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Where do you store your bikes?

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ihatebikerides Thu 31-Jul-08 14:41:46

We're thinking of converting our garage into a room, and have solutions for most of the crap useful bits in it. We have a garden shed but too much of a faff to lug the bikes up the garden every time the kids want them. Oh, and it's full up anyway.
Any other ideas?

sdr Thu 31-Jul-08 16:42:49

Not going to help much, but don't bother with plastic bike covers. Every time it rains they collect puddles and always blow off. Remember my DH mentioning small bike sheds??

maidamess Thu 31-Jul-08 16:44:15

Wickes do small bike sheds. Could you put a canopy thing down the side of your house to keep the bikes under?

Fimbo Thu 31-Jul-08 16:45:27

Ours are in the garage, but we have a double so makes life easier. Dh is keen to convert one half to a home gym.

lalalonglegs Thu 31-Jul-08 17:16:26

Round our way, most people have metal, bike-size chests in their front gardens.

ihatebikerides Thu 31-Jul-08 17:23:34

maidamess, DH has suggested that and thinks i'm being deliberately dense by not really knowing what he means! How would it attach to the wall? Or wouldn't it? We have a 3'6" dead space on one side of the house(path to garden is on other) with access either to the front or back. Would that be wide enough? Or we could get one of those metal bike-shed things and put it in an area on the other side (by the bins!) but, a) they're ugly-looking and b) a bit pricey. Oh and c) you can only fit 3 bikes in and we have 4. I've volunteered to ditch mine but getting nowhere!

lalalonglegs Thu 31-Jul-08 18:38:10

Oh well, if you've got side access you're laughin envy. Do what Maidamess says - you get a builder to knock up a lean-to along the side wall with dividing fence acting as the second wall iyswim.

ihatebikerides Fri 01-Aug-08 11:21:06

So they won't rust if they're open to the elements, albeit with a roof?

lalalonglegs Fri 01-Aug-08 11:47:32

It's not really open to the elements, it's more like a very gerry-built shed with your side wall and the boundary fence/wall providing two sides, a roof covering those and (presumably) a gate providing a third wall. Unless the rain is horizontal, they should keep reasonable dry - may get a bit of frost but nothing to worry about, I would think.

ihatebikerides Fri 01-Aug-08 12:04:22

OK. Thanks. Will take that to the negotiating table!

mumblechum Fri 01-Aug-08 12:07:26

In the garage, which is a double with only one car in it so plenty of space

NomDePlume Fri 01-Aug-08 12:14:58


BettySpaghetti Fri 01-Aug-08 12:21:23

DPs (ridiculously expensive) mountain bikes (hmm) are in the garage, childrens bikes are in the cellar.

ihatebikerides Fri 01-Aug-08 12:21:37

.... along with the lawn-mower, the leaf vac, the strimmer, hedge trimmer, two reclining loungers, cushions, paint pot, garden tools, Vax thingy...... No room!

ihatebikerides Fri 01-Aug-08 12:26:00

Sorry betty... that was in response to Nomdeplume and the shed...

Countingthegreyhairs Fri 01-Aug-08 12:28:37

there's this sort of thing

so you can stick em up on your hall wall

some come with hoists if you Google

OrmIrian Fri 01-Aug-08 12:29:18

Store? Well it depends.

DH and I store the bikes leaning against the wall of the house at the back. No room in the garage. No rust problems so far.

DS#1 and DD 'store' them all over the patio, on the pavement at the front, on the lawn. hmm

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