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    What's in your garage besides bikes?

    Greetings,

    In the process of remodeling my house and my wife has GENEROUSLY given me design authority over the garage.

    Just wanted to get some ideas on what other mountain bikers had in their garage. Setups, gadgets, storage, etc...

    I'll have a car space that will not have a car spot in it so I can setup a workshop, bike rack, etc. I also do not do too much complicated bike work on my own, but usually some light maintenance, bike washing etc...(let my LBS do the hard stuff) so I don't need a full quiver of tools.

    Any ideas? Inspirations?

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    A bunch of junk I wish my wife would get rid of. Both our bikes are inside the house. My kids bikes are outside in the garage.

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    A big car, bowflex, elliptical machine, treadmill, flatscreen, work bench(s), tool box(s), car wash stuff, stereo, Bike repair station and party area.

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    Two cars, work bench, big tool box, air compressor, beer fridge, air tools, hydraulic jack, trail tools, mower, sink, commode and some of her gardening crap.
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    What's in your garage besides bikes?

    Lights. Lots of bright lights. Aim for 100 foot candles at floor level, which requires about 24 4 foot flourecents for a two car garage. Run two switches so you can have half on when just going out there and all on when working.


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    Bikes are in the dining room. Jeep and Mustang in the garage. Jeep doors in dining room also.
    It's such a fine line between idiocy and genius.

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    Re: What's in your garage besides bikes?

    More bikes! Oh and spare wheels bike parts and tools of course

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    Wait...you guys keep your bikes in your garage? Mine are hanging on the walls in my living room.

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    My house originally had a tiny garage but after the addition we have another. The new one has some ice cream trucks and my bike. The old small one has a bunch of junk.

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    big rollaway toolbox full of tools from my 12 years as an auto mechanic, totes and boxes full of misc stuff, coolers and other stuff.... and thisWhat's in your garage besides bikes?-blazer-079.jpg
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    Epoxy-coated my floor, finished the drywall and textured it (in process of), installed a ton of fluorescent lights, built a bench with a laminate-wood top (for looks and durability). Nice stainless cabinets from Sam's Club, etc. I'm in the middle of it and still have quite a ways to go. Right now I'm using the third stall for the bike, motorcycle, toolboxes, etc.

    Biggest thing to me is the epoxy floor, nice finished walls, bright lights and whatever cabinets and organizational stuff you can put together (overhead cabinets, high-mount shelves, etc).

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    Quote Originally Posted by KGAmoto View Post
    Epoxy-coated my floor, finished the drywall and textured it (in process of), installed a ton of fluorescent lights, built a bench with a laminate-wood top (for looks and durability). Nice stainless cabinets from Sam's Club, etc. I'm in the middle of it and still have quite a ways to go. Right now I'm using the third stall for the bike, motorcycle, toolboxes, etc.

    Biggest thing to me is the epoxy floor, nice finished walls, bright lights and whatever cabinets and organizational stuff you can put together (overhead cabinets, high-mount shelves, etc).

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    You forgot to mention the 2nd gen! Beautiful car and nice garage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwoj View Post
    You forgot to mention the 2nd gen! Beautiful car and nice garage.
    Thank you. I have years of work into that thing.

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    @kgamoto - sweet garage i think the epoxy coated floors are a great idea!!

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    I have one of these to keep my extension cord out of the way...very helpful.

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    Basically a mini-bike shop to keep the bikes maintained, plus storage for all the "dirty" stuff like lawn/garden/dirt moving equipment. And the car, and equipment for the car.

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    If you can, go for an upstairs in your garage project. I've got a double dormer set-up, and it's perfect for me. Upstairs has gym setup, heater, A/C, bigscreen, sofa, recliner, and of course bike build/repair station and beer fridge. Downstairs are workbench, his-n-hers sportscars (her Miata, my '59 Triumph TR3), compressor, seldom ridden anymore Harley, and a cool South Bend lathe. Garage is 24x24, well packed.
    Hold my beer and watch this!

