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I live with my partner in a small one-bedroom apartment, and I want to start riding my bike to work. There is no bike rack outside and no outside place where I would be allowed to chain my bike. I don't have any storage in the building outside of my apartment. Do you have any ideas on how to keep the bike out of the way while still making it easily accessible for daily riding?<br><br>
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Our apartment lets us tie them up under the stairwell. That is where everyone is instructed to put them.<br>
Are you SURE you're not allowed to chain them somewhere like the stairs? I mean, I'd seriously ask.<br><br>
ETA: Another guy that had a motor bike tied his to the front of his car, in the same parking place that he was arleady using. The landlord really couldn't complain about that.
 

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Over here in Amsterdam most people own a bike and live in apartments. Most put their bike in the racks outside, but if you own an expensive one or don't want to put it there, there are these hooks you can buy (I'm sure hardware stores all over the world sell hooks like that) to put in the wall where you can hang the bike on. Works well and most put them in the hallway.
 

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My friend stores her bike right by raising it to the ceiling with a hosit. She said it is called a Prostor ceiling mount bike hoist. Might be the perfect solution depending how high your ceiling is and how tolerant your landlord is (I think it would just require some painting if you left). The beuaty of it is that her dining set is right below it.
 

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Thank you for all the suggestions! I will definitely check with my landlord to make sure I know the rules, and I will look at the ways you suggested for hanging the bikes. Thanks!
 

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We have <a href="http://www.bikerackshops.com/PLB-2R.html" target="_blank">this</a> in our 2 bedroom apartment. DH works for Bed Bath & Beyond, and we bought ours there. I've seen in many other stores though.<br><br>
Here are some pics in our apartment:<br><br>
You can see the bike stand above ds's head. It's in our "dining room."<br><a href="http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e305/tschifo/P1010004-3.jpg" target="_blank"></a><a href="http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e305/tschifo/th_P1010004-3.jpg" target="_blank">http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e3...P1010004-3.jpg</a><br><br>
Here's another pic of the bike stand in a different part of our apartment. The bike stand is now on the wall that stick out into the room with the picture facing the table.<br><br><a href="http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e305/tschifo/bikearea.jpg" target="_blank"></a><a href="http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e305/tschifo/th_bikearea.jpg" target="_blank">http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e3...h_bikearea.jpg</a>
 

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I second the heavy duty hooks. We use them in our closet for bikes since they will rust in about a week if we keep them outside. (I live in Hawaii - salty air).<br><br>
Here are the hooks: <a href="http://www.doityourself.com/icat/storagehooks7904" target="_blank">http://www.doityourself.com/icat/storagehooks7904</a><br>
You can mount them to the ceiling to store the bike overhead, or to the wall. Pretty simple.
 
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