I’ve got a garage now which is awesome for storing bikes compared to my old apartment. The only trouble is I have to organize my bikes in a way that is flexible as I ride different bikes at different times of the year or as my moods change. Leaning bikes up against one another works, but they get damaged and it’s a real PITA to get out a bike that’s near the inside of a six bike pile up.
So I picked up 5 of these Pro Bike Stands. They are simple aluminum stands that you just drop a bike into. They stack if you don’t need them and they work fine inside or out because they don’t rust. They have worked with all my bikes [700c, 26″ & 20″] – although I haven’t tried them with my 16″ wheeled Tikit yet.
They hold a bike securely enough that you can do maintenance tasks as long as you don’t really have to torque on a BB or crank or something like that. I can change up the configuration of my garage in a few minutes and it’s reasonably easy to space the bikes so I can conserve the available room and still get a bike out of the middle of the pack without a huge hassle.
I can drop a bike into these stand with one hand on the saddle lowering the left side rear axle into the rubberized fork on the top of the stand. A bike comes out just as easily. I paid a bit over $100 for a box of 5 and I would recommend them to anyone looking for some help organizing their fleet or even to the single bike owner who lives in an apartment and doesn’t want to mark up the walls by leaning a bike against them.