Kickstarter: Store your Bikes in the Roost with the Bike-Nest
Whether you have 1 bike or are approaching S-1 (S being the number of bikes owned that would result in separation from your partner), bike storage is always at a premium. So California based engineer, Robert Ozarski, has created a slick new bicycle storage system which vastly improves upon existing pulley systems.
The Bike-Nest attaches to your ceiling via two bolts and uses a spring mechanism to raise your bike sky high. Much like a properly functioning set of window blinds, a slight tug on the cable brings your bike to ground level. You can also stop the bike in any position as it descends, which means the Bike-Nest could also double as light workstand.
The design works with bikes of all different shapes and sizes
The entire mechanism weighs 10 lbs, is made of glass filled nylon, stainless steel, brass, aluminum and steel, and has a load capacity of roughly 40 lbs. The current prototype has been in use for a year and all tooling and assembly will be done in Irvine, CA.
Interested? The early birds have already picked up their nests for $85, but you can still pick one up for $115. The units will be available in white, black, or blue. Pledge your support for the project here.
Special thanks to Jerome for the tip!