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My single garage - the shithole - solutions?

Looking for advice on storage solutions for (I) N+1 bikes (ii) daily bike clobber - helmets, shoes, gloves, etc (iii) tools and spare parts. 

You can spend a lot in this area, e.g. https://www.sgs-engineering.com/catalog/product/view/id/15500/s/sgs-gara... and into the £0000s with the modular systems. 

I've got this, which has been pretty good on the tools front: https://www.clarketooling.co.uk/product/clarke-cwb-r1b-workbench-with-pe...  

Apart from that, my "solutions" currently are a mix of crappy plastic shelving units, a repurposed butcher's block, the top of the tumble dryer and a wall mounted hook that stores 2 bikes and a frame parallel to the wall. 

Other stuff on this page? https://www.clarketooling.co.uk/product-category/clarke-storage/clarke-s...

Has anyone tried any of the vertical bike storage solutions? E.g. this doesn't look too expensive: https://www.bullerltd.co.uk/sliding-bike-storage-rack-track-with-hooks-e...

Second hand (or new) office furniture (e.g. tambour cupboards)? I'd quite like to shut a door on this stuff some times. 

 

If you're new please join in and if you have questions pop them below and the forum regulars will answer as best we can.

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Bigtwin | 3 months ago
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Check ot Spacerail for bike storage.

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Creakingcrank | 3 months ago
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I looked at the Buller sliding rack for a long time (and social media has been working hard to sell me the more expensive Stashed version). Eventually I just put a long piece of wood across the roof beams of my crappy concrete prefab garage and screwed in a bunch of large plastic coated hooks. You can get bikes pretty close together without sliding them. Mine holds 8 bikes and a frame in a span of roughly 2.5m. Cost about a tenner for the hooks, I already had the wood....

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mark1a | 3 months ago
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I refurbed my garage a few years ago. I started by plylining the bare brick walls and painting. Next, laid down studded interlocking floor tiles from BIGDUG and picked up some kitchen cabinets & drawers from a local kitchen fitter who had a cancelled order. Cheap worktop from Wickes, overhead cabinets from BIGDUG, then 4 Bott Perfolock panels and an assortment of fittings for most of the tools. One of these for the rest. I already had a Bicisupport BS255 for some bikes. Some cheap eBay wall pedal mounts for a couple of others. 40" HD TV & Denon soundbar for watching bike racing, (and GCN+ until today), and running Zwift. Stools from SGS Engineering. Tub chair from eBay. Currently home to 11 bikes with room to work on them.

As with most things like this, it's a movable feast, and changes over time. Spent just over £3k (not including the bike rack & tools) plus another £2k for secure electric roller door.

 

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HoldingOn replied to mark1a | 3 months ago
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Is that on-tap beer as well?

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mark1a replied to HoldingOn | 3 months ago
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HoldingOn wrote:

Is that on-tap beer as well?

Yup!

 

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Creakingcrank replied to mark1a | 3 months ago
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Nice work. Now I'm definitely not posting any pics of my garage...

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mark1a replied to Creakingcrank | 3 months ago
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Thanks, although it was like this before I started...

 

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Rendel Harris replied to mark1a | 3 months ago
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Well, impressive as it is I'm afraid I can see a major problem with your garage. The major problem being, it's not mine.

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David9694 replied to mark1a | 3 months ago
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Wow. 

How easy is it to take out / put back the top most bikes on those triangular stands? 

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mark1a replied to David9694 | 3 months ago
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David9694 wrote:

Wow. 

How easy is it to take out / put back the top most bikes on those triangular stands? 

I find it easy to do (my height 1.81m), the lower bikes have to be out so there's some rotation to do a couple of times a year (winter bike goes to the top in the summer). Then, with bike facing right, hold seat tube and head tube, put one foot inside the lower bar of the stand, and either remove it from or place it on the top rail. I've only got drop bar bikes in there (not sure it'd work that well with flat bars due to overlap), the heaviest of those is the gravel bike at just over 10kg, and it's still easy enough to lift and place. The saddle of the top bike is just about 10cm lower than the 2.4m ceiling, so that's another consideration.

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chrisonabike replied to mark1a | 3 months ago
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😯

Do you go into the house much?

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mark1a replied to chrisonabike | 3 months ago
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From time to time, I do venture through the door at the rear to check my family haven't moved out 😳

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