Ceiling-Mount Bike Lift
Great space saver
We have a very small garage and two bikes that there is no place for. This product allowed me to easily raise our bikes over the hood of our cars and voila! More room. Plus the hoist aspect allows for my wife or I to lower the bike easily when we need them, instead of lifting them
April 13, 2013
Garage Space Saver
This product has been a life saver to free up space along our garage walls. Just make sure you have a high enough ceiling!
March 29, 2013
I have 6 of these in use
I have a standard 2-car garage with a 10' ceiling. Started using these hangers for two kayaks 10 years ago. Recently hung three bikes. Am now hanging my wheelbarrow.
They work perfectly and install easily if you are reasonably handy with tools and thoughtful about positioning them relative to car positions,overhead garage door tracks, foot traffic patterns, and attic floor joists above.
Tips: know the direction of the floor joists if they are hidden by drywall or other ceiling material. Best to hang things parallel to and directly in line with the joist you will drill and screw into for the hanging hardware. If you need to hang a bike 90 degrees to the joists, it still works (for bikes but do not try this with anything heavier!). Just use the two screw holes in the center of the hardware, instead of the ones at either end, and fudge the distance between to something close to the distance between seat and handle bars because you won't have a choice but it still works perfectly well. For the heavier kayaks, hung 90 degrees to the joists, I first installed a long board across the joists with screws into each one; then hung the kayaks from the board, not the joists. With the normal bike you will need about 46 inches (bike plus hardware) of clearance above your vehicle or walking patterns in the room. Mine are all hung around the sides of the garage, over other stored items, so as not to bump our heads on them. It is no problem to lower them with one hand using the rope and the other hand guiding the bike out a few inches from the stored items below them.
This product is great and has held my heavy fiberglass kayaks up for about 10 years with regular seasonal use.
If I can find another place to hang something and get it out of my way, I will buy another one!
January 12, 2013
Had to Return
I've heard these are amazing. But if you are installing over a car... they only work if your garage is 10 feet tall or taller. Otherwise there isn't room for a regular sized car. I had to return the two I bought.
April 24, 2012