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Old 11-12-20, 05:27 PM
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Wife thinks we will be parking in here...

Ok, we will, but there will be a thin 2' wide strip on the side and on the wall for bike and snowblower storage. I will have to figure out how that will all work together when we shoehorn the car in there. There is also a very short attic that may serve some longer term bike storage.

The previous garage was original to the house in 1952, was rotted out, flooded 6" and froze into a perfectly flat ice sheet one winter, the roof leaked except in a few spots, the garage door wasnt very good for bike photos and could induce tetanus within 7 feet and was generally just not very nice or big enough for anything. Cue spending too much money to store a few old bikes and a 2013 van with a dented sliding door. I'm pretty excited because, well, I can put my bikes in here and I figure this is one of those corners of the internet that appreciates such things.




















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Old 11-12-20, 05:31 PM
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Nice bike shed
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Building from scratch, and including words like "shoehorning" and "thin 2' wide strip" in your description of the future, I can't imagine why you wouldn't tack on a couple of extra feet of width.
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Wow, nice Narhay . Now in I have bike and garage envy.

I like that there is a door on the side and more than one window to let some light in.

Keep the pictures coming as the progress progresses. I'm looking forward to the picture of the Raleigh in front of the garage door.
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"Wife thinks we will be parking in here..."
Common expectation. I suppose it could happen
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Building from scratch, and including words like "shoehorning" and "thin 2' wide strip" in your description of the future, I can't imagine why you wouldn't tack on a couple of extra feet of width.
I would have liked a few extra feet but in the land of postage stamp lots in the big city we would have had to go to city council to get approval to build any larger. This would be a significant cost and add on as much as half a year or more to the permit time. As it is we are within 0.01% of allowable lot coverage.

Plus, we need that lot coverage for the addition in the future.

The new garage is 13'x21'. I was able to fit the car into the old 11x21 garage but it wasnt expansive and didnt leave a lot of room with the ladders and such mounted on the walls. This should work a bit better plus allow some side storage.

If anyone has some good bike storage ideas for small spaces I am all ears.

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Old 11-12-20, 07:11 PM
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Building from scratch, and including words like "shoehorning" and "thin 2' wide strip" in your description of the future, I can't imagine why you wouldn't tack on a couple of extra feet of width.
Don't forget City and zoning...
But, I would have gone higher....
With a "hayloft"
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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
Don't forget City and zoning...
But, I would have gone higher....
With a "hayloft"
we are at max height as well. 3.9m I believe.
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Old 11-12-20, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Narhay View Post
I would have liked a few extra feet but in the land of postage stamp lots in the big city we would have had to go to city council to get approval to build any larger. This would be a significant cost and add on as much as half a year or more to the permit time. As it is we are within 0.01% of allowable lot coverage.
Ouch. 2' strip it is!
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hoist yer bike up with rope, pulleys, tie off to a cleat on the wall. Google, YouTube, etc.
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You need a hatch outside and above the garage door to access the loft. Like in a barn's hayloft. Swing a large triangular door down so you can access the silly things like ladders that are no fun. Of course there is a ton of space on the shelf/workbench at the rear of the shed which the car pulls its front end under. Don't forget the power strips.

edit: and i applaud the community for preventing your neighbors from building up and out all around you.
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I see decking on the ceiling joists. I'd ditch the decking from the joists that are not above the garage door. Bikes can hang crossways with wheels up between the joists. You just have to do a bit of fabrication to attach the hooks to something. If that ends up too high to reach, then use a pulley system. I can't tell dimensions, but you could fit maybe 4-6 bikes up there.

To bad you have a van instead of something with a nice long hood. Above the hood is prime bike hanging space.

Hanging flat against the wall in front of the van, depending on space.
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Is this considered a build thread on construction forums?
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If anyone has some good bike storage ideas for small spaces I am all ears.
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Originally Posted by Narhay View Post
we are at max height as well. 3.9m I believe.
Well, that's no fun at all.
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What is the trench for? Are you adding a wet bar to this mancave?
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i liked the time lapse photos due to the branch on the right/bottom right of the screen slowly losing its leaves. No idea why i focused on that when a garage was being built!
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Very nice, super exciting to have a new garage I bet. Add a heater and good lighting so you can use it a work room as well!
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
i liked the time lapse photos due to the branch on the right/bottom right of the screen slowly losing its leaves. No idea why i focused on that when a garage was being built!
I added the first overhead shot just for you. Great observation.
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Far be it for me to criticize anybody's life choices, but I see a distinct imbalance of priorities here. Slim down all the household stuff so it fits in the lovely new garage, then dedicate the house to bikedom.

Problem solved.

Hopefully you have a good friend nearby to lend you their couch after you propose my solution. And don't tell my wife I suggested this.
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That was tidy demo work, lucky that the fall zone space happened to be there.

Is there any possibility of adding pop-out side(s) to such a structure having sq-ft foundation limits? It could have an elevated floor of perhaps 18" in order to triangulate it's weight-bearing force back toward the foundation. Of course it would not automatically meet any local structural code requirements and the large opening in the wall would require a big header beam and/or a central post.
On second thought, it could rest it's weight on a row of small piers, so maybe elevated only a few inches above the floor(?).

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I have my bikes mounted on this type of shelf. I started with singles, which easily fit in the 2' strip you're working with. I've also mounted a double, and that may not work, or would be a tight fit -- I have a couple of wide handlebar bikes on that one, and it sticks out 32". With narrower handlebars, like 38mm drops, it looks like that overall width on the double could come down to 26", but it's still wider than your 2' space, but it could still be out of the way if you mount it high.

They're pretty versatile with other stuff, too, like in the pic below with a frame and a couple of wheelsets.

https://www.amazon.com/Delta-Cycle-F...n&sr=1-12&th=1




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The trench is for my electrical conduit. I was also thinking of the wall hooks idea.



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