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Old 08-16-16, 07:37 PM
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Billy! Headed your way in December, unfortunately directly to the Big Island. Would love to see what our correspondent in the 50th state is up to...
Ah, wrong island!

But if you do make it to Oahu, you're welcome to borrow a couple of bikes. There aren't many C&V enthusiasts in Hawaii, but I'm trying to hold down the fort.
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Old 08-17-16, 12:17 AM
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Since some have expressed how helpful this thread is, and since I mention it at the beginning, I took a lot of inspiration from others. Likely some of you fine folks reading this now.

Here are a few of the shots I've kept around.
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Originally Posted by billytwosheds
The spacing and way those cranks and bars are hung is pretty neat. I may borrow that design idea from ya.
Feel free!! Also the rims are hung at a 45 degree angle so the hubs/skewers do not interfere with the neighboring rim's and allows me to hang them closer fitting more in...
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Old 08-17-16, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by The Thin Man
Since some have expressed how helpful this thread is, and since I mention it at the beginning, I took a lot of inspiration from others. Likely some of you fine folks reading this now.

Here are a few of the shots I've kept around.
This is some next level stuff...wow.

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^ But where is the espresso machine?
Truth! I don't see a 3-D printer either. Sheesh.
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Originally Posted by billytwosheds
This is some next level stuff...wow.

He said it was a shop - not a museum.
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Originally Posted by The Thin Man
Since some have expressed how helpful this thread is, and since I mention it at the beginning, I took a lot of inspiration from others. Likely some of you fine folks reading this now.

Here are a few of the shots I've kept around.
That's outfitted better than my LBS.
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Originally Posted by The Thin Man
Since some have expressed how helpful this thread is, and since I mention it at the beginning, I took a lot of inspiration from others. Likely some of you fine folks reading this now.

Here are a few of the shots I've kept around.
Damn, I've gotta invite myself over some time!

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Actually, Oakley has set up a cyclists’ pop-up store. That's their space.

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That's outfitted better than my LBS.
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I already posted a bad photo above, but here are a few more pics to give a better sense of my bike den. Nothing as clean & organized as those pics from The Thin Man, but organized enough for me. The top drawer of my toolbox is devoted to bike-specific tool. A nice big workbench with a vise, buffer, and ultrasonic cleaner. An embarrassment of wheels and rims on one wall, and a string of bikes on the other wall, plus a handy parts cabinet in another room.







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My Amazon purchased shop stool with the plastic tractor seat gave way for the second time. So why not upgrade to an Herman Miller mcm original for $15?

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Nice shop Thin Man!

This is mine in my old house as of last July. We've since moved and hope to set a new shop up. I never did like the tools hanging on pegboards myself. I prefer they stay safely stowed and organized in tool chests; however, I may try pegboards again in my new house as I'll have more room. The one thing that is a must for me after all these years and spending years as a young man working in bike shops is a compressor, hose and airheads for schraeder and presta. Sure saves a lot of time. I'm going to set up one overhead in my new house.

I have also often considered getting a SafetyKleen parts washer but never pulled the trigger. I may pull the trigger on the parts washer as I also do 90% of my own work on that Triumph TR-6 you see in the photo below.

Another thing I can't live without is that aluminum drip pan under my bike stand. I got it at the auto parts store and don't work without it. Any small parts that drop, drop into the pan and don't run along the floor. It also catches cleaner, oil, chain lube, etc and keeps from making a mess on the floor. What youi can't see are the floor to ceiling white cabinets on the back wall that contain all of my woodworking tools and equipment. The bandsaw, table saw, belt/disk sander, lathe, router table, spindle sander, etc are all behind me in the photo.

The red tool chest has my bike tools, the blue chest has my automotive tools.


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Old 11-27-16, 11:49 PM
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My humble setup, MTB and Commuter in the garage, Roadie and riding gear indoors. We mostly enter via the garage hence the shoe shelves.


