Make the most of your garage or living space with these easy and clean ways to store your bike.
After a day of commuting and work or a leisurely ride through the park, you want to easily be able to store your electric bike and forget about it. Whether in a garage, a backyard, or a hallway, there are many great ways to organise and store as many as four or five e-bikes. Whether it’s just your e-bike or everyone in the family rides, at Bike Dock Solutions there are great options for any space and number of bikes.
Tips for storing your Electric Bike:
1. Clean your Bike Before Putting it Away
It’s important to regularly clean your electric bike. This is especially true when preparing your electric bike for winter storage because any residue salt and/or water can cause metal parts to corrode. Take a damp cloth and wipe down the frame, dry the chain and gear components and lube the chain with a bicycle-specific lubricant as this’ll prevent rust. (Don’t use WD-40 or another household lubricant as they tend to attract dirt and grit.) Likewise, if you plan on storing your bike in an outside shed, it’s a good idea to spray rust preventative on the spoke nipples (where the spokes meet the wheel) as well as on exposed metal.
2. Store Your Battery Partially Charged
As with any other time of year, it’s important to take care of your battery. Some chargers have a lower ‘storage’ voltage setting, so just switch to this before charging it for storage. An easy alternative is to take the bike for a ride after you’ve charged it fully and before storing. The most important thing is not to put your battery away flat, as it may not be recoverable in spring.
Also, don’t leave your battery on the charger for long periods of time, as storing it at 100% will reduce the life of the battery. You should check your battery every couple of months over winter. If you notice that the battery indicator has dropped too low, you can give it a quick charge to bring it back to the ideal storage voltage (this is unlikely to be needed if the battery was at 40% or above). If you don’t have a battery indicator, it’s probably a good idea to charge the battery for half an hour every few months. Again, try not to put the battery away fully charged (but it won’t be the end of the world if this happens.)
3. Store Your Electric Bike in a Dry Place
Although most of the electric bikes are weather-proof, it’s a good idea to store it in a cool, dry place such as bike shelter, garage or shed so it’s out of the elements. It’s especially important to keep your battery in a cool place, preferably below 20°C as high heat or extreme cold will lessen its lifespan.
Are you Looking for the Perfect Electric Bike Storage Solution?
Check our top picks below.
The BDS Electric Bike Rack
If you have space in your garage or backyard, a simple BDS Electric Bike Rack is the easiest way to store your e-bike or e-bikes. Simply slide in the front tire and the bike stands upright. Look for an adjustable rack that can fit more or fewer bikes according to your needs.
- The BDS Electric Bike Rack is a pioneering and user-friendly cycle parking system for electric bikes.
- It is a new avant-garde electric cycle charging unit to meet the burgeoning demand for electric bikes. The cycle stands conveniently and securely parks electric bike and provides the cyclist with a built-in twin gang UK plug socket.
The BDS Electric Cycle Two Tier Bike Rack
Short on space? Whether in a garage or a backyard, a rack that holds your e-bikes and will optimise your space, keeping your e-bike off the ground and your space free of clutter. This BDS Two-Tier Bike Rack offers a cost-effective solution for double stacking bike racks. Staggered at 375mm between the bikes and two tiers, it offers increased cycle storage capacity.
You’ve probably noticed in recent years that cycling is getting increasingly popular and, as a result, there’s a greater demand for such bike storage. BDS two-tier bike racks are a cost-effective solution to the need for cyclist-friendly storage, ideal for the following environments and more:
- All places of work
- Housing developments
- Train stations
- Educational premises