Where do you keep your bicyle?

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Where do you keep your bicyle?

Postby robbiepapenfus » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:40 am

Hi Guys,

Firstly, happy new year and all the best for 2013!

I was wondering where you guys keep your bicycles?

The reason I ask is because I used to keep my bicycle in the cellar, but it became a little of a hassle taking it out every morning and putting it in every evening.

I have started parking my bicycle in the carport, so its sheltered from rain and sun.

Silly question, but would this make any difference to the care of your bicycle?

When I used to live in Cape Town and very close to the beach, I was always told that the sea air increases the chances of rusting so it would be better to keep your cars parked in the garage opposed to out in the open.. im not sure how true this was though.

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Re: Where do you keep your bicyle?

Postby im_no_pro » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:15 am

Living close to salt water means more salt in the air, which in turn will rust things quicker. Perfect (extreme) example: Friends have a townhouse in Bermagui (southern NSW) which is literally 100m or so from the beach. A BBQ wouldnt last 6 months on their deck, even the stainless steel ones rusted to buggery.

Where do I keep my bikes? In the garage on one of these
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Re: Where do you keep your bicyle?

Postby hannos » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:43 am

im_no_pro wrote:Where do I keep my bikes? In the garage on one of these


I'm exactly the same.
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Re: Where do you keep your bicyle?

Postby Marty Moose » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:44 am

I keep Mine inside the house :)

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Re: Where do you keep your bicyle?

Postby bychosis » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:46 am

In the Garage. Old house they were under the house. I'm not leaving my bikes outside for security reasons and also for exposure reasons. Rain doesn't just fall down so even if it's under cover unless there are walls around its going to get wet (and spiders). If we didn't have a garage I'd have to work out where to keep them in the house.

Bike is kept under cover at work, locked in view of a camera inside a reasonably secure depot.
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Re: Where do you keep your bicyle?

Postby robbiepapenfus » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:52 am

The only time i ever brought my bicycle into the house was when i brought it in through our bedroom and accidentally got chain grease on our white curtains when the curtains brushed against the chain... lets just say my wife wasnt impressed with me :lol:

So do you think that leaving my bicycle in the sheltered carport will increase the likelihood of rusting? We are about 7kms from the beach
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Re: Where do you keep your bicyle?

Postby Starfesh » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:54 am

My old bike is padlocked to the trailer, undercover.

The new bike is in the dining room next to the running machine.
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Re: Where do you keep your bicyle?

Postby Mrfenejeans » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:55 am

I keep my bicycle in the living room of my house :D . My other bikes Bmx/Mtb/Flatbar roadie reside in a spare bedroom.

My wifes bike is in the shed :lol:
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Re: Where do you keep your bicyle?

Postby robbiepapenfus » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:56 am

My carport is pretty sheltered and surrounded by walls.. so no chance of getting wet from rain.. i live in Adelaide.. dont get much rain either :)
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Re: Where do you keep your bicyle?

Postby Pravda » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:07 am

One in the lounge room. One in the hall and the pub bike in our (shared) laundry. My partner doesn't mind too much and I haven't had any chain disasters thankfully.

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Re: Where do you keep your bicyle?

Postby im_no_pro » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:14 am

robbiepapenfus wrote:So do you think that leaving my bicycle in the sheltered carport will increase the likelihood of rusting? We are about 7kms from the beach


Short answer? Yes.

Long answer? Yes, but how much it increases the likelihood is debatable. Number of factors will come into play, including whether you are regularly downwind from the beach. best way to tell is have a look at anything else you may have outside that will show signs of exposure e.g. outdoor settings etc. At the end of the day giving it a regular decent clean will negate a reasonable percentage of the increased exposure to salt.

edit: inb4 someone pipes up with buy a carbon bike.... :P
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Re: Where do you keep your bicyle?

Postby Tour De Tas » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:31 am

i used to keep mine in the spare room, but now due to renovations keeping it under the house where the old laundry was.
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Re: Where do you keep your bicyle?

Postby jamesn184 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:36 am

In the old house I kept it in the hallway, since moving to the new place the mistress sits in the garage :)
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Re: Where do you keep your bicyle?

Postby ovie68 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:53 am

In the games room leaning against the pool table. :)
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Re: Where do you keep your bicyle?

Postby uncle arthur » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:14 am

Mine's right here.

Less likely to be stolen because it's simply not visible unless from inside the house.

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Re: Where do you keep your bicyle?

Postby drnick79 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:00 pm

In the garage!

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Re: Where do you keep your bicyle?

Postby VRE » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:03 pm

I keep my bicycles in a spare bedroom. Yes, that's right: we sleep in separate bedrooms :wink: .
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Re: Where do you keep your bicyle?

Postby Red Rider » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:07 pm

I have a rack in the laundry that can hold my 2 bikes. I am sure that if I left them outside they would rust and get nicked pretty quickly.
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Re: Where do you keep your bicyle?

Postby warthog1 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:16 pm

In the garage on Bunnings bike hangers off the floor.

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Re: Where do you keep your bicyle?

Postby sumgy » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:34 pm

Marty Moose wrote:I keep Mine inside the house :)

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I keep7 in the house. :D
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Re: Where do you keep your bicyle?

Postby ausrandoman » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:32 pm

I have a plastic painter's drop sheet on my bed. My bicycles take turns to sleep on the bed with me. The rest lean up in the hall outside my bedroom. My girlfriend keeps hinting that we should get a tandem but it would be too long to fit on the bed.
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Re: Where do you keep your bicyle?

Postby human909 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:43 pm

True to form of being a contrarian on this forum, I did differ from many of you guys. :mrgreen:

I keep my bike locked securely up out the front of the house. Exposed to all the elements, the rain and the sun. This bike is my baby, my road bike, not my commuter. But it joins my commuter out the front. The simple fact is that it is convenient and the elements really do little/no harm to the bike. Most of the equipment is high quality so rust is not an issue. UV fading is unavoidable but is of little consequence unless you plan on keeping the same bike/tyres for 10 years.

Simply put my baby is tough and can survive the elements. The convenience is worth it for me. :D

Red Rider wrote:I am sure that if I left them outside they would rust....

A bike of decent quality really shouldn't be rusting. Even a bike of mediocre quality shouldn't present issues with a bit of rust.
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Re: Where do you keep your bicyle?

Postby il padrone » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:16 pm

It's the little bits that rust - hex-key bolts, chain, limit screws - and they'll do it rapidly if you expose the bike to the sea air. I live well away from the sea and have several bikes living out under the back verandah. They still get some rust issues and need regular checking and maintenance to minimise the effects.
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Re: Where do you keep your bicyle?

Postby yarravalleyplodder » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:54 pm

both are in the garage

the F75 sits on top of my "coffin" toolbox and the mtn bike against the wall

next hard rubbish collection when I can clear out some crap from the garage I am hoping to hang both from the wall
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Re: Where do you keep your bicyle?

Postby simonn » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:11 pm

We keep our bicycles in our garage (and my Mum's :), need to sell some.)

Might be relevant to you, or not, but if we only had a carport, these look like a Good Thing(tm):

http://thebikebox.com.au/

I have nothing to do with them, never used one and never actually seen one. Just seem like a good mini-shed solution.
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