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Old 09-12-13, 06:57 AM   #51
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Why is this in the Clydesdales forum?
Anyway, in the first place we lived, I kept my bicycle in a large closet off of the main (living and dining combined) room. After my wife brought her bike into the home, it stayed in a tent in the backyard. There was simply nowhere else for it.
In the last places we've lived, we've had a single car garage for all of our bicycles (not for the car). Right now, we have not only nine bicycles on the floor of the garage (including a several children's bicycles, a tandem and a Yuba cargo bicycle), about as many bicycles hanging from the ceiling, scooters, balls, tools (ranging from a scythe and grading rake to a soldering station), and a fairly large electronic organ. Organizing all of it to be usable took a bit of thought, but I feel that my bicycles are safer from accidental damage than if they were in the bedroom.

Would I put a bicycle in the bedroom? Not if my wife objected strenuously, I think. Perhaps in the basement.

But that wouldn't help with the "reminder to ride" part. Perhaps keep one in the front seat of your car.
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Old 09-12-13, 07:02 AM   #52
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Most-used bikes and the current projects are in the garage. The rest hang from hooks in the basement.
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My two bikes and my wife's Mt. bike all live in our extra room that we call the "office." This is where I also keep my desktop computer and have all of my guitar stuff stored. I recently had my garage burglarized and and 3 bikes along with all of my tools and some camping gear were stolen. One of those was my 4 month old Specialized Carve. Luckily my Roubaix was in the house. Now, the only bikes in garage belong to my boys.



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Most of my bikes live in the garage. But fitting 2 cars, a large work bench, 6 bikes, and a lot of other 'things' in the garage is a little tight. The tandem lives in the house because there's NO more room in the garage.
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My two bikes and my wife's Mt. bike all live in our extra room that we call the "office." This is where I also keep my desktop computer and have all of my guitar stuff stored. I recently had my garage burglarized and and 3 bikes along with all of my tools and some camping gear were stolen. One of those was my 4 month old Specialized Carve. Luckily my Roubaix was in the house. Now, the only bikes in garage belong to my boys.
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storckm ~ dude, wutz going on in your bedroom that would damage a bike?
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Old 09-12-13, 07:27 AM   #57
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When I was a single man, my roadie lived in my bedroom as well, particularly in the winter months when it was on the trainer.
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Often times with women there is more to the story. When she says she don't want your bike in the room, it may mean she thinks you spend to much time and money on you bike and riding, or something completely unrelated. Take a weekend and get away with her and I bet the bike issue disappears.
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Old 09-12-13, 02:55 PM   #59
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Where do your bikes live?

My road bike resides in the back room where my computer is.

As I have met the Mrs I doubt she is jealous if time/money spent on cycling.
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My wife's bike and the kids bikes are stored in the garage where they can reach them. My bikes live in a room in the basement, as the kids often 'forget' to close the garage door when they leave with a bike and I'm not taking the chance that someone wouldn't walk by and want to walk away with them. If I could move my tools etc. somewhere else I'd do that too.
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I think you could make her happy by building a big shadowbox for each of them and hanging them on the wall. Proper framing does a lot for art.

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Bunk beds in a spare bedroom. They have their own TV. They like COPS and Cycling events.
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My bikes have their own room of course.
Ha ha! Ours have a spare bedroom, part of the finished basement, a good deal of the garage, space under the stairs to the basement... I think one of them was under the deck for a while. The master bedroom? No - only because our cat is territorial and would probably frighten them out of it.
When we lived in an 800 sq. foot apartment years ago, we had a nice oak wall-mounted bike rack where you could hang up two, one above the other. We had that in the living room. Gives a whole new meaning to the term "coffee table bike".
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Now mind you, of our families 9 bikes, only 2, our tandem and my roadie, reside in the bedroom. My logic is twofold:
1. While our garage is a 3 car, my children (well mainly my 12 yr old son) are in and out of it. As such the tandem (the most expensive, least replaceable) is in my protective custody.
2. Having them in the room is a constant reminder of my need to ride which I need. I know myself and this is one of the many tools i must use to stay accountable to myself. Out of sight, out of mind

So i ask, is it inappropriate? Is it any different than the millions of Americans with treadmills/elliptical/etc in their bedroom? Am I alone and being unreasonable? Where do you keep yours?
Lastly, I will add that our bedroom is far from small and cramped. The bikes occupy about 16 sq ft in the "sitting area" of our roughly 450 sq ft bedroom
I will say that it seems odd to have a tandem in the bedroom. Sounds like you do have a lot of space. I can understand the 12 year old being in an out I don't see how it would result in a problem. Even if the bike fell over by mistake it's a lesson he could use to learn and be more careful.

