Steadyrack review

I put a few photos of the Steadyrack installation in the garage on Facebook if you want to see the process. The end result is 5 bikes across the back wall and 7 more along the side wall leaving just enough room to put my not-so-big Megane inside too. They are easy to use, hold the bike securely, and pivot nicely out of the way. But they rely on similarity of bikes to really pack them in – my road and mountain bikes are big and my partner’s bikes are small. They often interfere with each other in adjacent rack spaces. The bike order is currently dictated partly by ease of access (my commuting bike has to be accessible with the car parked) and mostly by bikes not hitting each other. I’m sure there is a better order than the one currently used.
Of the 12 bikes, I think I can get 8 of them out with a car parked in there. I’m impressed by that.
Two of my racks are “fender” racks for bikes with mudguards. Instead of a solid rod bent to retain the front wheel, they use a plastic (is there something inside the plastic?) loop that is very thin and slides between the tyre and fender. One has to be slightly careful to line up the wheel and rack so as not to damage the fender stays on insertion or removal of a bike.
I find that the level of the rear tyre is important. To get a couple of bikes to fit together like puzzle pieces, one has to have its rear tyre pulled out from the wall a little bit. The rear wheel “holder” is a V-shaped plastic piece. The tyre will sit in the V or on the outsides.
Other than that one issue, and wishing I had more space to hang the racks spread out further apart, these have been a fantastic solution for hoisting my bikes out of harm’s way.