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    Senior Member Paranoid.Guy's Avatar
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    Where do you store your bike?

    In a lumber room. Is it a good option or not?

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    I must admit, I had to look this up. Originally I was going to say, I personally wouldn't keep my bikes in the woodshed. I keep ours in the basement, on the finished side. I like to keep them in a fairly climate controlled environment basically.

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    I store mine in a semi-hidden, climate-controlled building with a monitored alarm system and a German shepherd.

    Actually, I think in a perfect world one would keep one's bikes in a secure and dry area but not necessarily in a place where the temperature is so different from outside. There are issues with bearing seals and the like where moisture can be driven in by temperature changes.

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    A locked, enclosed space.

    Keeping it at or near the ambient outside temperature is a nice touch, but not strictly necessary. I've heard that in some neighborhoods it's necessary to secure the bike (in a locked shed) with another lock, but I haven't run into that problem.

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    A garage, both at home and work. I have no idea what a lumber room is in any case

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    in my front hall:



    being that i live in a highrise downtown condo, there's really no better spot for me to keep them.
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    I have a 40' shipping container...

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    I'm going to hope your lumber room is similar to ours, in terms of it doesn't get moist and there isn't any direct sunlight. If so, I don't see any problem unless of course the floor is dirt in which case you'd want them off the ground probably, during the summer time most of my beaters/project bikes are in a lean-to on my barn which only has one open side (narrow) and a gravel floor. A couple of slightly better bikes are stored in the barn proper, and my babies(Le Mans, Sekai, Peugeot) are in the front room of my place.
    Wahoon that's great! I'm considering doing two mini sheds on pallets for my storage so I can move them as needed around the property.
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    I keep mine just inside the back door.

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    I've had to save these pictures since this topic comes up every 2 weeks.

    Wife won't have any of this "keep 'em in the garage" nonsense so we keep them in the spare room. I married for a reason.


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    in my parents dining room
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    mountain bikes in the garage, roadie machines in the living room. mtn bikes come inside for minor wrenching.
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    Home--Third-floor walk-up apartment. No other storage available.


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    In my front hall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsl View Post
    Home--Third-floor walk-up apartment. No other storage available.
    I hope you have a nice wide stairway for carrying the bikes down and back up three floors when you ride.
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    in the kitchen leaning on the kitchen table

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    People store their bikes in some wicked places. I wanna see more pictures of bikes in apartments.

    As for myself I have a storage room under the stairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsl View Post
    Home--Third-floor walk-up apartment. No other storage available.

    Did you really lock that bike to the radiator at home?
    Last edited by matroskin; 08-22-11 at 08:43 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matroskin View Post
    Did you really lock that bike to the radiator at home?
    Yes. I don't have control over keys to the building or my apartment. I do have control over keys to the bike locks.

    You'll also notice that the bikes are U-locked to the wall-mount racks as well. Never trust a cable alone.
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    My bikes are in our finished basement in my hobby room. The bike I am riding currently lives usually propped by the banister or behind the couch ready to go..
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    My 4 bikes live in the livingroom.
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    I only have one beater at the moment, and I keep it outside overnight and at work I can keep it in the warehouse. I'm moving at the end of this month though, I'll have to see how many bikes my roommate will be willing to let me store inside (back yard at the new place isn't fenced in).

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    i keep it right by the front door of my condo

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    In a 40 X 60 foot garage. With a 4 wheeler,4 motorcycles and another bicycle.
    I owe-therefore I am.

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