I totally understand about accountability and that one I can appreciate. Fitness is very important. I ride my bike to racquetball practice as I'm a high school coach and I want to put 80-100 miles a week and so that is how I keep myself accountable and I want to get ready to go on group rides and I don't want to be too behind with whatever group I do go with.

I couldn't fit a tandem in our bedroom and I'm fortunate to have a lot of garage space for bikes and we own 4 bikes and still have plenty of room.

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LOL!!! Love it.

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My bikes have a nice 2-story bike rack in the "dining room", right by the "dining room table" that is covered with bike clutter. I haven't had a meal in that area for years.
Often my "good" bike just stays in the back of my car for rides that do not start from my house which is my usual routine these days.
I walk by the bikerack every time I venture into the kitchen. The bikes look at me with longing eyes and beg me to go riding.
However, they prefered it when they were just leaned up against a wall. I know they were rolling around the house getting into mischief when I was not at home. At least they have a nice view now.
If I catch a bike snuggled up in my bed under clean soft cool sheets there would be a fight. I really should keep the bikes cleaner ... but ...

Anyhow, when I used to keep bikes in a closet or in the garage, they just did not get ridden as much.
I also put in a special shelf with 9 cubbyholes for baskets right next to the front door. It holds helmets, chargers for lights, bike shoes, cable locks, and all the gear that I want to grab and go with for a ride.
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My wife and i have been in "discussions" as she believes that it is inappropriate to keep my bikes in our bedroom and all her "friends" agree
Do her friends spend a lot of time with you and your wife in the bedroom? If you know what I mean, wink wink nudge nudge AOOGA

Joking aside, even though your bedroom may be large, that particular placement in your pic in the OP does not look particularly unobtrusive. Can you find a way to have those lovely bikes stored in more of a display mode? (For instance see here).

My (family's) bikes live in the garage, in a rack I made. I still have not yet installed two ceiling mounts in the garage, the kind of thing with cord&pulleys, operates like a venetian blind mechanism to get it up/down. Maybe you could find some way like that to either store the bikes in your room in a more attractive way, or store them in the garage up and away from what children might do to them.
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Road bike in the basement (no garage), hybrid on the porch in the summer, basement winter. I'm not too worried about theft, so I don't mind leaving a cheaper hybrid outside, but I don't want to leave a road bike unsecured outside.

Sometimes, my road bike lives in my car. I put it there on Thursday for a group ride, and usually just leave it there afterwards, since I'll be putting it back on on Saturday.
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storckm ~ dude, wutz going on in your bedroom that would damage a bike?
Ha!
Let's see:
Blundering around in the dark with the lights off. I've done a fair amount of damage that way.
Occasionally throwing pillows. I damaged a laptop screen that way.
Wandering children who don't keep their hands off things. And since the ceiling is less than seven feet high at the highest point, and slopes towards the wall, hanging wouldn't help too much.
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One in the dining room, one in the den, three at the bike shop, and the rest (along with bare frames) in my shed.
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Where do your bikes live?

Three in the shed and three in the garage, my wife just threatened to throw them out if I get another I'd love to keep a couple inside but we have four nosey dogs that would love to use parts of the bike as a toy.
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One or two bikes are always laying around ready to pick up and head out the door. The rest are in the Cellar.

But really "discussions" and "friends" chiming in. That all sounds pretty lame. If I were you I would start pointing out all "her" stuff laying around taking up space.

Something like.. "OK let's put THAT and THAT and THAT in the garage too? Or... If we put THAT and THAT in the garage I'll have more room for bikes."

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