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Old 02-15-18, 05:10 AM
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Buying a new house with bike parking!

been renting for the last year and decided to buy an inexpensive house. i will now be parking the bikes inside on the enclosed front porch. the house needs some work but i got it very cheap so i can afford to do a few things.

the inside pic is looking out at the porch.
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Old 02-15-18, 05:47 AM
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Cool. I like house pictures on BF.

I also got my place "cheap" because it needs a **** ton of work.

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Originally Posted by 52telecaster View Post
been renting for the last year and decided to buy an inexpensive house. i will now be parking the bikes inside on the enclosed front porch. the house needs some work but i got it very cheap so i can afford to do a few things.

the inside pic is looking out at the porch.
Definitely a fixer-upper, at least on the outside. Inside looks like it's in good condition.

I have a few bikes parked in my 'mudroom'. It's great and handy, but cold in the winter so lights need to come inside to keep warm.

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Cool. I like house pictures on BF.

I also got my place "cheap" because it needs a **** ton of work.
I recall seeing those progress pictures of yours. You should post some pics of the finished work.
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Originally Posted by mcours2006 View Post


I recall seeing those progress pictures of yours. You should post some pics of the finished work.
We've just got some plaster on the wall and have painted two of the bedrooms.

Still need radiators, architraves for the windows and heat gunning / scraping the doors. Skirting boards and engineered wood flooring as well.

These things take time and money.
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so the porch is where the bikes will be?
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Old 02-15-18, 08:19 AM
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so the porch is where the bikes will be?
enclosed porch with a locked door. also my lights are dyno so i dont worry about batteries.
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Old 02-15-18, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by mcours2006 View Post
Definitely a fixer-upper, at least on the outside. Inside looks like it's in good condition.

I have a few bikes parked in my 'mudroom'. It's great and handy, but cold in the winter so lights need to come inside to keep warm.



I recall seeing those progress pictures of yours. You should post some pics of the finished work.
my gf wants to paint the exterior. other than that everything is move in able. actually if everything was perfect i couldnt possibly afford it.

i am going to put bike hangers on the porch so i can have 3 bikes ready to roll depending on the weather.
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Indoor bike parking, very nice! Enjoy the new house!
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Originally Posted by 52telecaster View Post
my gf wants to paint the exterior. other than that everything is move in able. actually if everything was perfect i couldnt possibly afford it.

i am going to put bike hangers on the porch so i can have 3 bikes ready to roll depending on the weather.
I would be a little bit weary of storing outside especially after rain/snow ... will you wipe them down everyday?

And congrats on the house ... that's a big deal.

Property prices have stagnated over here after the Brexit vote, but what can one do?
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Make sure you secure the bikes...Things get stolen off of porches all the time.

After 13 years of storing my bikes IN the house, this past year we bought a place with an oversized two car garage...And we only have one car. The rest of the space is for bikes, workbench, tools, futon, 'fridge...It's boss, baby.

PS: Just looked at the photo. That's a nice old bungalow. Good wood in there. Those awnings were probably not original -- pull those off and it'll really open the place up. Also, the porch was probably not originally enclosed, but that sounds like a useful addition for you. Check Sherwin-Williams for paint - they have a collection of period-correct color combos for Bungalows or Craftsman houses.

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Old 02-15-18, 02:39 PM
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I would be a little bit weary of storing outside especially after rain/snow ... will you wipe them down everyday?

And congrats on the house ... that's a big deal.

Property prices have stagnated over here after the Brexit vote, but what can one do?
right now they are chained to a railing with a tarp that sometimes stays on them, i dont wipe em down here either. mike bikes get ridden and i service them when needed.
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Awnings over the windows are a functional, retro touch.
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Old 02-15-18, 03:12 PM
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awnings over the windows are a functional, retro touch.
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Nice house, congrats!
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Looks great, congrats!

If you're worried about water/snowmelt, get some washing machine trays to put down
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Honestly with a good pressure washing, the exterior would probably look about 70% better - it just looks a bit dirty, kinda like buying a bike off CL that doesn't look so good until it's cleaned up and you really notice how good a shape it's in. Congrats on the purchase!
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Wow! If it has good "bones" and you can do most of the work yourself, you are very lucky. That front room looks very nice. Congrats and good luck!
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Wow! If it has good "bones" and you can do most of the work yourself, you are very lucky. That front room looks very nice. Congrats and good luck!
ty, it has a few minor issues but most of it looks as cool as the front room. we are thinking a polychrome exterior in deep purple and sage. the porch has amazing room for 3 bikes and my trailer easy. 1 stall garage out back if i want to set up my bike shop in there.
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I just have an entryway - Mudroom , but I can lean several bikes against each other,

helps that 2 of the 3 are folding bikes..
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good luck with the house ... made some progress with ours over the weekend ... installed the vertical and horizontal column radiators ... matches the steel beams that we will leave exposed. will probably mount the bike the front of the house in a vertical position.

just in time for some more heat as it might snow here (!) for the first time since 2010/11
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I'll probably go with something like this attached to the outside of the house.
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@acidfast7, oil your bike everywhere. I imagine the air there is quite damp.
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Originally Posted by 52telecaster View Post
ty, it has a few minor issues but most of it looks as cool as the front room. we are thinking a polychrome exterior in deep purple and sage.
Sounds nice, there's a house in my neighborhood with that color scheme, and it looks very bold and snappy (I'm assuming you mean sage for the main color, and deep purple only for accents...)
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@acidfast7, oil your bike everywhere. I imagine the air there is quite damp.
It rusts just sitting outside at work. 500m from the sea. Very salty air.

That is a small price to pay.
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It rusts just sitting outside at work. 500m from the sea. Very salty air.

That is a small price to pay.
And it's especially small for you, since you're frugal with bikes.
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