer a Cedar Adirondack Chair is that a Cedar Adirondack chair is resistant to rot, it really sort of takes on a patina as it ages and it’s resistant to bugs. Just wash them down as often as you do you other patio furniture. Or if you prefer you can paint your Adirondack chairs to match your other furniture or bright colors like the ones at the top of this article to give you that beach feeling in your backyard.

Merry Garden Foldable Adirondack Chair







Merry Garden Foldable Adirondack Chair

The Merry Garden Foldable Adirondack Chair is a makes a great addition to any yard it’s a lightweight foldable chair so you can put it away for the winter and the fact that it folds up means it takes up very little space all in all a great chair at a great price.



Highwood Hamilton Folding and Reclining Adirondack Chair

I tried really hard to not like the Highwood Hamilton Adirondack Chair. It was the polywood synthetic wood that was pushing me away But the fact of the matter is it’s truly a beautiful chair that comes in a myriad of natural and then some not so natural colors as well. I was won over by exactly the thing I didn’t like, the synthetic wood. simply because it never really looks old you buy a certain color and it stays that way forever. This chair comes in many colors and even a few different sizes. I recommend it.

Big Daddy Reclining Adirondack Chair Set with FREE Side Table - Natural






Big Daddy Reclining Adirondack Chair Set with FREE Side Table – Natural

The main reason I like this Big Daddy Adirondack Chair is simply because it comes with everything. I suppose that’s why they call it the Big Daddy Adirondack Chair. Makes sense right. First of all it’s a reclining chair with different reclining positions for your back. Then each chair has an ottoman that slides into the base of the chair which is great because it’s there when you need it and it disappears when you don’t.

Which Adirondack Chair Is For You?

So those are my recommendations they are all chairs that I really like and could recommend to a friend. The first chair I love its painted a bright red and sitting in my friends backyard, it was actually a housewarming gift it goes great with his barbecue. Hey these chairs look pretty simple I bet you could build one yourself. They are very simple to build anyone with a little bit of handyman or woman in them can build an Adirondack chair. All you need is some tools some lumber and Adirondack Chair Plans. There is one Adirondack chair I don’t recommend that is an Adirondack chair with any type of plastic wicker or plastic straps as the seat or the back of the chair. The reason for this is they look nice in the store and feel nice when you sit on them but give it one summer out in the sun and that plastic wicker starts to get brittle and break. Once it starts it’s time to look for new chairs which can start to get expensive after a while. Just stick to the chairs I recommend and you will be taken care of for a long time.