Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-27-13, 04:51 AM   #1
jonny4947
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Cincinatti
Bikes:
Posts: 90
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Solution for bringing snow on the wheels into the house in the winter

I keep my bike on a frame. Is there some sort of solution to this? some sort of drip tray under the rack maybe?
jonny4947 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-13, 05:24 AM   #2
Machka 
Long Distance Cyclist
 
Machka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: I ride where the thylacine roamed!
Bikes: Lots
Posts: 45,766
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 89 Post(s)
Go to your local hardware store and have a look.
Machka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-13, 07:18 AM   #3
BlazingPedals
Senior Member
 
BlazingPedals's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Middle of da Mitten
Bikes: Trek 7500, RANS V-Rex, Optima Baron, Velokraft NoCom, M-5 Carbon Highracer, homebuilt recumbent
Posts: 8,824
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
Cardboard and newspaper was always my solution.
BlazingPedals is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-13, 07:56 AM   #4
Retro Grouch 
Senior Member
 
Retro Grouch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St Peters, Missouri
Bikes: Rans Rockst (Retro rocket) Rans Enduro Sport (Retro racket) Catrike 559, Merin Bear Valley (beater bike).
Posts: 26,543
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 62 Post(s)
Aha! Another use for a canvas drop cloth from Sherwin Williams. Not too expensive either.
__________________
My greatest fear is all of my kids standing around my coffin and talking about "how sensible" dad was.
Retro Grouch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-13, 08:02 AM   #5
Looigi
Senior Member
 
Looigi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 8,942
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rubber backed runner or entry way mat is what I use.
Looigi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-13, 09:16 AM   #6
rumrunn6
Senior Member
 
rumrunn6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: 25 miles northwest of Boston
Bikes: Bottecchia Sprint
Posts: 14,056
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 71 Post(s)
I brushed my bike and gave it a few squirts with my water water and some wiping with paper towels at work then parked it on cardboard. there's a lot of road grime that drips off, not just water this time of year, plus road salt! ugh. maybe you can use a dark colored towel which can be thrown in a clothes dryer
rumrunn6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-13, 09:22 AM   #7
prooftheory
pro in someone's theory
 
prooftheory's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Bikes: FTP
Posts: 3,104
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
A boot tray under each wheel? Is the rack vertical or horizontal? I might be tempted to just leave it on the floor if you were going to have something underneath it where you can't store stuff anyway.
prooftheory is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-13, 09:41 AM   #8
memebag
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Bikes: 2007 Trek Pilot 1.0, 2013 Electra Cruiser 1, 2014 Giant Escape City
Posts: 342
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Move south.
memebag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-13, 11:46 AM   #9
erig007
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: 6367 km away from the center of the Earth
Bikes:
Posts: 1,664
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Several solutions:

-plastic crates: you can leave your bike on plastic crates until the snow has melted
something like this with a better bottom


-cat litter


-bicycle brushes or any kind of brushes that you eventually fix on your bike's frame and that will clean your tires while you ride


-shoe sweapers


-vacuum cleaner put upside down


-creme brulée burner


-electric BBQ (not to use for cooking food later on, hopefully)


-rocks

-salt

-tire cover

-cardboard

-bicycle trainer (waterproof)


-electric concrete vibrator


-air-blow gun
erig007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-13, 07:17 PM   #10
BlazingPedals
Senior Member
 
BlazingPedals's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Middle of da Mitten
Bikes: Trek 7500, RANS V-Rex, Optima Baron, Velokraft NoCom, M-5 Carbon Highracer, homebuilt recumbent
Posts: 8,824
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by erig007 View Post
...

-bicycle brushes or any kind of brushes that you eventually fix on your bike's frame and that will clean your tires while you ride

Gee, when I rode to work in the winter, snow would get packed halfway to my hub, not to mention the ice build-up at the bottom bracket. I'd bang it off as well as I could, then roll it in and suffer the consequences. That brush... good for daintily brushing off a light powdering?

Air gun... Hmm... I think we're getting closer! drag the hose out the back door and clean off the bike with a 200 mph air stream!
BlazingPedals is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-13, 07:40 PM   #11
erig007
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: 6367 km away from the center of the Earth
Bikes:
Posts: 1,664
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Pressurized air or steam seems to be the best bet

http://www.icedamcompany.com/service...-ice-steaming/

ice dam removal using a steamer
erig007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-13, 08:14 PM   #12
martianone
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Northern VT
Bikes: recumbent & upright
Posts: 1,871
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Leave it outside?
martianone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-13, 08:51 AM   #13
Kai Winters
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Northern NY...Brownville
Bikes: Merlin Ti
Posts: 1,881
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I used to use carpet remnants that I got for free at the local carpet shops...in their dumpsters...too gunky looking...in the trash they go easily replaced by another...I use them in my workshop as well...
Kai Winters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-13, 07:42 AM   #14
imi
aka Timi
 
imi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Bikes: Bob Jackson World Tour (touring) and a Miyata 100 (commuting)
Posts: 2,818
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by martianone View Post
leave it outside?
heathen!
imi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-13, 07:43 PM   #15
martianone
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Northern VT
Bikes: recumbent & upright
Posts: 1,871
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by imi View Post
heathen!
No, more like warlock.
martianone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-13, 07:49 PM   #16
Adventure_Man
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Ireland
Bikes:
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You could just wipe the wheels with your hand or with a cloth. You could even remove the wheels.
Adventure_Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-13, 01:36 AM   #17
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Bikes: 7
Posts: 18,870
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 229 Post(s)
I have a Mud Room inside the front door , and a second door to open, before I enter the house proper .

call a contractor and get the walls relocated.

