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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.....
    Feedback Sports Pro-Elite Bicycle Repair Stand Review | Mountain Bike Review

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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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    I'm jelly.
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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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    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.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonylokrn View Post
    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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