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  • Can we create the best bike storage? Oh yes!
  • Mackem
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    Would you like to do my job for nowt? 🙂

    Mantastic
    Member

    Just stick bikes in spare room, sorted. It’s quick, safe, as its a spare room you don’t worry about space saving. Stick an old rug in there for cleaning- sorted

    Now where do I send my invoice?

    The biggest pains are for people renting IMO. You can’t generally start screwing stuff into the wall and so on. I’d like a free standing system that hangs them vertically by the front wheel.

    michet2895
    Member

    I’m looking into developing a new means of storing the bike at home.
    Please tell me any how and where you currently store your bike, and also any problems you have with this method.

    I also want to know any ideas you guys may have about making the storage system:
    QUICKER TO STORE
    SAFER TO STORE
    SPACE SAVING
    CLEANER BIKE

    Hit this with your best ideas, this could be in your home soon… you never know!

    Cheers

    LenHankie
    Member

    …with a built in tray at the bottom to collect all the congealed crud that falls/drips off.

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    Quick, safe, easy, space saving, clean?

    Just build a large inspection pit in the hallway. Simply drop the bike in (hydraulic lift upgrade is an optional extra) and close the lid (carpeted to match your hallway), then the auto-clean programme starts followed by the auto-dryer. Auto-lube would be nice but could be tricky to align properly. Then a few hours later you just open up the lid, pull out your shiny clean bike and ride off for more fun.

    You didn’t say anything about it being practical or affordable did you?

    Aidy
    Member

    You only have two posts on the forum, and both seem to be worded like secondary school market research projects.

    Not even acknowledgements of the replies to your previous post. Not really too inclined to weigh in.

    Premier Icon beej
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    I’d like a tardis style secure box that I could put a bike into and the box was only 20cm wide on the outside, but 80cm wide on the inside.

    I’d also like it to be invisible at the touch of a button, and have a non-invisible remote control that I could use to turn the invisibility off, just in case I forgot where the secure box was.

    It should include the features of a car wash too, but without anything that would damage the bike or destroy grease within bearings. It should relube the appropriate parts after cleaning.

    When can you deliver?

    Now I’ve helped you, can you come and tidy my garden for me?

    EDIT – Will your product need a logo? There are people on here that love doing logos for free.

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    Beej – my patent attorney will be calling you shortly. 👿

    organic355
    Member

    You only have two posts on the forum, and both seem to be worded like secondary school market research projects.

    Not even acknowledgements of the replies to your previous post. Not really too inclined to weigh in.

    I spotted that too, SPAM??? Mods??

    Premier Icon ads678
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    I’m looking into how peolpe are storing the bike at home.Please tell me any how and where you currently store your bike, and come round and relieve you of them….

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    Just did a Google Image search for nuclear bunker as that seems ideal to me.

    Someone had the same idea already:

    Cheers

    Danny B

    Premier Icon The Pinkster
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    Would you like me to post the codes for the alarms and tell you where the spare keys are kept as well?

    That way you and anyone else with internet have all my security details.

    Should make nicking them a lot easier.
    😈

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    A shed.

    You never know, it might catch on if you market it right.

    Premier Icon piedi di formaggio
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    I reckon some sort of brick built facility, possible integrated with the house. At one end I’d have a big door to allow easy access. I’d make it big enough to store lots of stuff in there, not just a bike.

    I’m reall keen on this, so keen I’ve already given it a snappy name. ladies & Gentlemen, I present the G.A. Rage storage solution.

    Thinking about it, could even make it big enough to fit a car in it!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Premier Icon stevied
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    Thinking about it, could even make it big enough to fit a car in it

    Here’s a thought….If you’ve got room, make it a double size. That way you can fit a car in one side and use the other side for bikes etc? You could call it the Dooble GARage

    Premier Icon piedi di formaggio
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    I like your thinking!

    fatboyslo
    Member

    Old House with a HUGE cellar ….

