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    Quote Originally Posted by BeastRider View Post
    Thanks. I am currently shopping around for a decent work stand. How does it work for you? Does it do what you expect it to?....I guess I am asking for a small review of it.....
    I don't have that model...i have a Park PCS-9 stand. It's great. They all do similar things so you'rel ooking at more conveniences as you pay more i.e. QR clamp release vs a threaded model on the cheaper ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeastRider View Post
    Thanks. I am currently shopping around for a decent work stand. How does it work for you? Does it do what you expect it to?....I guess I am asking for a small review of it.....
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    sweet nj poster.....where in nj do you ride?

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    Basement Brightening

    No keys, push to start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycle151 View Post
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    Are we just ignoring balls? Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycle151 View Post
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    That's beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycle151 View Post
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    Sick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycle151 View Post
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    Kind of hard to find fault with perfection. Does it always look so clean and organized?
    When you find some extra pennies. upgrade your Park clamp to the latest & greatest, a
    100-3D. It is amazing at how much more ergo-dynamic and adjustable it is. Put a shine on that apple of a shop. Great job! Someday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marpilli View Post
    Finished the reorganization and clean up today. It's so nice and neat I want to go out there and start another project.




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    Quote Originally Posted by CDMC View Post
    Glad to see I'm not the only one that needs light to see. For my 20x20 garage I found 7 4 foot 2 bulb florecents and another over the workbench to be just enough.
    Good lighting is a necessity for me. In our 20x30 garage I now have ten dual bulb 4' fixtures on the ceiling, four single 18" fixtures over the workbench, and a movable halogen light over the workbench.

    I remember my dad telling me you could always tell the lighting was good when you don't cast a shadow over your work.

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    Thanks guys, it gets the job done. Obviously it's rarely that clean.

    The Park 100 3D clamp is somewhat intriguing. But its main advantage (having smaller jaws), I can achieve by trimming-down my existing ones. Many years of using this one has established muscle memory that I'm in no hurry to change.

    I'm a pscho about having enough light as well! This room has about a dozen 4'-two-bulbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycle151 View Post
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    Nice organization! and thats a lot of spokes!

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    Here's my shop..in the spare bedroom
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    it aint much but it works

    i got a corner in the garage for all my bikes and tools it aint much but it works. the table just got replaced by my new stand i just had not moved it out of the way yet.still need to get some single bike floor stands for my mountain bikes not in the picture.






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    Thanks fof answering the question for me.

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    Added a shelf over the pegboard for parts storage and a hanger for non-folding tires and spare wheels.

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    Marpilli, I really like your tire/wheel hanger. Think I have to add that to my shop space...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rupps5 View Post
    Marpilli, I really like your tire/wheel hanger. Think I have to add that to my shop space...
    Thanks, I stole that idea from someone else (in this thread, I think).

    It was $10 at Home Depot. Great investment, if you ask me...

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    You can rather nicely get 10 tires on one of those hangers....

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    I may need a couple hangers then...




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    Quote Originally Posted by rupps5 View Post
    I may need a couple hangers then...
    ^^^ Ha, yeah... It couldn't hurt. That's what my pile-o-tires looked like before I reorganized my garage. Some of the tires in your picture are folding tires. For all of my folding tires (and tubes) I folded them down and put each in a large heavy ziplock bag. Put all of the bags in a bin and shoved the bin on top of the cabinets.

    The hanger is for the tires I can't fold down (and wheelset).

    I searched back through the thread and found the photo that inspired me to use this hanger. Thanks, samdemo!

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    My garage is still a mess, but I finally built my bike rack and tire storage.I think the bike rack will see some revisions or possible a whole redesign. Not 100% happy with it, but it will do in the mean time.


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    Newly built... late xmas present from the boyfriend!
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    Here's my shop

    Well, sort of. I designed it and helped build it. The owner is a good friend and did what every client should do: shut up and do what I tell him. The cabinet layout in the shop area is based on my personal shop space but has more drawers.
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    That ish sho shexy. I almosht creamed my pantsh!
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    It's ProBike Tucson. They have 650b, 29er, and road stuff. The owner is a good friend and riding partner, he hired me to design the space. we had many good miles riding along discussing what the shop would be like. These shots were taken during opening weekend, so it's a bit messy.

