General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

How do you store your bike?

Old 10-10-02, 05:59 PM
  #26  
kewlrunningz
The clock's run out
 
kewlrunningz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: McComb, MS
Posts: 361

Bikes: Fondriest Top Level

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Yeah same here. Once you get the hang of balancing it on the pedal, it's far more convenient when there aren't any places to lean the bike against.
kewlrunningz is offline  
Old 10-10-02, 06:16 PM
  #27  
Guest
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Originally posted by kewlrunningz
Yeah same here. Once you get the hang of balancing it on the pedal, it's far more convenient when there aren't any places to lean the bike against.
Why not lay it down carefully on all the ground surrounding you...wouldn't that be easier.:confused:
 
Old 10-10-02, 07:31 PM
  #28  
baltazar
Senior Member
 
baltazar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: earth
Posts: 70
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Here's how I store mine.
baltazar is offline  
Old 10-10-02, 07:56 PM
  #29  
Arsbars
Director @ Bike Law
 
Arsbars's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 690

Bikes: Christiania, Bullitt, All City Nature Boy, Linus Mixte

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
1. kickstands for roadbikes are too much weight that isn't needed. kickstands for mtb's are stupid. something to get stuck on a rock or even worse snap down when ur about to land and get stuck (its happened) For a commuter it is a reasonable thing to have
2. you don't just lay your bike down. that makes it ALOT easier for thigns to get scratched or derailleurs bent.. alot easier to scratch up some pedals then your paint or chancing the bending/breaking of things
__________________
My two jobs/passions:

Bike Law
We are your network of bicycling lawyers and advocates across North America.

Women's Cycling
Empowering women to bike more and worry less.
Arsbars is offline  
Old 10-10-02, 08:04 PM
  #30  
Stor Mand
Senior Member
 
Stor Mand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 701
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
If you can't lean it, lay (lie?) the bike on its left side - never on the gear/deraileur side. Someone told me that and it only makes sense.
Stor Mand is offline  
Old 10-10-02, 09:30 PM
  #31  
I_H_M_B_F_M
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I should have mentioned that all of the bikes my wife and I own are recumbents. Well I bought 5 of them, my wife just bought her first one. So we decided to split them up. 3 for her and 3 for me.
'Bents tend to take up more room then wedgies. Especially in the width. Those wall racks that people use will not work for a 'bent. It looks like we'll have to hang them from the ceiling in the basement.
I_H_M_B_F_M is offline  
Old 10-10-02, 09:43 PM
  #32  
baltazar
Senior Member
 
baltazar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: earth
Posts: 70
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Here is another option for storage
baltazar is offline  
Old 10-11-02, 08:30 AM
  #33  
Guest
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Originally posted by Arsbars
1. kickstands for roadbikes are too much weight that isn't needed. kickstands for mtb's are stupid. something to get stuck on a rock or even worse snap down when ur about to land and get stuck (its happened) For a commuter it is a reasonable thing to have
2. you don't just lay your bike down. that makes it ALOT easier for thigns to get scratched or derailleurs bent.. alot easier to scratch up some pedals then your paint or chancing the bending/breaking of things
I don't understand... These are bikes meant to be used, not fragile works of art. Course, I think of my road bike as art that hangs on the garage wall. I've never had any of my bikes get scratchs or marks from properly laying it down on the opposite side of the derailleur. That includes both my MTB and racing bikes. I don't know anybody that uses kickstands.

My new campy pro fit pedals are 4wks old and they already have a few scratches from my cleats. Not something I believe can be helped. Course, I am not Anal Retentive either...just like to keep my toys and stuff in excellent condition.
 
Old 10-11-02, 11:09 AM
  #34  
RollingGeek
Donating member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Bowie, MD
Posts: 162
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I REALLY love this board, I swear I never run out of things to marvel at.

So, I now am not worthy, not only because i left those reflectors in my wheels, but because I have a kickstand !!!



I don't do ANY off-road riding, and I am still carrying far more weight around my middle that I can lose before a little teeny kickstand is going to make a difference.

Man - what a tool I am I even -- GASP -- carry my son around in a trailer a lot of times. It is great training dragging all that extra weight - personally if you were a racer, I would think you would all but drag an anchor when training -- so you could FLY when you took it all off before a race.

LOL - I am leaving my reflectors AND my kickstand on. I think it will serve as a good' I take myself too seriously' repellent You guys that go blind with disgust when you see kickstands and reflectors will leave me to my 'non-cyclist' self.
RollingGeek is offline  
Old 10-11-02, 11:59 AM
  #35  
SteveE
Veni, Vidi, Vomiti
 
SteveE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Republic of Anaerobia
Posts: 3,582

Bikes: Serotta Legend Ti, Romani Columbus SL, Soma Doublecross

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Just my $.02, but I think leaning a bike against a wall, post, fence, or tree provides much better support than a lousy kickstand. My kids' bikes have kickstands and they get knocked over entirely too much!

Years ago, someone made a small plastic thingy that you inserted into the opening when the front brake lever was squeezed. This kept front wheel from moving and the bike stable when the bike was leaned against a post. Didn't weigh hardly anything and made it real easy to prop the bike up. It had a loop at one end so that it was easily attached to the brake cable and you wouldn't lose it.
SteveE is offline  
Old 10-11-02, 12:57 PM
  #36  
Guest
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Originally posted by RollingGeek
I REALLY love this board, I swear I never run out of things to marvel at.

So, I now am not worthy, not only because i left those reflectors in my wheels, but because I have a kickstand !!!



