Bikes in garage

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  1. Steve devon

    Steve devon Funster

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    just been and bought myself an Adria sonic with a nice big garage on it. My question is how do people secure their bikes in the garage? I have two Thule roof rack mounted bike holders, I wonder if they could be fitted to the floor of the garage ?
     
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    Congratulations Steve on your new Adria. We were looking at one at Hartleys at Windermere the other week.
    If you put 'Bikes rack garage' in the search box just above your avatar on top right hand corner of screen there are a few threads about it on here.
    Biggest decision is ... do you drill or glue any fitting to the floor. But don't discount hanging them from the 'ceiling' of the garage
     
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    If you want to get two bikes in the smallest space take out the front wheels and turn the forks/handlebars through 90 deg, stack the bikes top and tail with a bit of foam between the crank sets and nothing much else rubs, a couple of bits of rope or bungy cord and a couple of discreet tie down point and Bobs yer uncle, you really don't want to go making holes in your nice new van "do you". If you really want to drill into the floor a couple of quick release spindles for the forks holds them steady and the just a bit of rope around the seat post or back tyre and down to somewhere convenient.

    Martin
     
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    We have fitted our little motorbike to the floor of the garage and it works a treat. We secured a bike stand to the floor for the front wheel and then we use a couple of winch straps to secure to the anchor points.
     
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    If any one is interested in one of these I have one for sale. It's the previous version to the one shown but works the same way. No longer use it because we now use Scooter rather than bikes. Works well. Looking for £35 for it.
     
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    Garage....if only I have on....that is why I am looking to upgrade to a 7M MH :cry:
     
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    I bought a handrail for a bath that i screwed to the back wall of the garage. Then I bought 2 fiamma bike blocks of different lengths and fastened these to the handrail. Attach the bikes and secure the wheels with either chocks or bungees. I carry 2 mountain bikes and a road bike and all are secure. The Fiamma garage rack is around £150 Plus but this method is around £30. Works a treat.
     
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    I saw just the thing for sale at a recent meet Peterc10 was selling a sliding bike rack which sounds like what youre after:) give him a pm he may still have it
     
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    I racked out the back and bungee the bikes to that, the other thing I fitted is folding pedals £8 HERE to stop the snagging on any and everything when getting the bikes in and out.
     
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    Screw your rack to a piece of plywood the same size as your garage floor then you can screw anything down without damaging the van floor.
     
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    I have a roof mounted Thule bike rack which I now use in the garage of the MH.

    The 2 mounting points on the bike rack are screwed to two short lengths of 40 x 40mm timber (at right angles to the rack). The timbers are then screwed to the floor of the garage.

    The modification works great and saved me loads of dosh.
     
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    I fitted detachable peddles to both bikes makes loading much easier. stand both bikes up nose to tail against the back wall with some heavy 25mm thick packing plastic packing material between the forks so the bikes don't rub against each other and a similar piece of foam siliconed to the back wall where one of the handle bars sits. Secured with a camlock strap around the frames to the top luggage rail and a bungee around the headsets, only takes a few minutes to load both bikes
     
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  14. Steve devon

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    Thanks for all the replies , some very good ideas there
     
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