Rack the pushbike
TOOLS: Rigger’s gloves Safety glasses Earmuffs 13mm corded impact drill Masonry drill bit set 18V cordless impact driver 15-piece masonry drill bit set Impact driver kit medium carpenter’s pencil MATERIALS: Bike hook jumbo screw-in garage bike hook All tools and materials available at Bunnings.
Step 1: Mark up and drill holes for your bracket:
Choose a section of the wall that will be easy to get your bike in and out of. Hold the bracket on the wall so that it’s level, then mark up and drill your holes. If you are drilling into a brick wall, use a hammer drill. Make sure you drill into the bricks themselves rather than the mortar. If you are mounting on plasterboard or timber, drill into the wall studs so it can withstand the bicycle’s weight.
Step 2: Mount the bracket on the wall:
Push some spaghetti wall anchors the whole way into each of your holes, trimming them off with a sharp knife or chisel. Screw the bracket to the wall. Before you fully tighten the screws, make sure that the bracket is level. Once the screws are tightly in place, pull down on the bracket to make sure it’s secure, then hang your bicycle.
Step 3: Hang your bike from the ceiling:
It’s possible to hang lighter bikes from the ceiling. Choose an area that’s out of the way but will be easy to get your bike in and out of. Drill a hole in the ceiling joist or rafter then screw the hook into place. Make sure that your drill bit is slightly smaller than the thread of the bike hook so that the hook’s thread bites strongly into the timber.