Inexpensive and Minimalist Bicycle Wall Mount




Introduction: Inexpensive and Minimalist Bicycle Wall Mount

This bike wall mount is made with cheap materials and can be made and installed using only a drilling machine and two drills.
It fits in every bicycle and needs only one empty wall anywhere in your house (including your living room as a piece of art!).

I made my first wall mount about 4 years ago. Now, as I moved to another house and have one more bike to keep, I took the opportunity to detail it step by step.

Step 1: Materials

You will need:

  • 2 pieces of stone* (or any other material to use as support for the tires - wood, aluminium, plastic, ...);
  • 4 "L" screws;
  • 1 screw hook;
  • 5 wall plugs;
  • 1 rope or shoelace.

* It is important for the pieces to have a minimum of 4 centimeters of thickness and at least one flat surface (which will be placed against the wall). One extra stone if you are afraid of cracking one.

Step 2: Drilling

Choose one drill slightly larger than the L.
If you are using a hard stone you should use water as coolant, to prevent damaging your drill.
You don't need to worry about spacing or fine alignment. Only make sure to keep distance from borders to prevent your pieces from cracking.
Drill the piece deep enough to insert the L hook completely.
Wash them before installing to remove drill dust and other dirts.

Step 3: Fixing the First Stone

Choose a height to be the tire bottom point. I used 1,40 meters.
Positioning the top center of your stone in the mark, draw a point aligned with each hole in the stone.

Step 4: Fixing the Second Stone

Measure the spacing between axis from your bike.
Mark the same distance in the wall.
Use the horizontal distance mark to draw the final reference with the same height as the first stone.

Do the same in the bottom to mark in the wall the points to place the L hooks.

Step 5: Hook the Stones

You only need to adjust the depht of each L screw to fit firmly.

If the stone is tilting, one more turn.
If it doesn't fit, back one turn.

Step 6: The Upper Hook

Measure the height of the top tube of your bike.

Add this to the tire bottom mark (1,40 + 0,77 = 2,17 meters in my case)
Install the hook and prepare the rope with a float knot on the hook and a double knot on the other point.

Step 7: Place Your Bike!

Lift your bike with the pedal in position (the wall side needs to be higher).
Secure the top tube with the rope.

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    8 Discussions


    3 years ago

    Hi. I find your idea/design quite interesting: easy, minimalist and classy.

    Only problem I find is that the main "point of attachment" of the bike (that is, the rope/shoe lace+hook) remains quite high. In your example more than 2,1 meters... Any idea to improve this?


    Reply 3 years ago


    I'm 1.84m tall. It's not a problem to reach such height to me, but of course my wife with 1.54m has some trouble.

    The height of the lace is related to the top tube of the bicycle. While in my bicycle the point is at 2.17m, for her and in the our Tandem is at 2.00m.

    One idea that I haven't used but in a short test it worked fine is to hook the pedal. I can secure the bike with my thumb.
    You will save some centimeters with this approach.


    Reply 3 years ago

    Thanks for the info.
    I was also thinking of hooking a lower part of the bike (testing to ensure the correct balance of course)


    Reply 3 years ago

    See what I found...


    Reply 3 years ago

    Hey! Thanks for the video, I think it is also a very nice solution and exacty what i was meaning... (let´s build it!).

    DIY Hacks and How Tos

    That looks great and it is a perfect way to save space. When I was in college, I always had a terrible time finding a good place for my bike that wasn't in the way.