    My own basement shop has an L-shaped bench, with one side for general work and the short side of the L for ski tuning. Bike tools are in a rolling chest under the stairs. Like most of us, my shop is used for general household repairs/projects as well as bike repair. I used horse stall mats on the floor, super-dense 4'x6'x3/4" sheets of rubber. I can roll heavy carts on them as well as stand for hours without a sore back. Small parts are easy to see against the black rubber, assuming I keep it swept.

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    That first picture I was like "how much money does this guy have invested in road bikes?" then I saw the next 2 and figured it had to be a shop.
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    Tis is where I hang out.
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    You need a 93 zaskar in that mix, mr. xpatenaude.

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    Funny you say that. I used to have a purple anodized one back in the day. I believe it was a '93.
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    My space. Requirement: still be able to get a car in there if need be, even though we normally don't. Narrow space, so going up the walls was/is the answer.


    Bikes hanging about. Table-saw - not out of the box even, but meant for eventual use when a long stretch of bad weather or crap trail conditions or injury time.


    Cabinets were there when we bought the place, didn't see any reason to not use them as they were. Bike and spare house junk. The beach cruiser is the preferred method of walking the dog. My commuter lives on the back deck.


    House junk, vac, entry into the kitchen, blahblahblah.


    Built this counter and table thing, and the upper shelf to extend storage, and actually have some form of work table. The leaf drops down, thew leg pops out of the way. Mix of house/bike/yard/random tools.


    The pegboard is evolving based on what gets the most use. A small shed is an eventuality - that'll let me get the yard stuff out of here, freeing up more room for fun-hog stuff, and the table saw setup. Going to do more upper shelving along the walls and off the rafters, where I can, to free up other space as well.
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    i think in order to qualify for the term "shop", you must have a welder

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    Quote Originally Posted by euroford View Post
    i think in order to qualify for the term "shop", you must have a welder
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    My 12'x12' hideout. Turns out those over the door shoe holders (pic #3) work good for tools too!




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    Quote Originally Posted by midschool22 View Post
    Turns out those over the door shoe holders (pic #3) work good for tools too!

    Good call on those shoe holders. Great space savers.

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    So my question... to anyone who may know a good answer... is which is the best way to hang a bike??? From its front wheel hanging or its back wheel hanging. I am thinking of mounting my bikes up on the wall to get them out of the way but I am not sure if thats a good idea or not. I feel like I was once told to not hang them by the wheels (something to do with damaging the fork....) but I am not sure and I see a lot of you guys doing it.

    So whats your opinion? Back wheel hang or front wheel hang?

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    Quote Originally Posted by codyh12345 View Post
    So whats your opinion? Back wheel hang or front wheel hang?
    I alternate them so I can fit more into a smaller space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak View Post
    I alternate them so I can fit more into a smaller space.
    So no issues with your fork's hanging them by the front tire? I just dont want to ruin my fork because of how I stored it.

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    been hanging bikes for years by the front wheel, and have never had a problem with the forks?

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    I like to hang mtb from the front wheel so that the bath oil will lube the top of the fork, and if it starts leaking I know that the wipers need to be changed. Then The road bikes are hung from the rear wheel to make room for the more important mtbs.

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    Here you go..my shop.
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    ^^^I love it!

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    [QUOTE=CoppellStereo;9027318]Here is my shop, finally got a chance to take some pictures:



    CoppellStereo:

    If I missed this before - sorry. Did you fab those trays for the bike rack yourself or did you buy them? They are very slick and have given me some good ideas. Well done. Awesome.



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    It was a good weekend my shop went from this...


    To this, this past weekend. with a little insparation from this thread and my experience working in different shops over the years, there is still some additional tools to arrive today like a wheel building tools and a few more little things.


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    I'm finally out of school, so I'll be working on my "workshop" this week. Right now, I'm overhauling the garage so it won't be quite as much of a a disaster zone and hopefully by the end of this week, I'll be able to walk through it. Between all of my parent's Christmas decorations and my sailboats and bikes, there's not a lot of space. I'm planning on building a small work table, but I'm awful with wood, so we'll see how that goes >: ) I'll post pics as soon as the garage starts to look less embarrassing lol. I'm definitely going to be copying some of the ideas off this thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrastories View Post
    It was a good weekend my shop went from this...


