Man Shed! For bike storage and turbo

Duncanandthemachine
Duncanandthemachine Posts: 263
edited May 2013 in Road buying advice
So the mrs and I are think of buying a house...

It has been made very clear bikes (5 between the two if us) won't like in the house, so I will need an uber shed to store them in. Obviously everything will be chained to ground anchors, but has anyone got any recommendations for she'd manufactures I should look at for descent security levels, enough space to store bikes and set the turbo up would be good...

Thanks!

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  • http://www.survivalcenter.com/UG.html

    sink it into the back garden, no one need know its there lol
  • simmo3801
    simmo3801 Posts: 486
    Try and keep chains off the ground so I would recommend wall anchors instead of ground anchors. If a chain is on the ground the common bike thief can stand on his bolt croppers which will apply enough pressure to cut through all but the best chains available. I had my motorbike stolen last year when they cut through a £40 Oxford heavy link chain. If the chain is off the ground they can't exert enough force to squeeze the bolt cutters together to cut the chain. If you end up putting power in the shed a baby monitor is a great investment so you will hear anyone thrashng about in the shed while you're asleep!
    Giant Anthem X3 2013
  • Damned auto correct! That's 'live' in the house, and 'shed' manufacturers.
  • ianbar
    ianbar Posts: 1,354
    you need a summer house or should i say cycle house?
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  • ♠ChumBucket♠
    ♠ChumBucket♠ Posts: 388
    edited May 2013
    Here's mine, nice whether riding in or out (well, it would be if I ever get round to buying a tubo)!! :D

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    B'TWIN Triban 5A
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  • Here's mine, nice whether riding in or out (well, it would be if I ever get round to buying a tubo)!! :D

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    Do you mean the industrial size building or that monstrosity in the foreground?
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  • smidsy
    smidsy Posts: 5,273
    simmo - a £40 chain is NOT any where near the best chain available.

    I have English Products chains that cost £140 to £200 (just for the chain) and I can assure you they will not bolt cropper those (even if they are 20 stone).

    Of course they can use angle grinders and such like but then you are into substantial time and serious noise.

    It amazes me how people spend 1000's on somethig and then buy cheap security.
    Yellow is the new Black.
  • smidsy
    smidsy Posts: 5,273
    Have you considered letting the hedge grow to hide the Industrial landscape?
    Yellow is the new Black.
  • That boys, is a farm!! :lol::lol::lol:

    8 houses & a farm. Nothing more then for hundreds of acres. Nearest shop 7 miles, nearest petrol 9 miles, nearest supermarket 12 miles! :)
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  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,520
    Here's mine, nice whether riding in or out (well, it would be if I ever get round to buying a tubo)!! :D

    DSC01000_zps5aaad47f.jpg
    Man shed or Wendy house?
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • seanoconn wrote:
    Here's mine, nice whether riding in or out (well, it would be if I ever get round to buying a tubo)!! :D

    DSC01000_zps5aaad47f.jpg
    Man shed or Wendy house?

    More like the latter!! :D It's equipped with all the mod-cons too!
    B'TWIN Triban 5A
    Ridgeback MX6
  • smidsy
    smidsy Posts: 5,273
    That boys, is a farm!! :lol::lol::lol:

    8 houses & a farm. Nothing more then for hundreds of acres. Nearest shop 7 miles, nearest petrol 9 miles, nearest supermarket 12 miles! :)

    Nearest Pikey thieving scum caravan site 0.5 miles :lol:
    Yellow is the new Black.
  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • simmo3801
    simmo3801 Posts: 486
    Not sure where you picked up that I thought the chain I bought was the best available. I was merely pointing out that a readily available chain left on the ground could be cropped in seconds.

    For the OP have a look at Almax as an example of what you should be looking at and they have quite an informative video on their site.
    Giant Anthem X3 2013
  • smidsy wrote:
    That boys, is a farm!! :lol::lol::lol:

    8 houses & a farm. Nothing more then for hundreds of acres. Nearest shop 7 miles, nearest petrol 9 miles, nearest supermarket 12 miles! :)

    Nearest Pikey thieving scum caravan site 0.5 miles :lol:

    None of those here mate, too quiet, they'd stand out like a sore thumb!!

    There's a private caravan club site around 7 miles down the road though, next to a honey farm. :wink:
    B'TWIN Triban 5A
    Ridgeback MX6
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,520
    seanoconn wrote:
    Here's mine, nice whether riding in or out (well, it would be if I ever get round to buying a tubo)!! :D

    DSC01000_zps5aaad47f.jpg
    Man shed or Wendy house?

    More like the latter!! :D It's equipped with all the mod-cons too!
    I'm only jealous :lol:
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • http://www.survivalcenter.com/UG.html

    sink it into the back garden, no one need know its there lol

    Hmm...think the new neighbours might wonder what was going on when the JCB turns up to dig the hole...
  • ianbar wrote:
    you need a summer house or should i say cycle house?

    Can't make it too homely otherwise I might end up living in it!