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new shed, how to store bikes?

Postby poynedexter » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:10 pm

i'm gettin a new 12'x8' shed soon and need to store 2 road and 1 mtb plus the other junk and have a turbo place.

how do you guys hang or store ur bikes?

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Re: new shed, how to store bikes?

Postby ricklilley » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:23 pm

I use 2 plastic coated hooks, one for each bike, and hang the bikes by the front wheel. Although it is a brick built shed, and not deep enough for the bikes to be stood normally.
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Re: new shed, how to store bikes?

Postby nevman » Mon Aug 06, 2012 14:17 pm

Locked to something immovable.Twice.Think about security first,then hang them from a rafter by the front wheels.
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Re: new shed, how to store bikes?

Postby izza » Mon Aug 06, 2012 14:23 pm

From another forum

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Re: new shed, how to store bikes?

Postby rogerthecat » Mon Aug 06, 2012 19:25 pm

Check your insurance m8, sheds are normally excluded, just a thought.

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Re: new shed, how to store bikes?

Postby Gizmodo » Mon Aug 06, 2012 20:16 pm

rogerthecat wrote:Check your insurance m8, sheds are normally excluded, just a thought.

I agree, my insurance says it has to be in a proper building (not a shed) or locked to something immovable. You could check with them if locking to a ground anchor would suffice.

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Re: new shed, how to store bikes?

Postby Bunneh » Tue Aug 07, 2012 09:09 am

I seem to recall my grand father used to cut a hole in the shed floor, sink in a heavy block of concrete, fit heavy links and then chain my bike and other expensive stuff to it.

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Re: new shed, how to store bikes?

Postby ILM Zero7 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 09:42 am

izza wrote:From another forum

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wow - I dont really do Specialized bikes, but have to admit that is one impressive collection.
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Re: new shed, how to store bikes?

Postby agz » Tue Aug 07, 2012 20:12 pm

I don't store my bikes in the shed, but if I did, I'd use a hell of a lot of security.
They're way too easy for thieves to access.

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Re: new shed, how to store bikes?

Postby Redjeep! » Tue Aug 07, 2012 20:54 pm

There's been a few posts on this, but in summary:

Keeping the scrotes out in the first place is better than anything, so obscure/ replace any windows with wood, strengthen the door (mine's got a few 4x2 joists on the back of the door as reinforcement) and replace the screws on the hinges, locks etc with through bolts. If you use bolts with dome heads then they can't be unscrewed from the outside. Buy a big padlock and a good hasp.

Try and avoid letting people know you've got bikes worth thousands in your shed.

Inside the shed think about sinking something under the shed to lock your bikes to. A popular way to do it is to dig a big hole where the shed's going to go and fill it with concrete. Bury a chain or a tube to feed a chain through in the concrete. Drop the shed on top of the concrete, cut a hole in the base of the shed and feed the thickest chain you can find through the hole. I didn't do this quite like this, but made up a concrete beam with three through holes (made from plastic tubing) though the beam. The beam weights a couple of hundred kilo's and I've fed a motorbike chain and padlock through one of the holes.

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Re: new shed, how to store bikes?

Postby BBH » Wed Aug 08, 2012 06:20 am

Does hanging from the front wheel cause any damage to wheel or spokes?? As whole weight of bike hanging from one point on the wheel???
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Re: new shed, how to store bikes?

Postby poynedexter » Wed Aug 08, 2012 06:28 am

i was wondering that too.?

does anyone hang their bikes from the seat?

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Re: new shed, how to store bikes?

Postby ILM Zero7 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 09:08 am

If you think the weight of the bike applied gently to the wheel at say 6.5 a 7.0 kg is going to cause a problem, how on earth would you risk 70kg sitting on it?
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Re: new shed, how to store bikes?

Postby roadietoo » Wed Aug 08, 2012 09:15 am

Hanging by a wheel is a first degree lever and loading a bike with a body is a third degree lever so the distortion with a body is loaded over two wheels and is loaded between the wheels. I'm not being a smart**s, I just like physics but, personally ,I would not hang by one wheel as it must eventually distort the wheel if the bike is hung in the same place for a time, ie a bike that is not used much.
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Re: new shed, how to store bikes?

Postby phy2sll2 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 13:49 pm

Halfords do some cheap, basic hangers for hanging by front wheel. Seem fine to me - can't imagine it warping the wheels + this is the way we hang bikes in the containers at the track. I've yet to put mine up as I have to fit horizontal plank(s) across the supports inside my shed, onto which I will attach the hooks.

If your shed has a concrete base, you can get a ground anchor which just relies on drilling a 20mm diameter hole into the concrete and is then secured with an expanding nut. Use an SDS drill though - I tried to get away with a cheapo machinemart hammer drill jobbie and it was a total waste of time. Had to buy myself a Bosch in the end.

On chains, I think Almax and Pragmasis are the accepted standards. I'm still saving up, but will need one soon as I'm building up a cross bike.

The only thing you might struggle with is stopping your other half loading up your bike torture chamber with stuff which clearly has no place being in there, but which she thinks should go in, e.g. gardening tools.

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Re: new shed, how to store bikes?

Postby Gizmodo » Wed Aug 08, 2012 14:36 pm

If you're worried about hanging your bike from the front wheel but like the idea of it being verticle to take up less room, then try this, put the wheel hook at the right height so the weight is on the rear wheel on the ground.

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Re: new shed, how to store bikes?

Postby ILM Zero7 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 15:28 pm

Nice, but the second in from the left looks to have an uncomfortable seating position
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Re: new shed, how to store bikes?

Postby a_n_t » Thu Aug 09, 2012 07:36 am

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Re: new shed, how to store bikes?

Postby poynedexter » Sat Sep 22, 2012 13:44 pm

the new stable is coming along. halfords wheel hooks hold the donkeys up. the sunn is about 1992? and is my winter project. the rest are cannondales.

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Re: new shed, how to store bikes?

Postby mallorcajeff » Sun Sep 23, 2012 20:51 pm

Mine hang from the wheel no problem, although I have found the two sets of 80mm rims I have got when fitted to my TT bike and road bike dont fit on the hooks so they have to stay on the floor.
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