Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Dearborn Heights, MI
    My Bikes
    2010 Giant Defy 2, 2001 Schwinn Sierra GS, 1989 Raliegh Technium 420
    Posts
    128
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Home storage solutions

    My current home doesn't have a garage or shed (until this summer hopefully). Between my Wife and I, there are 4 adult size bikes in the house. My road bike stays on the trainer when it's not out on the road, but the other bikes are leaned against the wall. I've been trying to find a storage solution and haven't been happy with the results.

    Anybody have any suggestions or creative solutions? Pics would be nice!

    I already bought this rack and it's going back tomorrow.
    That why they make smart word box for tell monkey hard brain hurty things.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    2,036
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well, since my couch is covered in bike parts anyway; I lean one bike in front of it. Another goes in front of the kitchen counter since I'm not much of a cook. 2 more go in the front entry hallway; since that area is really just dead space that only gets used on entry/exit. Another goes in front of the laundry machine; really how often do you need to get at that?

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Dearborn Heights, MI
    My Bikes
    2010 Giant Defy 2, 2001 Schwinn Sierra GS, 1989 Raliegh Technium 420
    Posts
    128
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by xenologer View Post
    Well, since my couch is covered in bike parts anyway; I lean one bike in front of it. Another goes in front of the kitchen counter since I'm not much of a cook. 2 more go in the front entry hallway; since that area is really just dead space that only gets used on entry/exit. Another goes in front of the laundry machine; really how often do you need to get at that?
    Yeah, I don't think that would fly with the wife. That and the 5 y.o. might try to do something "interesting" or "creative".
    That why they make smart word box for tell monkey hard brain hurty things.

  4. #4
    Certified Bike Brat Burton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Montreal, Quebec
    Posts
    4,203
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by xenologer View Post
    Well, since my couch is covered in bike parts anyway; I lean one bike in front of it. Another goes in front of the kitchen counter since I'm not much of a cook. 2 more go in the front entry hallway; since that area is really just dead space that only gets used on entry/exit. Another goes in front of the laundry machine; really how often do you need to get at that?
    Sounds like you really need a 2-bikeroom house!

  5. #5
    Curmudgeon Wil Davis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Nausea, New Hamster
    My Bikes
    (see http://wildavis.smugmug.com/Bikes) Bianchi Veloce (2005), Nishiki Cascade (1992), Schwinn Super Sport (1983)
    Posts
    1,572
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Here's my solution:
    [ATTACH=CONFIG]Sky Hooks[/ATTACH] (Rotated 180 for effect)
    [ATTACH=CONFIG]My Garage[/ATTACH] My Garage (5 from the rafters & 5 wheel-sets)
    - Wil
    Attached Images Attached Images
    "" - Marcel Marceau

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    new berlin wi
    My Bikes
    trek 720 multitrack hybred, 92 trek 2300, 2012 specialized roubaix
    Posts
    147
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    how about something like this.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Racor-Pr...item3cc8e5a072

    i remember seeing a stand with 4 or 6 bikes where you stand them up on the rear tire and hang them by the front wheel in a circle around a center pole like a coat tree. i cant find that one but it probably wouldn't be hard to make.
    Last edited by mrt2you; 01-05-13 at 11:04 PM.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    new berlin wi
    My Bikes
    trek 720 multitrack hybred, 92 trek 2300, 2012 specialized roubaix
    Posts
    147
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

  8. #8
    Senior Member Retro Grouch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    St Peters, Missouri
    My Bikes
    Rans Enduro Sport, Hase Kettweisel Tandem, Merin Bear Valley beater bike
    Posts
    23,718
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    One easy trick is to pop off the front wheels. That allows you to turn the fork sideways so the bike takes up less space.

  9. #9
    Lover of Old Chrome Moly Myosmith's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    NW Minnesota
    Posts
    2,544
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I never thought much of those Michaelangelo racks either, but you can use the same idea by installing some ladder hanger hooks high enough on the wall that one bike can hang above where another hangs (or leans), cuts required floor space in half. The same can be done with bike hooks from the ceiling, but make darn sure they are well anchored into the joists. Nylon dog choke collars make good slings for hanging bikes from the top tube using ceiling hooks. Just pull the loop through so it is no longer a noose and hang it over the hook by both rings.

    51CdeLYgLkL._AA1050_.jpgC8FB.jpg
    Last edited by Myosmith; 01-06-13 at 12:16 PM.
    Lead, follow or get out of the way

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Dearborn Heights, MI
    My Bikes
    2010 Giant Defy 2, 2001 Schwinn Sierra GS, 1989 Raliegh Technium 420
    Posts
    128
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I like the Harbor Freight rack, but being from HF I question it's quality. I think I'm going to attach hooks into the wall. I can stagger the height of the hooks to minimize wall usage. I just need to ensure I'm hitting a wall stud.
    That why they make smart word box for tell monkey hard brain hurty things.

  11. #11
    PatronSaintOfDiscBrakes dynaryder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    dropped and lost in Washington DC
    Posts
    5,788
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by mrt2you View Post
    I have one of those. It's not for daily use;getting to a bike on the inside is a pain,and you really have to be careful how you interlace the bikes together. Turning the bars and removing the pedals helps alot. But for storing 6 bikes you don't use much(see my sig) in a reasonable amount of space,they're pretty cool. Build quality is decent as well.

    C'dale BBU('05 and '09)/Super Six/Hooligan8and 3,Kona Dew Deluxe,Novara Buzz/Safari,Surly Big Dummy,Marin Pt Reyes,Giant Defy 1,Schwinn DBX SuperSport/Qualifier,Brompton S6L,Dahon Speed Pro TT

  12. #12
    PatronSaintOfDiscBrakes dynaryder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    dropped and lost in Washington DC
    Posts
    5,788
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by MIH-Dave View Post
    I already bought this rack and it's going back tomorrow.
    I've got two of those;they work really well,can be moved easily(no permanent mounting),and are surprisingly stable(haven't knocked one over yet). I would think if you're planning on building a shed,that this would be the perfect solution for now.

    C'dale BBU('05 and '09)/Super Six/Hooligan8and 3,Kona Dew Deluxe,Novara Buzz/Safari,Surly Big Dummy,Marin Pt Reyes,Giant Defy 1,Schwinn DBX SuperSport/Qualifier,Brompton S6L,Dahon Speed Pro TT

  13. #13
    W A N T E D Juggler2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    498
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rent a small storage space. I forget what they called at the moment (old age is tough!) But there are storage facility's all over the country, and you could also use it for other things until you get your garage built.

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Dearborn Heights, MI
    My Bikes
    2010 Giant Defy 2, 2001 Schwinn Sierra GS, 1989 Raliegh Technium 420
    Posts
    128
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by dynaryder View Post
    I've got two of those;they work really well,can be moved easily(no permanent mounting),and are surprisingly stable(haven't knocked one over yet). I would think if you're planning on building a shed,that this would be the perfect solution for now.
    There was more to it than just stability. I really wasn't able securely get my bike and my wifes bike together on the rack together. I just didn't trust the stability and I didn't want to worry about it.
    That why they make smart word box for tell monkey hard brain hurty things.

  15. #15
    GT4
    GT4 is offline
    Goofy Goober GT4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    San Francisco
    My Bikes
    Fuji SL 3.0, Motobecane Track, Specialized Rockhopper FS, low track standard
    Posts
    331
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    http://www.rei.com/product/799952/de...9-001b2166c62d

    Saw this in my tenant's sun room, pretty cool.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •