• 12-07-2015
    YYZ
    Nice checkers! Clean and practical garage. I'd be lucky to fit a car in mine.
  • 12-07-2015
    Quentin
    The "What's your shop look like?" thread
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by YYZ View Post
    Nice checkers! Clean and practical garage. I'd be lucky to fit a car in mine.

    That's why I have the other two bays, you know, for the clutter. [emoji16]


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  • 12-08-2015
    Bicyclelist
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by pipes10 View Post
    Which stain did you use? I'm looking at doing something for the floor in my garage but really don't want to mess with etching the concrete and applying epoxy.

    Attachment 1034358

    And then you get to pick your color. You might need to etch if the concrete is really dirty.
  • 12-08-2015
    pipes10
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by CoppellStereo View Post
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    And then you get to pick your color. You might need to etch if the concrete is really dirty.

    Awesome. Thanks.
  • 12-08-2015
    69tr6r
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    I was going to try and clean the place up a little before posting pics, but screw it. Here it is!

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  • 12-08-2015
    Jacobray
    ^^^^A well used shop. It doesn't look messy...just looks like you're actually getting things done!
  • 12-09-2015
    spyghost
    i think i have the simplest...

    - a bike
    - a stand
    - a free standing vise
    - a toolbox with only the stuff i need

    :D
  • 01-01-2016
    cheezwhip
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by slapmackie View Post
    Spent the weekend building this up...2x4 basics, scope em out....

    Based on the 2x4Basics recommendations here, I started working on my garage / shop makeover over the Holidays (it is still a work in progress). Thanks all of you for the great ideas and inspiration - Happy New Year!

  • 01-01-2016
    pipes10
    4 Attachment(s)
    Home shop
  • 01-01-2016
    mbaulfinger
    Pipes10, very nice setup! Can you tell us what hooks you are using to hold your bikes? What prevents them from wobbling side to side and maybe a fall? Just gravity? Does the hook somehow stabilize the wheel? Thanks
  • 01-01-2016
    pipes10
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mbaulfinger View Post
    Pipes10, very nice setup! Can you tell us what hooks you are using to hold your bikes? What prevents them from wobbling side to side and maybe a fall? Just gravity? Does the hook somehow stabilize the wheel? Thanks

    The wheel sits in the hook while the other wheel rests on the wall.

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  • 01-01-2016
    ttimpe
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by pipes10 View Post
    Home shop

    Man I like this set up. I got one of the 2x4 basic workbench but I like this and the bikes hanging

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  • 01-01-2016
    ttimpe
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by pipes10 View Post
    Home shop

    Where you get the cabinets from?

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  • 01-01-2016
    pipes10
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ttimpe View Post
    Where you get the cabinets from?

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    Bought them years ago. Was either Home Depot or Canadian Tire.
  • 01-02-2016
    Kbarrette
    They have them at Canadian Tire. I just bought two of the tops and full height ones when they were last on sale.


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  • 01-02-2016
    ttimpe
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Kbarrette View Post
    They have them at Canadian Tire. I just bought two of the tops and full height ones when they were last on sale.


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    How much were they

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  • 01-02-2016
    Kbarrette
    The "What's your shop look like?" thread
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ttimpe View Post
    How much were they

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    I got them all on sale. The tops were $49.00 and the full height ones were $125.00 if I'm not mistaken. I believe the bases go on sale for $99.00.

    They are on sale every few weeks for half off if you are looking to get some. They aren't very heavy duty but they do the trick for sorting out the garage.


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  • 01-17-2016
    rockman
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    Some sweet, inspirational setups in here. Lots of good ideas. Mine is still a work in progress. I did do a peg board but still keep most of my tools in the tool box or drawers.

    That seems to be one of the biggest decisions. Hang the tools or keep them in storage.

    Used a bumpout in the garage for my workshop. Also, installed a 2 stage air compressor and plumbed that to 4 locations for my air tools and a drop-down over the bike stand.

    Attachment 1043415

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    Separate room for bikes and skis.

    Attachment 1043411

    The bike stand is on skateboard wheels.

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    Map storage has always been a problem. I found this old mailbox at surplus.

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  • 01-17-2016
    cheezwhip
    ^^ very cool setup rockman (& nice large space).

    Would be interested to see how you plumbed your pneumatic setup.
  • 01-17-2016
    rockman
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    Originally Posted by cheezwhip View Post
    ^^ very cool setup rockman (& nice large space).

    Would be interested to see how you plumbed your pneumatic setup.

    Here ya go.

    Puma 40 gal. 2-stage compressor hard-wired with a box and disconnect.

    Attachment 1043432

    airline drop with Parker aire regulator and drain leg with ball valve.

    Attachment 1043436

    50' hose reel and LED worklight hung from ceiling.

    Attachment 1043430

    I used these sweet clamps with the copper pipe. It's a nice clean look but pricey little buggers.
    Pipe & Cable Clamps | MSCDirect.com

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  • 01-17-2016
    cheezwhip
    Sweet setup man! Talk about inspiring...
  • 01-17-2016
    YYZ
    You got everything sorted. Lots of room to be organized with an open concept such as that. Very clean stuff.
  • 01-22-2016
    girlonbike
    Wow rockman. That's nice.

