1 out of 5Easythough you must be comfortable working from a ladder or scaffold
$25 to $35
30 to 60 minutes per bike
In this video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner and her daughter hang their bikes in a small garage.
How to hang bikes in a garage
- Measure and mark the location of a joist on the garage ceiling.
- Use the impact driver to screw the first pulley bracket to the ceiling. Be sure to drill a ⅛-inch-diameter pilot hole first, then drive the screws into the center of the joist.
- Measure the distance from the bike seat to the handlebars.
- Transfer that dimension to the ceiling, as measured from the first bracket installed in Step 2.
- Pass the rope through the hole in the second pulley bracket and tie a knot so that the rope doesn’t pull through the hole.
- Secure the second pulley bracket to the ceiling with two screws driven into the joist.
- Follow the installation instructions to thread the rope up and over both pulleys.
- Thread the two hanging hooks onto the rope, positioning one below each pulley bracket.
- Screw a cleat to a nearby wall stud for securing the loose end of the rope.
- To store a bike overhead, slip one hook under the seat and the other under the handlebars. Then pull the rope to raise the bike up to the ceiling.
- An antislip mechanism will prevent the bike from falling, but it’s still a good idea to tie off the rope to the wall cleat.