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I'm planning a new, purpose built workshop and was wondering if anyone had some innovative ideas on how to store parts. Sure, keeping cranksets in a box works, but it makes it difficult to pull out exactly what you're after or visualise what you have at a quick glance. Handlebars? Derailleurs on shallow draws perhaps? Like those used by drafting firms for drawings?
I'd be interested in your ideas.
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Checkout some stuff called Slatwall, its not the cheapest stuff but its very flexible. Sometimes you can pick it up 2nd hand.
I outfitted our IT store with it years ago. I noticed a shop in the local shopping centre had vacated and left their slatwall up and I was able to do a deal with the centre management to purchase it very cheap as long as I removed it myself and we re-plastered any holes in the walls from where it was mounted. Saved a fortune.
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Workstand is screwed into my work bench and has white plastic top so you cant lose small parts ( mavic Pawls ans springs for example aks me how I know)
Tools are keep in a upright toolbox thing on wheels.
Hang my bikes by the back wheel on a zenith wide hook things with pvc on them from the beams supporting the roof.
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http://www.reflexequip.com.au/c/4472509 ... ystem.html
For the smaller parts then louvre panel and the like are the go but they are spectacularly expensive. My preference would be to use a storage case or two like the stuff in this range http://www.reflexequip.com.au/c/4472531 ... cases.html and keep them in the bigger bins
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Medium things: drawers. FD/RD, levers, brake calipers, seat posts, stems, BB's, pedals.
Little things: nail jar lid to underside of shelf. Fill jar. Screw jar onto lid. Cable ends, ferrules, bolts, screws.
That's an ideal. But I've got most of my stuff in a white poly Aus Post delivery box on the floor, plus scattered stuff on the bench. And a small parts box I bought from Bunnings.
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Edit: my four categories, accessories, drivetrain, controls, wheel bits need a bit of work, the amount of gear in the tubs varies too much. Drivetrain is too full. Accessories doesn't have much in it.
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