Bike Storage Tips for Serious Bicycle Riders


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Storing your bicycles in a dry, clean and secure space is critical for preserving its condition and performance. 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. Before you place your bike into storage, however, it’s important to first clean your bicycle. 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 and brakes, and then you’re ready for bike storage. This will also help you prepare your bike for riding as soon as its removed from storage.

Bike Storage: Keep 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.

Bike Storage: Beware of the Garage

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. If you must store your bike in the garage, consider hanging them 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, there are a variety of self-storage units that could help.

Bike Storage: Self-Storage Units

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 Canal Road Self-Storage, our storage units also offer 24/7 access to your unit. This means that you will have the ability to grab your bike for that early morning ride as well as that late-night 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.

Canal Road Self-Storage offers bicycle storage as well as all other household or business storage solutions. Stop by today to speak with our customer service team to find the storage unit that’s right for you and enjoy the ride this summer.

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