I've just moved into a new flat that had an ideal space for hanging my bike. I really like the slightly utilitarian/industrial look of wall mounted bikes. I think it can look quite stylish and especially suites nice simple bikes such as my three speed.
Although you can buy some really cheap wall mounts on eBay I thought it would be more fan to make my own. I had also just bought a workbench so this seemed as good a time as any to start using it.
-Old Wooden Pallet
-2 Utility Hooks (B&Q)
-Good quality screws and plugs
-2 small corner reinforcers
Step 1: Chose Your Materials
If you want to do this all properly you could just use some large pieces of 2x4 & 1x4 timber.
Step 2: Cutting & Shaping
I wanted the bike to hang slightly away from the wall to avoid the pedals scratching the paintwork. In order to achieve this it was necessary to measure the distance from the stem to the end of the handlebars. In order to achieve this distance I decided to mount the 2x4 on its edge (like a small shelf).
I used a set square to give the edges of a 2x4 a slight angle.
Step 3: Utility Hooks
Using the work bench I drilled a pilot hole at a very slight angle. You can see in the image that they are angled outwards. I also slightly angled them upwards to allow for some flex when under load.
You can use some washing up liquid to help you screw these things in.