I don't do ANY off-road riding, and I am still carrying far more weight around my middle that I can lose before a little teeny kickstand is going to make a difference.

LOL - I am leaving my reflectors AND my kickstand on. I think it will serve as a good' I take myself too seriously' repellent You guys that go blind with disgust when you see kickstands and reflectors will leave me to my 'non-cyclist' self.
Please leave your reflectors and kickstand on... I didn't see anything that implyed you're not worthy.

My 10yr old son doesn't have a kickstand on his bike. He does have reflectors though. I don't have either. I believe kickstands creat a false sense of convience, especially for kids and those of us that might worry if our bikes fell over, GOD forbid...
It all depends on you your style of riding, expectations, fears and were you ride.

I don't ride at night, so reflectors have no value for me.
In the beach area in So CA, nobody in their right mind uses a kickstand, except those who are commoning referred to as flat landers. The wind and sand easily encreases the probilities of ones bike falling over.
 
Old 10-11-02, 01:09 PM
  #37  
RollingGeek
Donating member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Bowie, MD
Posts: 162
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
In case it wasn't clear - I have ABSOLUTELY no hard feelings over this.

I have been rethinking and I guess I COULD do without the kick stand - every chance where I have to leave the bike alone there usually is something there.

But, with kids and dogs around, I think it is more stable to have a kickstand.

And everyone is entitled to their opinions, I appreciated all the feedback, it has been pretty interesting.
RollingGeek is offline  
Old 10-23-02, 08:18 AM
  #38  
megahammer
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chicago
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
5 bikes? really.


I have five finger bikes, and two real bikes, do i now have 7 bikes?

Last edited by megahammer; 10-23-02 at 08:26 AM.
megahammer is offline  
Old 10-23-02, 11:14 AM
  #39  
salamibender
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: New Jersey, USA
Posts: 43
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I hang my road bikes from two hooks in the garage, I hang my mountain bikes from one hook in the garage, and my cruiser and other works in progress are stacked against eachother in the garage.. Oh I also have one in the shed with the lawn mower, Even the owner of the LBS thinks I'm getting a little crazy, I just hate give any of them up.. But hanging or suspending them is the way to store them, The photoes in previos posts just show how easy it can be
salamibender is offline  
Old 10-23-02, 03:05 PM
  #40  
juciluci
Senior Member
 
juciluci's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Toronto,ontario,Canada
Posts: 299
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
lol megah finger bikes! rofl...
i have 8 fingers and two thumbs... do i qualify for at least 8..
p.s.
John... aka b-rider/I_H_M_B_F_M/ lumpy leg....etc...

did you find a rack for them all yet? 6 bikes is a lot to haul.
juciluci is offline  
Old 12-04-02, 06:32 PM
  #41  
JohnnyFausto
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Northridge, CA
Posts: 34
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I agree with the people who stare at their bikes when they are stored in the house. Sometimes I leave my bike in my home office and I can't get any work done!
JohnnyFausto is offline  
Old 12-04-02, 07:50 PM
  #42  
greywolf
aka old dog
 
greywolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: tauranga New Zealand
Posts: 1,173
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i hate it when you jokers gradualy change the subject of the thread, KevinG, the cat in your foto looks like one of ours, we have 4, how many of you keep cats as pets& how many do you have ??
greywolf is offline  
Old 12-05-02, 12:56 AM
  #43  
The Speaker Guy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 157
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I built this recently, but i still need to paint it
The Speaker Guy is offline  
Old 12-05-02, 12:58 AM
  #44  
The Speaker Guy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 157
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ooops, no pic
The Speaker Guy is offline  
Old 12-05-02, 03:27 PM
  #45  
RiPHRaPH
Don't Believe the Hype
 
RiPHRaPH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: chicagoland area
Posts: 2,668

Bikes: 1999 Steelman SR525, 2002 Lightspeed Ultimate, 1988 Trek 830, 2008 Scott Addict

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
do you mean bikes can be stored?
RiPHRaPH is offline  
Old 12-05-02, 05:47 PM
  #46  
SpiderMike
eert a ekil yzarc
 
SpiderMike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Pasadena TX
Posts: 2,560

Bikes: many bikes

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Back to the original question... My primary bike, my Homegrown sites against the wall next to my bed. Being a bachelor has its bonus. When I move out, I have to paint the wall, you can see a rub spot where the handle bar has leaned across the wall, and a few tire tread marks.
SpiderMike is offline  
Old 12-06-02, 02:03 AM
  #47  
cyclezealot
Senior Member
 
cyclezealot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Fallbrook,Calif./Palau del Vidre, France
Posts: 13,192

Bikes: Klein QP, Fuji touring, Surly Cross Check, BCH City bike

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1259 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I lived too long in Urban America.. I am somewhat paranoid about my Klein. I would normally store it, leaning against the living room wall, where I could see it all the time... But, for when I am not home, it is tied down in an anchor bolt in the floor in the garage, leaning against the wall... Often my touring bike is locked to that bike.
My other two bikes.. The hybrid leans against the wall in the computer room, since I keep it handy to do chores about town, rather than get into a stinking car and do them the way most people do.... My second road bike is attached to a hook fastened to the garage ceiling..
cyclezealot is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
bicybike
Classic & Vintage
12
08-20-18 06:25 PM
mlts22
Foo
6
08-04-09 08:53 AM
cwchil
General Cycling Discussion
0
03-29-06 03:26 PM
iamthetas
Mountain Biking
2
09-02-03 07:18 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.