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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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    How can anyone who's been riding as long as I have, be so slow???

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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.
    No moss...

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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
    97 specialized rockhopper.....$5 garage sale find....rebuild and low buck single speed conversion

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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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    Even though I've retired from competitive power lifting and coaching, I still enjoy lifting heavy and often, just not as religious about it as I used to be.
    "The most expensive bike in the work is still cheaper than the cheapest by-pass surgery in the world.

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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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    Five boats - that would be four kayaks and a canoe.

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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.

    9 whitewater kayaks. Supermoto. Stack of slicks for the Sumo. 4 wheeler. 9k generator. 3 chainsaws. Etc.
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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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