• 01-12-2013
    MI-29er
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    Anyone use these style horizontal storage racks?

    LeHigh Crawford Flip Up Storage Rack #FSR13
  • 01-13-2013
    HondaMotocross
    I have one of those horizontal hangers in my garage, it works great. I got it for only $7 or so at Lowes.
  • 01-13-2013
    MI-29er
    Does it flex at all with the weight of the bike? Two of my bikes weight 31 lbs. Just curious on how this would hold up.
  • 01-14-2013
    GpzGuy
    I'm in a similar situation. We just bought a house with a supposed 3 car garage...its only 20 feet deep by 27 feet wide....and 9 foot ceilings with bedrooms over the garage...There is one 16 foot wide door and one 8 foot door which is barely adequate to park 3 compact cars with nothing else, let alone our Armada and Xterra....We have three cars, a motorcycle, 7 bicycles, three kayaks, a car top cargo box, my workbench, 42 inch wide rollaway tool chest, parts washer, golf clubs, hunting, fishing and camping gear, and a lifetime's worth of accumulation of various tools and other garage type stuff, lawn mower, chainsaw, weedeater, and recycle bins....all to try and shoehorn in there somehow. I'm currently trying to build shelves and plan it out. I've finally resolved that my VW isn't going to have a home in the garage, which is okay since it is my daily driver for commuting when its too cold to ride the motorcycle.

    Oh yeah and I just remembered that a portion of the garage space is taken by a utility sink, an extra fridge, and the furnace and water heater, and two really unfortunately placed columns... its going to be a challenge...
  • 01-14-2013
    pimpbot
    I'm with ya...
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by GpzGuy View Post
    I'm in a similar situation. We just bought a house with a supposed 3 car garage...its only 20 feet deep by 27 feet wide....and 9 foot ceilings with bedrooms over the garage...There is one 16 foot wide door and one 8 foot door which is barely adequate to park 3 compact cars with nothing else, let alone our Armada and Xterra....We have three cars, a motorcycle, 7 bicycles, three kayaks, a car top cargo box, my workbench, 42 inch wide rollaway tool chest, parts washer, golf clubs, hunting, fishing and camping gear, and a lifetime's worth of accumulation of various tools and other garage type stuff, lawn mower, chainsaw, weedeater, and recycle bins....all to try and shoehorn in there somehow. I'm currently trying to build shelves and plan it out. I've finally resolved that my VW isn't going to have a home in the garage, which is okay since it is my daily driver for commuting when its too cold to ride the motorcycle.

    Oh yeah and I just remembered that a portion of the garage space is taken by a utility sink, an extra fridge, and the furnace and water heater, and two really unfortunately placed columns... its going to be a challenge...

    I'm dying to get access to the place to take more measurements and pics, so I get an idea of what I'm in for.... so I can start planning.

    So far, I'm thinking of making a network of Superstrut rails on the ceiling to bolt some allthread rod to, to support whatever and where ever. The issue I'm running into (in my mind) is that I hate to run lag screws into the ceiling, because I think it's just a thin board with shingles on the other side. I can bolt to the support beams on the sides, but the rail might sag in the middle under load.

    Most hardware stores carry parts for this stuff. I use it all the time for building outdoor sirens and supporting electrical cabinets. It's an erector set for grown-ups!



    A bud just turned me on to these trolleys that fit in the Superstrut.

    McMaster-Carr

    He says he's got his bikes hung up on these in his garage, and rolls them back and forth like picking out a dress from the closet. He pushes the bikes closer together to fit more in a smaller space. :thumbsup: I'm thinking I can make shelves that roll back out of the way, maybe over the garage door.
  • 01-14-2013
    HondaMotocross
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MI-29er View Post
    Does it flex at all with the weight of the bike? Two of my bikes weight 31 lbs. Just curious on how this would hold up.

