Bike Storage: Wall mounts, stands, lock-ups, sheds, etc.

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  • Right so i have two busybody neighbours who i share the downstairs hallway of my house with.
    Neither of them have to commute (one works form home and one is usually away in scotland)

    But they both whinge constantly about my skinny bike "making the hallway look messy" and being a "fire hazard"
    Yeah right. If you're five feet wide.

    Came home today to find this note under my doorway suggesting we club together to buy one of these:

    trimetals.co.uk/bicycle-stora­ge.php?m=4&g=9

    My major problem is the bike mag reviews saying how wonderful they are - so i can't say flat out - "they're no good".

    Personally i'm fine with leaving them in the hallway...

  • I just use my bike as a wall decoration in my living room
    'That bike really ties the room together'

  • if it make your house mates happy and they are willing to chip in then i dont see the problem.if the bike mag says it ok,im sure they would know that through experience.

  • when i get round to it, my bike will hang by a window in my apartment... i reckon it'll make a good blind (and possibly a beacon to thieves... lets just hope i never get round to it)

  • Well now i go downstairs, prepare myself in lovely warm light hallway, hop on bike - ride off.

    With that thing - go downstairs, go outside into dark peckham street, fiddle with 2+ padlocks to open it,
    lift bike out, fiddle with 2 padlocks to close it - ride off.

    Maybe i am being selfish? But i think the hallyway's perfectly fine. It's very wide and my bike's very skinny.
    (One of my neighbours has stored a french woden drawer unit with shelves and coathooks that's at least as
    big as my bike there for 7+ years...It's still there as well!)

  • Fscking non-bike people and their fscking fire hazard whining bullshit!
    Kill them and use their flat for bike storage.

  • hippy Fscking non-bike people and their fscking fire hazard whining bullshit!
    Kill them and use their flat for bike storage.

    Now that's an idea!

  • I'm full of (shit) great ideas!

  • alrite,tell them to stick it!

  • Mr Bungle With that thing - go downstairs, go outside into dark peckham street, fiddle with 2+ padlocks to open it, lift bike out, fiddle with 2 padlocks to close it

    Put on stab vest, charge Taser, replace clip in Mac10

    • ride off.

    Innit.

  • just keep your bike in the flat man, that thing looks like a right rust hazard to me, get some hooks on your wall and hang your steeds up there where everyone can compliment them.

  • Bike tree for £60 doesn't even need to be screwed to the wall

  • yes, tell them your insurance won't cover the outside storage.

    you could also get a bike hanger to go up on the wall in the hall (if there is space and enough height) which would mean it's hardly a fire hazard if it's up off the floor and not in the way.

    failing that, sleep with it.

    I'd rather have a bike in the living room that in one of those metal things, getting wet through with all the condensation, rusting from the inside, a beacon for thieves, you know.

    would they give you this much shit if it was a baby's pram? I doubt it.

    tell them it's a bike, not a rabid elephant with the shits

  • RPM tell them it's a bike, not a rabid elephant with the shits

    a lovely image

  • RPM you could also get a bike hanger to go up on the wall in the hall (if there is space and enough height) which would mean it's hardly a fire hazard if it's up off the floor and not in the way.

    Exactly. You can even do it with a couple of shelf brackets with something round the end (old inner tube) to stop it sliding off by accident. As long as it's high enough that the outside crank/pedal's not going to whack someone in the face, bob's yer mother's brother. Convince them that deep down they ARE reasonable people :)

  • I had similar stuff with my downstairs neighbours complaining about fire hazard crap, so I relented and the bikes live in the flat now. Only thing is, their fricking baby buggy is more often than not in the hall, in my way as I try to hoist my bike up a flight of stairs.
    I wouldn't get one of those metal box things, they might be safe for insurance purposes but essentially you're leaving a big box outside saying "Bikes in here". If yer ride's completely stock and replaceable then fine, but I'm guessing not.

  • these work for me - cheap as chips [£9]

  • brett I had similar stuff with my downstairs neighbours complaining about fire hazard crap, so I relented and the bikes live in the flat now. Only thing is, their fricking baby buggy is more often than not in the hall, in my way as I try to hoist my bike up a flight of stairs.
    I wouldn't get one of those metal box things, they might be safe for insurance purposes but essentially you're leaving a big box outside saying "Bikes in here". If yer ride's completely stock and replaceable then fine, but I'm guessing not.

    And what would neighbors/other tenants think about a big box outside their place? I live in a large block of flats so I know someone in mine would whinge.

    brett: Get that fscking baby trolley outside.. fair's fair dude.. they force your bike out of the hall.. write them a note about their fire hazard..
    Failing that, the buggy would be something to dry your bike on, before climbing the stairs.. (I really need a bigger place.. FAR away from other people)

  • Brett - tell them to get one of these. Buggies are rubbish by comparison, unless you've got some kind of back injury. Baby's happier too :)

  • Move to Poland with your g-unit, big place cheap houses. Then work from home.

  • More employers should allow that. Most IT staff could do 95% of their work off-site.
    Imagine how much the company would save on office space and how much workers would save commuting.
    I can dream.

  • I can dream too, but sometimes the dreams hunt me.

  • hippy More employers should allow that. Most IT staff could do 95% of their work off-site.
    Imagine how much the company would save on office space and how much workers would save commuting.
    I can dream.

    I agree plus they want to reduce carbon foot print e.t.c and this would help alot.

  • A man MUST have a shed
    waltons.co.uk/01BIK0703
    Cheaper than the metal storage doo-dad and prettyier - just buy a mega pad bar and lock (about £25) and you are away!

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Bike Storage: Wall mounts, stands, lock-ups, sheds, etc.

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