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    Need help deciding on bike security

    So my beloved bike was stolen last month. Thankfully it was covered by insurance, and my new baby is here. The only problem is that the missus isn't fond on me keeping the bike in the house. So i've been doing some research and there seems to be pros and cons for all sorts of ways.

    I'm torn between a cheaper wooden shed and buy extra locks and lighting etc. Or do I go for one of the metal sheds like Secure metal sheds for bike storage & motorcycle storage | Asgard

    Either way i think i'll have to use a ground anchor, for piece of mind more than anything. Only problem is that the metal ones are more expensive.

    Help me please! Are they worth it? Or better yet, if you've been in my situation, what did you do?

    Any help is good help!

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    Sorry about your loss.

    It really depends on your situation, if you think that keeping it out of sight is enough, then get the wooden shed. But if you think that someone will break into the shed, I would go the route that takes the most time to gain access and a better chance of being caught.

    I would have a discussion with the spouse and negotiate a way to have the bike inside. I only keep my bikes in the basement or the attached garage.
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    What makes you think that the metal shed would be more secure?
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    Depends on the neighborhood.

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    "The only problem is that the missus isn't fond on me keeping the bike in the house."

    Bummer

    "Or better yet, if you've been in my situation, what did you do?"

    Somehow pay off/make arrangements with the missus to get permission to keep the bike inside the house.

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    New wife?

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    After my new mountain bike was stolen out of my garage last June, my wife made me keep all of our bikes, 6 of them, in the house.

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    If you have a place to keep your bike inside that isn't in the way, keep the bike inside. Why not? If there is no room and it will be crowding up the hall that's one thing but if it's doable then do it anyway.

    Basically what are the objections to having it inside?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PovedaSharman View Post
    The only problem is that the missus isn't fond on me keeping the bike in the house.
    WTF!! Me and the Mrs. would be having a SERIOUS talk.

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    My bike stays next to me in our bedroom. Wife says nothing : )

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    Explain calmly that riding a bike keeps you occupied, and that if she prefer you don't have a hobby that requires equipment worth protecting that you will be more than happy to take up bar hopping.
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    Rent or Own the house ?
    will you be pouring a concrete footing then building a permanent Shed,
    (with a building permit)? + shooting Bolts in the concrete to bolt the shed down ?

    or just setting it on the ground,
    & just pounding in some steel pipe to secure the corners so it won't blow over easily .

    Are you planning for a way to lock the bike up within this shed so even if the door is left open ,
    someone cannot do a quick Grab and Run .. ??
    Last edited by fietsbob; 03-21-14 at 10:43 AM.

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    Need help deciding on bike security

    The shed is for the wife, yes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by imi View Post
    The shed is for the wife, yes?
    I like the way you Swedes think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imi View Post
    The shed is for the wife, yes?
    I LOL'd at that one...

    When I was in college at Ohio State, bikes were 'not allowed' in the dorm rooms. Bull farkey!!! I was in a North Campus dorm - which had a study room, bedroom and bathroom. Four people to a unit. Three of us had our bikes inside. We'd take the wheels off (QRs )and stored the frames under the bunk beds, with two under one bed. The wheels were stored at the head of the bed, next to the wall... Nobody ever knew that the bikes were there. Other guys in the dorm did the same thing. One guy had three of his bikes in the room. All Paramounts - one track, one '10-speed', and one tandem!

    What I am saying is where there's a will, there's a way!
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    Put bike in your car; cover it up; lock the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zonatandem View Post
    Put bike in your car; cover it up; lock the car.
    Yeah, right! Vehicle prowls are much more common than shed break-ins.

    Replace wife or go wood.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Darwin View Post
    Explain calmly that riding a bike keeps you occupied, and that if she prefer you don't have a hobby that requires equipment worth protecting that you will be more than happy to take up bar hopping.
    And womanizing.

    That should get her attention.
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