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Old 07-28-20, 07:48 PM
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Show me your storage solution

Ok, we all love our bikes way too much and I confess to adding to, but never subtracting from, the herd. So to enable my habit/addiction, I really need a way to house all those bikes in the garage. Post a picture of your solution for putting 4 grail bikes in a space big enough for 3. Thinning the herd is not an option...neither is selling the car.
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Old 07-28-20, 08:37 PM
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Google your subject and you will find multiple threads on the subject.
However, this is my solution with a 12 foot ceiling. I regret it is not 14 or better as I could hang above the garage door. Early picture. Stagger the hoists.
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Looking through the Bianchi, with the Siegers behind me. Bikes hanging from garage rafters using bicycle storage hooks. Can alternate front-to-back to cram in more, if need be.
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The closest bikes in this picture are packed fairly tight by staggering them high & low. The upper bikes are hung from ceiling hooks in 16" studs, which is ~40cm, or the width of handlebars (I ride the 40 cm variety). The bottom row of bikes fit nicely between the upper bikes using wall hooks. I use some foam pads on the top tubes for added protection. I could fit another bike between the LOOK and the De Rosa if N+1 strikes again.

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Garage? Y..you leave your bikes in a garage???
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I got nothing.
I gave up.
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Married in Manhattan means storage space for the spillover. I rent two spaces for bikes.

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Here is my solution to garage storage. Well, this week's solution to garage storage. In addition to these bikes, I have several stored in another garage and a few wheels stored under the front porch.
This is a pretty easy system. I mounted 2x4s across the ceiling studs. Then, I inserted screw eyes in the 2-byes and slid steel conduit through them. The stainless steel hooks are from Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/Stainless-K...NU/ref=sr_1_18. You just need to reform them a bit. The hooks slide on the conduit, enabling me to shuffle tightly packed bikes and wheels.


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I forgot to mention that 10 inch spacing between mounts works if you off-set or reverse mount bikes. This only applies to drop bar bikes. I have difficulty with up right bars as they are wider. I could have over come that issue if my Plywood was wider!
Took this the other day. Just for giggles.
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Standard room and board.. Bin storage underneath
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This is the method I use, and it works better than you can imagine. A wonderful system!
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10 bikes hanging in a 10' space. Each bike staggered hanging front wheel then rear wheel. No problemo.



here's a picture of a bunch of drop handlebars just for thrills!
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I took off the cloth that I use to keep the dust off.

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All these



Fit here (This is the first time the garage has been empty in 25+ years)



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That’s 10 bike and a car in the garage
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I didn't notice the dowel pinning it in place until this was quoted. Brilliant!
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I didn't notice the dowel pinning it in place until this was quoted. Brilliant!



Each docking station consists of the following pieces:

two 3 1/2" x 3/4" x 8" boards
one 1 3/4" x 3/4" x 8" furring strip
one 3/8" x 4" dowel
eight 1 1/2" wood screws

Glued and screwed together, Attached to the wall/plank with screws or toggle bolts, as needed.

1/2" holes for the dowel were drilled after the frame was glued and screwed together.

The stations hold each bike vertically against the wall, while the bike's weight is actually resting on the rear wheel on the floor.

All made from scrap wood and screws I had on hand. So basically, free.
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Off-the-shelf option

Lots of custom-built and awesome solutions have been posted. I kept meaning to do something like that, but never did so, and then went for a store-bought solution. I have the "Monkey Bars 6-bike Storage Rack". Six hooks on a ~48" bar. The way I mounted it, the outer hooks are really at the ends (one end needed a ziptie to prevent slipping off the end), so the bikes are really ~9" center to center, but need an extra half-bike-width at each end.

The directions put the brackets at the end, so the bikes would be more like 8" center to center. The rack gets lots of bad reviews from folks saying that you can't unhang a bike in the middle without knocking all the other bikes. One site lists it for "long-term storage", presumably for that reason.

Even nose-to-tail, 9" CTC is a challenge, especially with flat-bar bikes in the family. It can definitely be a lift and bump and shift to get a bike out of the middle. Easier to take down the end-bike, shift bikes over to make a gap. If I were hanging more good-looking bikes, I'd probably want to drop out one whole hook and just use 5 of the six. As it is, mine is used weekly, my daughters bi-weekly, and the others monthly, so having them in the inverse order works out fine. But even 5 bikes in ~50" is pretty good.


It probably isn't possible to tell from the photo, but my Ironman is separated from the others by a slot hanging only a front wheel, not a bike!
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A clean, efficient setup but... what if you want to get to that extension ladder?!
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10 bikes hanging in a 10' space. Each bike staggered hanging front wheel then rear wheel. No problemo.



here's a picture of a bunch of drop handlebars just for thrills!
Before the Covid, I had a job maintaining a rental fleet. They are hung like this. I had trouble lifting them onto and off the hooks, especially the rear wheel up version. And in my own shop I also had that problem, until I discovered the roll up dowel method.
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A clean, efficient setup but... what if you want to get to that extension ladder?!
That metal extension ladder has been used exactly once in the last 30 or so years. There's another ladder on the opposite wall of the garage, hanging no hooks.

It's not really noticeable in the picture, but each of the bikes are cable locked to that metal ladder, which is why it's there.
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