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Old 04-29-19, 09:29 PM
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Someone mentioned security in the garage; I hang my bikes as I mentioned, I run a long cable through my bikes and lock it. Cable is not real high security but they have to break into my garage, then cut the cable, a lot of work to do with a high risk of getting caught as time elapses while my alarm is calling the cops.
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Old 04-30-19, 03:30 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
What's a garage?

Something for storing lots of junk in .... in fact you can keep virtually anything you like in them except for a car.
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Old 04-30-19, 10:41 AM
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Dont be this guy. 8 bikes, 4 on a Harbor Freight t-bar dolly, 4 on J-hooks, + 2 cars and laundry, in a two car garage. Thinking about a Tuff-shed.
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Old 04-30-19, 10:49 AM
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4 hooks that hang bikes from the rear wheel.
1 bike hung by both wheels


I made wheel hooks from wire coat hangers and put fuel hose over the hook to protect them. I have enough for 8 wheels.
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Old 05-01-19, 11:41 AM
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the back of my garage has an enclosed workshop type area. I keep my bikes in there. I made a few stands with pVC pipe and board. (from a seth's bike hacks video)

my father in law almost everytime they visit says that we have a huge garage for era our house was built in. I like the extra space.
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Old 05-01-19, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by pressed001 View Post
Simple. Cheap. And spatially optimized.

Listen, I think it's about time we talk about your problem. You are running out of wall.
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Old 05-01-19, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by str8jakett View Post
Listen, I think it's about time we talk about your problem. You are running out of wall.
He's probably OK for now ... I'm guessing he's got another wall the opposite side of the room and then he can start with the ceiling
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Old 05-01-19, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Lovespicyfood View Post
Hey Everyone,

Just purchased a new home and looking at setting up the garage. Previously, I have used a few of these and it worked pretty well:
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt...-202305470-_-N

I don't think I have enough wall space in the new garage so I'm thinking of using this:
https://www.harborfreight.com/mobile...age-61231.html

^Anyone use something like this? Has good reviews and the price is right...doesn't seem like it could work for 6 bikes from reviews, but I just need it for 4...
Who is the Jay Leno of bikes?
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Old 05-02-19, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
These are the cheapest option if your ceiling is not too high.

Yep, that's what I use. I hang the bikes upside down by the wheels with the bikes facing opposite directions for handlebar clearance.
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Old 05-02-19, 07:32 AM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Given how often Bikes are stolen from garages , Do, think about how you will secure them inside your garage..
My trick to keep my property in my garage from being stolen is to shut the garage door when I'm not in the garage. And lock the door(s).

Of course, I see many of my neighbors that leave their garage doors open all day and into the night. It's like they've never lived in a city or had anything stolen before.
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Old 05-02-19, 08:30 AM
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@FiftySix my neighbors do the same. I have two different ones whose garage is open all the time.
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Old 05-02-19, 01:16 PM
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I keep my bikes in the house.Garage doors are the most proficient way to gain entry into your space/house.All bikes are stored on the wall like pieces of art without wheel sets.I use a roller that attaches to my chain-stay for the chain.My only problem now is storing wheel sets without damaging the spokes in my garage.I have a few ideas that I’ve been tossing around in my head.
My reasoning is if someone breaks into your house they may pass up your beloved frame-set since it has no wheels, same if they got into your garage it’s just wheel sets no frame can’t ride it.
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Old 05-02-19, 01:21 PM
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I have three of those HF cycle trees. The one in the garage is the old style that I've had for 15 years or so. They each have 6 bikes on them. I haven't found a better way to keep as many bikes in as small of a footprint.
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Old 05-02-19, 10:31 PM
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Six bikes fit without taking up too much wall space.
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Old 09-01-19, 02:28 PM
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Six bikes fit without taking up too much wall space.
Did you make these yourself or did you buy them? These are great!
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Old 09-01-19, 07:11 PM
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My son's garage.

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Old 09-01-19, 07:35 PM
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Any suggestions for an apartment? I have an apartment in my college town and am looking for a good option. Only small holes are allowed in the walls.
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Old 09-01-19, 07:52 PM
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Any suggestions for an apartment? I have an apartment in my college town and am looking for a good option. Only small holes are allowed in the walls.
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Old 09-01-19, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Lovespicyfood View Post
Hey Everyone,

Just purchased a new home and looking at setting up the garage. Previously, I have used a few of these and it worked pretty well:
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt...-202305470-_-N

I don't think I have enough wall space in the new garage so I'm thinking of using this:
https://www.harborfreight.com/mobile...age-61231.html

^Anyone use something like this? Has good reviews and the price is right...doesn't seem like it could work for 6 bikes from reviews, but I just need it for 4...
I have had three bicycles stolen from my garage, mine stay in my house, and it is getting rather crowded. garages work for cars and motorcycles, not so much for bicycles.
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Old 09-01-19, 08:59 PM
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My apartment is such that in order to store my bike efficiently I need to hang it by one wheel. Does anyone in this thread have experience hanging their bicycle by one wheel without any other support? I just want to make sure the weight of the bike pulling down from one point couldn’t possibly stress the wheel or fork? Might be a dumb question but I want to be sure!
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Old 09-01-19, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by lost_in_endicot View Post
I use the Harbor Freight bike rack. Works great, and is built very well. The casters are nice, I can wheel it out of the way when I need room for something else.

I've heard of other people getting 6 bikes on their racks, but I don't think I would put any more than 4 on it. Seems to be a really tight fit for 6 bikes.
I use this one in my basement. I've had 6 bikes on it, but they are tight, and you don't want to move it around much that way. But it's priced well, and is a lot more sturdy than I expected from HF. I also admit to having their 2 bike hitch rack, and it's not bad. But the rubber cradles will fail in less than 2 years. I replaced them with cradles from an Allen trunk rack.
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Old 09-01-19, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by salcedo View Post
Did you make these yourself or did you buy them? These are great!

Just some scrap lumber I had around. Each one was slightly different. I planned on making a nice looking of whichever version worked the best but they all worked fine. I haven't made the final ones yet.
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Originally Posted by Gorrister View Post
My apartment is such that in order to store my bike efficiently I need to hang it by one wheel. Does anyone in this thread have experience hanging their bicycle by one wheel without any other support? I just want to make sure the weight of the bike pulling down from one point couldn’t possibly stress the wheel or fork? Might be a dumb question but I want to be sure!
A wheel supports you on the bike. A 30# bike hanging from it is fine. I've had bikes hang for years by a wheel - no problem.
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Old 09-02-19, 05:40 AM
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The rubber coated hooks have worked perfectly for my bike storage needs for decades. Just make sure you screw the hooks into a ceiling joist.


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