DIY bike storage.

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by richie244, 25 Feb 2017.

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  1. richie244

    richie244 Active Member

    Location:
    Highbridge
    I'm about to embark in a garden storage project. Basically it will be large cupboards along a wall around 5m long I have not decided on depth yet as looking at options.

    The question is what position to store or hand bikes.

    There are 4 of us 2 kids 2 adults I have 2 bikes but would like room to expand and obviously the kids will grow.

    Option1. Put bikes flat (sideways to wall).
    Requirements height 2m ( one bike above another) length 4 meters (2 bikes long) depth 0.5m max. This seems t take a lot of wall space.

    Option 2. Bikes stores with wheels on wall using hangers on wall.
    Requirements. Height 2m (bike wheel to wheel), length for 4 bikes 2m( may expand for growing numbers) Depth 1 meter (wheel to seat height).

    Are there any other options I have missed or advice on the build.
     
  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Lots of people hang bikes vertically to save space. I have your option 1 - two bikes stored on wall hangers (hanger under top tube) and both are secured to a wall anchor with cable lock. The two more expensive bikes are secured to a massive ground anchor with d-locks. There are 4 which aren't currently secured although 2 can be with another cable lock to a wall anchor. There isn't much space in the back of the garage with the bikes.

    Mine's a brick garage with multiple locks on the up and over door.

    If using a shed, you need a ground anchor bolted into the concrete base under (or a large flag stone) or a 'shed shackle'
     
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    richie244

    richie244 Active Member

    Location:
    Highbridge
    Who said anything about timber? It will be made of brick with solid metal doors. I am not worried about security if some one wants to steal something badly enough they will. I'm not sure how you "buy" a garage, I have a garage but it too disjointed from my house and I am certainly not moving to accommodate the security of my bicycle thats more likely to be stolen when Im out and about.
     
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  4. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    I think it was assumed it would be timber when you said ...Basically it will be large cupboards along a wall, wrong I know but most people would assume it to be wooden
     
  5. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Asgard ftw but not inexpensive
     
  6. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

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    South Manchester
    He has a garage. The challenge is making something !!!!
     
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    richie244

    richie244 Active Member

    Location:
    Highbridge
    Ok I can see how that could be assumed. What I don't get is how is it helpfull to say "buy a garage" when I am clearly asking for storage options to save space and minimise storage footprint to store bikes.

    Exactly. If the option was to buy a garage surely I would have put bigger sizes in the first place.
    And I wouldn't buy one I'd build one. The plan is to move the bikes out of the garage so I can use it as a work shop. I'm glad I didn't ask about small family cars I'd be told to buy a tank. Lol
     
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  8. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    My wife 'bought' a summer house. It came flat packed. It didn't take long to put together, but all the decking, painting, insulating, lining, electrics and painting took a long time and tripled the cost of the 'bought' summer house. :whistle:
     
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  9. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    how well do tanks do in the euro encap crash tests, running costs and insurance could be quite high.:whistle:




    sorry, couldn't resist
     
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  10. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    As you are building it, you could easily concrete in wall anchors as you go along.
     
  11. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Ncap is good. Not too fuel efficient. Thinking of getting one for the commute !!
     
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  12. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    you need it , with your record :okay:
     
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  13. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    I do. :cycle:
     
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    richie244

    richie244 Active Member

    Location:
    Highbridge
    That was always the plan thanks. Honestly not worried about security. Some of the rubbish I have seen bought that's supposedly "secure" would take seconds to get in.
    I have already concreted in a steel beam to the ground and one is built into the wall to weld my anchors to not just for the bikes but the rest of the storage.

    I never asked about security and what makes you think a garage would "look better" Have you been spying on my DIY? But thanks, not sure why you think I will need luck I've only just finnished building a barn conversion, summer house and garage (which I want to move my bikes out of.
     
  15. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Actually, a 'homemade' contraption can be equally secure. If he can brick lay, with decent steel doors, then it will be better. Most garages aren't that secure. The up and over doors are a massive weak point (I have 5 locks/shoot bolts on mine).
     
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