    If you yank on the 2 arms, they will flex a little, as they are just metal rods; but it would take alot more than 35 pounds to bend/break the hanger. You should be fine using them.

    I trust my MTB on it, and that should say a lot because i am one of those super cautious, OCD, worry wart guys.
  • 01-18-2013
    wkumtrider
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MI-29er View Post
    Anyone use these style horizontal storage racks?

    LeHigh Crawford Flip Up Storage Rack #FSR13

    I have two of these and one is designed to hold two bikes. They don't flex on me, even the one holding two mt. bikes.
  • 01-18-2013
    2melow
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by pimpbot View Post
    Howdy,


    I'm also going to need to build a work bench, but that is another project.

    What are you all doing for bike hanging and gear storage solutions? Pics are most welcome.

    Here is what I did. This is my second total garage build out, I learned a lot from our *tight* 2 car garage in the first house.

    Get as much as you can off the floor. I epoxied the floor, spray textured the walls thick splatter/orange peel ($30 texture gun found on Craigslist) and put 2 thick coats of stain blocker Kilz on the walls and ceiling. I can spray the garage out with water which is nice, you can eat off the floor when it is clean. Epoxy is the way to go for sure if you want to take it to that next level - it really finishes it off. I built a shelf 2 feet from the ceiling 1/2 way around one side. My wife and 2 young kids have problems getting bikes from the hooks, so I have them in Feedback Sports RAKK stands bolted to a piece of plywood. I could probably get 8-10 bikes hanging if I staggered them a bit. I drive an old car, so it lives outside 90% of the time but I can readjust if needed and pull the car in before bad weather.
  • 01-20-2013
    vicx2ww
    i cant see the attached image
  • 01-21-2013
    GpzGuy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 2melow View Post
    Here is what I did. This is my second total garage build out, I learned a lot from our *tight* 2 car garage in the first house.

    Get as much as you can off the floor. I epoxied the floor, spray textured the walls thick splatter/orange peel ($30 texture gun found on Craigslist) and put 2 thick coats of stain blocker Kilz on the walls and ceiling. I can spray the garage out with water which is nice, you can eat off the floor when it is clean. Epoxy is the way to go for sure if you want to take it to that next level - it really finishes it off. I built a shelf 2 feet from the ceiling 1/2 way around one side. My wife and 2 young kids have problems getting bikes from the hooks, so I have them in Feedback Sports RAKK stands bolted to a piece of plywood. I could probably get 8-10 bikes hanging if I staggered them a bit. I drive an old car, so it lives outside 90% of the time but I can readjust if needed and pull the car in before bad weather.

    I'm actually starting to regret my decision to epoxy my garage floor. The paint seems to be holding up, but I needed 3 gallons to do the floor. Kits sold as 2 gallon and 1 gallon kits...says the color was grey, but the color didn't match! Also, according to the guys over at garage journal, ceramic tile is the only way to go. I don't think I'm going to texture my walls, just paint them. Kilz might work very well as a base coat and penetrate the sheetrock, thanks!
  • 01-21-2013
    GpzGuy
    Using uni-strut is a very good idea. I just got done making inexpensive cantilevered shelves with 3/4 inch plywood ripped into three 16-inch wide, 8 foot long shelves, with a 1x2 inch furring strip wood glued and screwed along the front edge of the shelf to give more rigidity along the edge and provide a lip to keep stuff from rolling or falling off. I hung these shelves on angle shelf brackets mounted to every wall stud each 16 inches. They are extremely strong, durable, can be hung at any height including above most garage doors, and very easy and inexpensive to make.
  • 01-25-2013
    pimpbot
    Getting close! Papers signed last night, down payment wired this morning, and we should have keys on Tuesday.

    Sorry for the picwhoring... but....

    Left wall....

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    Right Wall:

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    Back wall....

