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Old 08-11-13, 10:08 AM
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Garage Bike Storage

I am sure this topic is extensively discussed, but no amount of searching I do (either through the forum search box, or Google) brings anything of substance. I am looking for the most space efficient way to store up to 10 bikes in a garage. What do you do?

SO, can you either direct me to the best threads discussing this, or comment here with your solutions?

Many thanks in advance!
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Old 08-11-13, 10:10 AM
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There are at least a half dozen threads about bike storage on this forum

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Old 08-11-13, 10:13 AM
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Ceiling pulley mount system...$17 on ebay, $24 at performance bike...My wife's bike stays there, mine doesn't get stored yet.//.
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I use the ceiling pulley for bikes or frames in long term storage and for shorter term I use what Harbor Freight calls a cycle tree which hold 4 bikes in about 16 square feet. It's on rollers so it tucks into a 4 ft space and then rolls out to place or remove bikes.
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Avoid using plastic covers as it catches /retains moisture that can cause corrosion on your bike. An old, thin blanket would be a better choice, just to keep the dust and dirt off the bike.
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Old 08-11-13, 11:21 AM
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old bed sheet to cover...it's what i also use on my Harley...cotton is what i prefer.
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Depends how many bikes. I have a lot, so my approach is to mount a piece of 1/2 inch conduit perpendicular to the ceiling joists, then use vinyl coated hooks to hang bikes, frames, and wheels. By far the cheapest option I have found if you are trying to store quite a few
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I bought a "Cycle Tree" from Harbor Freight a couple of years ago that holds 6 bikes in a small footprint plus the caters allow you to move the entire rack if needed. Cost about $32 if you use one of their 20% off coupons.

https://www.harborfreight.com/cycle-t...rage-2628.html

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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
Depends how many bikes. I have a lot, so my approach is to mount a piece of 1/2 inch conduit perpendicular to the ceiling joists, then use vinyl coated hooks to hang bikes, frames, and wheels. By far the cheapest option I have found if you are trying to store quite a few
I chose this method, but made my own design of hooks and also made the pipe self-supporting using 2x6 lumber A-frames at each end.

You can easily hang 15 bikes along a 10 foot length of pipe, which can be attached directly to overhead floor joists.

I made a tool for bending up to 3/8" steel rod, but 40-pounds will hang safely from hooks made from 3/16" steel rod if the bend radious doesn't exceed 5/8". The 3/16" rod hooks are toward the right in this photo, while the thicker ones might hold a small motorcycle.



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Pipe is a lot stronger than conduit, so I have to attach the conduit to every other ceiling joist.
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Stop messing around and put an addition on your garage.

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Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
Stop messing around and put an addition on your garage.

Looks just like your garage buddy!
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Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
Looks just like your garage buddy!
I think that's the pre-addition photo.
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Old 08-11-13, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Notgrownup View Post
Ceiling pulley mount system...$17 on ebay, $24 at performance bike...My wife's bike stays there, mine doesn't get stored yet.//.
Thank you - looks like Harbor Freight has these for $8.99 (with 20% off), will add a few to my order for the longer term stored bikes.

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I use the ceiling pulley for bikes or frames in long term storage and for shorter term I use what Harbor Freight calls a cycle tree which hold 4 bikes in about 16 square feet. It's on rollers so it tucks into a 4 ft space and then rolls out to place or remove bikes.
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I bought a "Cycle Tree" from Harbor Freight a couple of years ago that holds 6 bikes in a small footprint plus the caters allow you to move the entire rack if needed. Cost about $32 if you use one of their 20% off coupons.

https://www.harborfreight.com/cycle-t...rage-2628.html
Perfect! Order placed. The coupon is right on their site, and it's on sale right now. Great deal!

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There are at least a half dozen threads about bike storage on this forum

Google:

bike storage bikeforums site:www.bikeforums.net
Thank you for teaching me how to search. The search built into the site is basically worthless ...
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Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
Stop messing around and put an addition on your garage.

That looks like a carthedral to me, what you want is a garage-mahal.
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If you carefully stack your bikes; it's amazing how many you can store.......
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Kobalt K-rail and the bike hooks to the wall. Holds em nice and steady and you can close pack them. Prolly about $40 total at Home Depot. Expandable too.
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My rafters are spaced 2' OC, so I hang a bike from each one, upside down, using two bicycle storage hooks.
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