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Old 03-01-06, 12:56 PM   #1
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Bike Storeage and Care

Hi,
I have a few bikes and I live in Northern Maine. In winters the temperature averages below freezing and sometimes gets below zero. I have a shed that I keep my bicycles in. The temperature is the same as the outdoors. Is this bad for my bikes. How do you people store your bikes in the cold weather.
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My bikes all stay inside the house at all times. I have too much invested in them to leave them outside. I do wish I had a heated garage to store them in though.
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Old 03-01-06, 01:03 PM   #3
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Do you have any proof that the outside cold is bad for a bicycle???
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Nope, but would you keep $20,000 in bikes outside?
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During our brutally cold Winters my bikes stay in the garage and are kept warm by the waste heat from the water heater and refridgerator.



(your bikes will be fine, just cold)
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I dont keep 20,000$ in there worth of bikes but I've got about 2,800$ worth haha.
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hey pete foogerdoodle..

i like ur porsche

can i drive it?
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Holy crap! How clean / nice is that garage??

I had apartments in college that weren't as nice as this...
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Holy crap! How clean / nice is that garage??

I had apartments in college that weren't as nice as this...

thats what i was thinkin .. show room status
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hank what is they bike under the red one on the wall. that is a really nice garage.

i keep my bikes in the basement. but they go in the garage untill i clean them or my dad is working in there.(they get covered in saw dust)
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well i live in the UK and at night it is very regulary below zero and i dont seem to have any problems! depends really if its hot in the day then theres a sudden drop in the heat (in the USA)
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In winters the temperature averages below freezing and sometimes gets below zero.
you don't say?!
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i see a red and a black bike, but no green one.
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scr1be- it's in my office, locked into a trainer
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During our brutally cold Winters my bikes stay in the garage and are kept warm by the waste heat from the water heater and refridgerator.



(your bikes will be fine, just cold)

what kind of keg in the fridge?
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what kind of keg in the fridge?
It varies but usually it's:


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It varies but usually it's:


Hank, outstanding use of fridge. Every human should have a fridge in their garage devoted to beer.
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Hank, outstanding use of fridge. Every human should have a fridge in their garage devoted to beer.
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I haven't gotten that far yet in my alcoholism. I brew my own beer sometimes and would like to get a kegging system, but having that much beer at the flick of a tap would be dangerous.
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I haven't gotten that far yet in my alcoholism. I brew my own beer sometimes and would like to get a kegging system, but having that much beer at the flick of a tap would be dangerous.
The wife won't give me the go-ahead to install a tap ("we may actually use that for something other than beer someday") but it's my 26 ft3 side-by-side 'beer fridge'. Nothing in it but beverages; three shelves of beer, and the drawers are full of juice boxes for the kids. I have the 4th shelf set with only about 4" of space - just enough for leftover pizza boxes.

You don't need a tap to have free-flowing beverages - nothing like just having to walk over on a hot summer day and pop one to be a significant influence on heavy consumption. I'd say that going with bottles even results in quicker turnaround than a tap - especially with practice!


Edit: oh, and to the OP - your bike will be fine outside, though I understand LowCel's desire to keep that investment, oops - collection, inside, esp in WV. While they're in a shed, try and keep them dry; water = bad.
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