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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:08 pm 
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Or how to fit as many bikes tidiliy into a small a space as possible.

Got most of mine in the garage. all hung on the wall. Which was great until the collection expanded and they are now so densely racked it's almost impossible to get the middle one out :lol:

How do you store yours? any tips? And no, not interested in piling them up in the shed....


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My Dad and I were stood in my shed discussing this very problem last night! :lol:

A possible solution we are going to attempt is fixing a piece of circular wood (like a broom handle) from one side to the other, fairly high up, and basically hang the bikes from it via the front (nose) of the saddle.


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Got the bikes in the outside loo by creating a farme, the bikes stand vertically, held in place by bungees. Big flip 1 off chain passing through all three into ground anchors.



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:59 pm 
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Pickle wrote:
My Dad and I were stood in my shed discussing this very problem last night! :lol:

A possible solution we are going to attempt is fixing a piece of circular wood (like a broom handle) from one side to the other, fairly high up, and basically hang the bikes from it via the front (nose) of the saddle.


Ive done just this in my garage, except with a piece of steel tube. Ive hung hooks from the tube and hang each bike by the front wheel off the hook.
To save extra space, you can hang them front wheel then back wheel alternatley, this way you can squeeze more in since the handlebars dont clash. :)


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agree with above , the only way is up .


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Sadly i've no room for a shed but thinking about getting one of these and securing a locking post to the wall


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:58 pm 
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:lol: I was doing the same yesterday too ... Dont have as many bikes but hate them all leaning on each other was thinking of the below

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-Silver-Multi- ... 240%3A1318


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i'm lucky with access to a double garage, one side has all the rafters showing which means nearly all bikes are hung up by the saddle so are pretty much out of the way, also because i've been constanly having frames painted recently there has always been a gap where one built bike should be, this was helpful till i bought the kona and the aluminium O and then the condor . . . bugger, no space again! :lol:

it didn't help when i picked up the motorbike the other day aswel!! :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:31 am 
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Mine hang from the rafters in the garage by the nose of the saddle,all 10 of em,they kinda look like bats.


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