Garage storage advice during Winter

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millsey_awm
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Garage storage advice during Winter

Postby millsey_awm » Wed Nov 28, 2012 15:31 pm

Hi all,

Question for you knowledgeable folks, in the winter months do you take any precautions when storing your bikes in the garage? Do you bother to cover them up with anything?

Thanks everyone :D
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Re: Garage storage advice

Postby displacedaussie » Wed Nov 28, 2012 15:34 pm

I know quite a few people who have had bikes stolen from their garages. No real reason to cover up the bike as such, but investing in one of the locks you drill into the concrete floor could potentially be worthwhile!

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Re: Garage storage advice during Winter

Postby tiredofwhiners » Wed Nov 28, 2012 16:44 pm

In the rafters, motorbike locks holding everything around the beams but other than a good clean before it goes away, nothing more. The garage is alarmed though.

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Re: Garage storage advice during Winter

Postby Navrig » Wed Nov 28, 2012 17:18 pm

If garage is dry and secure nothing to be done.

Don't be tempted to keep garage warm with gas or parafin heaters though.

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Re: Garage storage advice during Winter

Postby DavidJB » Wed Nov 28, 2012 20:53 pm

Tell the wife to STFU and store it in the house.

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Re: Garage storage advice during Winter

Postby ILM Zero7 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 04:36 am

make sure it is clean dry and covered the essentials with GT85
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Re: Garage storage advice during Winter

Postby millsey_awm » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:17 am

DavidJB wrote:Tell the wife to STFU and store it in the house.


I would, but she moaned about me using rollers in the house. So now i have to freeze my bits off in the garage. Charming!

Ain't it funny how women have a real hatred for things such as bikes. Oh, and wires of course.... :mrgreen:

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Re: Garage storage advice during Winter

Postby giant man » Thu Nov 29, 2012 14:06 pm

only thing i tend to do is get the bike off the garage floor and hang on a proper 'hanger' in winter time cos my garage does tend to flood a little after heavy rain, but apart from that, nothing.
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Re: Garage storage advice during Winter

Postby kieranb » Fri Nov 30, 2012 15:56 pm

millsey_awm wrote:
DavidJB wrote:Tell the wife to STFU and store it in the house.


I would, but she moaned about me using rollers in the house. So now i have to freeze my bits off in the garage. Charming!

Ain't it funny how women have a real hatred for things such as bikes. Oh, and wires of course.... :mrgreen:


maybe pedal harder and generate a bit of body heat! I've usually quickly warmed up and have usually ended up propping the garage doors open.

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Re: Garage storage advice during Winter

Postby Fr Howie » Thu Dec 13, 2012 00:32 am

Used to keep my bikes in the garage but it is clearly a bit damp in there and bikes started going rusty.

If you take the bikes out there then keep an eye on them and at first sign of rust bring it into the warm and dry like the other members of the family. ALternatively might want to spray some oil on the sensitive bits!

Oh, and a mate of mine just had bike stolen from garage despite being locked down to the concrete floor inside the garage.

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Re: Garage storage advice during Winter

Postby Scotty-Gee » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:40 pm

If you are running Di2 I would take the battery inside too.

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Re: Garage storage advice during Winter

Postby Chris James » Thu Dec 13, 2012 16:09 pm

I keep all my, and the rest of my family's, bikes in our garage - the roof of whihc leaks like a sieve.

None of them go rusty from being left in the garage in my opinion. My 6 year old steel framed bike has no rust patches inside, or out.

Sometimes being put away wet can lead to rust in cap screw heads etc but that's about it. Keep your chain oiled too.

basically, i wouldn't worry about it.

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Re: Garage storage advice during Winter

Postby DesWeller » Sun Dec 16, 2012 20:16 pm

Make sure you keep your tyres reasonably well inflated.

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Re: Garage storage advice during Winter

Postby jds_1981 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 20:45 pm

Fr Howie wrote:Oh, and a mate of mine just had bike stolen from garage despite being locked down to the concrete floor inside the garage.


How'd they get it? I'm a bit paranoid about my bikes so any 'real life' anecdotes would be helpful.

My current setup in my shed is some of this concreted into the floor with rebar through the ends in the concrete
http://www.gsproducts.co.uk/store/index ... ts_id=1174
Then another length of that wrapped through the 'ground anchor' and through the frames of my bikes locked through the ends with two oxford locks which also go through an abus chain that also goes through the frame.
I've a separate abus lock/chain that goes through the frame and two separate wire alarms locks that go through the wheels and frames.
Even with this set up I reckon someone would with a good bolt cropper set could get through relatively quickly, but the alarms would be going off from quite early on.
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