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p1tsep1tse Posts: 694
edited May 2014 in Road general
I'm in the middle of tidying up the garage, wanting to leave space for car, treadmill, rower, shelving unit and then need to make space for road bike, couple of mountain bikes and kids bikes

Looking for some inspirations

I can't hang it up due to up and over doors and then needing space for stuff listed above

I might be able to fit my road bike up on the wall so maybe look for a simple item, halfords sell a couple
Then thinking maybe just floor racks?
Wanted: Cube Streamer/Agree GTC Compact / Pro/ Race : 53cm

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    Solves all problems. Kids stuff and junk ( mountain bikes) in shed. Garage to become man cave. If the exercise equipment is used by your wife then put that in the shed as well.
  • p1tsep1tse Posts: 694
    Unfortunately haven't got the space or funds for shed

    I do have a small space behind the garage which would be ideal for a couple of bikes , but would be too pricey to erect something
    Wanted: Cube Streamer/Agree GTC Compact / Pro/ Race : 53cm
  • timothywtimothyw Posts: 2,482
    Some kind of wall hook is the obvious solution, that or just leaving the car outside?
  • p1tsep1tse Posts: 694
    Yeah I think some wall hooks will be the case
    And recommendations?
    Wanted: Cube Streamer/Agree GTC Compact / Pro/ Race : 53cm
  • 47p247p2 Posts: 329
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  • term1teterm1te Posts: 1,462
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    The top-tube of the bike sits on the handlebars. In the basement rather than the garage, it is for bikes that don't like getting cold, see the link in my signature. The garage has a conventional bike rack for four bikes, another one lives on the work stand and one is lent up against a wall, and two hang from the ceiling on Aldi hoists. Not all mine, but most are. No room for a car, or anything else.
  • p1tsep1tse Posts: 694
    Thanks

    That's a nice collection there in the above pic
    Wanted: Cube Streamer/Agree GTC Compact / Pro/ Race : 53cm
  • Jester27Jester27 Posts: 29
    Yes, wall hooks is probably what you need. This is my garage

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  • dilatorydilatory Posts: 565
    Now that's a garage. Wow!
  • Jester27Jester27 Posts: 29
    :D Cheers. someone described it as 'a garage for everything and everything in it's place'. I like that so I'll use it here.

    Here are a few more pics...

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  • dilatorydilatory Posts: 565
    It's immaculate too. Even if you came and transformed my garage to look like that, in a week each of those shiny white doors would have a greasy thumb print on.
  • Jester27Jester27 Posts: 29
    Lol! These were tatty old kitchen cupboards that were there when I moved in. All I did was add some vinyl wrap and change the knobs and it transformed them. A quick wipe with a wet wipe and all is clean again. The floor is more difficult to keep clean, needs a mop and bucket.
    The floor was all hand painted. Took lots of masking tape, accurate measurements, a few weeks and a tolerant wife!
  • p1tsep1tse Posts: 694
    Jester27 wrote:
    Lol! These were tatty old kitchen cupboards that were there when I moved in. All I did was add some vinyl wrap and change the knobs and it transformed them. A quick wipe with a wet wipe and all is clean again. The floor is more difficult to keep clean, needs a mop and bucket.
    The floor was all hand painted. Took lots of masking tape, accurate measurements, a few weeks and a tolerant wife!

    Hand painted, I give you praise for that, amazing!

    Lucky you're not into car detailing!?
    Wanted: Cube Streamer/Agree GTC Compact / Pro/ Race : 53cm
  • Jester27Jester27 Posts: 29
    Cheers!

    Not lucky unfortunately, out there most weekends, hours lost!

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  • dilatorydilatory Posts: 565
    Goodness me. I feel well and truly like a pauper now!
  • tangled_metaltangled_metal Posts: 4,021
    I've got a small.shed with a set of vinyl bars that stick out of the walls and the 2 bikes hook on through the main part of the frame.leaves space to get another 2 bikes in b and stuff underneath the hanging ones.
  • p1tsep1tse Posts: 694
    Wow
    Nice very nice

    How do you find time with cycling, detailing?
    Wanted: Cube Streamer/Agree GTC Compact / Pro/ Race : 53cm
  • ellotreacleellotreacle Posts: 76
    Jester, very nice.

    Been trying to figure out what to do to my garage for ages, yours has just given me a serious lightbulb moment, can't wait to get started. :D
    Don't think it will be as neat and tidy but I can only try. :wink:
  • rickeverettrickeverett Posts: 988
    @ Jester - what carbon hoops & tyres have you got on your MEKK ?
  • Jester27Jester27 Posts: 29
    Cheers all.
    Rick, I took a punt at the Carbon wheels on eBay from China, and after 3000miles, no problems at all, In fact they have been fantastic.
    The tyres are Schwalbe Ultremo ZX, recently changed as the last ones started to crack on the sidewalls and I've heard and seen bad things about their sidewalls, but noticed they've changed the design for this year. They seem much more robust. A very nice lightweight tyre with good levels of grip IMHO.

    BTW to OP, I have staggered the bikes in height and alternately faced them up then down. More efficient use of space and I've managed to get 8 bikes in just over 1/2 the garage length. Up and over door clearance sets the position of the first bike.
  • Camcycle1974Camcycle1974 Posts: 1,356
    Nice garage you have there. Have a purpose built cycle store in our new house but need some hooks. How do the ones in the picture attach to the wall/bike and where did you get them? Please and thank you.
  • rgasukrgasuk Posts: 89
    Fantastic garage, gave me some ideas, thanks for sharing . 8)
    Road - Scott solace .
    Training - giant xtc 1
    Mtb - Yt Capra pro
    Past - Scott spark , caadx ultegra , canyon ultimate cf slx ,trek madone , ridley x-fire , giant Defy, giant trance
  • Jester27Jester27 Posts: 29
    Ta. The hooks are just ladder hooks, found in most DIY shops. Here are the same ones in B&Q. A bargain solution considering the prices of some of the bike rack solutions I was looking at on the web. I just drilled 8mm into the breeze blocks and added raw plug, then screwed the hooks in. I set the height of the hooks so the bike was just off the ground when resting on it's own weight.

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  • whoofwhoof Posts: 756
    The garage is where I keep a car, some tools and logs for the log burner. We used to have a dining room this has 8 bikes in it with another 3 in one of the spare bedrooms. Some day I'll sort something out and hang them up or something, but not in the garage.
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