Hey! Like the setup. Especially the homebrew work/bike stand.
I am going to have to copy that.
What'd you end up doing on the bottom...any pictures?
Mine's called "my kitchen."
2008 Masi Speciale Fixed
Yea, I doubt a picture of my driveway would be in keeping with the flavor of the thread. I worship guys with their own, dedicated space. I don't even have an actual work stand. I use one of those showroom stands that lift the rear wheel off the ground. But, I try to pull it off as manly ruggedness by throwing my Hozan lockring tool on the ground whenever I'm doing as much as putting air in the tires.
Are those downtube shifters? Damn, I thought those were just fairy tales. Yuk yuk yuk. I like the paint on that bike.
I share my work space with my motorcycles so my "bike" space is sort of mobile around the garage. I have a workbench next to the motorcycle lift and a couple of tool boxes, air compressor, lighting and all that plus some storage. My motorcycle riding gear is stored in closets as well. I park 5 motorcycles in there with all that along with 2 gun safes.
I shuttle my bike stand (Feedback Pro Elite) around to open spots and have a cheap Harbor Freight worktable on wheels to go with it which holds my bike tool only box and allows some work space. I learned to keep bike tools separate so I don't have to go look for stuff all over. My bikes hang from the ceiling when not used or in a 2 bike stand on the floor when they are. I keep some bikes in another shed or in my enclosed motorcycle trailer outside. This garage is heated and attached to my house and runs 24x26 with 11 ft ceilings. I have another 24x30 garage detached plus a 16x20 shed.
I guess I could take pics of all that but its a lot of years of hobby accumulation to move around to just show my bike work space which moves around anyway.
07 Trek 7.5FX / 09 Scott CX Team / 10 Specialized Rockhopper Expert 29
90 GT Timberline Redux / 09 Kona Paddy Wagon / 11 Salsa Fargo (V2)
09 Salsa La Cruz / 08 OS Bikes Blackbuck / 11 Salsa Vaya "Touring Edition"/
11 Salsa Mukluk w/BFL's and racks
there's a thread for this in the road forum
there are some severely epic setups
My garage is dedicated to anything with 2 wheels: 14 bicycles and 4 motorcycles. No 4 wheel vehicles allowed! The work bench was built for me by a cabinetmaker/carpenter friend over 30 years ago, and has been in 4 different homes and 3 different states. A key feature is a raised lip all around the top to keep ball bearings etc. from rolling away. And of course, a good bench vise is essential. The work stand is a Park professional shop stand, and it is well worth the $400 cost. Also, note the old Suntour Winner freewheel shop board, which allows me to build up old school freewheels for my older bikes. I have separate flourescent fixtures over the workbench and work stand. Not shown is a wheel truing stand and centering tool.
I have a little toolbox next to a step ladder. When I'm not sitting on the step ladder, I put the toolbox on it. Looks more professional.
I want a garage... Damn this apartment living...
my shop is at work , i am a bike mechanic .
i have plaae to live but it seems that i am at work more than i am not .
just the same when my life is cycling .
1989 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra|1991 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra
1991 Eddy merckx Corsa Extra Time trials|1992 Eddy Merckx Strada
1994 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra|1998 Eddy Merckx MX Leader
2006 Trek 5.2 SL|2009 Trek Portland
2009 On-One Il Pompino|Going to order a Independent Fabrications
When I have a job, and am not stuck living in a ****ty apartment... I'd love to have a garage dedicated to bicycles, motors, and all my toys.... much like my dad's garage now... Also I'll have a separate shaping room dedicated to shaping surfboards.... I'll also live in New Zealand... on the water. hmmm
I like bikes.