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Bike Storage - Where do you keep your bikes?

Old 08-25-11, 06:31 PM
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Bike Storage - Where do you keep your bikes?

I know there was a thread in the past that touched base on some different racks to store a mass of bikes, but I did some searching and didn't find it. It's a pretty useful thing to see pictures of as addicts - we need to know if we're doin' it right!

I personally love seeing my bikes, and can't stand to have them all garaged up. I have two penny farthings taking up huge amounts of room in my bedroom, haha. We have a massive garage and space for storage, yet I keep them in my small apartment, because I like my bikes. They are art. They are history. They are unique. I built this thing in a few minutes today, and while it's simple, it's also rustic and unique, turning one of my bikes (which I ride nearly daily) into art when it's not in use!

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garage for me - wife would not share the 'art' opinion of my bikes
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There's another thread somewhere, with some creative indoor display mounts. It gave me some ideas to build my own. I used some pipe and fittings that I had on hand, along with a few old spokes.



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Old 08-25-11, 06:55 PM
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I have a "man room," basically it's the smaller bedroom in our small 2 bedroom apartment. I park in there, as well as using it to work on bikes, computers, do drawings, brew beer... It's tough to get more than 2 bikes in there and I'm trying to convince my girlfriend that one of these oak racks (https://www.amazon.com/Gear-Floor-Cei...4320101&sr=8-2) would look good with a couple pretty bikes on it in the living room. The negotiations are not going well.
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Old 08-25-11, 06:58 PM
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My room mate and I have 8 bikes in what is supposed to be our dining room.
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Old 08-25-11, 06:59 PM
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I store my bike in our garage, and the cars stay outside. I'll check with my wife and see if she will let me display my bike as art in our den, but I don't think it will fly.
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three in my Living Room, four in the basement and one at my girlfriend's...
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Right now, the 93 Raleigh is in my office, 84 Colnago in my bedroom, Surly LHT in the living room (along with my new tent which I set up there just for fun).

the rest of them, winter beater project, 88-89 Bianchi Project, 89 Schwinn traveller project + some flip bikes and a whack of parts are all out in my little shed.
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Old 08-25-11, 08:23 PM
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One in the bedroom closet, one on the bedroom wall, one in the bedroom just leaning against the wall, 4 on hooks in the shed. Plus the old Schwinn stays outside in the driveway for everyone to use. The neighborhood kids will use it for whatever reason, sometimes its gone all day but it always finds it way back home.
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The main 4 bike rotation is in the living room, the Mondia is in my office hanging on the wall. The rest are in the garage.
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I think the old thread was "where do your bikes sleep?" or something like that.

Currently, 8 are on wall racks in the garage. 4 are on the floor of the garage.
It's a big garage, so the cars sleep there, too.

I have a ceiling lift ready. Just in case.

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Old 08-25-11, 08:34 PM
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I keep mine in the garage - the car's out and the bikes are in.
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I currenly have trust-issues that prevent garage storage, therefore:



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I currenly have trust-issues that prevent garage storage, therefore:



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I'd be careful of the bedroom as well - looks like a cat burglar in the background!
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Old 08-25-11, 08:46 PM
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I currenly have trust-issues that prevent garage storage, therefore:
I'm not sure why anyone would want to steal from somebody so skilled with a drill.
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I keep mine locked in my backyard shed
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You single guys are lucky! Bikes in bedrooms, living rooms....I remember one of the members here (Howard) posted he sneaked his new purchases past his wife and stashes them in his shower.

Detente in our household is that bikes stay in the garage, backyard (later a shed), or attic space. They are forbidden in the living space.

I have some uncertain projects hanging in the attic, and all the rest are in the garage in boxes, or hanging off the ground. I bought a dozen Yakima Ground Control rack bike hangers on close out. And created a mount for them along a wall.
But their capacity has been eclipsed. (Damn N+1) Now I'm studying Randyjawa's tightly packed vertical arrangement from another thread. My roomy garage must share space with cars.

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There's another thread somewhere, with some creative indoor display mounts. It gave me some ideas to build my own. I used some pipe and fittings that I had on hand, along with a few old spokes.



I am *all* about this.
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I have a little nook-ish area off the kitchen where my bikes live.
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Originally Posted by lostarchitect View Post
I have a "man room," basically it's the smaller bedroom in our small 2 bedroom apartment. I park in there, as well as using it to work on bikes, computers, do drawings, brew beer... It's tough to get more than 2 bikes in there and I'm trying to convince my girlfriend that one of these oak racks (https://www.amazon.com/Gear-Floor-Cei...4320101&sr=8-2) would look good with a couple pretty bikes on it in the living room. The negotiations are not going well.
You can see the oak rack in the background...unfortunately it doesn't hold 8 bikes
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My storage is a bit infamous. I'll post pics eventually.
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It might be easier to say where I don't store bikes. Its worse now because I am doing more flipping becasue I am between jobs.

I look forward to sometime in the nearish future where displaying a bike as art actually makes sense becasue there are not bikes everywhere. It won't be a tough sell to for the bike art idea from my wife.
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Two hanging in the garage, two on the garage floor, one frame in the living room, one maybe two on the way. Two in the middle bedroom in Cuba.
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Deleted my earlier message, I'll just simplify it by saying I have them just about everywhere... Both garages, under the porch, in a back bedroom, all over the workshop, in the basement, etc... And then I have all the parts, components and consumables.
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Old 08-27-11, 08:48 PM
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bikes are in the garage, guitars are in cases, guns under pillows, and little willy.. well, never mind that...

Sorry, I don't fetishize bike stuff, but it is perfectly ok if others do.
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