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Old 05-28-10, 12:54 PM
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sorry for the crappy pics,

my bike cave is literally a cave, it's dark and hard to get the lighting right. Anyways, I snapped a few shots today as I'm in the middle of a big clean up and organize project to get everything sorted out and easier to work with.

My cave consists of the following bikes:

1984 Team Raleigh (converted to fixed)
1997 GT GTB
1984 Peugeot PGN10 (converted to fixed)
1980 Lotus Classique
1981 Trek 614
1980 Trek 613
1979 Holdsworth Professional
198? Velo-Sport (converted to Porteur)
1983? Gitane Olympic Recor II
1972 Raleigh Sports ladies
1972 Raleigh Sports mens
1942 Swiss Military bicycle
1973 Raleigh Sports mens
1974 Raleigh Sports mens
1974 Raleigh Twenty folder
1984 Ciocc MOCKBA '80

Park Tools stand (currently in the living room..hence the clean up lol I need more room

and a large mish-mash of parts, wheels, tires
TV & Radio
Lots of shelving and an old couch and dresser(to hold bike parts)
A nice big work table

anyways...some crappypics:











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Old 05-28-10, 12:57 PM
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I hope to take some better pics once everything is sorted out and organized
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these are all quite impressive. most of you are better equipped than some bike shops i've been to.
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^^ Cobrabyte, I like what you're doing. Those are some SWEET looking rides.

I'd love to see more photos of the Porteur-rack bike, and the Blue Touring/Rando project (?) on the wall.

Good stuff!!
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Wow! I have that same cloth RATM poster at home!
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Old 05-28-10, 01:48 PM
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these are all quite impressive. most of you are better equipped than some bike shops i've been to.
Mine is a bike repair shop and think that if things keep going the way they are will need a bigger space as I have a number of custom frames here and need some proper display space.

Starting to stock custom hubs and will soon have custom made racks available...
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Old 05-28-10, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Maddox View Post
^^ Cobrabyte, I like what you're doing. Those are some SWEET looking rides.

I'd love to see more photos of the Porteur-rack bike, and the Blue Touring/Rando project (?) on the wall.

Good stuff!!
Thanks! here's some links to my Flickr sets for those two bikes:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/cobraby...7614512256440/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/cobraby...7622233689249/

The two grey 1972 Raleigh Sports (mens & ladies) are going to my parents. I have enough spare parts to complete them so it's just a matter of setting up a workspace.

The other two Raleigh Sports are for me & my girlfriend

I hope to have everything sorted out this week as there is a big swap meet next Sunday and I'd like to unload what I know I don't want. I have a feeling that I will probably end up going home with more than I bring lol but hopefully it's stuff I am currently looking for. What doesn't sell or trade out of that stuff will go to the local co-op.
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Just stumbled on this website, which might serve as added inspiration: https://www.biketoss.com/

A whole lot o' messy going on!

(Note: Double-posted on the other "bike cave" thread in FOO.)
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I've got one question... How loaded ARE you guys?
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Cobrabyte, you still got that yellow Turbo? PM if you do and are willing to part with it, I have a very interested buyer.

I took these a few weeks ago but forgot to post. This was my temporary bike cave over the summer. It's a small closet in the basement that was large enough to hold most of my tools, spare parts, etc. Bikes had to be stored else where.









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I've got one question... How loaded ARE you guys?
Umm...define loaded.
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This reminds me that I really need to tidy up the cave this week... it was a fairly busy summer and I need to load up a bunch of stuff to donate to a few bike charities.

And there are more bikes in the cave now which puts space at a premium.
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To redxj, bibliobob, Sixty Fiver,

Guys, are you professionals (shop owners, operators, mechanics,...) or are you just incredibly lucky to have a home shop like the ones above, or what?
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I make my living repairing bicycles, building wheels, and need to find more space to set up a frame building shop and expand my repair shop.

I had a commercial space for a time but outgrew that and had this big empty garage that has been serving me quite well as a work and storage space.
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Old 10-04-10, 04:24 PM
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To redxj, bibliobob, Sixty Fiver,

Guys, are you professionals (shop owners, operators, mechanics,...) or are you just incredibly lucky to have a home shop like the ones above, or what?
Not a pro here, but I stayed at a HIEX not too long back

I wrenched bikes in high school, kept most of the tools and bought more along the way. Bike wrenching doesn't pay enough to keep me in the manner to which I have become accustomed. I firmly believe in doing the job right, regardless of what the job is. And in this case it is maintaining my favorite bikes.

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To redxj, bibliobob, Sixty Fiver,

Guys, are you professionals (shop owners, operators, mechanics,...) or are you just incredibly lucky to have a home shop like the ones above, or what?
Pro. I am a bike mechanic at a local bike shop. But, the basement shop started a number of years before getting a job in a shop. I started out slow buying tools when I need them, and then got a big boost with buying a lot of tools when another bike shop went under. The last few years though the new tools and parts came with my employee discount, and often paid by the bike flipping I do on the side.
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All I can say about all the bike caves is WOW!

This thread is like "Hoarders" - but in a good way

Props to all. Someday I will have my dream cave, too...
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cobrabyte...got any pictures of that Swiss Military bike, that looks interesting.

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Yay! A zombie thread!!!

Some sound information and the proper tool for the job can make all the difference. I have some more ideas for improvements, but this was a start.

Panorama photos produce some amusing images, btw.







The objective was to provide storage for vintage bikes, so a few coats of shellac seemed appropriate.




and it works!


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How long are the boards? Distance between the hooks?


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Yay! A zombie thread!!!

Some sound information and the proper tool for the job can make all the difference. I have some more ideas for improvements, but this was a start.

Panorama photos produce some amusing images, btw.







The objective was to provide storage for vintage bikes, so a few coats of shellac seemed appropriate.




and it works!


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How long are the boards? Distance between the hooks?
10' x 2" x 4" 22" spacing between hooks. 14" from bottom of lower row to bottom of upper row. The site specifies the lowest hooks should be 65" from the floor. If you're hanging 3-speeds, I suggest going an inch or two higher.

Part two will be holders for wheels and tires.
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I try to keep my areas pretty civilized. My designated theatre room has space fopr 4 bikes to line the walls -- only one is up in this pic but i can see the bike hanger in the distance for another one. This is a loft above my garage and office, where the "Bike Cave" continues -- office and garage -- I keep the tools licked away in a couple of rollaways not visible in the pics, and spares and cast off parts are tucked away in Rubbermaid type storage bins and are mostly stored under a stairwell
(dont want to show pics of that rats nest ) -- but since these pics are pretty old , i may update my post here this afternoon when i get home - i want to hook up a soundbar to the TV up there anyway






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Up[dates pics --- i spent a few hours cleaning up my Bike Cave last night and trying to decide which bikes get their place on the wall . Fell asleep on the couch up there when the tasks were done watching a C&V movie as well -- id like to say it was Breaking Away, but it was Raiders of the Lost Ark

Anyway ---

[img]https://i.imgur.com/0k5sovK.jpg







And a new wing in my "museum" is the Hall o' Yeti's --

uy



Mercy, i love looking at this bike -- if the darn thing weren't geared so tall, i would get it and get it dirty more often





And - the horror show downstairs








And -- all the goodies under the stairs i referenced earlier -- tucked away in an extremely disorganized fashion in plastic boxes


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Does hanging vertical like this cause any wheel issues? It always seemed like a bad idea to me, but I don't know why.
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