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Bike Store

Post by ALbear » Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:18 pm

With a new bike on the way, and thefts apparently rife...I need somewhere to store it: not content with it under cover and not blessed with pockets big enough for a house with garage :lol: has anyone got a bike box or big shed thing? can anybody recommend one? ta

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Re: Bike Store

Post by garyboy » Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:39 pm

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOTORBIKE-BI ... SwixlbVyIC

not the most secure home .. but better than a bike cover .. very easy to use … just lurve mine …. best to chain the bike to a post or summat as well .. and cover the seat as the local cats love em.

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Re: Bike Store

Post by zimtim » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:32 pm

If you can a good ground anchor will help.
If bike has a centre stand, chain center stand to front wheel, stops the bike being taken off center stand so long as chain is right length.

Use a cover not ideal but it will help.

Good alarm.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/361958695013

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Re: Bike Store

Post by garyboy » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:49 am

update .. fack me .. the local black cat was lying on top of my bike home this evening … never done that before. :o

From my window, it took me fakkin AGES to scatt the little fakker orf :evil:


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Re: Bike Store

Post by qcnr » Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:19 am

Thinking of doing the same at home, and considering something like this.
https://whatshed.co.uk/plastic-sheds/

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Re: Bike Store

Post by zimtim » Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:37 am

I looked at metal and plastic sheds whilst I was considering getting a new shed. The only thing that put me of was the issues of condensation. So if storing a bike make sure of good ventilation.
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Re: Bike Store

Post by ledwardio » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:34 am

I feel your pain, I hated it when I had to leave the bike outside.

There are some really sturdy metal bike sheds out there but they are a bit pricey, I nearly got one of these:
https://www.trimetals.co.uk/protect-a-bike/
But instead I moved to a house with a garage.

Getting something solid a to chain it to like a ground anchor should be a minimum, then a cover. I used to just use a canvas bike cover with a little lock to tie the bottom together but these days I would probably go for the framed cover (like this )if you have room and can secure it to the ground - you don't want it blowing away! And try to make sure it doesn't have a motorcycle-based logo on it like some do!

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Re: Bike Store

Post by OB1 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:51 am

I have one of these Yardmaster Metal Sheds. It's been in my back yard for nearly 15 years, has had up to 3 motorcycles in it plus tools, bits of wood that I'll eventually use, etc. They are ventilated so there isn't really a condensation issue.

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Re: Bike Store

Post by daveuprite » Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:06 am

Beautiful lawn, OB1. :lol:

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Re: Bike Store

Post by ALbear » Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:18 am

Good Stuff chaps, thanks! i suppose i should get a big enough one for two bikes, "just in case" i can't shift the old one... or can't bring myself to sell it... :lol:

I like the look of those steel ones. i was having a lot round this site, they seem "too cheap?!?" i dunno...

https://www.gardenbuildingsdirect.co.uk ... rden-sheds

a dog... it will keep the cats away.. and YOUFS ...

Id rather they take the bike if it means not breaking into the house to get the keys... out of sight out of mind....

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