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    Idea for Rubbermaid

    Now, with everyone buying bikes, Rubbermaid needs to come out with a chest that holds 2 bikes. 4 feet high, 25 inches deep. It has a little shelf at the top for helmets and gloves. It has a latch you can lock and a loop on the outside so you can lock the whole thing down. It should retail for $135. It should be in earth tones.

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    I'll try one out for free and let them know how I like it!!!!

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    Try this

    No idea what it costs, though.

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    Not quite my taste. You should tell Rubbermaid.

    You'll still have to lock the bikes to something. I wouldn't trust the security of anything I can dismember with an Xacto knife.
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    If you make it four bikes, I'll sign the petition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kamalster View Post
    Try this

    No idea what it costs, though.
    $1750!!!!

    See, Rubbermaid makes one already in that price range, but it's a bit too short for a bike. They just need to modify an existing design.

    Yes, I suppose theft would still be a problem, but it would be a solution for the huge part of the population which lives outside of urban areas, has a semi-secure location for it, and keeps their lower end bikes in it. You'd still keep you main baby in the bedroom!

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    They could call it the "fixie foyer" or the "vintage vault" or the "Beater bedroom".

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    Quote Originally Posted by solveg View Post
    They could call it the "fixie foyer" or the "vintage vault" or the "Beater bedroom".
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    Quote Originally Posted by solveg View Post
    $1750!!!!

    See, Rubbermaid makes one already in that price range, but it's a bit too short for a bike. They just need to modify an existing design.

    Yes, I suppose theft would still be a problem, but it would be a solution for the huge part of the population which lives outside of urban areas, has a semi-secure location for it, and keeps their lower end bikes in it. You'd still keep you main baby in the bedroom!

    I think those people already have a solution available: a garden shed.
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    Have to admit that with this title -I had to look- but what are you going on about? Rubber-maids and chest has a different connotation over here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kamalster View Post
    I think those people already have a solution available: a garden shed.
    Too big. Or conversely, too small. It should be something for limited space, like the half shed they make. You can lean it against the side of the house. The half shed would work if you stacked the bikes. But they should make a lower version just for bikes, more like the patio bench/storage things they have.

    Stapfam! Too funny!

    http://www.rubbermaid.com/rubbermaid...at=HPCat100670

    They just need a bike specific one for their line-up.

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    Have a buddy who once posited that Rubbermaid should market caskets, similar idea (well, kinda). We had a good time over some Cold Duck along the lines of "burping" the lid repeatedly (for freshness sake).

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    http://dbg.home.att.net/PA270037.JPG

    This is rubbermaid. I think it was ~$400.
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    Yes. I like them a lot. But that's too big.

    Maybe I will write them a letter.

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    As the Richie Rich's in my neighborhood all upgrade and mansion-i-fy their homes I'm left wondering how to get myself some more play space without maxing out the home equity loan (and thereby relegating all my kids into huge student loan repayment schedules for the prosperous bulk of their lives). I analyzed the building codes and discovered brick patios and up to 150 sq ft "sheds" are exempt from building permits and restrictions. Hmmmmm. I can build a nice big cabana...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbg View Post
    http://dbg.home.att.net/PA270037.JPG

    This is rubbermaid. I think it was ~$400.
    That's nice. I've been thinking about getting a shed and your pic leans me more in that direction.
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    Agreed. That one is very nice. My concern is heat in the summer. I had a helmet in the tool box of my pickup truck and the shell had melted. I'm wondering how bad it radiates inside.
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    These guys will sell you a 20 ft ocean shipping container. Steel is real. http://www.awolcontainers.com/page_main.html

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    Just get a Rubbermaid Shed




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    I'd rather them make a hard case rack trunk with an integrated rechargable 12V battery pack and a blinkie.

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    I'm a big fan of hanging things, to take advantage of the unused space in the garage. I've got room to hang a few more bikes here, which isn't necessarily a good thing.

    It really isn't much bother to take off the water bottle, lift up the bike and hang it on the wall or ceiling.

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    The idea I'm exploring, though, is the smallest footprint possible for bike protection. I've had one of the rubbermaid sheds that Hobartlemagne has. It's great...but if it has to go on, say an existing deck or patio, or maybe an apartment balcony, it would be nice to have the smallest thing possible. Mine would go on a deck/porch situation, and the shed above would be like an elephant in the kitchen.

    In other words, there are plenty of cool options that are large, but there's no smallest possible solution yet. Even for 1 bike, I can see people having a need for it. I see a lot of bikes chained up in front of apartment buildings, when they could instead tuck a little 40" high, 25" wide locker against a building.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kamalster View Post
    Try this

    No idea what it costs, though.
    It does double duty as a Port a Potty!

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    Here's a 4' x 7' option from Home Depot.

    http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...24467+10401013

    What would you consider the minimum size to be?
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