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I'm no longer able to store bicycles in my flat, as my current place is less than 20m² in size; Is there any way to store a bicycle outside in a way which will significantly minimize weather- and crime-related damage/loss?

The said (two) bikes are nice enough to sell for a decent amount of money, and so they're not throw-away "supermarket trip" bikes and they are rather pretty (i.e. they stick out to thieves). Selling them (for a decent price) will take quite some time, but time is not on my side:

  1. Eventually, someone will either steal them or try to steal them (damaging them in the process), regardless of how massive the lock on them is
  2. The weather will eventually damage them, anyway: Where I am, we can get to -10° C/14° F and have a wonderful amount of snow-plus-rain-turned-ice-turned-muddy-slush. E.g. a shed is not an option: I cannot (i.e. am not allowed to) build or buy any kind of free-standing things to put them under, and I assume that a tarp will get stolen or at least torn quite quickly (I've already had one stolen in the space of a few years).
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    Do you plan to ride the bikes any time soon? If not could you store them with a friend or relative who might have more available space? – ilikeprogramming Oct 18 '16 at 8:37
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    Is renting indoor storage space an option? – David Richerby Oct 18 '16 at 9:36
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    Metal doesn't decay as long as you lube them. For expensive bikes, just hang it on your ceiling, or rent a small space from your neighbor that willing to do so. – mootmoot Oct 18 '16 at 9:43
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    Removing the pedals and turning the bar by 90° will make any bike very flat, If you remove the front wheel and fix it to the frame one the drive-side you will shorten the overall length by 30-40cm at least and you won't need to alter the position of the bar. – Carel Oct 18 '16 at 12:00
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    There are also posts that extend from floor to ceiling, keeping in place through pressure alone and where you can suspend two bikes one above each other. – Carel Oct 18 '16 at 12:02