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How and where to store your bicycle when you aren't riding it.

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Retrofit building with bike lift

At work, we lease 4 floors of a building: everything but the ground floor, where there are shops. We have a loverly bike shed. It's on the first floor (ie, 22 steps in 3 flights above the ground). ...
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Is leaving bicycle outdoors short term okay without signs of decay? [duplicate]

I sometimes leave my bicycle outside and it rains sometimes it is left in the rain for a day or few or ridden in the rain and washed with a hose with soap and water. Is that bad for my bicycle as many ...
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Storing the bicycles in the garden shed during the winter

I have been storing my bicycles in the garden shed practically all year. However, during the winter (in central Europe), I was always wondering whether winter could leave any consequences for my bikes....
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Leaving bike outside in -20 degrees

I live in Montreal and every year I leave for 6 weeks in the winter to get a little break. Is it ok for my bike to be on my balcony (kind of covered) during these 6 weeks where the temperature gets ...
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Barbeque cover for bicycles for durable outdoor storage?

I have to store a couple of bicycles outside. I've tried several types of bicycle covers and they do a decent job but are not durable. The last barbeque cover I had lasted 20 years. I replaced it ...
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Enclosed external bicycle storage for house with up to 10 bicycles

We recently bought a flat in a house (in Northern Europe) with 5 flats in total. It does not have any bicycle storage at the moment. We discussed with the other owners of the flats to build an ...
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How to Carry My Large Step Through Bike Down Stairs?

I just got a new Specialized Roll 3 Low Entry step through today. It weighed a bit more than I like, in at around 31 pounds (14 kilograms). I managed to get it up about 6 concrete stairs without too ...
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What steps to minimize corrosion in mountain bike in non-climate controlled storage

I will be putting my mountain bike into a non-climate controlled storage space. I will be there about 90 days. Is there anything I can do to minimize rust and corrosion? Thanks.
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Carbon fiber frames and household heating/radiators: how close is too close?

I have a carbon fiber Giant Revolt that I keep in the hallway of my apartment, near the door. Opposite from where it's stored -- about 2.5-3 feet away, or one hallway width -- there is a hot-water ...
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Bleed or flush old oil before brake removal and storage?

I'm about to replace my stock Shimano BR-MT400 hydraulic disc brakes. The cables are external. I think I have a sense of how to install, bleed and bed-in the new Maguras, but is there some best ...
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storage pulley rack for a diagonal ceiling

i want a system based on a ceiling pulley for a quite heavy bike, the storage room is under the roof, so the ceiling (cement concrete material) is not flat. Do the ceiling racks work well? What about ...
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Safe to Ride Tires Packaged for Two Years?

Below is a picture of two Continental 5000's that were kept in their boxes for about two years: They were kept out of direct sunlight inside a house that was not climate controlled. The tires feel ...
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Tubeless Winter Storage

With winter approaching up here in Canada, I was wondering what steps if any I should take before storing my tubeless bike for winter. I store my bikes in my non-insulated (house attached) garage, so ...
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Storing expensive road bike in semi shaded area

I want to purchase a nice road bike for commuting maybe around $2500, unfortunately my work doesn't have a indoor storage area. The bike rack is shaded (except maybe the handlebar area getting sun ...
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Better Padlock for outdoor bike shed

I have a padlock for my outdoor bike shed. In two years I've got through 2 of them. It is of the type pictured. They have both jammed in different ways, but ultimately I need something that survives ...
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Are there any negative long-term effects to keeping a bike in storage?

Because of the recent increase of COVID-19 cases in my city and because of my obligations as a college student, I predict that I will not be able to ride my bike for more 3-5 weeks. I have just deep ...
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Is an overhanging roof shelter enough to safely leave bike outside?

So I’ve built a shelter to keep the rain off my bike and intend to keep it outside most of the year. It’s just a sloping corrugated plastic roof to keep the rain off it. Will this be enough do you ...
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Is it ok to hang the bike by the frame, if the bowden is on the bottom?

Related: there are plenty of Q&A's (both here and on other sides), according to which, apparently, it is ok to hang a bike by its wheel. What I didn't find though is, if it is ok to hang the bike ...
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Can I store bike inside a regular tent?

I got four bikes and they fit nicely inside a cheap 3 person tent. Does it offer good protection? The tent sits on grass. For some reason, after raining, I see water on the floor of the tent. Not sure ...
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Is it ok to store a bike with the (hydraulic) brakes locked (i.e. pressurized)?

It's really windy today, and the rain tarpaulin makes a good sail for the bike I'm storing on my balcony. Short of actually mooring the bike to something, I decided to just fasten the tarp a bit ...
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What's the best way to stow (winter storage) an all-carbon bike?

As the number of bikes in the house grows, storage becomes more of a problem. I have some hooks that I hang my touring bike and the gravel bike on (hanging from the front rim), but they both have ...
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Bicycle Storage

Is there anything special I need to consider for the long term storage of a bicycle. I have been staying home since March. Prior to March, I was riding my bike about 20 miles per day. One day in ...
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What do I need to do to bring this bike back to life?

I've neglected this bike, a Marin Bridgeway, for the past 3-ish years. It's spent a significant part of that time sitting in the sun and (occasionally) rain. I want to fix it up again, but I have no ...
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Can pumps fail due to age?

I have a small cache of the now-discontinued Quickex Quicker Pro mini pumps. They have 105 cm3 stroke volume, and 5 kgf force required for 7 bar pressure. In about 100 strokes, I reach 7 bar on 28mm ...
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How much energy loss should there be in an internal hub 8-speed?