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    The ceilings aren't as high as I remember. Looks like 9' at the short ends, 12' in the middle. I hope that is enough room to hang stuff and still have room to park cars.
  • 01-28-2013
    jeepergirl17
    congrats!
  • 01-28-2013
    Way2ManyBikes
    I am so loving the look of this garage. Makes me want to do a wood ceiling in my garage.

    Kudo's to you
  • 01-28-2013
    pimpbot
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Way2ManyBikes View Post
    I am so loving the look of this garage. Makes me want to do a wood ceiling in my garage.

    Kudo's to you

    Thanks!

    The whole top floor is like that. That's one of the things that sold us on the house. :thumbsup:

    Downside is, there is almost no insulation up there. Asphalt shingles on tar paper on probably 3/4" plywood. Maybe a layer of bituthene in there. That's about it. It's gonna be toasty this summer in the house, and no AC. :madmax:

    We're seriously considering a solar system.

    One, there are deals out there where you pay like $3500 for installation, and you lease the panels back for 20 years or so for cheap (and transferable to new owners)... a lot less money than is shaved off the electric bill, so it is a net win. This house does not have gas service, so everything... stove, oven, heat, hot water, clothes dryer... is all on electricity, so we're going to get a monster electric bill. I need to offset that. It doesn't help that there is no central heat, either. That's another upgrade we're considering, if we can get gas service. We have neighbors who have gas, so it can be done... probably not for a reasonable amount of money, tho. Trenches are crazy expen$ive.

    Two, putting solar panels on the roof will put the roof in shade, so it won't get so hot in summer. We're told that the roof will also need to be replaced in the next 5-10 years, so that will probably have to happen at the same time.
  • 01-28-2013
    Way2ManyBikes
    maybe start a thread on The Garage Journal I would love to follow the build up
  • 01-29-2013
    MI-29er
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    Well after searching for a wall mount I decided to make my own out of some old roadie drop bars. The only thing I have to do is have them powder coated. Parts list: 2" x 6" x 3/16 ss plate. SS 3/4 socket weld coupling, 12" x 3/4" SS pipe and old school steel droppper bars with the facatory stems. I had to bore out the 3/4" pipe for the stems to slide in some what easily. Then I used the swedge on the stem to lock it into place. Works great and cost was next to nothing to make. Powder coat will be blue, then the bars will be wrapped in some padding.
  • 01-29-2013
    Way2ManyBikes
    looks awesome. I think i would consider tape instead of powder

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MI-29er View Post
    Well after searching for a wall mount I decided to make my own out of some old roadie drop bars. The only thing I have to do is have them powder coated. Parts list: 2" x 6" x 3/16 ss plate. SS 3/4 socket weld coupling, 12" x 3/4" SS pipe and old school steel droppper bars with the facatory stems. I had to bore out the 3/4" pipe for the stems to slide in some what easily. Then I used the swedge on the stem to lock it into place. Works great and cost was next to nothing to make. Powder coat will be blue, then the bars will be wrapped in some padding.

  • 01-29-2013
    MI-29er
    The reason for the powder coat is this. The drop bars where crome and they had alot of rust pitting. So I sand blasted them. Over time they will rust again. So thats why I'm doing the powder coating.
  • 01-29-2013
    Way2ManyBikes
    makes perfect sense
  • 01-29-2013
    Axe
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    My favorite wall hook is Elfa. It is the only one I found that is easy to use with 2.4" tires. I put all our bikes (9 of them) on the wall.

    And save space in the garage by using ceiling storage racks.
  • 01-30-2013
    jrm
    Axe, did you mount a board horizontally between two or more studs or just drill into the studs to mount the wall hooks. Like the hooks b/c i can take um with me when i move.
  • 01-30-2013
    Axe
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jrm View Post
    Axe, did you mount a board horizontally between two or more studs or just drill into the studs to mount the wall hooks. Like the hooks b/c i can take um with me when i move.

    Just screwed them into studs. Did not want to buy into the whole system with horizontal rails (but I can do that later).