    To this, this past weekend. with a little insparation from this thread and my experience working in different shops over the years, there is still some additional tools to arrive today like a wheel building tools and a few more little things.


    Sorry, but I've got to call BS on this one. There's no stack of tires on the floor or hanging from hooks. All of the tools are lined up neatly on the toolboard, with room to expand. There is no trash on the floor, no kiddie toys cluttering the place, no hot-chick swimsuit posters, no cast-iron sewer pipes in the way, no motorcycles or other toys of any kind, no coffee pot or kegerator or bong, there is way too much natural light, etc. And there's only one bike, so you could have just borrowed that from a neighbor.

    The unfinished walls and ceiling were a nice diversion, but we see right through them.
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    The cockles of my heart are nicely warmed after seeing beer in so many of the shops pictured here. Excellent.
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    Midway into my shop build

    I am about halfway into building my workbench. Most of my tools are hidden away as I decided against doing any pegboard. Most of the open spaces will have drawers and a beer fridge will go in behind where the stool is right now. I was pretty excited to get my truing stand set up last night. I plan on getting a bench mounted repair clamp to attach to the other outcropping in the bench.


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    I like this cornerbench a lot! Very neatly done. I will try to score a flag too when I'll be visiting this years Oktoberfest...
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    This is what my garage looks like, most of the time during riding season.
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    Decided to make myself a bike workshop using one of the spare rooms in the basement. Here's what it looked like before:





    And here's what it looked like after:




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    Quite a transformation

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    Decided to make myself a bike workshop using one of the spare rooms in the basement.
    Looks good. Like the rubber floor.

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    Told my wife that the next house will have a space indoors for bike storage/workspace... Currently all the bike stuff is in the garage, but having a couple of car hobbies as well takes up 95% of that space...

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    Almost finished



    I finally got my Park Tool bench mounted repair stand, it was on backorder for a couple months. All the drawers are installed and are for the most part straight. Beer fridge stocked with supplies. All that is left to do is paint the bench Park Tool blue, buy some more of those foam tiles and get a mop and bucket for clean ups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smac View Post


    I finally got my Park Tool bench mounted repair stand, it was on backorder for a couple months. All the drawers are installed and are for the most part straight. Beer fridge stocked with supplies. All that is left to do is paint the bench Park Tool blue, buy some more of those foam tiles and get a mop and bucket for clean ups.
    Nice!

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    Finally got the shop clean enough to snap a few pictures.

    I had to make maximum use of the limited space I had to work with next to the furnace. (warm in the winter and cool in the summer!) The Park Tool Mechanics stands are custom mounted, one on the wall and one on the ceiling/floor joists.

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    Ok, gotta say, this is one of my favorites so far. Nicely done!
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    Not nearly as nice as some of the shops people have here, great work all... - but here's my spare bedroom shop for the time being, still need to get that road bike back together...


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    Great use of space! Please post some pix of the ceiling/joist mounting!


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    Finally got the shop clean enough to snap a few pictures.

    I had to make maximum use of the limited space I had to work with next to the furnace. (warm in the winter and cool in the summer!) The Park Tool Mechanics stands are custom mounted, one on the wall and one on the ceiling/floor joists.

    Stainless steel bench top.



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    Quote Originally Posted by aosty View Post
    Great use of space! Please post some pix of the ceiling/joist mounting!
    Here you go.







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    Wow! Now that's a mancave!!!

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    Awesome...love that work stand. Do you know if it comes with a mounting plate to mount on a flat ceiling?

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    I'm jelly. I don't have a shop yet. I move in to my new place next week, has a full basement. The boss (wife) says I can have a corner. Pics to come. BTW, nice shops guys, great inspiration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ_92606 View Post
    Awesome...love that work stand. Do you know if it comes with a mounting plate to mount on a flat ceiling?
    The Mechanics rack is the standard Park Tool PRS-4W that is meant to wall mount. The vertical support post is NOT Park Tool but is a custom fabricated piece made from square tubing and steel plate (actually hollow structural steel - HSS). The sizing was made to fit the application. The Park Tool decal was custom made to give it that finished off look. I added on a small piece of round tubing of the correct diameter to allow me to mount the quick release Park Tool tool tray. The stand and tray work amazing well and allow access to both side of the bike you're working on.