I've recently acquired a Specialized Globe Haul 2, which was stored in a shed in Arkansas for 10 years and never ridden. It has the original Shimano Alfine 8 speed internal hub. I replaced the tires ...
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Feasibility of keeping an Electrical Bike in poor (wet) storage conditions

I'm looking to buy an ebike for my partner, and have been researching how best to store them to protect them from the weather. We live in a south-facing house in a New Zealand city notorious for ...
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Minimum dimensions of bike storage shed

I am interested in buying/building a storage shed that can hold three standard 19" mountain bikes. Ideally, the space would be as small as possible while still allowing one person to get the bike in ...
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No space inside the house, where do you store / secure bike?

I live in the UK. At my house, I don't have much space, I have a drive-way but no gate surrounding it. Here's an image: What are my cheap storage options for a mountain bike (voodoo bizango). Thanks
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How to cover a bicycle left outside for extended periods

I'm about to start a new job, within cycling distance of home. Trouble is that the office is small and has nowhere to store my bike. So I'm going to have to chain it up outside each day. I went to my ...
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Why do my tires always deflate between rides?

I realize this is a topic that’s been posted about a few times, but please forgive me for adding a new thread anyway just to make sure I’m not missing something. I don’t know much at all about bicycle ...
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Safest way to store bike outside (city)

I bike commute and just moved to a tiny third floor walk up. I was willing to give up some of my precious space to store the bike, but it turns out that the narrowness and curvature of the stairs ...
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Could you advise me on budget folding bikes [closed]

I figured the best way for me to commute to work (3 - 4km) during the summer may be riding a bike. The problem is that I live on the fifth floor and there's no elevator in my building, thus I need ...
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Storing clip for Pro Design Aero Bottle

So I keep my bike in the garage, in Florida where there are plenty of critters. This would include lizards and frogs including the expected insects. Heck the other day there was a bird trapped in my ...
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Is It ok to store your bike outside for 8 hours/day?

The place where I work has some bike racks outside with some basic roof on and not much else. That means if it rains it won't fall directly on the bike, but otherwise it is exposed to the elements. Is ...
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Tips for amending apartment/condo bylaws around bike storage

We are proposing a bylaw ammendment that would allow residents to bring top end bikes to their units. (This after several top end bikes were stolen from our 'secure' bike room.) The challenge we face ...
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How to store tires in dry California summer

I found an excellent deal on some tires so I bought a few. I probably won't need them for a couple of years. In Southern California the winters won't drop below 30°F but I'm more concerned about ...
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How to store old hydraulic disc brakes?

Since I'm replacing my old Shimano M446 hydraulic disc brakes with new ones, I'm wondering is there a way to properly store disc brakes that are not in use (disassembled from bike frame)? At the ...
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Practical way to park many bicycles in one garage for everyday use?

I have seven bicycles, four of my personal use, and three for each one of my wife, stepson and nephew, all of them adult-sized. My lifestyle involves one or two short daily commutes and a lot of ...
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Preparing for long term storage (2 years)

I have two bicycles - one is an alloy MTB and the other is an old steel frame roadie. I intend to box them and keep them in my parent's garage for the next ~2 years while I will be overseas for work. ...
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How long do new tyres last off the bike? [duplicate]

I'm thinking of buying 2 identical sets of tyres for my bike, one to fit immediately, and one to keep in the house as a replacement set when the first ones fail. I'm assuming that this could be ...
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Can storing bicycles upside-down damage hydraulic brakes?

I usually store our bikes for the winter hanging upside down by the wheels from the rafters. I would assume that I can't do this with a hydraulic disc brake bike: am I correct?
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Rubber on wall mounted bike hooks is wearing away. What can I use to cover them so my wheels don't get scratched?

Vinyl covered wall mounted bike hooks coating is wearing away due to use. What can I use to cover them so my wheels don't get scratched? Using These type of hooks:
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Efficient bike parking/storage that younger kids can handle?

We have a smallish 2-car garage on our house, which with both cars in it, is difficult to put all 6 of our family's bikes in as well. My bike is typically hung from some hooks in the ceiling, and I ...
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Rear rack or similar storage options for child's bike (16" wheels)

My 4 year old has taken to riding with abandon, and we're starting to get into summer, where we hope to do some trails together. I have a rear wheel bike rack which is sufficient for storage of what ...
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Bike rests on brake cable while racked

I bought a new bike and when I put it on my bike rack in my garage the arm of the rack sits on the rear brake cable, putting some tension on the cable. Could this cause brake problems and if so what ...
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Minimalist setup for a "travelling bike mechanic"?

I have very little living/working space of my own and so, in order to keep my personal bike in working order, I need to be able to transport "bike mechanic stuff" (e.g. tools, screws, cables, inner ...
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How to fix folding lock holder

I've got an ABUS Bordo Lite folding lock and the holder it came with which attaches to the bicycle's frame using two thin metal strips and/or two Velcro straps is now broken: As you can see, the soft ...
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List of tools to take apart a bike to minimise space for storage

I have a bike that I would like to take apart to store for the winter. I live in a college dorm and don't have much space. What are the basic tools that I would need to take it apart? I think taking ...
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Storing bicycle in a shed for the winter [duplicate]

I am living in Canada and it is the sad time of the year where I have to stop riding and store my bicycle for the winter. This summer I acquired a full carbon bike and I want to make sure it stays ...
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How do people store bicycles in London?

I just moved to London. They seem to have a decent bike culture but I just spoke with a letting agent about renting apartments and she said that most apartments don't allow bicycles inside and most ...
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