    I also alternate height, so that handlebars to not interfere. And I sometimes keep wife's bike on a RAKK floor holder, so that she can take it out easily. Plus a roof hook for BMX bike.

    I need a bigger garage. ;) Wife is looking for a new house recently - that was my only requirement...
  • 01-31-2013
    pimpbot
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Way2ManyBikes View Post
    maybe start a thread on The Garage Journal I would love to follow the build up

    Heh... I'm not likely to make this a showroom kinda thing. I'm just getting ideas and probably going to do a low budget potentially ugly garage space build.

    BTW, got the keys to the place on Tuesday, mostly finished my trailer, and hauled my tool boxes up yesterday.

    Bikes go up today.

    I can't wait to get moved in.
  • 02-02-2013
    bikerNik
    You can check out a few options of what I have used in small apartments and in a garage - a do it yourself option: How To – Building a Bike Storage Rack | Bikes, Biking Resources, Biking Fun

    and a commercial low cost option:More Options for Storing Your Bicycles – This Time Using a Commercial Option | Bikes, Biking Resources, Biking Fun
  • 02-03-2013
    pimpbot
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bikerNik View Post
    You can check out a few options of what I have used in small apartments and in a garage - a do it yourself option: How To Building a Bike Storage Rack | Bikes, Biking Resources, Biking Fun

    and a commercial low cost option:More Options for Storing Your Bicycles This Time Using a Commercial Option | Bikes, Biking Resources, Biking Fun

    Cool! Thanks! I'm all about low rent DIY solutions to stuff.

    I actually bought one of the Performance Bike floor to ceiling pole racks for the temporary apartment. I needed to be able to bring one bike home from work (where I was keeping them in between houses), and the wife didn't like me just rolling a bike into the living room for the weekend.

    I picture I'll keep the bikes I use most (the Singular Swift singlespeed and the RacerX29er geared FS 29er) on the rack for easiest access... grab and roll out the door, and string the other bikes up out of the way with the bike hoists.

    Still... I think the space is going to be tight. I'm not even sure I can get the bikes up high enough and have room to park a car underneath them.

    Well, this weekend I removed the carpet from the downstairs before the flooring guys come in and lay the wood floors down. That's a lot of carpet.

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/VbGHHbSUPT7w6mRQKG41jnS9y__45I7LVVszi3_hLIY?feat=e mbedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-UDCduqjENYo/UQ8zYJEQVEI/AAAAAAAAgOQ/To9XGQd7grI/s800/IMG_4734.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a>

    And the trailer came out great. I trucked home my tool boxes from work, and now I'm on the hunt for a decent used electric dryer. I ended up getting the 40x48" Harbor Freight trailer with the 12" wheels. It was pretty time consuming to assemble the thing, cut a 3/4" plywood for the deck, make stake sides (glued and screwed), but it was worth it. It's easy to tow, move around, but naturally, it's hard to reverse, being so short and narrow... I actually can't see it in the mirrors until it'f flipped pretty far around. Also, the hardware that comes with it is pretty cheesy, specifically the hardware around the wiring harness. Wire nuts? Really? ... and no dedicated ground wire. It relies on the bolts cutting through the powder coating on the frame enough to make electrical contact for the common ground on the lights. If I was less pressed for time, I would have run my own separate ground wire to everything, but that's me. In a stroke of massive luck, it turns out my Audi Avant wagon (13 years old, 170k miles, reliable, and still a blast to drive) was already wired with a controller for the trailer lights. And, it all works!

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/IFb4VpajjWUngbZSQ2m1WMyecZuB-e9tE8j71GmBTis?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-webV3-gPFzg/UQoMW1NXHMI/AAAAAAAAf4Q/Ke1jKo5RlXw/s800/IMG_0443.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a>

    I really should build up the rear stake gate piece, tho. The tool boxes shifted around in the trailer enough to make me nervous. One of the ratchet straps came loose, and I had to pull over to reposition it, and snug them all down again. I really don't want to roll down the freeway wondering if something is going to fly off of it and cause an accident. :eekster: If I had the rear gate on there, it wouldn't be a big problem if a strap came loose... other than losing he strap on the road somewhere.