    For a ceiling mount it would be simple, just mount the plate in a different location. I'll take some pics of my LBS mechanics racks that have the same PRS-4W's mounted from their ceiling the way and post them up here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PUBCRAWL View Post
    Here you go.

    Thanks... nice job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ_92606 View Post
    Awesome...love that work stand. Do you know if it comes with a mounting plate to mount on a flat ceiling?
    You can probably just use the standard floor base post upside down... (the post has a small welded plate that bolts to the heavy floor base plate.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by aosty View Post
    You can probably just use the standard floor base post upside down... (the post has a small welded plate that bolts to the heavy floor base plate.)
    Might not be the correct length though.
    I'm pretty sure the Park Tool floor mounts are a fixed height without any adjustments.
    Ceiling heights vary and my guess is that's the reason Park doesn't sell anything like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aosty View Post
    Thanks... nice job!

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by PUBCRAWL View Post
    Might not be the correct length though.
    I'm pretty sure the Park Tool floor mounts are a fixed height without any adjustments.
    Ceiling heights vary and my guess is that's the reason Park doesn't sell anything like this.

    The clamp arm attaches to the post with a single bolt hole... should be easy enough to drill a hole if it's too long. If it's two short, ...well, that's more complex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PUBCRAWL View Post
    The Mechanics rack is the standard Park Tool PRS-4W that is meant to wall mount. The vertical support post is NOT Park Tool but is a custom fabricated piece made from square tubing and steel plate (actually hollow structural steel - HSS). The sizing was made to fit the application. The Park Tool decal was custom made to give it that finished off look. I added on a small piece of round tubing of the correct diameter to allow me to mount the quick release Park Tool tool tray. The stand and tray work amazing well and allow access to both side of the bike you're working on.

    For a ceiling mount it would be simple, just mount the plate in a different location. I'll take some pics of my LBS mechanics racks that have the same PRS-4W's mounted from their ceiling the way and post them up here.
    Awesome.

    If I had welding skills I'd build something similar, but inverted so it could mount to my trailer hitch receiver.

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/59029993@N06/7876421914/" title="100_1369 by rl.robertson, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8293/7876421914_543ca31995_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="100_1369"></a>
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    It's a work in progress- I built all of the cabinetry/workbench area. It's 2" angle iron frame topped with wood. As for bike tools, I keep the majority in a portable tool box. That way I have them on race day if I need them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IRONMAN1518 View Post
    Had two garages prior in two other houses. This one I planned to build based on needs/wants and previous garages. Took a lot of time planning, drawing, thinking and asking others. Had a contractor build the "shell", a friend and I wired it, my wife and I insulated all of it; (garage door is insulated too) and my friend and I paneled it. There are 13 outlets, three airlines, a drill press, two wheel grinder, air tools, bike tools, workbenches, a sink with a small hot water heater to wash up in, etc. We installed an evaprative cooler for the summer and my two little space heaters do keep the garage warm in winter. I had worked very hard to save the $$ for it because it was to be my LAST garage. I'm not moving ever again.
    I had carpet on the floor to keep it warm in summer and easy on the feet and when I need to crawl under a car. Both our cars fit inside with room to work on my bikes or fix any other item. We have a 20 X 40 shed where the "extras" are stored, including a Safety-Kleen parts washer i got at a garage sale years ago.
    Due to age and body conditions I race a bit less and welcome anyone willing to learn to work on their bikes so they learn how to do it. It's my small way to "give back " to the sport.
    My wife said she didn't care what i put up on the walls so I have all the "ME" walls aI want! Old motorcycle racing trophies, mountain-biking race posters, odds and ends, old pictures, etc etc, LOVE IT!!
    Love your garage.....I wish you lived in Southern Cali......Would love to have a bike mechanic mentor....

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    Maybe not clean like some of yours but hey.. I know where things are (most the time).. Worse thing in the world is being halfway through a repair and setting down that one essential tool (lockring tool in my case a week ago), and not being able to find the dang thing for 15 mins! Set it down in one of the many nooks/crannies.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PUBCRAWL View Post
    Finally got the shop clean enough to snap a few pictures.

