Show me your Bike Workshop/Office solutions.
Depends how much room you have. We built this a few years ago.
It’s no longer painted in that Orange!
Office side about finished.
I’m sat in the office side now, it’s a decent space. Workshop is also a good size and takes a few bikes 🙂
Last pic is today. One before is five years ago. Notice not many of the same bikes!
it’s needs a bit of R snd R looking back at these pics, and I’ve added a bit more storage. There are about 15 RC gliders in the rafters and some carefully packed spares in a bit of the roof we boarded out.Posted 3 years ago
Alex – could you do me a favour and measure the distance of one bike hook to the next and also the vertical offset you’ve created?
I’ve been trying to work out what to do on my shed wall without much success – there’s such variance between bikes (kids/adults/flats/drops/etc), but you seem to have got a good density of bikes in there 🙂Posted 3 years ago
Offset is about 35cm. That’s more how many hooks I needed divided by available wall space. But it worked out well even with the wider bars I have now. Easier as I can space these between Road/CX and my Daughter’s ickle Turner.
The bikes on the far (left) end don’t get ridden much hence being placed on that side.
Vertical distance, I just used the height of the hook which is about 25mm. Again works well, the 29ers need to be on the higher hooks. There’s *just* enough room for the 29inch wheels below the boarded out area in the rafters. Not by design.
A company in Hereford did it for us. We insulated it ourselves (floor, roof, walls and we paid a sparky I think for two days to wire it. Cost was about 5.5k for materials and build which is pretty cheap. Windows aren’t great and I keep thinking about getting new ones, and the main door needs replacing as it’s warped. But in 5 years – other than giving it a coat of ducksback every spring, really done nothing to it at all.Posted 3 years ago
This year I’m going to finish painting the office – it was like working in a sauna in terms of the colour – three sides done in 5 years 😉 and resand/reseal the floor in both sides, fit a new door and do some tidying up.
We used plasterboard on the workshop side with battons behind for hooks etc but it’s looking a bit tired. I’m not plastering it tho! Might just get some new platerboard and do the worse bits again.
@mango – email also in profile if you want more info (sizes etc). I’ll need to go dig out the paperwork so might take a while. There was a slab here already (for stables) so we used that. I really wanted to go the whole way to teh end of the slab but we ran out of money before we ran out of slab 😉
Oh I do remember asking the company you see on the way to Afan (old CP) to quote. Nice fellas, but wanted 20k!Posted 3 years ago
The most important thing is to leave a space so you can get the frame tubes through without having to navigate a thicket of bars. I tend to stick the bike on the rear wheel, roll it in and lift it onto the hook. Still need to be a bit careful taking them down otherwise it’s all bars in spokes and that never ends well…Posted 3 years ago
Yep – bikes are spiky things.Posted 3 years ago
I had the really annoying realisation a while ago that a ‘heap of bikes’ leaned against the wall is about twice as space-efficient as hanging.
Only downside is that you may need to move 2 bikes to get to one (and you can’t sweep the floor).
I’m still contemplating what’s more important – space or bike access.
I can’t remember. They were called Leonardo or something. Seen similar in Halfords.
EDIT: Found them 🙂Posted 3 years ago
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