Anyone who has purchased a high-quality bicycle or e-bike is often faced with the question: What to do with it when it is not being used? Bicycle cellars in apartment buildings are often overcrowded and leaving your bike on the street or in the yard is not an alternative. There the wheels are exposed to the weather, which is not good for the mechanics in the long term. There is also an increased risk of theft. For many people, their own home is the best place for their beloved bike. A wall mount is a clever idea here. This means that the bike is stored safely, is quickly at hand when needed and is also beautifully presented!
The nice thing about it: A wooden bicycle wall mount can be easily built yourself with a little craftsmanship and is also a visual highlight. We will explain to you how you have to proceed step by step and what you should pay particular attention to.
- Wooden boards (e.g. oak or birch glued wood, at least 3 cm thick and large enough to hold the bike)
- Wooden angle
- Screws and dowels
- Spirit level
- Screwdriver or cordless screwdriver
- Tape measure
- Varnish or wood preservative (optional)
Step 1: Measure the frame and bracket
Determine the dimensions of your bike frame to determine the appropriate width for the mount. Make sure the wooden board is wide enough to hold your bike securely.
Step 2: Cut the wooden board correctly
Use a saw to cut the wooden plank to the desired length. Make sure the ends are straight and even.
Step 3: Position the bracket
Place the wooden board on the desired wall or surface. Align the angles below using a level to ensure they are straight. Then mark the position of the drill holes for the bracket with a pencil.
Step 4: Drill holes
Place the bracket drill holes so that they hold your bike frame stable without damaging it. Also use a spirit level during this step to make sure the holes are level. Drill the holes in the wall at the marked locations. Make sure the holes are deep enough to accommodate the screws.
Step 5: Hang up the bike mount
Insert the dowels into the drilled holes, place the bracket on the wall and secure it with screws in the prepared holes. Make sure the screws are tight and hold the wood securely.
Step 6: Test the bike mount
Make sure the mount is installed correctly by carefully placing your bike into it. Check whether your bike is safe and stable and does not wobble.
Step 7: Edit surface (optional)
If you want, you can smooth the surface of the wooden board with sandpaper. You can also apply varnish or a wood preservative to protect the wood from moisture or dirt. It is also recommended to attach a protective edge made of textile or rubber to avoid damage to the frame of your bike.
Congratulations! You can quickly build and hang up a basic bike mount yourself. Now you can store your bike safely and comfortably in your own home.
If that's too complicated for you, you can also use our SUSHI wall mount , suitable for the Maki models: Due to the matt black finish, this own creation fits perfectly with your SUSHI BIKE in terms of design and practicality! And it also offers space for a battery , a lock , lights , your helmet or other items. The included felt strips, which can be glued into the frame holder and into the battery compartment, protect against scratches.
It comes with an operating manual including a drill hole template so that nothing can go wrong during installation. By the way: Screws and dowels are not included in the scope of delivery, as they depend largely on the local conditions and the condition of your walls.
Here are the facts about our wall mount at a glance:
- 34 cm deep (for a handlebar width of up to 60 cm), 24 cm wide, 25 cm high
- Weight: 4500 g
- Material: steel
- Felt strips for the frame holder and battery compartment protect against scratches
- Operating instructions including drill hole template for easy installation
Attention: Due to the frame geometry, this wall mount is only suitable for the Maki, Maki+ and Maki 3.0, but not for the California Roll, California Roll+ and California Roll 3.0.