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:
- 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
- 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).