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NO MORE BIKES MY NEW(15 posts)

NO MORE BIKES MY NEWLazywriter
May 21, 2003 3:40 PM
shack. First time home buyer and now I am broke so no more bikes (for now). My girlfriend is happy that there will be no bikes in the living room though. Seriously, do you people put high end bikes in the garage or basement? (dampness concerns, security issues etc)
Nice place. Bikes in the living room is ok ;-) nmrwbadley
May 21, 2003 3:46 PM
That place HAS to have a spare bedroom...merckx56
May 21, 2003 3:50 PM
that can be converted into a bikeroom! Nice house too!
If the bikes can't be in the house....asphalt assault
May 21, 2003 4:12 PM
The WIFE will be in the garage 8^)

We have an understanding around here.

Nice lookin' place btw.
Good enough garage for your TrekdeHonc
May 21, 2003 4:24 PM
Lazy,

Nice looking joint - of course you put high end bikes in da house - I would never leave mine in the shed. Your new home looks to be a worthy enough Trek garage!
Beautiful front garden= less riding.ol
May 21, 2003 5:49 PM
Nice house Lazy. The bikes would definitely go inside the house, no questions about particularly if there is LS Vortex involved.
Cheers.
ol.
agreed! pave it! nmJS Haiku Shop
May 22, 2003 5:55 AM
I keep almost all my stuff in the basementMR_GRUMPY
May 21, 2003 5:52 PM
I've got a finished basement, so dampness isn't a problem. I have a section of the basement where I used to have a pool table. That is the bike area. The only problem is that all the stuff seems to spread out all by itself, over to the bar area, and then to the main area. There is yelling and threats of flat tires, so everything moves back to the original area. Slowly it begins to creep again.
garage themclimbo
May 21, 2003 6:27 PM
I have a crappy shed for mine. Security = insurance, no matter where you put them, they are fine and replaceable.

Basement or bedroom means lots of mess, grease on stuff if you brush the bike on it, tyre marks on walls etc. How do you work on the bikes in a bedroom without making a mess of the place? The garage is perfect. Plus, it takes no time to get going on a ride. Just roll out and go, no carrying the bike up or down stairs, through doors from inside the house with bike shoes on.
Disagree -- keep them in the housems
May 22, 2003 6:43 AM
I know too many people who have had bikes disappear from unattached garages. Even if your bikes are insured, you do not want to go through the hassles of an insurance claim.

I keep my bike in the laundry room, which is on the first floor of my house next to the kitchen and the back door. (I only have one good bike, the hybrid, about which I don't care and the kids' bikes live in the attached garage). My wife complains about the bike getting in the way, but so long as I carry it across the kitchen floor when the tires are wet or dirty (as opposed to making tire tracks) my wife tolerates it. If your experience is like my family's, when you move into a new house, you feel that you have tons of extra space. Pre-empt as much of it as you can now -- within a few months every available space will be taken by your significant other and her things. If you think that bringing the bikes into the house is a pain after you try it for a season, your SO will not complain when you move them to the garage. But, if you start out in the garage, I can assure you that there will be no space in the house for your bikes if you change your mind a few months from now.

P.S. I hope that your SO likes gardening and yard work. It looks like you have a nice place. One of my lawn-obsessed (male)neighbors asked if I were "ashamed" that my wife was mowing the lawn while I was riding my bike (given the looks he makes at my riding attire, I am sure he also thinks that I should be ashamed to appear in public in lycra, too). I am not ashamed -- but I also like having a good looking yard (I did all of the yard work when the kids were small and before I discovered the bike -- I still do some heavy work like transplanting things and pruning) But if the weather is nice, I would rather ride than cut grass.
Nice place.Leroy
May 21, 2003 6:58 PM
I'd use the garage. Stake your claim to an area, secure the doors with locks, and you're all set. I have a small "barn" outbuilding off from the house that is partially a bike workshop. It's good to have your own space. This is an exercise in liking what you have. I dare say most of us have been through such lean times - so far as acquiring bikes goes. But you have to have a place to live, too!
Lazy, i always pictured you as a teenager livingJS Haiku Shop
May 22, 2003 5:54 AM
OVER someone's garage. imagine my surprise to learn you're a functioning member of society! RBR will *never* be the same for me now.

:)

go for the basement, unless it's particularly damp. otherwise, convert a room. i'd have concerns if my garage weren't attached.
Wait 'till fall comes......raking leaves, fun! nmdavet
May 22, 2003 6:48 AM
cool house; where? nmDougSloan
May 22, 2003 6:49 AM
Garage for bikes, basement for bike shop ...KeeponTrekkin
May 22, 2003 7:39 AM
and winter storage. Get a dehumidifier if dampness is a problem. A cold garage in winter will always get humid spells and even condensation, especially in Spring when warm moist weather follows a long cold spell.

If your garage has open walls, insulate them and install sheetrock. An insulated garage will be warmer than an uninsulated one as it will keep heat from warm cars parked inside.

Agree, btw...nice looking house. Good luck.