    Another major suck about this new house is that all of our contractors are jacking up their prices on us. It now seems as if I have a lot less budget than before to blow on the garage. :( That said, the wife and I are super stoked about the new house! :thumbsup:
  • 02-03-2013
    Grinderz
    Your trailer needs a flag or your car needs a reverse camera.
  • 02-04-2013
    pimpbot
    Amazing what you can find on craigslist...
    ... for a couple of c-notes and some low-speed driving.

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/upmx9BPJ6ox0JxU_0l6wqsyecZuB-e9tE8j71GmBTis?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-2zIrufKDK3I/URCoj3sVA0I/AAAAAAAAgQM/mfLtVTsJIw8/s800/IMG_4744.JPG" height="800" width="600" /></a>

    I was partway through unstrapping it when I thought I should take some pix. The red isn't going to match anything, unfortunately.

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/SpN1z2-jA9Rq28Kaldy0GMyecZuB-e9tE8j71GmBTis?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-pp-kFKZd9vo/URCooMA3gOI/AAAAAAAAgQk/U1C1U2Y3Fko/s800/IMG_4741.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a>

    ... and the first day of work, the flooring guys got three of the bedrooms laid down. This was cheapo carpet on Saturday, and bare plywood subfloor on Sunday.

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/CIcXf9LAnrhXZtLTsNZQ8syecZuB-e9tE8j71GmBTis?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-sJfha_nNuUs/URCoprq_u5I/AAAAAAAAgQs/JfUL6ibH20k/s800/IMG_4740.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a>
  • 02-09-2013
    Happycoop
    IMHO the self supporting double height bike racks are hard to beat (I easily fit 2 bikes on top and 2 on bottom, plus an additional bike in the back). For $35 on sale a Nashbar I can't imagine something being easier to use.
  • 02-09-2013
    CdaleTony
    http://forums.mtbr.com/general-discu...ml#post2313415

    Post 34 is my fave..some ideas in that thread too...all along the same lines...
  • 02-11-2013
    chidoc
    so is vertical OK?
  • 02-11-2013
    pimpbot
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by chidoc View Post
    so is vertical OK?

    I dunno. I don't know how much vertical I really have to work with. The storage unit shows up this weekend, and we're going to have to unload all of our stuff into the garage and park on the street. Moving day (out of the temp apartment into the house) is in two weeks.

    At this point, it's looking like plan of bikes sideways on a track over the cars is looking like the best bet. I'll probably put the extra rims and tires up there too. I'm just concerned that the garage isn't that wide. Wide enough for two cars, but not much room for stuff on the sides if we want to open the doors. Plus, there's a tight turn to get in our out of the garage. Backing the cars in has been the best bet so far.

    We had some painters in to put mud on the walls to smooth them out. They were using the kitchen sink as a wash-out for their stuff, so that had to stop. I realized I was going to put in a utility sink in the garage and never got to it, so I knocked that out this weekend. Man, what a PITA plumbing is. I broke my knuckles open several times. I'm going to wait a few days to be sure nothing is leaking, but I still need to secure the sink to the floor and wall, and patch the wall. Also, since that outlet is now near a sink, I have to make it a GFI.

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/zTxvFqrLT_5klArBO7uEqcyecZuB-e9tE8j71GmBTis?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-aZrs9FgBaog/URnICeHEtWI/AAAAAAAAgUM/n7_PVJbWiD0/s800/IMG_0483.JPG" height="800" width="600" /></a>

    and yes, whoever put in my water heater should be shot. It is sitting on cinder blocks with no drain pan. Ugh. Gotta fix that too.