    Loads of storage and work shop space,

    out of way

    Original man cave well sorted …..

    and most landlords don’t seem to care what you do with it as it all improves most rental property cellars

    Premier Icon piedi di formaggio
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    I did come up with another solution a while back, which was quite ingenious. I developed an ‘invisible paint’. quite easy to use, just paint it on and the bike becomes invisible.

    It worked really, really well the first time I used it, so well infact, that I just left it outside the house. As it was invisible, it was perfectly secure.

    Trouble was, I couldn’t remember exactly where I put it, spent days searching for it, but alas, it was so well hidden I couldn’t find it. Never have found it, but it’s still there. Ultimate security!

    hora
    Member
    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    Whilst not necessarily a storage solution per se I find a huge dog when used in combination with hiding the bikes somewhere in the house (not saying where at this stage) acts as an excellent deterrent to thieves.

    So, some sort of kennel / big dog combo attaching to the side of any storage solution could be handy.

    Cheers

    Danny B

    QUICKER TO STORE – need to be able to get in in quick, so the wife doesn’t see it

    SAFER TO STORE – Must be hidden firm view, so the wife doesn’t kill me

    SPACE SAVING – Must not take up space, or the wife will notice

    CLEANER BIKE – must prevent me getting crap everywhere, or the wife will be annoyed

    TiRed
    Member

    Hand it to the butler.

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Mine are currently in the kitchen locked to the oven door.

    Does that help?

    fasthaggis
    Member

    Hand it to the butler

    wors
    Member

    something like this, but for bikes 😆

    Premier Icon beej
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    thepurist – you’ll never make it stick. Patent law is notoriously complex. I’ll see you in court. But you won’t see me, I’ll be in an invisible box.

    andrewh
    Member

    I’ve got something which sounds very like the G.A.Rage but it seems to keep filling up with lawnmowers and stimmers and chainsaws and old bits of furniture.
    Could you make some sort of entry system which would keep these things at bay? Also, if you could think of a way of making a warm one that would be helpful.

    fasthaggis
    Member

    I also want to know any ideas you guys may have about making the storage system:
    QUICKER TO STORE
    SAFER TO STORE
    SPACE SAVING
    CLEANER BIKE

    K
    Member

    I put my bikes in the back of the car, then put the car on the car storage platform. The car storage needs improving so it may be better to look at how you can develop that as it would be more functional.

    MS
    Member

    The biggest pains are for people renting IMO. You can’t generally start screwing stuff into the wall and so on. I’d like a free standing system that hangs them vertically by the front wheel.

    Well you better not tell my landlord…When I take down all the selving and bike storage in my garage it will look like a machine gun has been fired at teh walls! 😆

    Might need to fill them when I leave…

    christof
    Member

    Forget any ideas you have, get one of these!
    [video]http://youtu.be/pcZSU40RBrg[/video]

    christof
    Member

    http://youtu.be/pcZSU40RBrg
    How do you post a video up?

    andrewh
    Member

    [video]http://youtu.be/pcZSU40RBrg
    [/video]
    Like this.

    EDIT: no, not like that.
    .
    [video]http://youtu.be/pcZSU40RBrg[/video]
    Like this
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    EDIT 2: Not like that either. Just spotted the full stop in your youtu.be link, probably not helping, another go coming up
    [video]http://youtube.com/pcZSU40RBrg[/video]
    .
    Anyone else want to try? I want to see what this video is now. It had better be good Chris!

    sugdenr
    Member

    Being serious for a moment……

    Havent you noticed that chaps/chapesses with the decent storage solutions usually need it due to having an excess of bikes?

    Those of us with just one or two leave them lying around.

    Moral being – better your storage, the more you spend on bikes. Best left lying around to discourage unecessary bike purchasing.

    PhilO
    Member

    Unnecessary bike purchasing? Sorry, what is this unnecessary bike purchase of which you speak? 😀

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