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02-15-2010, 07:19 PM #1
I'm running low on space in my garage all of a sudden and with the addition of a new moutainbike i'm up to 4 bikes and two cars in a tiny garage. Any of you guys have good storage solutions for bikes. I'm scared shitless to use those hoists but surely they are pretty good, right? If I came out and found a bike on the hood of either car i'd probably end up in tears. hahaha. Any suggestions are appreciated thanks fellas.
02-15-2010, 07:22 PM #2
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02-15-2010, 07:37 PM #3
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02-17-2010, 02:17 PM #4
with three kids, each with a bike, my three bikes and my wifes two bikes I feel your pain. We have slatwall on every inch of our garage and several bikes are stored on hooks attached to the slatwall. my two road bikes hang from hoists on my side of the garage. as long as they are mounted on studs and the bikes are properly attached you wont have any issues
02-17-2010, 02:46 PM #5
Thanks Ron. I actually have two hoist systems sitting in my garage i'm just been horrified to hang them. I'd never forgive myself if something happened to the cars hahaha. I'll pull out the stud finder tonight and give it a shot minus cars in the garage.
02-17-2010, 07:22 PM #6
If you do decide to hang the mtb on the wall, and if it has hydro discs, do not hang it upside by the wheels from the ceiling, this is a great way to get air bubbles in the system.
As for my mtbbike, it just stands against the wall, secured by the seat with rope that's attached to hook in the wall so it doesn't fall over.2005 SAAB 9-2X AERO Arctic Silver 4eat | COBB Stage 2 Protuned
02-17-2010, 07:28 PM #7
I went the easy & cheap route. Your local home improvent store should have some big, vinyl coated, self tapping hooks for sale. I just screwed them into the ceiling joists close to the wall, at premeasured intervals. You just heave the bike up so that the front or rear wheel goes through the hook, & both wheels of the bike rest against the wall. The pros of this are that it's very secure, cheap, & easy. The cons are that the lifting requires a little strength & finesse, & the tires can leave marks on the wall where they make contact.
A tip to get multiple bikes in as compact a space possible, alternate the fronts & rears on the hooks, so as to prevent possible handlebar to handlebar contact.
02-17-2010, 08:06 PM #8