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Old 10-18-19, 12:05 PM
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Storing bikes in NYC...

My wife and I currently have 16 bikes, and we’ll be moving to NYC within the next year. I have to assume storage will be at a premium compared to Chicago simply because apartments are more expensive for less square footage.
does anyone have any storage tricks for bicycles in small spaces?
I am downsizing, but I would like to hang on to 6 or 7 if it’s possible. She’s better at minimizing and Has picked out her two keepers.
When in NY I plan on keeping our two everyday users accessible for commuting and storing the remaining 6 or 7.

I figure on partially disassembling the bikes, as if I were shipping them, but then what?

If anyone has any thoughts, or better yet pictures, I’d like to see them! Emphasis on “compact storage” rather than “display”.

cheers!
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Old 10-18-19, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Chr0m0ly View Post
My wife and I currently have 16 bikes, and we’ll be moving to NYC within the next year. I have to assume storage will be at a premium compared to Chicago simply because apartments are more expensive for less square footage.
does anyone have any storage tricks for bicycles in small spaces?
I am downsizing, but I would like to hang on to 6 or 7 if it’s possible. She’s better at minimizing and Has picked out her two keepers.
When in NY I plan on keeping our two everyday users accessible for commuting and storing the remaining 6 or 7.

I figure on partially disassembling the bikes, as if I were shipping them, but then what?

If anyone has any thoughts, or better yet pictures, I’d like to see them! Emphasis on “compact storage” rather than “display”.

cheers!
Hi. Depending on where in NYC you end up living, you might have the space. I'm in Manhattan (midtown) and use a storage space in Harlem; and each little box fits 4 bikes easily.


Most people I know in Brooklyn and Queens have the space for large collections like yours.
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My apartment in Brooklyn has a small spare room that's not really big enough to be a bedroom, except maybe for a toddler, so I use that for storage. I have had as many as 6 bikes in there, along with all my tools and lots of other junk. I'd say the room is maybe 6' wide and 9' or 10' long. I'd suggest prioritizing an arrangement like than when you're looking for an apartment.
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Many larger apartment buildings will have a shared basement storage room, so that could be an amenity to look for as you hunt for a home - it's possible you could keep most of them there (and a cable looped & locked through them all if need be?) while the daily riders live upstairs.
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