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    My bikes and some model aircraft also share the barn. My house in Colorado has no garage yet, so I need to plan that one from scratch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brisk Eddie View Post
    If you can, go for an upstairs in your garage project. I've got a double dormer set-up, and it's perfect for me. Upstairs has gym setup, heater, A/C, bigscreen, sofa, recliner, and of course bike build/repair station and beer fridge. Downstairs are workbench, his-n-hers sportscars (her Miata, my '59 Triumph TR3), compressor, seldom ridden anymore Harley, and a cool South Bend lathe. Garage is 24x24, well packed.
    that's a sweet setup!!

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    Two cars, toolbox, lawnmower, weed eater, large plastic bins, three bikes, golf clubs, two car bike racks and some other stuff.
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    A few more bikes for the family, a Yamaha dirt bike and I am able to squeeze a car
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    Usual stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rachmak View Post
    In the process of remodeling my house and my wife has GENEROUSLY given me design authority over the garage.
    Build a bouldering cave.
    Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades.

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    Is this one of those "gee I just got robbed because I posted what I have in my garage" threads ?

    lol.... do you want to know when we go on vacation too ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by rachmak View Post
    Greetings,

    In the process of remodeling my house and my wife has GENEROUSLY given me design authority over the garage.

    Just wanted to get some ideas on what other mountain bikers had in their garage. Setups, gadgets, storage, etc...

    I'll have a car space that will not have a car spot in it so I can setup a workshop, bike rack, etc. I also do not do too much complicated bike work on my own, but usually some light maintenance, bike washing etc...(let my LBS do the hard stuff) so I don't need a full quiver of tools.

    Any ideas? Inspirations?
    Attached garage?

    I'm always leery of keeping my favorite stuff in the garage. My stuff is locked up.

    shelves/racks/storage
    lights
    music
    fridge

    My buddy has a bunch of tools for working on 4-wheelers.
    My other buddy has tools for cars.
    Lawn & garden
    Weight lifting equipment.
    Wood burner + TV + sound system + fridge
    My bro-in-law made a hoist to the garage attic which was really cool. It was ~6'x6' platform that fit right to the ceiling and lowered all the way to the floor. I thought it would fail for sure, but it kicked the crap out of lugging seasonal decorations up and down the pull-down ladder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MtbAZ44 View Post
    Is this one of those "gee I just got robbed because I posted what I have in my garage" threads ?

    lol.... do you want to know when we go on vacation too ??

    Oh, yeah, almost forgot...Major alarm system, mean German Shepherd, gun trap...
    Hold my beer and watch this!

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    For some reason as soon as I finished restoring my moto(if you consider converting an expensive bike to shimano SIS a restoration)I started building a utility shed. There was an exsisting 4X6 plywood shed that collapsed when I tried to straighten it, so now I am building two sheds. One is a 6X8 with a peak roof that is going to be a paint booth, the other is an 8X8 with a gambrel roof that I can nose my 47 Dodge dump truck into. The barn is coming out pretty good for me(I've been fired from carpentry jobs[twice]). I've also been fired from being a mechanic. But, I like my projects. I moved in with my son in law when my wife was facing surgery and the bank was taking out farm. My son in law said I couldn't bring all of my equipment here but when I asked him about my 47 Dodge he jumped on the idea. They have a sandblaster and I am really pumped about restoring this truck.

    Speaking of garages, my son in law and his brothers have three immaculatly restored old Fords. A 33 Ford Dump Truck, A 31 10 wheel rack body, and a model A coupe. They took them apart down to the leafsprings, sandblasted and painted and reassembled. Pretty amazing. They also have a model a pickup in parts that is worth more than the other vehicles for some reason.

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    I have a hidden room that features a torture area and a bondage area. But don't tell anyone, please...

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    One '90 RX-7, fishing stuff, a couple of freezers full of venison, work bench and tools, a washer and dryer, bikes and bike parts...

    And some fava beans and a nice chianti

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    Weights, heavy bag, a few tools, old lounge suite, spare beds (queen/bunks)... Need to sell some crap so my bikes can stretch out

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