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Does anybody know a good way to store a bike?

Old 08-11-19, 11:23 AM
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Does anybody know a good way to store a bike?

my bikes are very heavy and can not be tipped over, there are not many places i can store it but i could use some ideas
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Old 08-14-19, 12:11 PM
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Home? Work? Garage? Inside house? A little information on what you are looking for would help.
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Old 08-16-19, 08:04 PM
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Inside your Home or Apartment, or inside your Garage!!

I do know some people who just chain and padlock their bicycle on their back porch or on their back deck.
They will bring it INSIDE when the weather forecast calls for extented Rain.

Things will work better, and remain in the best condition IF YOU STORE YOUR BICYCLE INDOORS WITHIN A CLIMATE-CONTROLLED ENVIROMENT. An unheated garage or fully enclosed locked shed is not as good perhaps as a home's basement (assuming no basement flooding issues..).

What the heck is the problem with getting a HEAVY bicycle Inside Your Home or Apartment.......... The bicycle has wheels and STAIRS are STAIRS....the individual stair risers aren't too high and generally stairs aren't too steep (they surely can be though..). Just as the Coca-cola and Budweiser and Miller Beer ROUTE SERVICERS have to Use Ordinary HAND TRUCKS to get up the stairs at bodegas, Convenience Stores, Restaurants, Bars, etc.............YOU CAN CERTAINLY ROLL A 55 pound BEACH CRUISER UP ANY STAIRS, ONE STEP AT A TIME, Rolling It.....NOT FULLY CARRYING ALL 55 POUNDS FREE OF THE STAIRCASE!! Many 83 year old Grandmas can do it, as they know how to roll it, one step at a time.

Now if you live in a tiny efficiency studio apartment that is just about twice the size of a Port-O-Let, well then you might need to LIMIT your bicycle collection to just one bicycle. You've got to be realistic as you can't be one of those horder types if your're residing in a 1 bedroom efficiency. Like everything else, you probably want to have realistic priorities, otherwise your spouse, guests, and family may begin to have issues with you. Get it together and be able to afford the necessary 'space' needed to both live comfortably and properly contain and store your collection, AND skip acquiring any more until you can move in to a much larger, better equipped, living arrangement. Maybe that means saving money and focusing on getting a higher paying job with better wage/raise prospects in the near and long-term future, instead of collecting more that you cannot store! If you choose to ignore all of what I just suggested and where you currently reside has a backyard of some kind and the neighbors wouldn't mind one of those Harbour Freight type of One-Car Sized portable garage made with aluminum frame tubing and Tent Material that is tarp like that fully covers with a roof and four sides.................often Harbour Freight has such a deluxe One-car garage on sale for less than $389. You likely could store plenty of bikes and other junk inside of that Harbour Freight thing. Just remember that the fun part of Bicycling is having the time to get out and ride your bike(s). If you're constantly managing junk like Fred Sanford, where that takes most all of the time that you could devote to actual riding, well then it is my opinion that you're doing it the wrong way. Fred Sanford or Fred Bikerider, it really is difficult to do both.
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What’s the problem with an unheated garage? Bikes are not bottles of wine, after all.
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I hang my bikes upside down from the rims, using nails or hooks. If they're nice bikes and kept clean, they make good wall art in an apartment or house.
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Originally Posted by Carbonfiberboy
I hang my bikes upside down from the rims, using nails or hooks. If they're nice bikes and kept clean, they make good wall art in an apartment or house.
UPSIDE DOWN? How undignified!
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I keep this "old thing" in my cubicle...
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I learned where not to store it.
I left my old mountain bike in one of those old metal sheds. The leaves plugged the drain trough and rain water backed up on the roof and leaked all over my bike. Pretty much rusted everything that wasn't painted.
Laid her to rest with "Free" sign against my front tree. Took days before it was gone.
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I used to but at 76 haven't the strength to lift them up and down. Now stored in the dog run under bike covers.
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I have a couple feedback sports RAAKs, Velo column and some other rack that is similar to velo column but has a base.... to my wife dismay there are up to 5 bikes in the house at most times.. tough cookies. Usually the garage will have the kids bikes and mountain bikes and wheel sets of which I have lots.
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Originally Posted by zjrog

I keep this "old thing" in my cubicle...
Wow. That is great. Gotta show this to my co-worker. We recently discussed where to keep our bikes if we brought them in, and we joked around about in our cubicles. Now we have something to go off of.
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Originally Posted by N00b_Cyclist
Wow. That is great. Gotta show this to my co-worker. We recently discussed where to keep our bikes if we brought them in, and we joked around about in our cubicles. Now we have something to go off of.
No worries, I never asked, I just did it... I just drilled a couple holes for the Topeak (I believe) wall mount. I checked before drilling to make sure it wouldn't rub the tire on the ceiling. And I have a cabinet above the desk area, so I have to keep the seat down to open that cabinet.
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