    Bonus for the vintage mb-1, stumpy, voodoo?, and what's the grey one on the far left?
  • 01-23-2016
    rockman
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Wow rockman. That's nice.

    Bonus for the vintage mb-1, stumpy, voodoo?, and what's the grey one on the far left?

    Grey one on far left is 2010 Turner 5spot since recycled for new RFX. Others are:
    1997 Moots YBB converted to singlespeed.
    1991 Bridgestone MB1
    1997 Specialized S Works wifey's wedding present to herself
    Voodoo Bizango kick me down from Joe Murray


    I've got a 1993 Ventana Santana Tandem but my wife and daughters won't ride with me anymore. They prefer their own bikes. Had some other bikes but they were stolen.
  • 02-02-2016
    HardLuck682
    The "What's your shop look like?" thread
    I took a corner of the garage and just assembled this work bench I got for Christmas. I also already have a Feedback Pro-Elite work stand. Not perfect, but it's mine.

    In the blue box is a Park Tool AK-37 tool kit. I just need some peg hooks to get the tools out of the boxes. Craftsman for other general use tools.





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  • 02-02-2016
    cheezwhip
    Very cool setup. Did the lights come with your kit?
  • 02-02-2016
    HardLuck682
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cheezwhip View Post
    Very cool setup. Did the lights come with your kit?

    Yea. I'm pretty sure she got it at Harbor Freight. Light bar was included in the box as well.

    Thanks!


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  • 02-03-2016
    baltobrewer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by CoppellStereo View Post
    Then here is the progression of my new bike room.

    Attachment 1034000

    Someone is also a homebrewer! I can spot a carboy from a mile out.

    :thumbsup:
  • 02-07-2016
    Bicyclelist
    aww yeah! I have a pretty sweet keezer too!
  • 02-18-2016
    beach_boy
    1 Attachment(s)
    My shop in progress. Still need to do some finishing touches and get some more lighting. Best thing of all is I can work on a bike even when both the truck and car pulled into the garage.

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  • 04-01-2016
    rapsac
  • 04-13-2016
    DFA
    26 pages and not one La-Z-Boy.





  • 04-13-2016
    wvucyclist
    Very clean and organized, good looking shop, but are those golf clubs? I thought the only good use of a golf course was cross!
  • 04-13-2016
    DFA
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by wvucyclist View Post
    are those golf clubs? I thought the only good use of a golf course was cross!

    Tomac doesn't seem to mind his kid playing.

  • 04-17-2016
    foxonabike
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  • 05-09-2016
    Manning
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    just a pic of the shop.....
  • 05-10-2016
    rachmak
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    Here is a picture of my messy shop. Gonna clean it out over the weekend and repost some after pics. This was part of a large remodel of the house so I gotta do what I want with the garage from scratch.

    - The workbench or table top is actually a repurposed door from the house and installed with two large triangular brackets
    - The walls are actually wooden floorboards and re-stained to that color
    - Chandelier was picked up at a flea market
    - Spin bike I picked up for $150 for the days I can't make it out to the trails
    - I use the Gladiator organization system and it installs easily and incredibly strong
    - My quiver includes a Santa Cruz Bronson 2015, Specialized Camber 2012, GT Fury 2014, Trek Emonda 2015, and Bianchi Europa 1993 as well as an old Trek Hybrid. I think I got everything covered for now.
    - I have a Park stand that I use mainly for maintenance and light repairs. I take most of my larger repairs to the LBS as I want to show my support and simply don't have time or the expertise (though I'm learning)

    Looking to put some more organization where I can hang up my tools as I hope to accumulate more. I also donate a lot of my old parts to goodwill or smaller bike shops hoping that they can recycle the parts.

    Loving this thread and hoping to keep it going!!
  • 05-26-2016
    BAMAFAN92
    Such amazing work shops. I'm looking to start setting up mine soon and there is alot of great inspiration here.
  • 06-04-2016
    coot271
    I just moved and even though the house is bigger, I lost much of my garage space........my mother-in-law moved into the finished basement, so the two car garage is holding more crap..."SIGH". Anyway, half of the garage will be my man/bike/tool cave. I am planning it out now. My first question is bike storage.....hanging your bike vertically along the wall...... don't know if that will affect my full-susser suspension (fluid in the fork/shock).....will it place tension on headset bearings, etc? I have considered the horizontal mounts, but won't be able to store as many bikes. OH THE AGONY! Already sold one of my bikes so I will have more space! very sad day.
  • 06-04-2016
    rx4mtb
    The "What's your shop look like?" thread
    Sus should be fine... maybe good for it actually. It can help by "oiling" the seals. Hydro brakes on the other hand may suffer if they're not bled well.

    Anyway, good luck with the new cave and be sure to post up with any progress.
  • 06-16-2016
    TheJesusfreak

    :p
  • 06-17-2016
    rx4mtb


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  • 07-08-2016
    GpzGuy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by carnitas View Post
    Great inspiration here to have a clean session space for wrenching. Hopefully I can post picks of the clean halfAttachment 1026926. The workbench and rolling toolbox are on the other side and in need of serious workAttachment 1026927
    But cold weather is coming( CA cold only). And I can do more cleaning.

    I had that Harbor Freight bike tree...recently upgraded it to the newer version and like it much more