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Kit review: The Clug bike storage solution

Written by Fiona

July 08 2015

It comes in a small box measuring about 3cms x 3.5cms x 3.5cms. It looks like something that Ikea has designed in brightly coloured plastic but when neatly fixed to the wall it offers one of the funkiest and discreet forms of bike storage that I have come across.

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The Clug is claimed as the world’s smallest bike rack.

If you have an N +1 habit like mine – and no garage – then bike storage in the home is a very necessary requirement. Especially if you want to avoid S -1 (read Velominati Rule 12).

This is how the Clug works

Buy a Clug to fit your roadie, or wider, bike tyres. Open up box and see instructions printed on the inside of the cleverly concertinaed box.

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Use part of the box to work out where to position the Clug on the wall.

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Stick this box part to the wall with blue tac or similar and drill holes where indicated. This is the most important part of the procedure.

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Using the supplied raw plugs, slot these into the drilled holes in the wall and then screw one section of the Clug (the section with holes in it) into these raw plugs. Make sure you fit it perfectly horizontally.

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Screw the Clug tightly to the wall so it is properly flush.

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Push the other part of the Clug into the affixed section.

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Store your bike by pushing one of the tyres into the Clug.

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It really is very simple and looks neat. For further installation help see Get Clug installation.

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I like that Clug say it’s a “hug for your bike”. And you could use it almost anywhere as their pic shows!

You do need to make sure you have enough space to store a bike at floor height and sticking out at right angles from the wall. You could store your bike horizontally, too.

I got my Clug from Evans Cycles, priced £15.99. Clug Roadie and Clug Hybrid.

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