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Old 03-24-20, 08:50 PM
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First thing I see when I go into my garage...

The stands will lineup here...

The second story continues beyond the tires...the bikes underneath will go there and the big red boxes get pushed under the second story...

Three distinct ...

work areas...

There are two small project carts here blocking this work area, but, these can be rolled away...they may also serve duty in another part of the house...

Wheels can be a problem...

Hideaways...
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I dig that work bench & vise. those drawers look like they have some years to them
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Originally Posted by bark_eater View Post
You're talking square footage of storage space. There's about half an acre above the "swing area" of your garage door, if you can build a shelf up there. I'll post a pic of mine.

Here. I did this a couple of winters ago in order to make use of generous overhead space. It's primarily for lightweight bulky stuff that is little used but held onto for longer than is smart. Just more to get rid of eventually. Your space might not be worth the effort but it's worth considering. Just a word of warning: it's a lot to undertake by yourself and can be tough at times when working alone above your head.

My big plan long term is to install windows high in the back wall and a bench along that wall, but that is a job for later. I have a list of tasks to be completed before that can be undertaken. Someday.

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I don't have enough clearance up there for much useful storage. The back wall is slated for a lumber rack and walk through pantry with a bunch storage loft above. I also would like to keep the the front half of the shop "open" with more light and less spots for dust to collect. There's actual a big stack of 4x4's stickered in the shop that will free up a lot of floor space once the lumber rack gets done.


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My door ate itself a bunch of years ago...I replaced it with three slides and freed up all of the room that the door took up! Still trying to come up with a more attractive alternative to the three slides...every time I come up with a viable idea, I see or think of something else...
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I want to organize my small parts. I am envisioning stacked boxes with layers of chicken wire to sift them out. The chicken wire would replace the tops and bottoms. Each layer of chicken wire is finer than the one above it so big pieces stop at the top and the smallest ones fall to the bottom. Does anyone like this idea?
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Door...

Three pieces of 3/4” plywood...each piece is heavy...very secure, kinda weather tight...no snow or rain finds it’s way in like it did with the prior door...

Working on three swinging doors or even an accordion type arrangement...just gonna be very heavy...prob have a tail wheel to take up the extra weight...gonna be some time...busy at work, Pest Control, and can’t put two good days together!
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Today’s project...

Today’s project...got a bunch of these...each work is gonna get one...

I have the stand mounting posts for these and I use big c-clamps to attach them to the benches...
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Today’s project...got a bunch of these...each work is gonna get one...

I have the stand mounting posts for these and I use big c-clamps to attach them to the benches...
I wish I could get a couple of those, Park stopped making them and the replacement is kinda lame, talked to a Park rep about it and he didn't like the new ones either. Came close to getting a pair, one new in the box, at an auction but someone stole them before they could come up, auctioneer wasn't the brightest and people moved items into the things they already bought, actually had a lot of things stolen there.
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I want to organize my small parts. I am envisioning stacked boxes with layers of chicken wire to sift them out. The chicken wire would replace the tops and bottoms. Each layer of chicken wire is finer than the one above it so big pieces stop at the top and the smallest ones fall to the bottom. Does anyone like this idea?
You will need a pedal powered tree shake of some sort to agitate the stack. Might make a nice metallic rain stick sound in operation. You and John Cage....
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Got this one a little while ago...has some provenance, maybe...

...on top of the yellow stand...

Even if not, a good conversation starter...
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
I want to organize my small parts. I am envisioning stacked boxes with layers of chicken wire to sift them out. The chicken wire would replace the tops and bottoms. Each layer of chicken wire is finer than the one above it so big pieces stop at the top and the smallest ones fall to the bottom. Does anyone like this idea?
You’ll need to ask the chickens what they think of it.
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More efficient storage systems that help project bikes be ready to be pushed forward in the queue would really bring some order to the chaos.



The PVC bike stands are just mocked up like tinker toys right now. Before glueing them up wth PVC cement I was wondering if I could string together 4 or 5 more of them and have them interconnect more. Only the Cannondale R1000 on the far right has ever been ridden (by me). The white Klein Quantum is about done, the Red Klein Stage is about done and the Metallic Grey Masi Gran Criterium is about done.
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I will often lose some small but critical part for a year or more. Often times bike mechanic work is more like an archaeology dig where you are reversing your past steps trying to locate and remember where you left off and why you were stuck.

This is some organization here, but it could be better.

This workbench hasn’t been cleared in a couple of years.
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Klein...?

Originally Posted by masi61 View Post
More efficient storage systems that help project bikes be ready to be pushed forward in the queue would really bring some order to the chaos.



