Well I just came back from measuring my new apartment and it's official- my bike isn't going to fit inside. Even if I hang it from the wall (which my new landlord pretty much said is forbidden) it would still be a truly tight fit. Now my only option may be to store it outside. I have a space behind my apartment where the bike would fit quite well and it would be secure, since I'm the only one who has access to that space. But- it would be outside and I know that storing a bike outdoors isn't exactly a great idea.
Can anyone suggest any methods of outside bike storage that will maybe help keep my bike from turning into a huge rusted metal paperweight? Or keep bugs out, or lord knows what other dangers that are lying in wait for my bike in the great outdoors? I'm ready to do just about anything to ensure my bike's survival in the wild, so if anyone has any ideas, I'd really really appreciate it if you'd send them my way. I'm still hoping that by some miracle, once all my stuff is moved into my new place, that I can somehow find a spot for the bike inside. But honestly I just can't see how I can do it unless I can hang it and my landlord was quite specific about that not being allowed. And even if I could hang it, it still wouldn't be too good because the place is so small. It's great for one guy but for a guy and his bike- it's rough.
Anyone have any thoughts on this?
Thanks in advance for any input anyone has.