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Old 11-28-12, 01:03 PM
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Where do you stash YOUR folder?

hey all -

again, relatively new to the folding community but me and my dahon mariner lil' sebastian are enjoying it so far. got some seat-post scratch issues sort of worked out, so i'm back and riding again.

where do you store your folder? at home, at work?

a main reason for getting a folder was because i didn't want to lock a bike outside overnight in NYC, but i have a little studio apartment. there's room in the apt for it, but any really creative storage ideas? bins, bags, hooks, shelves, racks?

and at work, it fits in my little corner and under my desk, but it isn't the smallest folder ever. anyone's work really folder-friendly?

figured this is a fun convo for this forum - though i'm sure it's been discussed previously.

anyway - GO!
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Old 11-28-12, 01:45 PM
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Old 11-28-12, 02:41 PM
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Brompton , lots of choices ..
in a closet?.. people with S.O.'s that don't want to see the Bike
in the home have made nice hinged lid Boxes..
maybe add a padded lid , to sit, on while you take off your shoes.
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In the garage at home because my wife does not think they belong in the dining room any longer. Under my desk at work.
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Old 11-28-12, 03:34 PM
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I have a Frog. It fits well under my desk at work. I used to keep it in an Ikea bag behind a wastebasket, but lately I just leave it visible (in my locked office).

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Old 11-28-12, 04:27 PM
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Bromptons plus the two more (medium) expensive bikes in the house. Two in the basement (among other bikes) and four in the bikeshed. Thinking of buying another one in december (depending on if I can get a good price). That means one in the house has to go into the bikeshed.


On storing: What fietsbob said but in a closet, in the bathroom, under a bed has been mentioned. Behind the couch but also hanging from a front wheel with stem and seatpost folded. It depends on the space you have available. In a box with a lid used as a coffetable, and that guy in Paris had his Swift on the veranda I think.
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Old 11-28-12, 06:44 PM
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Right now? My car boot. Usually, in my back hallway.
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Old 11-29-12, 02:18 AM
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When at home mine either sits in the trunk of my car or in the hallway (wife likes that one...).

At work it sits near the coffee machine in the hallway. No one likes it there but I've had three bikes stolen from the bike rack outside and the official reaction was "what can you do about it" so they can suck it up.
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Old 11-29-12, 09:25 AM
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I'm in NYC too, but fortunately there's just enough space in my kitchen to squeeze my Tern in:

http://i.imgur.com/y6gLF.jpg
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Originally Posted by NeoteriX View Post
I'm in NYC too, but fortunately there's just enough space in my kitchen to squeeze my Tern in:

http://i.imgur.com/y6gLF.jpg
Did you pick the white to match?

Mine gets squeezed in beside the fridge in my tiny flat.
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Old 11-29-12, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by NeoteriX View Post
I'm in NYC too, but fortunately there's just enough space in my kitchen to squeeze my Tern in:

http://i.imgur.com/y6gLF.jpg
real pretty tern, too - nice.

glad many of you guys are also in the same position...regarding my fiancee-roommate not being thrilled that the dahon's current home is right by the front door, ha
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Old 11-29-12, 05:11 PM
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here's the current apartment situation:



could be worse
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Old 11-29-12, 05:13 PM
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in the garage, together with my cars. when at work it's near my work cube or under the desk.
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Old 11-29-12, 07:52 PM
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Well, the custom Fridays live in the garage here in Vancouver along with our 'city' bikes. The Pocket 8's live in a small 6' x 8' Tuff-Shed in Ocean Shores. Both sets of folders take-up a minimal amount of space vs. full-sized bicycles.

When we travel, either set lives on a board in 1/2 of the rear section of our mid-sized SUV.

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I hardly use my folder, living in a multi level house so the
bike can go in the basement. My work is pretty bike
friendly so I usually bring any bike in and hide it in
one of the unused rooms. Although officially; we're
supposed to use the bike racks outside of the buildings.
One of the suits(managers) got mad one time that
I left my roadbike in the breakroom.
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At work in my office.






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I have a Dahon Classic III (two of them) one lives in my work car trunk, the other wanders about, sometimes it is behind the seat in my wife's truck, sometimes in my shop behind the work stand.

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3 of mine live under piano keyboard at moment due to building work, usually in garage. another is living behind sofa.
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OK, probably not taking full advantage of it's folding capabilities, but after having the pleasure of the folder always being near me, I wasn't going to let the road bike live in the shed, was I?

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[h=1]Hang Your Folding Bike in Your Closet (via TreeHugger)[/h]In overhead luggage space (on the train)
Or under the seat (on the train)
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Or, for only 400, get a bikebox
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What results from a 4-year degree in marketing and a 1-hour continuing education course in woodworking.

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Or, for only 400, get a bikebox
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Or, for only 400, get a bikebox
Or buy another s/h Brompton.

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closet re-organization - much improved dahon storage from keeping it right by the front door. not quite as quickly accessible, but i'm not on it every day so it works

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Nice! We New Yorkers just have to make do with the space we have
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