Storing bikes at home
I have always stored our (2) bikes inside the house, regardless of where we have lived. But with 2 young kids the appeal of having a downstairs loo we can use for once is quite appealing. Ive got an old brick shed with a rubbish door, but live in the middle of nowhere and am wondering if I should secure the shed or stick to keeping them indoors as I have always done. Show me your ingenious space saving method of keeping them indoors or super secure way of keeping them outside the house….Posted 4 years agojonbaMember
How high are your ceilings? If you have a utility room you could hang them from the ceiling. Years ago at uni I used to put mine in a survival bag under my bed. It was slightly impractical though. No secure bike storage. It wouldn’t have been that bad except there was a canoe in the middle of the floor and my shower was used as a drying room for my paddling and biking kit.
Personally I’d sort the door on the shed, put in some anchors and get an alarm.
There are metal sheds you can buy that you can bolt to the floor and lock. I know someone who assembled one inside the shed rather than go to the hassle of reinforcing the whole building.Posted 4 years agoyunkiMember
I had exactly the same problem with pesky kids arriving and stealing precious bike space.. The problem was compounded when we moved to a house with no separate rear access..
Break your good bike up and put it in the attic.. Build a hack that you would not pine for if stolen that is just adequate for your needs without appealing to theivez..
make plans to move to a more bike friendly housePosted 4 years agoloddrikMember
I’d never ever keep my bikes out of the house, people who keep expensive bikes in sheds get them stolen, how many times do we read it on here… My bikes live in the loft, easy to get them up there by just taking wheels off, or even dining room. It’s not ideal but they aren’t getting stolen.Posted 4 years ago
All sorted now thanks, ive hung them vertically behind the front door in our hallway, this area was filled with about 30 coats and about 900 pairs of shoes, these are now in the toilet/cloakroom stored on shelves and hooks, amazing the space that female attire takes up, just off for a wee…Posted 4 years ago
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