    I had to make maximum use of the limited space I had to work with next to the furnace. (warm in the winter and cool in the summer!) The Park Tool Mechanics stands are custom mounted, one on the wall and one on the ceiling/floor joists.

    Stainless steel bench top.






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    Here's my blank slate

    I just moved in. Previous owner was kind enough to add these tables and pegboards with task lighting in the garage. Can't wait to get my shop going!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cackalacky View Post
    I just moved in. Previous owner was kind enough to add these tables and pegboards with task lighting in the garage. Can't wait to get my shop going!
    Very nice! That area gives you a ton of options. Tough part will be deciding which way to go first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cackalacky View Post
    I just moved in. Previous owner was kind enough to add these tables and pegboards with task lighting in the garage. Can't wait to get my shop going!
    Did they throw in the Wilton vise too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aosty View Post
    Did they throw in the Wilton vise too?
    Ha! No I brought that with me. That thing is so heavy I really don't even need to bolt it down...

    The shop got a little use last night, I stripped all the parts off the Dos Niner in the picture above. The frame cracked, so I need to replace it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cackalacky View Post

    The shop got a little use last night, I stripped all the parts off the Dos Niner in the picture above. The frame cracked, so I need to replace it...
    Cackalacky, where did your salsa crack? Any plans for the busted frame?

    Nice shop space BTW..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plum View Post
    Cackalacky, where did your salsa crack? Any plans for the busted frame?

    Nice shop space BTW..

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    Thanks! I'm so happy to have it. My Salsa cracked at the weld between the rear stay and dropout, on the disc brake side. I don't want to clutter up this thread with those pics, but I posted about it here: Another Dos bites the dust... (Dos Niner frame crack)

    No plans except to hang it up on my wall. I may try to sell the Relish shock and the Chris King headset, but everything else is going on a new Kona Unit...

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    A few more pics...
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    Just added the pegboard this past weekend. Now, to build a respectable work bench. Wish me luck as I'm not a woodworker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZmyDust View Post
    Just added the pegboard this past weekend. Now, to build a respectable work bench. Wish me luck as I'm not a woodworker.
    You can find some really great plans online and modify them to suit the dimensions you're working with. Just remember, measure twice (or 5 times) and cut once!

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    I started out with this

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    But that, became this:

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    <img src="http://staff.fortlewis.edu/mages_m/images/stitch.jpg">

    So this

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    Turned into this

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    And then I spent my summer doing this

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    To build this

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    with this

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    And these

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    turned into this

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    Assembled making this...

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    <img src="http://staff.fortlewis.edu/mages_m/images/IMG_9763.jpg">

    Haven't fully organized all my stuff in there yet. I wish I had found this thread sooner, or I would have added in some of that awesome pegboard. Great ideas in this thread!

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    VERY nice Forkboy! What did you use for the rear wheel trays on the wall?

    I built a new house last year and have my first 3 car garage. Third bay will eventually be my "bike shop" area and I'm still debating how I want to hang bikes on the wall. I have my work bench built, and have a nice bike stand for use when working on bikes, but as far as storing bikes, the ceiling is 12' so too tall to hang ... hooks will have to mounted on wall as well as rear wheel trays so drywall not abused. I prefer hanging bikes vertically so I can squeeze more bikes in a given space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kfb66 View Post
    What did you use for the rear wheel trays on the wall?
    Thanks! It was definitely one of my more fun projects. The finishing (cabinets especially) was a little tedious, but everything else went really fast.

    Yep - I worried about the drywall too - 'specially after I painted the wall.

    I was just going to use the board mounted to the wall, but not all my bikes have the same wheelbase (road vs 29er). I was digging around in my pile 'o crap in the basement and found 4 broken Thule bike trays I had pulled out of somebody's garbage and chopped them into 2' sections. Just screwed in with self-tapping metal screws.

    I'm jealous of your garage - maybe next year or the year after I will build my auto / carpentry shop
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    Nice job fork boy. I just repped u!
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    Good stuff Forkboy!

    I have a VERY small area, but a decent enough selection of tools to perform all of my own work.


