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Old 10-19-09, 08:25 AM   #1
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Winter Storage

Well I'm back...

I got married a couple weeks ago, so I've been off with everything that comes along with being a newlywed...not to mention the fact that we decided to adopt ANOTHER rescue pitbull puppy (about six weeks old at the time) about two weeks before the wedding...that didn't add any extra stress at all!!

Anyway, now I'm back and while I haven't had a chance to catch up on all the posts, I have done a quick search, but wanted to get some input from everyone.

Here where I live in central PA, we're coming up on winter weather, and that means that there's basically no shoulder to get to when I need to get off the road. Rather than chance it, I'm going to call this the off season for me. With that being said, I live in a relatively small half-double with a basement and an attic. I currently keep my bike in a room off the kitchen, leaning against a wall. That wall also happens to have a baseboard right there and we now have the heat on. The basement is small and really damp, so I'm not going to bother with that. Then there's the attic. It's unfinished and has a vent on the one side, so it gets REALLY cold up there.

My bike is an aluminum Giant FCR 2. Anyone have any suggestions for how I should be keeping it this winter?

Thanks!
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Old 10-19-09, 08:35 AM   #2
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My one bike sits on the trainer in the living room all winter and the good girl hibrinates in the dinning room. My bikes get treated better than I do and I like it.
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Old 10-19-09, 08:45 AM   #3
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I think I'd go with the heated room, perhaps with the tires deflated in case the puppy decides to chew them.
When we lived in an apartment we used to keep our two best bikes in the living room on this rack. They were then convenient for trainer riding in the evenings.
http://www.bikerackshops.com/SS20095.html
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Old 10-19-09, 09:41 AM   #4
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Hmm...well if keeping it right beside the baseboard doesn't present a problem, then I'll probably just keep it where it is. I'm not worried about any chewing, they're both really good about that.
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Old 10-19-09, 12:36 PM   #5
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you could always put the tires in the attic if worried about the baseboard heat damaging the rubber or tubes. Both my bikes are in the living room but I'm single so....
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