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Finally - Bike Storage Figured Out

Old 07-31-09, 09:37 PM
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Finally - Bike Storage Figured Out

For a long time, I've been shuffling my bikes in and out of the garage to get the riding mower out or to get more room to work on the car or use the work bench. It's been a pain in the butt.

Well, today I fixed it. First I cleaned out the garage (ok, full disclosure, its only half done ) and bought some wall mounts for the bikes from Home Depot. Here's what I wound up with:



The upper left one is a Schwinn World Tour that I picked up for $15 from a thrift store. The upper right one is a Giant Kronos that I bought used and have been fixing up and making nicer. The lower left one is a mountain bike that my dad gave me. New tires, a tune up, fenders, and some other tweaks make it an awesome bike for commuting in poor weather. The other bike is a Raptor Mountain Bike (cheap department store bike) that I'm fixing up to sell or donate.

I still have to put mounts up for my brother's unicycles and some hooks from the ceiling for some spare tires and wheels I have laying around.

All in all it cleared up a lot of space. The racks I'm using were pretty cheap too and they make it easy for me to pop the bikes off of vs hooks or hanging the bikes vertically. So much better.
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Old 08-01-09, 10:15 AM
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Awesome!
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Old 08-01-09, 11:55 AM
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Nice and clean looking

Couldn't you have used 1/2 the space by hanging them up by their front wheel side by side? Or did you need them flatter against the wall?

I have three bikes hanging but need room for one or two more and would like another option that takes up little room. I've been entertaining a ceiling mount that puts them above the cars I park in there.
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Old 08-01-09, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by thenomad View Post
Couldn't you have used 1/2 the space by hanging them up by their front wheel side by side? Or did you need them flatter against the wall?
That was my first thought too but I guess it depends on how you look at it. Parallel to the wall a bike sticks out about 2 feet. Hanging from a front wheel it sticks out about 4 feet. To me it would depend on how I planned to use the floor space. If, for example, I planned to park a car parallel to the wall, the OP's plan would be much better.
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Old 08-01-09, 12:49 PM
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I thought craigslist was the final solution so bicycle storage.
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Old 08-01-09, 01:26 PM
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Now you finally have room for a couple more bikes.
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Old 08-01-09, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by thenomad View Post
Nice and clean looking

Couldn't you have used 1/2 the space by hanging them up by their front wheel side by side? Or did you need them flatter against the wall?
Thanks. Space wasn't really a concern as its a large garage, we don't park a car in there and I wanted the bikes to show nicely. On top of that, this did save some room because the bikes are all against the wall and not sticking out very far so the riding mower slides in nicely.

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I thought craigslist was the final solution so bicycle storage.
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Now you finally have room for a couple more bikes.
Definitely getting ready to pursue the craigslist route. I have more bikes than I need (there's an All Pro 10-speed not pictured sitting on the sun porch right now too) and hope to be getting at least one or two sold or otherwise out of my garage. The Schwinn I bought to sell but it quite literally fits me perfectly. The Giant is my "nice" bike, and the mountain bike is useful for other things. The other ones though duplicate the uses of the other bikes and aren't used ever so... (I know, I know, n+1).
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Old 08-01-09, 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by tekknoschtev View Post
Thanks. Space wasn't really a concern as its a large garage, we don't park a car in there and I wanted the bikes to show nicely. On top of that, this did save some room because the bikes are all against the wall and not sticking out very far so the riding mower slides in nicely.
Hate to say it but buy the bikes their own shed. Far simpler and the mower doesn't get a look in.
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Old 08-03-09, 11:23 AM
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I haven't found any really good hooks because our bikes don't have the top tube parallel to the ground like all yours.
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Old 08-04-09, 04:57 AM
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Hate to say it but buy the bikes their own shed. Far simpler and the mower doesn't get a look in.
thats what I had to do and still could use more room!
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Old 08-05-09, 08:17 PM
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I have one bike (don't judge). it lives outside under my awning in the summer, and in the winter it gets pullied up to the large space above my stairs. two pullies, one on the seat post, one on the front tire. I clean it, hoist it, tie it off and forget it for the 6 months I can't ride outside.
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