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Fitting my bike in a shed....need your help

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by drewskie, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. Jul 21, 2012 at 1:40 PM
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    drewskie

    drewskie [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I keep my bike (bicycle) outside on my patio, and I just bought a shed to protect it from the elements. The problem is, the bike only fits in the shed in a weird position, with the front wheel off. I would like to get a bigger shed, but the next size up won't fit on my patio. The bike will fit standing up, but I have no way of keeping it in an upright position. Also, there aren't many accessories available for this shed, so i can't just get a bike mount and install it. I am wondering if you guys have an idea on how I can fit the bike in the shed without it being a huge hassle, and also so i can have some extra space for a few misc. items. Here's a pic so you can see how it fits. thanks.

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  2. Jul 21, 2012 at 1:50 PM
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    08pretaco

    08pretaco Almost there

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    I hope you got a big trunk....cause im going to put my bike in it.
     
  3. Jul 31, 2012 at 1:37 PM
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    Evil Monkey

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    How about something like this?
    http://svana.org/sjh/diary/2009/03/22/

    Put two slats on the wall. Slip the front wheel between them to keep the handlebars straight.
     
  4. Oct 12, 2012 at 8:33 AM
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  5. Oct 12, 2012 at 10:57 AM
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    cant you put a hook in the ceiling and simply hang it up by the front wheel? stab a hole in the roof, silicon it up after you insert a hook.
     
  6. Oct 12, 2012 at 11:58 AM
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    i've parked a bike in an airplane hanger before

    and I have seen some buddies swings bats in a morton building after throwing a hotdog down a hallway, but I don't think i can help with this.
     
  7. Oct 12, 2012 at 12:07 PM
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    I would do a hook thru the roof attached to a board for added support or strength and then hang front wheel in it.
     
  8. Oct 12, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

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    what about mounting one of those fist or fast clamps that a lot of guys on here use to mount shovels and stuff. but mount it on the side of the shed to hold the handle bars?
     
  9. Oct 12, 2012 at 12:15 PM
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    OffroadToy

    OffroadToy The dog did it...I swear!

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    Looks like ya got it figured out...good job! :thumbsup:
     
  10. Oct 18, 2012 at 11:11 PM
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    drewskie

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    I just saw this thread had some more comments. Thanks for the help gents. I actually ended up selling it, because the bike fit, but it was way too much of a pain in the ass. Had to take off both wheels. My first thought was to hang it from the roof, but that wouldn't have worked. I am going to pick up a bigger shed soon and just put it in there.
     
  11. Nov 17, 2012 at 12:33 PM
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    Robo02cop

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    Keep the shed and trade the bike for a unicycle!!! Problem solved :D
     
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