    I'm stoked about the view, too. Sunset over the SF Bay through the trees from 1375 feet above sea level. :thumbsup:

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/tskws42AfS53IfPsqZ-AmMyecZuB-e9tE8j71GmBTis?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-5nsxHxYFTtE/URhpjkAW5YI/AAAAAAAAgSU/pnpqZsH0Mtw/s800/IMG_4755.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a>
  • 05-04-2013
    GiddyHitch
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mullen119 View Post

    I was thinking about doing a similar setup. What racks are these and any issues with the MTBs pushing off on the wall with the end of the handlebars?
  • 05-04-2013
    mullen119
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by GiddyHitch View Post
    I was thinking about doing a similar setup. What racks are these and any issues with the MTBs pushing off on the wall with the end of the handlebars?

    I had one of these: The Art of Storage Leaning 2 Bike Rack : Target Mobile

    I cut the tubing into 4 1ft long pieces, drilled whole in each end of the pieces and screwed them into the studs withe the holders in the middle. Used it for over a year now and it works awesome. The 5th bike is using a regular hook you can buy from home depot that I bent to make longer. It works good too but is a little flimsy compared to the others. No problems with it though.
  • 05-04-2013
    pimpbot
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mullen119 View Post
    I had one of these: The Art of Storage Leaning 2 Bike Rack : Target Mobile

    I cut the tubing into 4 1ft long pieces, drilled whole in each end of the pieces and screwed them into the studs withe the holders in the middle. Used it for over a year now and it works awesome. The 5th bike is using a regular hook you can buy from home depot that I bent to make longer. It works good too but is a little flimsy compared to the others. No problems with it though.

    Good find.

    Yeah, garage project is a disaster. We just have too many other important house projects going on. Garage seems to be a low priority. I did put some half-height strut on the walls and some shelves over the sink/washer/dryer areas, and a charging station for my lights, camera and GPSs.
  • 05-04-2013
    Salespunk
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by GiddyHitch View Post
    I was thinking about doing a similar setup. What racks are these and any issues with the MTBs pushing off on the wall with the end of the handlebars?

    I wouldn't recommend it with hydraulic brakes. You will end up with air at the front caliper.
  • 05-09-2013
    mass-hole
    Everbilt 50 lb. Flip-Up Storage Hanger-01195 at The Home Depot

    This is cheap and solid, They flip up out of the way when not needed. I currently use them for my bike and if you mount it low enough, they can make a decent work stand.
  • 05-09-2013
    TwoHeadsBrewing
    Not very compact, but solved the problem of the MTBs falling over. I also made it with scrap wood so $0! The bike hanging is on one of those $10 bike lifts...pain to install, but works well and gets it out of the way.

  • 05-20-2013
    jennybourke77
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mass-hole View Post
    Everbilt 50 lb. Flip-Up Storage Hanger-01195 at The Home Depot

    This is cheap and solid, They flip up out of the way when not needed. I currently use them for my bike and if you mount it low enough, they can make a decent work stand.

    I agree. We used this one: Racor Folding Bike Rack for 1 Bike at some point when only I had a bike (now there are 3 in the house and the little one has his trike) and it worked really well. The shelf was handy too. This one is for one bike though, not sure if you can get them for more than two.
  • 07-26-2013
    krawlinyj
    Do you have any type of plans that you used for the shelf system you built? It is exactly what I need but I am not much of a handy man so I need some plans.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 2melow View Post
    Here is what I did. This is my second total garage build out, I learned a lot from our *tight* 2 car garage in the first house.

    Get as much as you can off the floor. I epoxied the floor, spray textured the walls thick splatter/orange peel ($30 texture gun found on Craigslist) and put 2 thick coats of stain blocker Kilz on the walls and ceiling. I can spray the garage out with water which is nice, you can eat off the floor when it is clean. Epoxy is the way to go for sure if you want to take it to that next level - it really finishes it off. I built a shelf 2 feet from the ceiling 1/2 way around one side. My wife and 2 young kids have problems getting bikes from the hooks, so I have them in Feedback Sports RAKK stands bolted to a piece of plywood. I could probably get 8-10 bikes hanging if I staggered them a bit. I drive an old car, so it lives outside 90% of the time but I can readjust if needed and pull the car in before bad weather.

