The Bike Hanger 2.0 offers a stylish stowage solution when in use, and doubles as a unique piece of decor when it's not.
Your bike is more than just a ride. It's a masterpiece of engineering, a well-tested low-carbon transportation technology, and a hell of a lot of fun. But it's also a piece of art - or it can be, in the right location. For those whose love for their bicycle goes well beyond wanting to just pedal it over hill and dale, and who also want to display it with pride in their home, the Bike Hanger 2.0 could be just the thing.
KP Cyclery, of Copenhagen, Denmark, launched the first iteration of its Bike Hanger via a successful Kickstarter campaign a few years ago, and is now back with a fresh version, the 2.0. The Danish bike company uses the iconic trophy/taxidermy plaque as the base to mount a stem and handlebar designed to safely suspend your bike (or bikes) not only up off the floor and out of the way, but to also do it in a stylish fashion.
The 2.0 version, which will go to backers of the new crowdfunding campaign at the ~US$89 level (DKK 595), has a few refinements over the original, most notably the addition of another (optional) mounting hole to the base for stability, a narrower handlebar width, and a chromed stem. The handlebar/hanger can be adjusted to be further from the wall (for hanging bikes with wider handlebars), and while it looks meant to mount just a single bike, pictures of the earlier version show it mounted higher on the wall with two bikes hanging vertically by their wheels - one from each of the bar ends.
Here's the video pitch:
"For many of us, a bicycle is a lot more than means of transport. We have fond memories attached to our bikes – they are special. Yet we have very low expectations for storing our bikes. Often our bikes as blocking the hallway or out in an old shed. The Bike Hanger gives your bike the place in your home it deserves – displayed like a trophy it is." - KP Cyclery
The campaign only has a week left to run, and although it has already surpassed its initial goal (four times over), if they hit their stretch goal of DKK 50,000, the company will make an all-black Dark Knight Limited Edition for those who want a chrome-free version of the hanger. Estimated delivery of the units is expected to begin in February of 2017, but if you can't wait, and have some DIY skills, you might be able to build your own homemade version out of all of those bike parts you've got stashed in the garage.