I once lived in a what the owners called a loft apartment. My friends called it the Taco Hut because it was so small it looked like a drive thru, you guessed it, a taco hut. I had a bike at that point that I used to get around town. The sad part about having the bike is that it pretty much took all of my unused floor space up when parked. It mademe crazy and I wanted to rig a pully system up to the "actual loft area" to get it out of sight. No such luck at that time but today my friends, you can have your very own pully system because it's available at The Container Store for $24.99
According to the site it's constructed of solid steel and will hold a bike up to 50 pounds. "A unique rope locking mechanism prevents accidental release."
It is a brilliant idea, I'm so glad someone designed it even if the Taco Hut didn't get to put it to good use.