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    Some very sweet setups here. I don't even know how to really work on my bike but all these pics make me want to learn!
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    Here is mine, '96 vintage Park PCS-1 stand with a much later model extension kit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mayonays View Post
    You can find some really great plans online and modify them to suit the dimensions you're working with. Just remember, measure twice (or 5 times) and cut once!
    Thanks, good advice! I know this may not seem like much to the woodworking types, but I completed my first woodworking project! This is one heckuva sturdy bench. Did it all with a few hours, a jig saw (gasp!), and about $120. Plan to add a shallow drawer and more wood working tools to it for future projects!





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    Quote Originally Posted by ZmyDust View Post
    Thanks, good advice! I know this may not seem like much to the woodworking types, but I completed my first woodworking project! This is one heckuva sturdy bench. Did it all with a few hours, a jig saw (gasp!), and about $120. Plan to add a shallow drawer and more wood working tools to it for future projects!
    Nice looking bench and nice work with the jig saw! But don't you know that every woodworking project is an excuse to buy more tools? ie. circ saw and builders triangle...

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    I been off here a while,this is still one of my favorite threads,nice shops everyone! Giving m some brilliant idears for my own...which is in serious need of organization (and insulation,since winters coming on fast,LOL!)

    Pics from the day it was delivered a few months ago...




    It's a bit fuller now,this pic is from last month,LOL,have't shot any in a while,MOST of the junk on the right side is gone (sold,donated or trashed)
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    My shop

    I finally have a set-up I really like, though I'll have to move away in 2 years, and I doubt I'll be able to build a shop like this one. I got the big metal green cabinets from a surplus auction ($70 each), and they give the place a clean look. One workbench was here when I moved in, and the other I built from an old counter top.


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    You have myshop envy,sir
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    after 3 years of bobbing about in rentals i finally saved up enough to buy a modest house with a garage - luck would have it i found a house with 2 garages in my budget (note not a double ... just 2 garages - one a single the other a 1.5 length job)



    Looked like that when i moved in. - chaos , and the condemned central heating boiler in the corner.

    is how it looks now.

    Will be ordering up some steel before xmas to weld my self up a new bench and have been watching for a beefy record vice to stick in as that piece of crap on the bench that the last guy left behind isnt work squat.



    Every garage needs a sound system - picked these up on ebay collect only from a remote area of scotland i was passing through later that day - 30 quid each !

    Just need to take the old central heating system out of the back garage and take it to the scrap merchant - trade it in for an engine hoist.

    stick all my bikes in the back storage garage - which is more secure than this one Plus its well away from my grinders and cutting tools..

    then i can get on with my V8 heart transplant in my workshop :d

    got proper shop envy over some of these immaculate photos on here , very nice - im just happy not to have to worry about getting oil on the white walls that landlords insist using.

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    Here is a bad picture of mine.



    Off to the left is my 1979 jeep wagoneer with a bent frame thats awaiting a doner body and frame, the welder, table saw and 12 drawer tool chest are on the other side of the jeep. There are also the wakeboards mounted up on the wall,and random hunting targets and decoys stuffed off in the corner

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    wvucyclist, f the shop, repped just for having an awsome bike rack.
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    Here's my shop.
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    I made the bench years ago a professional semi-portable repair shop that I owned. The unit rolls on industrial casters or can be disassembled into 6 manageable pieces in minutes. Note the attached truing stand and spoke cutter/threader on the ends of the bench, speakers in the cabinet (lower corners) and subwoofer below the file boxes. Ipod plugs in next to the file boxes. It rocks AND rolls.
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    The upper cabinet closes/locks in seconds.

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    ~I love that peg board cabinet

    thats about the only think that could get me away from my roller cab towards a shadow board.

    I regularly take my tools to races and currently all i have to do is pick up the black top section of my rollcab and throw it in the van - i know then i have every tool i need to work on my bike.

    the bottom section of my roll cab has generic tools like spanners ,screw drivers , spring compressors , bearing pullers etc etc - no need to take with me.

    If i stuck my bike tools on a cool shadow board in my workshop like i had at the shops ive worked in id have to pull them all off the wall to load up the van and put them back on sunday night. Not great but no doubting its the easiest way to work with the tools !

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