  • 07-26-2013
    moldau94
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    Re: Garage bike storage... I need ideas
    Here's what I did. $10 cost
  • 07-26-2013
    Birdman
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    This works for me. Nose of the car(s) just under the handlebars/saddles.

    Attachment 819395
    JMJ
  • 07-28-2013
    pimpbot
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Birdman View Post
    This works for me. Nose of the car(s) just under the handlebars/saddles.

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    JMJ

    Yeah, I saw vertical racks like that at Gestalt Haus in Fairfax, CA.... a cyclist friendly pub. The owner puts on cycling events. I always liked that idea.

    I may have to see if I have the wall real estate for that. I just think my ceiling isn't high enough to hang them from the top over the cars, or even high enough to walk under when the cars are out. It doesn't help that we are now up to 9 bikes in the house. :shocked:

    Heh... we're still digging out the boxes, but work craziness and kid craziness is taking priority. We got some of the house interior projects done, and it's starting to look like we live in a house, not a construction zone. The latest project:

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/QyEpXcqae-veZAeab11lPcyecZuB-e9tE8j71GmBTis?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-xd5fLOL1BwU/UaT-LHfPaII/AAAAAAAAgpM/lZkfgmQz90M/s800/IMG_4876.JPG" height="800" width="600" /></a>

    Attachment 819948

    The blue front is actually just protective plastic film. It's actually piano gloss white with no handles.

    I replaced an ugly steel railing with this cabinet wall. I basically took Ikea kitchen cabinets, and I'm covering them with finish grade plywood to make a place to hide our shoes, cell phones, laptops, keys, etc. I actually have the wood cladding cut and biscuit joined, but I need to take it to a cabinet shop to get edge banding and final finishing.

    We also got the walls smoothed out (removed the texture) in the rest of the upstairs living room/kitchen/dining room, as well as two more bedrooms and the downstairs hallway. One more room and the bathrooms are gonna get done some other time, when we fix the retaining wall moisture issue. I love the smooth walls!

    Thanks again for the great ideas, folks! I really appreciate it.
  • 03-15-2015
    Quentin
    Did anyone come up with anything new in the past 2 years? I'd actually like something that holds the bike a lot like my Thule T2 hitch mount rather than hanging the bikes from the top tube. Something like a platform that I can stand the bike on top.
  • 05-08-2015
    Jim Hike
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    One more design. Rack holds wheel straight and peg keeps wheel tight to wall. Cons: Rack is built custom to only one tire width, some bikes may need a "boost" to avoid handlebar interference, hard to reach peg at middle bikes.:)
  • 05-08-2015
    pimpbot
    Wow... how the times change...

    Now, getting divorced. Moved into a 900 sq ft 2br town house with 5 bikes (and one for the girlfriend... she's not the reason for the divorce). Now, where to store bikes and bike gear. I found I can fit 3 bikes in the closet under my stairs, and still have room for camping gear, tools and rain coats.

    I'm in for a new set of challenges.
  • 05-09-2015
    bsdc
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by pimpbot View Post
    I'm in for a new set of challenges.

    Your new girlfriend will give you that. I'm going cyclosexual when I'm done with my current "challenge".
  • 05-09-2015
    Way2ManyBikes
    here a pic of the bike side of my garage.

    On the ceiling I have a Saris Sliding rack that allows you to fit 6 bikes in the space of three.





    Marty-MJ
    www.garagescene.net
  • 05-09-2015
    Way2ManyBikes


    it's called Cycle Glide




    Marty-MJ
    www.garagescene.net