If you’re like most cyclists, you probably have more than one set of wheels, which poses the dilemma, where do you store the set you’re not using?
Chances are, they’re either leaning up a against a wall somewhere in your home at risk, jammed into a closet, or if you’re fortunate enough to have a set of wheel bags, dangling from a door knob, which can be an equally risky place for storing a set of premium wheels.
Once in awhile though, a novel little invention comes along, that brings order to the otherwise haphazard practice of storing our coveted bike possessions in vulnerable places.
The latest such invention is called The Offset bicycle wheel hanger, which looks to provide the perfect storage solution for getting wheels up off the ground and out of the way of danger.
Made out of sturdy aluminum, The Offset easily attaches to any wall with just two simple screws, and features soft padding so wheels won’t get scratched.
The company behind the design, Foothills Products, has undertaken a crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter, as a means of raising support to get The Offset into full production, which has already gained the support of hundreds of backers.
more about the The Offset….
You’re a cyclist, triathlete, or shop owner (or someone you love is) and you have several pairs of wheels — training wheels, race wheels, broken-wheels-you-need-to-get-fixed wheels. Some might say you have too many wheels, but basically, you just don’t have a good way to deal with them. You leave them leaning up against a wall, stashed in closets, or cluttering your office, living room, or garage. You need a better storage solution.
Sure, there are some wheel hanging options out there, but they’re cumbersome. Usually you’ve got to take a DIY approach. Some are successful, some not so much, but they generally only work so-so, and don’t look much better.
The hanger we’ve designed is better than existing wheel hanging options for a number of reasons. First, it offsets the wheels so the hubs and skewers are out of one another’s way, which means they can lie parallel to the wall, out of the way. It protects your wheels by getting them up off the ground, and the wheels rest on a soft pad to guard against possible scratches.
It also looks, well, good. Way better than a hook from the hardware store — which won’t even work if you’ve got deep dish, aero wheels. The Offset looks at home whether it’s mounted in a hallway, office, or a garage. It’s made of sturdy aluminum, and is super easy to install (it even fits on pegboard).
To learn more about The Offset, please visit our Kickstarter page at: The Offset
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