Now that you have your new Bike Valet it's time to get it mounted, so we've put together this photo guide to help out.
Best practice is to read the entire install guide before you start drilling, mounting, or sticking.
Why? We want you to have your Bike Valet looking and functioning just how it should on the first try and the adhesive on the pads is extremely sticky. Which means you only get one shot at getting them in the right spot. Install is fairly simple but a clear understanding of the process never hurts.
Out of the box you will have two sets of Adhesive Frame Pads, a Lower Arm Bracket [left] an Upper Arm Bracket [right], two hex drive 4mm Mounting Lags for wood stud walls and a Paper Mounting Template
For the sake of camera angle, we are going start by applying the 4 Adhesive Frame Pads to the Upper & Lower Arm Brackets. This CAN be done after the Bike Valet is mounted to the wall but we wanted to show you the details up close.
The small pads are applied first at the very front edge of the bracket. This leaves enough room for the larger pads to be placed all the way into the "v" of the bracket and as close as possible to the small pad. [see next pic set]
Notice that the large Pad is applied up tight to the small pad. Repeat this process for both the Upper & Lower Arms.
The Upper & Lower Arms of The Bike Valet should slide together without the pads obstructing one another.
Lets move on to wall mounting.
Apply two small pieces of tape at the top and bottom of the Paper Mounting Template
Place the Paper Mounting Template on the wall at your desired location. Line up the dotted centerline of template with the center of one of your wall studs. Take care to be sure you are level vertically. This can be done with a level, a laser line or if you feel confident stand back and eye ball it till you feel you have it straight up and down.
Drill two 3/16" [5mm] pilot holes at 20" [50.8 cm] inches apart. These are clearly marked at the top and bottom of your Paper Mounting Template
Once your holes are drilled you can remove the paper template from the wall
We have provided fasteners for wooden stud installation. For other surfaces, there are many versions of mounting hardware available at your local hardware supply. Just be sure to choose the appropriate one for your wall type.
We recommend "Snap-Toggle" for mounting directly to wallboard if there is no stud availiable where you want to mount your Bike Valet. They are rated at 80 pounds per fastener. Here's a quick You-Tube install video on how to use them.
Move on to installing the Upper Arm Bracket
Use a 4mm Hex Drive (also know as an Allen Key) and mount the Upper Bracket Arm to the top pilot hole until the fastener is snug. Then loosen it a 1/4 turn so you can make adjustments when mounting the Lower Bracket Arm.
Now slide the Lower Bracket Arm onto the Upper Bracket Arm and let it hang there for a minute while you retrieve your other fastener.
This part is important. With gentle upward pressure flex the Lower Arm Bracket upward approximately 2" inches until the hole in the bracket lines up with the pilot hole in the wall. Then thread the lower fastener into the pilot hole. It is meant to flex into place. This tension between the two arms makes the Bike Valet rigid when mounted to the wall.
You can now finish snugging both top and bottom fasteners tight.
DING! And there you have it, a freshly mounted Bike Valet for your ride!
Lift your Cycle into place and let it hang.
Please let us know if you have any questions!