Bike storage passion
I am moving house and have a minor problem with selling bikes, in that I can't do it. As a result I have a few extra bikes/parts lying around and will need to get creative with storage/work space. I currently have 9 built bikes, 2 frames, 6 spare wheelsets, several boxes of deraileurs/shifters/cranks etc. I know I am not the only one with a few extra bikes lying around, what/how do you guys store your bikes?!? I would love to see some pics if you have them (and I did a search and got nothing, so if this has been done before, sorry!).
Sometimes it is easier to use Google to search. You can start here:
Lots of threads.
EDIT: The link just says Google, but it links to search results.
Put hooks in the ceiling about 18" from the wall and about 16" apart. Alternate which wheel you hang the bikes by and you'll be surprised how little space bikes can take up...
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This is not what you had in mind?
You can make one of these for about $15 with 2x4s, dowel rods and a bit of pipe insulation to cover the dowel rods. Holds 4 bikes. If you move again or don't like them you can burn them for heat...
Originally Posted by motomuppet
Santa Cruz TBc
^ I like that! That is the sort of idea I was looking for, thanks!
Woahey, I did that at my old place, but have shorter walls now so the above will probably work a bit better, but thanks!
jrogs, haha, yeah, trying to avoid that sort of thing to keep the missus happy!
What size dowel rods did you use for that? I've been pondering on a bike storage rack, but I would rather make one similar to yours. What's the most weight you've had on each set of dowels?
Originally Posted by icsloppl
Only thing is that kind of setup is no bueno for the myriad of full suspension geometries we have today- if that's not an issue, then it's a sweet setup, but if it is...
I've moved several times and each garage space is different. I currently have 7 bikes hanging from the ceiling in my garage by J-hooks and three (that I ride regularly) on the walls. Studs are typically 16" apart, which is perfect for hanging on the wall if you hang them back to front. If hanging on the wall, it's typically best to try to do it from the back wall and not the side walls, as you'll lose a parking space (not an issue for me, really, since I just gave up my bay for the bike shop ).
I can try to snap pics later. Also search the forums- there have been threads on MTBR before about garage organization.
The "What's your shop look like?" thread
Bike Storage in Garage
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