Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by Alcdrew, 8 Oct 2007.

  1. Alcdrew

    Alcdrew Senior Member

    Where do you store your bike?

    At the moment, my bikes are just out in the garden with covers over them. But I'm looking at getting a shed for them. But what is a good bike storage shed size? It'll need to hold 3 bikes, and a few garden tools, but the garden isn't that big so needs to be as small as possible. And most importantly be cheap.
  2. littlered

    littlered New Member

    I have 2 bikes in my kitchen, the shed is for the rabbits not the bikes, so in the kitchen they go. Must admit getting into the freezer is a bugger sometimes:biggrin:
  3. Blonde

    Blonde New Member

    Bury, Lancashire
    Hung up in the garage; some are hung on rafters by their saddles, some on a proper bike hanger thingy.
  4. punkypossum

    punkypossum Donut Devil

    happily living in the hallway next to the stairs, keeping my scooter company!
  5. <I've just renamed the thread from 'Sotrage' to 'Storage' - presumably just a typo, but hopefully you'll get a better response now !
    Cheers, Andy>
  6. walker

    walker New Member

    Bromley, Kent
    I have one in the shed, and the better of the two sits in my front room for now
  7. My fixie (currently in many pieces) and my Galaxy live in our shed, my Audax bike and Mrs RT's tourer/hybrid thing live behind the sofa in the living room. At my last place they were all padlocked to the fire escape railings in the back yard under an old tarpaulin.
  8. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    3 bikes ? 1 shed ? I'd suggest a minimum size of 5' x 7' (6' x 8' better) with an end door (in the 5'), not a side door, most bikes I've ever had are roughly a tad over 6' long. Hang 2 bikes up and 1 on the deck will give you enough space for a few tools (a trowel maybe !), then get yourself a bloody good hasp, padlock and alarm. I think their is a company called Rotweiller who make good alarms that sound off with a 'bite'.
  9. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    I'd make sure you get it built on concrete/screed, and get a ground anchor drilled into the floor. I personally wouldn't want to have a situation where wood is the weakest link. If you've got a ground anchor a professional thief can raise the shed to the floor and your bike's still not going anywhere.
    Basicallya shed is good protection from your bikes being seen/opportunist thieves, and weather protection though. I'm sure you can pick sheds up for about a ton or two from B&Q.
  10. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    I use a summer house. Notmuch of a summer house though, lawn mower one wide, my bike the other.Its about 6" by 6", but you might need more room, depending on how close you want the bikes to be.
  11. col

    col Veteran

    Thats what i have too Mr P.just enough room for two for me,i put a shelf up high,so storing other things is ok too.
  12. alfablue

    alfablue New Member

    I've just got one of these


    A Yardmaster 6'8" x 7'1" metal shed (size at the gables, about 3" smaller each way at the floor), for £202 delivered. It will just take 5 bikes. The next size down (£188) will do 3 or 4. much smaller would be useless (too short).

    I also got this Sealey BS12 bike rack ( £42.51 delivered) just for an orderly shed! (a bit of an extravagance - I would have been happy without it!):


    and this Oxford ground anchor (7.99 CRC):


    and this Oxford 2 metre x 10mm chain and lock, (£29.99 CRC):


    and a remote control PIR sensor 90db alarm (Aldi £8.99):


    plus there is already a pir controlled 500w security light.

    The shed is mounted on pre-existing concrete paving.

    Not impregnable, but it would delay a determined thief a minute or two....well maybe a minute!
  13. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran


    me, I can't be arsed with digging the bike out and taking it through the house every day, (no rear access)

    knocked the under the stairs cupboard out, got shot of all the junk like paint and varnish and wrapping paper and stuck al the bikes in there, mine on the outside nice and close to the front door

  14. Daniel B

    Daniel B New Member

    Stonking value!

    Where did you get it from?

    Does it have locking doors - bit tricky to see from the pic.

  15. alfablue

    alfablue New Member

    I got it from Garden Buildings Direct (it was the GEY67 model). It arrived in two packs, well within the quoted delivery times (about 10 days). It took about 6 hours to erect.

    It has plastic handles on the sliding doors, they do have holes to take a padlock but I didn't bother fitting one to them, instead I fitted a metal hasp (I got one with a masterlock padlock for £10 from B&Q).

    I drilled 2mm holes and used machine bolts to secure it - worked very well. I was aware of not overdoing the external security (no extravagant lock outside) as it might indicate the value of stuff inside - the true security is within!

    Anyway, I am very pleased with it, and it looks reasonable in green. I also added a solar led light from Maplin, just for that finishing touch xx(, currently half price at £14.99. It works well, and the lamp has built in magmets so it just sticks on the inside of the roof

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