• 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.

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    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.

    https://m.canadiantire.ca/#/products...207&quantity=1
  • 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.

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    Separate room for bikes and skis.

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    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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    Quote:

    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.

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    50' hose reel and LED worklight hung from ceiling.

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    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.

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    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
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    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
  • 11-11-2016
    LarryFahn
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    My new vice!
    Here's my new Yost vice! Made in the USA, lifetime warranty, reversible, 6 1/2" jaws, and a swivel base. I got the price down below $250 @lowes. I rebuilt my dad's old reloading workbench to mount this on one end and a Baldor bench grinder will go on the other side. Ttyl, Fahn
  • 11-11-2016
    Cleared2land
    ^^^ Holy Cow! Monster Vice!
  • 12-03-2016
    joeadnan
    I was doing up my shed and found this thread very useful for ideas and inspiration. So thanks to all who had contributed.

    Here is the shed from the outside:



    Inside:



    I used a slatwall system for the wheel/rim wall and the tools





    Most of my tools have been collected over the past 28 or so years, so they look a bit shabby after living in toolboxes all those years.

    The spanner holder is an IKEA magnetic knife holder.




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  • 12-03-2016
    Cleared2land
    Very nice shop!

    One question...Is that a metric Crescent Wrench?
  • 12-03-2016
    joeadnan
    The "What's your shop look like?" thread
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post
    Very nice shop!

    One question...Is that a metric Crescent Wrench?

    The Park Tool one? That is a "portable" headset wrench from back in the days of threaded headset. The one on the left is a spanner for S&S couplings.

    Edit: that may have gone over my head. The correct answer is yes they are when used with metric bolts. They are imperialists otherwise.
  • 12-03-2016
    mbaulfinger
    Joeadnan fantastic shop. Very cool setup.
  • 12-03-2016
    69tr6r
    That's a very nice "shed". Lol, just joking. Very nice though.
  • 12-03-2016
    mbaulfinger
    He's also got his landscaping dialed in for maximum cycling time...no grass...nice colored stones for low maintenance!
  • 12-04-2016
    ajdemo76
    Soon to add a bench top bearing press, ultrasonic parts cleaner and a second bike stand. I currently have hanging storage for 9 bikes and about 20 tires. Still need to hang the retractable compressor hose.


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  • 03-01-2017
    Cleared2land
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    ^^^^ You Just Need A Little More Space...
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    Lets head upstairs...


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    A little man cave to go with the shop.

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  • 03-01-2017
    DFA
    Seen that before. They're garage "condos" in Minneapolis. Start @ $39K + $100/month. That one is $99K (+ finishing costs)

  • 03-01-2017
    Cleared2land
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    Unfortunately, this isn't living for me...it's just a dream.

    DFA nailed it above. a pretty cool set up though.

    Here's some of the build-out

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  • 04-27-2017
    catcha_cold
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    Just moved and the new place has a shop area. A blank slate for now, but I have the stand and beer fridge setup... the important stuff. Getting some ideas from this thread. :cool:

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  • 05-07-2017
    Cleared2land
    A blank slate, a plan and some disposable income can be wonderful fun.
  • 06-01-2017
    Everett09
    2 Attachment(s)
    Just the garage. Attachment 1140144Attachment 1140146
    Its got most of what I need though.
  • 06-07-2017
    law2spam
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    This is what I refer to as my bike shop.Attachment 1141017
  • 06-07-2017
    law2spam
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  • 06-07-2017
    Cleared2land
    ^^^^ Repeat Performance?
  • 07-05-2017
    LSX
    Some of the set ups on this thread are amazing! I wish I had as much space as some of you.

    Mine is small but does the job and everything I need is close by!



