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boy"O"boy

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for those looking to do there’s up, what’s the max number of built bikes you can fit top/tale in a 2 meter long space. Is it 6 bikes ? ..but so they are ready to ride, no missing wheels or twisted handle bars.
From my line up, I'd say 5 in a 2 metre space....top and tail but already set up to ride with no twisted handle bars....making sure the pedals don't clash with each frame
 

boy"O"boy

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My man cave, although its changed a bit since this pic, will send some better pics tomorrow 👍
The Turbo might have to move into my space soon Calum.....so the build space, and the "O" rider that is currently near the window might have to move at some point.
The playroom currently has my Turbo set up ...but they are getting older and want a space of their own. (Reluctantly!!)
 
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Tootyred

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So....can i ask where you do all the dirty jobs.....i know most of you probably dont have swarf, cutting oil and coolant going everywhere ( we do try to contain it!), but i can see those floors probably wouldn't even greatly appreciate a liberal dose of de greaser!

My section of bench carpet (much better than concrete on knees and back, stops you completely knackering stuff if you drop it and avoids damage to tool cases in the cupboards below) lasts at best 6 months a go! Do you have "other" sheds for that?

This is williams near oxford btw.....white tiled floor ! I felt i was making the place dirty just being in it when i had a trip round ! :LOL:

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Joe*Pro

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So....can i ask where you do all the dirty jobs.....
I do mine outside, it’s why the oil can is in a cup holder near the door ready before I go on the ride. if it’s a really bad wash down/clean up I do it down near the drain/hose

cleaning up cassette/derailers are done in takeaway tubs in the kitchen sink or on the balcony and the tub is then binned/recycled. re-greasing hubs/pedals and wheel builds are done on the dinning table in the lounge of course 🤣 mostly as winter jobs and it’s freezing out.
the tool trolley is due to have a nice wooden work bench top put on it with a fold up tool stand.(If I don’t do the brief case on the wall thing) Then that can be the dirty work top for some jobs if needed.

occasionaly I take up a couple of the yoga tiles if I don’t want to do the dirty chore outside Or through a rag/cardboard down on them.

it’s not been a problem to date and I did wonder/assume it might have been. But the floor tiles were very cheap so it’s no biggy if they get trashed. It was mostly just for the colour, see how it looked.
 

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xtaffa

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That is a brilliant use of a small space. Parts and all.

That’s really handy. I’ve currently capped myself at 10 but wondered what I might have to reduce to if I ever move home and end up with a storage box like that. So 5 or 6 looks the max.
It's 2.1m X 0.7m but pointy roof: Wish I'd got a taller, single apex/pent style one, then definitely could've got 5-6 full size hanging without needing to whip front wheels off, on the same footprint.
 

Joe*Pro

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It's 2.1m X 0.7m but pointy roof: Wish I'd got a taller, single apex/pent style one, then definitely could've got 5-6 full size hanging without needing to whip front wheels off, on the same footprint.
I shall be keeping a list of my top 5 favourites with a pub bike from now on. In case baby no2 ever turns up 🙈
 

gtturbo

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Following this for thread ideas as I need to build myself a workshop at some point. However like any good hoarder, sorry I mean collector, I'm already ahead of myself and bought these to go on the walls of my non existant workshop. The seller told me they came out of the Spesh UK HQ after the fire. They were being skipped apparently and her father was allowed to take them. They are all used so could be ex race jerseys but that's probably just wishful thinking on my behalf.

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