What Is A Bicycle Wall Mount?
To describe it as simply as I can, a bicycle wall mount gets your bike(s) up off the ground, opens up room underneath, and safeguards anything that might be below your bike which is now hanging on the wall.
To give you an idea of what a bicycle wall mount looks like, here is the Topeak One Up Wall Mount Bike Hanger on the left hand side and the Delta Leonardo Single Bicycle Rack with Da Vinci Tire Tray on the right. Yes, sometimes these items are called a bike rack, a bike stand, or bicycle wall mount. You can hang your bike horizontally or vertically with a bicycle wall mount.
So, you can put it above a vehicle and it frees up the garage from overcrowding. It also benefits all bicycle and car owners from incurring any unnecessary damages.
Bicycle Wall Mount Frees Up Space
The bicycle wall mount takes up wall space but frees more space in the rest of the room by getting your bike off the ground. One way to safeguard your bicycle is to hang it in the corner of the garage. Of course not everyone has a garage, so look how your bike might hang up on a wall in your house.
There are companies making a bicycle wall mount which allows for multiple bicycles to hang on a wall, whether the wheels are horizontal or vertical. A bicycle can also be mounted using a bicycle wall mount or hooks from the ceiling. The bottom line is that your bike is not leaning against anything, you won't run your car into the bike as it sits in your garage, so again, it reduces the chance for damage.
Installing A Bicycle Wall Mount
The bicycle wall mount should be put into a stud (whether it is put in a garage or in the house) to make sure it is secure. You will most likely find the necessary hardware when buying one of these wall mount units where either foam or rubber covers the hook which lessens any type of damage to your bicycle. Many of these units are able to hold up to 40 lbs.... and I hope you aren't riding a 40 lb bicycle.
Still, make sure that the bicycle wall mount is put in such a place where you (or your kids) won't be banging your heads into the handlebars or wheels as it is now hanging on a wall.
Storing multiple bicycles in your garage takes lots of floor space. There is a high risk of knocking the bicycles over and pushing them into each other. This causes expensive damage to the bicycles and injury to anyone or anything standing nearby. So, do yourself a favor and check out Amazon and find the right bicycle wall mount for your situation.