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Old 03-21-19, 04:50 PM
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How do you store your long wheel base recumbents?

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Old 03-24-19, 03:40 PM
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Hmmm. maybe there are not too many people who own those. Not to worry, I found a Oakrak at the Amazon Warehouse, works great.
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Late to the party, but my LWB V3 hangs from a hook in the ceiling of our garage. I understand from your thread at BROL that you cannot put hooks in your ceiling. And that you now have a freestanding rack.

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In the garage. The cars stay outside on the driveway.
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I'm thinking the OP needs to tell us what her specific problem is.
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Weather doesn't exactly hurt the car, but in the winter it's either "garage" or spend 10+ minutes every morning scraping and defrosting the windshield. Luckily I have a third option: Basement.
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Garage. What is meant to be a 3-car garage is a single car and 9-bicycle garage.
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Garage. What is meant to be a 3-car garage is a single car and 9-bicycle garage.
Only 9 bikes? You need to step up your game.
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I had wanted to get some acquaintances setup with a recumbent trike. It turns out it wasn't a good match, but I had intended to build a small doghouse like shed to roll the thing into.

I did pick up a former bike locker at the local recycling center. I'm not quite sure if it would fit a recumbent/trike, but it is close. But, it is nice to have something handy for my bike.

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Weather doesn't exactly hurt the car, but in the winter it's either "garage" or spend 10+ minutes every morning scraping and defrosting the windshield. Luckily I have a third option: Basement.
Weather can be hard on your $30,000 car as it is hard on your $1000 bicycle.

Rubber?

Faded Paint?

Water Intrusion & Musty?

Oh, and if you're in an area that gets big hailstones... there is the hail damage.
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No longer a problem for the OP. She re-sold the LWB recumbent and has a non-recumbent special needs trike on order. It just didn't meet her needs.
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Seems like a trike could takes as much space as a lwb.
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My third garage bay currently holds 5 recumbents and a compact tractor, among other things. I also have a bike rack in my basement. Only 2 bikes down there right now.
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