It should be part of the way houses are built, anywhere it Snows.

You can make it welcoming, with a place for taking off your boots
and to hang up heavy coats , mine has a window wall on the south side,

so warm when the sun is out..

Last edited by fietsbob; 12-02-13 at 09:47 AM.
fietsbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-13, 08:00 PM   #18
BlazingPedals
Senior Member
 
BlazingPedals's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Middle of da Mitten
Bikes: Trek 7500, RANS V-Rex, Optima Baron, Velokraft NoCom, M-5 Carbon Highracer, homebuilt recumbent
Posts: 8,824
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
Actually, leaving the bike outdoors is the best solution, if you can come up with a safe spot to do it. Leaving it in the cold reduces the effect of salt and moisture, versus continually subjecting it to the freeze/melt cycle.
BlazingPedals is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-13, 12:56 AM   #19
I-Like-To-Bike
Been Around Awhile
 
I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Burlington Iowa
Bikes: Vaterland and Ragazzi
Posts: 23,528
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
Actually, leaving the bike outdoors is the best solution, if you can come up with a safe spot to do it. Leaving it in the cold reduces the effect of salt and moisture, versus continually subjecting it to the freeze/melt cycle.
My unheated garage serves the same purpose.
I-Like-To-Bike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-13, 09:33 AM   #20
Looigi
Senior Member
 
Looigi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 8,942
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
IDK. My unheated garage can be pretty bad at times. It'll cool way down on cold days/nights and then when it warms up outside I get condensation on everything in the garage. I kept a few bikes in the garage unused for ~3 years and the chains were rusty despite having been lubed when put up. Bikes in the house dry off quickly and stay dry.
Looigi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-13, 07:41 PM   #21
martianone
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Northern VT
Bikes: recumbent & upright
Posts: 1,871
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Looigi View Post
IDK. My unheated garage can be pretty bad at times. It'll cool way down on cold days/nights and then when it warms up outside I get condensation on everything in the garage. I kept a few bikes in the garage unused for ~3 years and the chains were rusty despite having been lubed when put up. Bikes in the house dry off quickly and stay dry.
IMHO, your garage needs to be better vented. Outside or in outside ambient temp garage, shed, barn, etc is a good way to store your commuter.
martianone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-13, 07:59 PM   #22
katsrevenge
covered in cat fur
 
katsrevenge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Willkes-Barre, PA
Bikes: Papillionaire Sommer, '85 Schwinn World Tourist, 2014 Windsor Kensington 8, SixThreeZero SS Cruiser
Posts: 614
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I bounce it on the porch to knock most off... Then leave it on a tile floor. Dripping and wiping take care of the rest.
katsrevenge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-13, 09:06 AM   #23
Looigi
Senior Member
 
Looigi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 8,942
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by martianone View Post
IMHO, your garage needs to be better vented. Outside or in outside ambient temp garage, shed, barn, etc is a good way to store your commuter.
Venting helps, but if it's colder in the garage/shed than ambient, condensation will occur. This happens in winter when a warm front comes though after a spell of cold high pressure. Heck sometimes I'll open the garage door in the morning and the vehicles all get covered with condensation, or all the windows will fog up on the outside as I drive off.

Temp cycling with varying humidity is less optimal for storage than constant low humidity conditions.
Looigi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-13, 11:47 AM   #24
dweenk 
Senior Member
 
dweenk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Maryland
Bikes: 1971 Fuji Finest, Royale, S-10-S, 1976 Motobecane Mirage, 1989 Trek 330, 1100, 1970 Raleigh Sport, and more
Posts: 1,499
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
How about vinyl rain gutter? It comes in 10' standard lengths - just put end caps on it.
dweenk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-13, 12:47 PM   #25
I-Like-To-Bike
Been Around Awhile
 
I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Burlington Iowa
Bikes: Vaterland and Ragazzi
Posts: 23,528
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Looigi View Post
Venting helps, but if it's colder in the garage/shed than ambient, condensation will occur. This happens in winter when a warm front comes though after a spell of cold high pressure. Heck sometimes I'll open the garage door in the morning and the vehicles all get covered with condensation, or all the windows will fog up on the outside as I drive off.

Temp cycling with varying humidity is less optimal for storage than constant low humidity conditions.
You need less insulation, or an open window in your garage.
I-Like-To-Bike is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:41 PM.