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Old 06-24-2010, 10:15 AM   #14956
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Moving in with my girlfriend and trying to look at storage options for our bicycles. We currently have five bicycles and will most likely end up with six. Also have a bunch of motorcycles and other gear so we need to conserve garage floor space.
Has anyone ever used one of the hanging bicycle tree racks?


If we have the height we need (I will measure later) this seems to be the ideal solution. The only con i see is that it is a pain in the ass to get the inner bikes off. But we both use one bike for day-to-day riding so those would go on the end. The mountain bikes do not get used as much so they could go on the inside.
Open for any other comments or suggestions, but wall space is not really an option.
yeah, the way those are stacked == big pain in butt.

and I bet to get one inner bike off, you gotta partially unload the other side too or it will be tippy.

how about ceiling hooks and hang them by a wheel?
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:11 AM   #14957
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Thanks for your NYC living/riding/climbing suggestions a few weeks back. My gf and I ended up coming down and looking around for the weekend, and found a few areas we think we can live with. I think we're going to end up renting a place somewhere in Westchester, and I'll either take the train or bike in.
If I worked in Manhattan I might look to live in Katonah, easily my favorite Westchester town.
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:11 AM   #14958
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:13 AM   #14959
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yeah, the way those are stacked == big pain in butt.

and I bet to get one inner bike off, you gotta partially unload the other side too or it will be tippy.

how about ceiling hooks and hang them by a wheel?
Good point about the tipping. I think I might build something like this and ceiling mount it. Problem with hanging each bike from the ceiling is the amount of space I would lose under it. I do not think my bicycle could hang and have a dirt bike sit under it. My ceilings are low.
That said I might be able to keep my old garage for a $100 a month and use it as a storage/workshop for some motorcycle projects.
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:14 AM   #14960
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yeah, I've worked my way up from doing 5-10 miles to doing almost 25 last night. haven't lost any weight (floating around 225 lbs) but definitely feeling more fit.

I just wish it was easier to ride directly from my house. I live up a 3/4 mile long, 300' elevation hill, which isn't that bad of and by itself, but the climb has zero shoulders and blind turns, and a lot of traffic going way too fast (35 zone with people often going 50+).
I'll second that hill = PITA. Down ain't bad, up'll suck eggs. That road's busy!

Me? I have a cold that's tryin to migrate to my lungs. No riding for me.

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Old 06-24-2010, 11:26 AM   #14961
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That sucks, Gummee. I'm getting to the point where my legs tell me its time to ride. I kinda like it.
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:38 AM   #14962
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That sucks, Gummee. I'm getting to the point where my legs tell me its time to ride. I kinda like it.
Yeah. Summer colds are teh suck.

I may try'n get Stick and the dog out hiking (easy) this PM. Depends.

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Old 06-24-2010, 11:51 AM   #14963
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When I roadraced (motorcycles) I was a skinny bastard. My racing buddy was pretty heavy and he would say he is "aerodynamically correct" being curved when the wind hits him it wraps around, us skinny guys were like a sail and only slowed the bikes down being flat.
Well on a bicycle I am "aerodynamically correct"
We used to refer to ourselves as "aero-pears"
I am currently walking in the program at work to get us fatties moving around a bit more.
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Old 06-24-2010, 12:14 PM   #14964
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Good point about the tipping. I think I might build something like this and ceiling mount it. Problem with hanging each bike from the ceiling is the amount of space I would lose under it. I do not think my bicycle could hang and have a dirt bike sit under it. My ceilings are low.
That said I might be able to keep my old garage for a $100 a month and use it as a storage/workshop for some motorcycle projects.
you can use two hooks and hang both wheels, then you get more room under it (but take more ceiling space). alternate the direction on every other bike, and you can put them closer together (but don't put them TOO close or it will be a pain to get any one down...)
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Old 06-24-2010, 12:20 PM   #14965
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It's good to see another fat guy here with progress similar to my own in the midst of these leg-shaved freaks of aerobic nature.
I suspect many here are FOGs - fat old guys. I am for sure...
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Old 06-24-2010, 12:24 PM   #14966
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you can use two hooks and hang both wheels, then you get more room under it (but take more ceiling space). alternate the direction on every other bike, and you can put them closer together (but don't put them TOO close or it will be a pain to get any one down...)
I think I am going to try the cheap Harbor Freight thing, the big advantage is the ability to roll the bikes out of the way (in theory at least)
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Old 06-24-2010, 12:38 PM   #14967
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It is for me at least.

When I started I could cruise all day on flat ground in second gear.

Now once I warm up I can do the same in 4th or 5th.

Now if I could just get rid of the damn hills.
Hills never get easier, they just get faster.

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Old 06-24-2010, 12:46 PM   #14968
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is 7/8" (~22mm) a standard handlebar clamp size? hmmm, I see, its a BMX size only :-/ thats what diameter my vintage fluted bars are at the clamp (and for that matter, end to end). ah, but you can get BMX stems for 1-1/8" threadless steerers. hmmm....

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Old 06-24-2010, 01:01 PM   #14969
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Sweet! Even has the valve.
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Old 06-24-2010, 01:12 PM   #14970
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