The PVC bike stands are just mocked up like tinker toys right now. Before glueing them up wth PVC cement I was wondering if I could string together 4 or 5 more of them and have them interconnect more. Only the Cannondale R1000 on the far right has ever been ridden (by me). The white Klein Quantum is about done, the Red Klein Stage is about done and the Metallic Grey Masi Gran Criterium is about done.
Ooooooo! A Klein person! I’m gonna start a Klein thread later...I gots question(s)!
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Ooooooo! A Klein person! I’m gonna start a Klein thread later...I gots question(s)!
I always wanted a Quantum Pro with the proprietary collet headset/stem but never went that route when they were being made. The used white Quantum frame was only about 80$ for the bare frame. I have to press in the Phil Wood external bottom bracket bearings since my intention is to run Shimano Hollowtech cranks. The red Stage in the picture is new old stock with lovely red paint. The longer wheelbase I think might allow fenders - I plan to check clearances. The Stage frame has a threaded English bottom bracket, external cable routing and rear facing rear dropouts. I believe it also has a 3rd set of water bottle cage bosses underneath the seat tube. I like the beefy look of the fat tubes and the 31.6 seatpost is a Fizik carbon which looks good.

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I have to go in order of projects to open up the garage/workshop...
1. Finish pallet walls to clear wood from area...
2. Finish other pallet project/art pieces to further clear wood.
3. Make a Goodwill run for items hidden by wood for pallets...
4. Build super-secret rolling bike stand to clear bikes off floor
5. Organize and sell off parts that will never be used...
6. Finish bike projects!
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I have to go in order of projects to open up the garage/workshop...
1. Finish pallet walls to clear wood from area...
2. Finish other pallet project/art pieces to further clear wood.
3. Make a Goodwill run for items hidden by wood for pallets...
4. Build super-secret rolling bike stand to clear bikes off floor
5. Organize and sell off parts that will never be used...
6. Finish bike projects!

Super secret rolling bike stand you say? Maybe you could spill the beans on the design details & spawn some solutions?
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Super secret rolling bike stand you say? Maybe you could spill the beans on the design details & spawn some solutions?
Still in the brain as far as development is concerned. It'd presumably hold 6/possibly a 7th bicycle and roll around in a footprint of 3'X4' maybe? Still working out the details in my mind. Hoping to get it started next week.
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Still in the brain as far as development is concerned. It'd presumably hold 6/possibly a 7th bicycle and roll around in a footprint of 3'X4' maybe? Still working out the details in my mind. Hoping to get it started next week.
Keep working out the details and take few photos along the way. Integrated tool storage of your most used tools would get extra credit style points.

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I want to organize my small parts. I am envisioning stacked boxes with layers of chicken wire to sift them out. The chicken wire would replace the tops and bottoms. Each layer of chicken wire is finer than the one above it so big pieces stop at the top and the smallest ones fall to the bottom. Does anyone like this idea?
The general concept sounds more like a compost sifter system I am considering building. I do think the chicken wire (heavier grade) might make a suitable material for he bottoms of slide out storage drawers in a component storage rack I would like to build. The chicken wire would allow some airflow around everything which could help decrease corrosion in humid environments. The chicken wire would need to be able to be snugged up in the wooden drawer frame so that the bottom stays flat. The chicken wire could also be spray painted with Plasti-dip spray to make it more scratch resistant for your parts.
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Originally Posted by bark_eater View Post
You will need a pedal powered tree shake of some sort to agitate the stack. Might make a nice metallic rain stick sound in operation. You and John Cage....
Sawzall does fine. My wife wanted to sift all the dirt in her garden area (a considerable area, down to about 6" deep) and I told her I'd think of something, mostly so that I would not have to be the one who had to stand there and do it. Found a square sifter thingy that would fit in the top of a milk crate, mounted that crate above two sawhorses on swinging arms and rigged the Sawzall (actually a non-Milwaukee brand reciprocating saw) to move it by drilling a hole in the far end of the blade and strapping the saw to the horses. Remote toggle switch on the cord. Worked,
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I had actually done a good job with garage tetris and cleared out a workspace for myself, but the space is now taken up with storage for a good friend's kid who is out here in the Bay Area for university. The kid thankfully got out of CA just before the shelter in place order came through, shortly after her school shut down. But yes, projects are on hold, unless it's small parts refurb or polishing.
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An excellent idea! But somehow I seem to have even less time right now with preparing for online meetings, participating in online meetings, and then dealing with the 15 emails I received during the online meeting.
same here more meeting because people cannot do quick cube visits.

and no commuting so trying to ride at noon

been cold for california, so it if it warms up gargage/shop cleanup is in order.....as 8 to 10 hours of detailing and ceramic coating my car
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I want to organize my small parts. I am envisioning stacked boxes with layers of chicken wire to sift them out. The chicken wire would replace the tops and bottoms. Each layer of chicken wire is finer than the one above it so big pieces stop at the top and the smallest ones fall to the bottom. Does anyone like this idea?
I think if you're at that point, just put it all in the recycle bin.
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
I dig that work bench & vise. those drawers look like they have some years to them
The work bench is just some kitchen type countertop. The vise is an inexpensive 6" Chinese model I picked up on sale + coupon a few years ago. The mechanism was really rough, so I disassembled it, filed, sanded, and greased the mating surfaces, and now it works like a charm.

We purchased the house from a general contractor. He had a lot of goodies pulled from old demos, these drawers were one of them. Wood on wood slides, I pulled them all out and beeswaxed the sliding surfaces. I think they're due for a rewax.
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