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The one thing that would be very easy to add and that you would probably use as a time saver - a clothesline with a tied loop hanging from the ceiling. When you just need the bike off the floor to do minor stuff, you can just hang it by the seat. Takes one hand. Fast. No chance of an incorrect clamp setting for that particular seatpost or tube. Even faster to get down. You can put a short piece of light bungee on it to keep the loop just above head level. (I don't own a stand nor want one. My space is more crowded and a stand would be a permanent nuisance to get around. My big workbench (not bike specific) is as sturdy as yours and I just lean the bike against it for leverage jobs. I tie a second clothesline from the ceiling when I need a steadier hung bike.

Another think I do is screw a 1/2" plywood with one finished side on top of the tabletop, which for me is 3/4 coarse plywood. Not a big deal to change out the top after enough abuse. (Now, my tabletop also does glue and finishing jobs and heavy, non-bike work. I have a roll-a-round mechanic's table and drawers with a plywood tabletop, back and sides for the bike.)

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Originally Posted by drlogik
Another thing I can't live without is that aluminum drip pan under my bike stand. I got it at the auto parts store and don't work without it
I needed to see that! I won't get an aluminum one though. I'll make a plywood one with edges meant to be stepped on. And may be thin foam liner to minimize bounce. I'm thinking the red flooring liner you get at Home Depot could be perfect and I've got it.

You just saved me hours of looking and quite a few lost parts, Thank you in advance.

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Originally Posted by bikamper
My Dad taught me everything I know about workshop organization.


Unlike my Dad, I cannot put up another building when one gets full, so I purge every now and then. I also practice memory location as to where I put down the last tool I used. Bicycle specific tools are in the second from the bottom drawer in the red roll around. The black roll around holds a boat load of parts and my 3/4" drive set.

In my weak defense, I also rebuild motorcycles, small engines, carbs, lanterns, and anything my wife manages to break in her free time in this space.
We could be twins right down to the heavy wife input, which is handy as she can not complain about my shop.
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Here's my garage / workshop / music practice room. The Park bolt-on stand is nice because it doesn't take up much room, but it'd sure be nice to be able to work on both sides without having to flip the bike around.





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Originally Posted by The Thin Man
Since some have expressed how helpful this thread is, and since I mention it at the beginning, I took a lot of inspiration from others. Likely some of you fine folks reading this now.

Here are a few of the shots I've kept around.
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A project I've been planning for some time now and at the same was able to do some summer cleaning of my garage.

A few bikes have left but I know more will come thru my door.

Ive begun building a second tier for bicycle parking and storage. I realized it was more difficult and tiresome hanging them on hooks from the ceiling.

Heres what i have so far.
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hey, i have that stand. everything else looks wrong though.... sooo organized!!!
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Lovely workshops on show, thanks Thinman for starting the thread, mine is most of the underneath of our house but very damp, I have my tools on a piece of plywood(hate pegboard personally, prefer to screw in or nail in for tool hooks) and my screwdrivers and spanners 🔧 and other tools all housed in a piece of 4x2 timber(got a bit OCD with trying to get as many tools on the 4x2 as poss)very pleased with how it turned out, a great idea for anyone with limited space.


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Originally Posted by malcala622
Ive begun building a second tier for bicycle parking and storage. I realized it was more difficult and tiresome hanging them on hooks from the ceiling.
I look forward to seeing the final product of your second tier. Great idea to maximize that space!
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The realities of living in an apartment (why yes I am single why do you ask? )

most of the work is done here; work-stand and tool box

IMG_3705 by Ryan Surface, on Flickr

I am fortunate to have a laundry room with good shelving where the spares and consumables live, someday I am going to get me one of them fancy garages and/or basements

IMG_3706 by Ryan Surface, on Flickr
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The realities of living in an apartment (why yes I am single why do you ask? ) most of the work is done here; work-stand and tool box
Ryan, you do realize you may not be getting your apartment deposit back, right?!
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