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Old 09-28-11, 11:08 PM   #1
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best way to store 7 bikes - 4 of which move everyday

in our garage we have 7 bikes... well, honestly there are 9 -but we're selling 2 of them this week

2 roadbikes < 20lbs
1 29er MTB < 25lbs
and 4 26" heavy steel bikes > 30lbs

the kids bikes are the heavier ones (how does that happen anyways!?!)
The kids aren't "little" per se; our youngest is 11...

I love the though of the hoist setups but I'd be afraid of the kids yanking the bikes up/down all the time. A floor based rack is easy - but takes up a lot of space.

4 of the bikes are continually on the move for work/school, etc and the others don't get much ride time - but are around nonetheless...

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I hang them from large rubber coated hooks screwed into a 2x4 from the rafters from either the front or rear wheel in a staggered pattern, one up, one down and so on.

This picture was after I first set this up and hadn't worked out the staggered thing yet, it's easier to hang them all from the rear wheel but they fit better staggered.



Of course I don't park a car in my garage either though.
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If I had 7 bikes, 4 of which get used everyday, I'd hang 3 of the bikes, and get a standing bike rack for the other 4. I'd situate the bike rack in a way that facilitates its use, ie put it in a prime convenient location in the garage so it is easy to pull in and out. Keep a shelf nearby to store gloves, helmets, shoes, etc.

I see in your OP that you think standing racks take up a lot of space, but your family seems to have committed to being bicycle centric, so you should commit an equal amount of space to support that.
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If I had 7 bikes, 4 of which get used everyday, I'd hang 3 of the bikes, and get a standing bike rack for the other 4. I'd situate the bike rack in a way that facilitates its use, ie put it in a prime convenient location in the garage so it is easy to pull in and out. Keep a shelf nearby to store gloves, helmets, shoes, etc.

I see in your OP that you think standing racks take up a lot of space, but your family seems to have committed to being bicycle centric, so you should commit an equal amount of space to support that.
good points! I really should hang the 3 barely used ones - those hook hangers are relatively cheap - and the other 4 could rotate MUCH easier without the other 3 lounging in the garage
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Whoa... and I thought that my garage was crowded with bikes! I can't wait to show this pic to my wife to justify why I need another bike!

But seriously, I organize my garage in much the same way, with the rarely used bikes hung along the back wall, and the well-used bikes parked on the floor.
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dude.

i think another garage or a very large Tuff Shed.

a couple of guys i know had extra garages built to store/work on their collector cars.

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dude.

i think another garage or a very large Tuff Shed.

a couple of guys i know had extra garages built to store/work on their collector cars.
yah, if I had room for a shed that would be cool
I do need to clear out my 3rd garage bay - it's gone horizontal on everything in a few years - if I clean that up I can likely hang 3-4 bikes pretty easily
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