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Old 10-09-20, 02:44 PM
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Fell off my chair, not my bike.

My wife said to me today, "Living in South Florida and all, why don't you keep your bike in the house where there is air conditioning. Then when you work on your bike, you will be more comfortable."
Like I said, I fell off my chair, "Am I in bike Heaven?"

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Old 10-09-20, 02:53 PM
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Welcome to the club for those of us who have nowhere else indoors to keep them. You are amongst a group of millions.
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Old 10-09-20, 03:06 PM
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Same here since I now live in a condo there is nowhere to store it outside other than in the elements - and it's very humid here in Florida so they rust outside whether it rans or not! So my bike has its own bedroom here
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I made room in the living room, not as good as in the bedroom like in college, but hey I am married.
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Back when I had just one bike I would bring it inside every once in awhile and my wife agreed as long as it wasn't long. Now that she has passed away I have two bikes and they stay in the breakfast area. Plenty of room in the garage they are just handy indoors. This doesn't count the bike in a room setup for Zwift.
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Old 10-09-20, 08:37 PM
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I didn't realize there were other options.
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Old 10-09-20, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by kshapero View Post
My wife said to me today, "Living in South Florida and all, why don't you keep your bike in the house where there is air conditioning. Then when you work on your bike, you will be more comfortable."
Like I said, I fell off my chair, "Am I in bike Heaven?"
Please let me know if she ever becomes available.
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Old 10-09-20, 08:46 PM
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My last home was a condo with no garage. A short hall off the entry ended in a closet. I stretched the closet to the length on the hallway, for a bike closet. It worked well enough. And my wife was fine, since they pretty much went from the door to the closet.
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Old 10-09-20, 09:18 PM
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I didn't realize there were other options.

I think putting a child and anaconda in the same room is safer than hanging a bike in the wall over a child.

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Old 10-09-20, 09:21 PM
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How is that bike attached to the wall (or ceiling)? I can't figure it out.
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Please let me know if she ever becomes available.
I'll ask if she has a twin. BTW I am quite aware that this may soon change and I am back in garage. But for now.......
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Originally Posted by kshapero View Post
My wife said to me today, "Living in South Florida and all, why don't you keep your bike in the house where there is air conditioning. Then when you work on your bike, you will be more comfortable."
Like I said, I fell off my chair, "Am I in bike Heaven?"
How long has she been having an affair?

My first serious gf dumped me in part because I insisted upon having the Bianchi in the bedroom. She was creeped out by that I guess, but frankly the Bianchi was (and remains) a more comfortable ride.
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Old 10-10-20, 02:22 AM
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Originally Posted by kshapero View Post
My wife said to me today, "Living in South Florida and all, why don't you keep your bike in the house where there is air conditioning. Then when you work on your bike, you will be more comfortable."
Like I said, I fell off my chair, "Am I in bike Heaven?"
Hire a private investigator; she may be having an affair

THAT was a joke^

The bike in the above picture is hanging by the non drive side pedal.
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Old 10-10-20, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by kshapero View Post
How is that bike attached to the wall (or ceiling)? I can't figure it out.


It's about the most elegant storage solution I've found, and does include additional supports to rest the tires on if you like. Unnecessary if the hook is mounted on a stud rather than just drywall anchors.

Likely safer than anacondas and tigers and bears (oh my!)...

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Old 10-11-20, 04:05 PM
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My wife suggested I keep my cf roadie in the house, not to be cooler when I work on it, but she was afraid the Tucson heat in the garage would damage the carbon fiber over time.

I still keep it in the garage with the others, but they all come in to the house for maintenance, except chain cleaning and lube.
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Old 10-11-20, 08:48 PM
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I didn't ask the wife, I just said the bikes will be kept in the house. She didn't argue (first for everything) and its never been an issue in 17 years now.....

I do however have a "man cave" for them and all my other crap she hates.
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My wife of 47 years has always been very accommodating about where our bikes live when not in use. Notice I said "our" bikes. She was an avid rider in her own right until her hereditary neuromuscular disorder side-lined her a decade ago. We never had kids, so every place we've owned in that time had one room that was the designated den/man cave/indoor training center/bike storage area. She does have a sensitive nose, so no cleaning solvents or lubricants get used indoors, but I can live with that.

I've blessed to have a life companion who has been willing and eager to share everything with me from cycling to sail plane piloting to long range precision shooting to back packing to orchid culture. We've been aware of her diagnosis since we were in our late 20's so we've gone out of our way to experience as much as we could while her legs still allowed it. We still share a treasure trove of memories thanks to that.
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My wife of 47 years has always been very accommodating about where our bikes live when not in use. Notice I said "our" bikes. She was an avid rider in her own right until her hereditary neuromuscular disorder side-lined her a decade ago. We never had kids, so every place we've owned in that time had one room that was the designated den/man cave/indoor training center/bike storage area. She does have a sensitive nose, so no cleaning solvents or lubricants get used indoors, but I can live with that.

I've blessed to have a life companion who has been willing and eager to share everything with me from cycling to sail plane piloting to long range precision shooting to back packing to orchid culture. We've been aware of her diagnosis since we were in our late 20's so we've gone out of our way to experience as much as we could while her legs still allowed it. We still share a treasure trove of memories thanks to that.
Does SHE have a sister???? (j/k) wife and I have been married for 34+ years

My wife doesn't share any of my hobbies other than classic musclecars (she STILL has her all-original 23k-mile '70 Mach 1) and I still have mine (two Q-code Cougars) plus the drag car...
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