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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 09-22-13, 08:40 PM   #76
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Spare bedroom is my computer room and bike cave.

Tools and wheel rack:


Over/under rack and some as-of-yet-unorganized bikes:


Unorganized bike heap and gear shelves.


My kits and other workout gear are all in one of the two closets in this room. I'm getting a second over/under rack to go in front of the window and put up 2 more bikes from the heap. A wall-mounted hanger will take care of the fifth.
All my bikes live inside the apartment.
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Old 09-23-13, 08:44 PM   #77
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Our Surlys are in the living room. Not only do we enjoy looking at them, it's great motivation to use them.
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Old 09-24-13, 05:31 AM   #78
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I guess I didn't state that mine is in the garage, just that my bike barely fits in the garage with all the other junk in there. No matter, I have to change it. My bike has pretty much been living on the back of my car now. I don't even bother taking it off. All I do is drive to work, to the trail, and back home, so no reason to remove it from the back of the car.

Only thing I don't like about that is if it rains. Sometimes I'll take it off and put it in the garage but I wake up too early in the morning and have too little time to get the bike back on the car to go to work, so it just sits there on the car overnight whether it's going to rain or not. I will take it in the garage if I'm positive it's going to be pouring down rain in the afternoon after work.
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Old 09-25-13, 09:29 PM   #79
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...Only thing I don't like about that is if it rains. Sometimes I'll take it off and put it in the garage but I wake up too early in the morning and have too little time to get the bike back on the car to go to work, so it just sits there on the car overnight whether it's going to rain or not. I will take it in the garage if I'm positive it's going to be pouring down rain in the afternoon after work.
... And you sleep well at night? That's bike abuse, sir! Lol! Seriously, though, I cringe at my bikes (motorized or not) sitting out uncovered in the rain...
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... And you sleep well at night? That's bike abuse, sir! Lol! Seriously, though, I cringe at my bikes (motorized or not) sitting out uncovered in the rain...
Meh.... it's just a junk Walmart bike. I hear what you're saying. I don't know what I'll do next year as I plan to pick up a nicer bike next year. Not having it on the back of the car overnight though doesn't solve the problem of if it is raining in the morning while sitting on the car while I'm at work since I go on the way home to ride every day. I only take it off when I know it will be raining in the afternoon.
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Sorry for bumping up an old thread but I finally put up these bike hangers I got on Amazon. My girlfriend and I share a 450sqft studio and she knocked over the bikes a few times so I figured these would be the best bet. Not bad for $5

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Sorry for bumping up an old thread but I finally put up these bike hangers I got on Amazon. My girlfriend and I share a 450sqft studio and she knocked over the bikes a few times so I figured these would be the best bet. Not bad for $5

$5??? Are they safe? Looks like an elegant solution.
And shhh! My most-often-used road bike has been living between the living room and the kitchen. SWMBO hasn't complained yet...
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$5??? Are they safe? Looks like an elegant solution.
And shhh! My most-often-used road bike has been living between the living room and the kitchen. SWMBO hasn't complained yet...
There were a ton of good reviews, the only con being once the rubber hook protector wore it would scratch the wheels. I set them into the studs using 3in screws and put a good amount of weight on them to see if they could take it. So far so good
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I have to keep road bike and mountain bike hanging from hooks in the ceiling of the garage, and my kids bikes and my wife's mountain bike that she hasn't ridden in 10 years tucked in the corner in the garage Bike #2 almost caused a divorce, I can't wait to see what happens next year when I plan on buying a 29er. I can't imagine what would happen if I told my wife I was going to keep one or both bikes in the house.😁
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Our bikes are in the living room, propped up against the church pew.
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I have to keep road bike and mountain bike hanging from hooks in the ceiling of the garage, and my kids bikes and my wife's mountain bike that she hasn't ridden in 10 years tucked in the corner in the garage Bike #2 almost caused a divorce, I can't wait to see what happens next year when I plan on buying a 29er. I can't imagine what would happen if I told my wife I was going to keep one or both bikes in the house.
I feel your pain, Brett. My wife had no concept of N+1 (or chose to act as if she didn't understand it), until I likened it to her purses and shoes. Now she actually wants another bike (yay!)--a fixie. I'm a bit stoked. And loving the way my road bike looks in the house
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There were a ton of good reviews, the only con being once the rubber hook protector wore it would scratch the wheels. I set them into the studs using 3in screws and put a good amount of weight on them to see if they could take it. So far so good
If the rubber wears off, you could always use a sock or other rag.
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I live in a small apartment and space is an issue, so the bikes have their living quarters in a hallway by the entrance which also serves as my home office and on occasion as a bike workshop if the weathers' not cooperating and I can't work on the balcony.

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If the rubber wears off, you could always use a sock or other rag.
Exactly. Or get some foam tape from home depot. For $5 I'm not to worried about it
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it would be inappropriate in my room. looks fine in your room. i guess it doesn't matter if it's appropriate, though, if it's causing a conflict.


each of the two bikes in this small apartment is stood up on its back wheel with the bars against the wall and a junior harlequin novel shoved underneath the wheel to keep it from sliding forward. minimalist bike rack FTW. they're in the front room. wish we had a garage.
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each of the two bikes in this small apartment is stood up on its back wheel with the bars against the wall and a junior harlequin novel shoved underneath the wheel to keep it from sliding forward. minimalist bike rack FTW. they're in the front room. wish we had a garage.
That's really clever, never thought of that before! Best possible use for a junior harlequin novel!

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this will be mine soon... http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-Bike-Bike-Rack/

still debating about what wood and what stain to use... with some work you could easily modify it to hold 4 bikes
that was one of the racks i looked at when we moved into this small, awkward apartment. i finally found good rack designs that involve hanging the bike by its front tire, and i was really gung ho about it, but then i found this:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike...lously-simple/

so... i didn't have to buy any plywood.
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haha, that's what i thought, too. we are usually too horrified to mistreat books, but those books felt right for the purpose.
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2 in my office, which is in a back bedroom, 5 locked in a shed outside. The two in the house are my regular rides, and are expensive bikes.

I have always kept my bikes in the house. My wife would rather put up with them in the house, than spend what it would costs to replace one that gets stolen.

I like them close ... they are works of art, like sculpture. Very good for the soul. And, and I ride them too
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