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Old 08-07-19, 11:59 AM
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Keeping a dirty bike in an apartment

Hi there,

I'm moving into a new apartment in a month and will have to keep my bike inside my unit. The front entrance way into the unit is small and you make an immediate right turn once walking in and then a left to get to the kitchen/living room. I have space to store the bike in the main area of the unit but don't want to track in dirt since I commute in wet conditions and also in the winter. Does anyone have ideas to keep my bike inside without thoroughly washing the bike or floor every time (basically every day)?

I believe I may have space right at the front entrance to store my bike vertically with hooks but I'm concerned about getting dirt on the walls from the tires and also about the strength of hooks in drywall. I'm looking at the following hooks:
https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/m...-0687091p.html
https://www.amazon.com/CLUGTM-Small-...?tag=geapat-20
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Steadyrac...klVwD0LXUWb0s0

Any help/ideas would be appreciated. Thanks!!
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Maybe something like a 'lean rack' (with a drop cloth under)?



Or a 'floor to ceiling'?

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Consider buying a 6' clear plastic carpet runner. I did that for years in my apartment days. I'd just carry the bike n and park it leaning against a wall, tires on the runner. It could drip filthy water and goop all night and it didn't matter. Periodically wipe it clean with a sponge. Carpet would be perfect when I pulled up the runner to move out.
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Old 08-08-19, 02:37 PM
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I use a 3'x5' commercial floor mat to put under my bike in my office. I usually don't ride when it's wet out, but didn't want to take any chances with messing up the carpet.
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