We are related to some passionate bicyclists (affectionately known by us as "bike nerds") who have dedicated several garages and a basement or two to their love... but that's in middle America, where space like that actually exists. Bike enthusiasts in the city have to be a little more creative in order to accommodate all their toys. Enter this hacked bike rack.
We like this set-up, made out of what appears to be a stripper pole (those Swedish are so forward-thinking!) and some brackets. It taps into the last bastion of spacial real-estate in an apartment - the upper wall, and looks pretty sharp to boot. As a bonus, we think you're bound to get pretty ripped having to lift your bike up there to the top spot.
And fine, so maybe it's not actually a stripper pole, but we're sure if you have a spare one that would work, too.
Check out the full instructions here.
Image: Ikea Hacker
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