  • 07-05-2017
    BAMAFAN92
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    Well i moved into a new house in my trailer part and got a brand new 8 X 10 shed. I'm currently still organizing and collecting tools and work benches but here is what I'm working with

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  • 07-09-2017
    Doug
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    Almost done
    About 2 hours to hang pegboard and build workbench. 10-12 arranging, rearranging, tweaking, the tools and layout.
  • 07-09-2017
    Glide the Clyde
    I love all the pics hosted in photophuckit
  • 07-10-2017
    cjsb
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BAMAFAN92 View Post
    Well i moved into a new house in my trailer part and got a brand new 8 X 10 shed. I'm currently still organizing and collecting tools and work benches but here is what I'm working with

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    Are you concerned about security for the shed? It looks way more valuable than typical shed inventory (lawn mower lawn care)


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  • 07-11-2017
    BAMAFAN92
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cjsb View Post
    Are you concerned about security for the shed? It looks way more valuable than typical shed inventory (lawn mower lawn care)


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    Shes locked up tight and I have been in the same park for years. I accidentally left the doors open for a whole day and nothing was missing.
  • 08-13-2017
    LarryFahn
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    Attachment 1151898

    The Hubbard map on one wall and the Hubbard logo on the other. Drawers for the "important tools", bins for old parts, cables/housing, rags, manuals...On the walls are torque wrenches, ratchets, flat/philips/torx drivers, bike specific wrenches (bb, headset), cone wrenches, HS press/removers, derailleur hanger straightener...

    Attachment 1151904

    The truing stand is lower than the workbench to help when I had carpel tunnel. It slides forward and backward so I can put one of the stools there to sit on. There's also a "cutting board" that slides in and out under it so when I'm sitting there it fits between my legs. No more dropped spoke wrenches or nips!

    Attachment 1151899

    The stand is forward in this pic with the "cutting board" slid out. I have a small vice mounted with a spoke thread roller to the right.

    Attachment 1151900

    This bench is more for rebuilding wheels/forks/shocks. The press is removable with 2 wingnuts under the bench.

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    Ttyl, Fahn
  • 08-14-2017
    69tr6r
    Very impressive, and inspiring!
  • 08-17-2017
    Thoreau
    I'm a bit jealous as I scroll through this thread.

    My 'workshop' is the back of my FJ Cruiser, and an Amazon cardboard box full of tools/lubes/etc. plus whatever location I'm at. Often a trailhead parking lot.

    For the more involved stuff, I have a small 1-car garage that barely fits my vehicle, so I park it outside the garage and use the floor in there (and non-existing A/C in Phoenix heat) to do whatever work needs done, then clean up, and pack everything back up.

    I do at least have one nice addition that doesn't seem to common. No space to put a full size air compressor anywhere, but I do a lot of off-roading and as a result have a 10lb CO2 tank that is usually with my vehicle. It does a fantastic job of giving me WAY more than enough air flow to get a bead started/seated.

    Damn I need a house and a full size garage...
  • 08-17-2017
    Thoreau
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by LarryFahn View Post

    That's some serious leverage there on that Lee press. Might be easier to ream the pockets =)
  • 08-17-2017
    LarryFahn
    RCBS rockchucker!

    I use it for pressing out the bushings on rear shocks. I made a set of dies at work just for that. Maybe I'll post a pic later if I remember.
  • 08-17-2017
    Thoreau
    Doh, the greens always get me mixed up. I'm all about the Dillon blue myself. Park Tool blue fits in very nicely as a result.
  • 09-03-2017
    VTSession
    The "What's your shop look like?" thread
    As the starter of this thread, I'd figure I'd bump it to show some pics of the new "shop." We just moved from Boston to Vermont and wanted to set up a good shop space. Coming along nicely.






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  • 11-20-2017
    eugenio
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    Here is mine! :) took a lot of ideas from this thread.
  • 01-18-2018
    OwenM
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    Usually have one whole side of my split basement to play in, but I needed to be able to pull my car or truck in there, so cleaned out a corner separate from all the yard work/project crap on the other side.
    Very happy about getting a repair stand and rolling toolbox for bike stuff, recently, and having it all separate from my other tools. Just realized today that I can now move the bike around on the stand and go through my tools without even unplugging my lazy butt from the stool. Very nice compared to using a floor stand for the front or rear, hanging the other end by a strap, and digging through the cluttered assortment of tools that are always out on my other workbench.
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