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Old 11-15-2010, 10:44 PM   #1
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Where to store bikes?

Does anyone know a safe, secure, easy to access, reasonably priced storage place good for keeping 6-8 bikes? Somewhere near sugar land?

Why? I have a sickness...I really like motorcycles. But I like them so much I keep picking up projects and now I can barely walk in or out of my garage. So to do any work I have to put something outside, climb over stuff to get to parts and tools, and basically myself off and never want to open the garage again. It's ridiculous, and I have only myself to blame. Kinda of like writer's block, with wrenches.

The problem is, I actually use a lot of my bikes, on a semi-regular basis. And my son rides too. So we have a couple of motards, a couple of trail bikes, a couple of minis, a couple of track bikes, a couple tmgp bikes, a little scoot for my younger son, my streetbike, and a bunch of half finished projects. Nothing too pretty or pricey, but they get the job done.

Any ideas?
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:51 PM   #2
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you can store one of the motards at my house, I will even ride it for you on a regular basis. All free of charge.
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look for an RV storage unit with a concrete floor. I pay $100 a month for a 15'X40' with electricity and 24 hour access near Whoopies Cycles.
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look for an RV storage unit with a concrete floor. I pay $100 a month for a 15'X40' with electricity and 24 hour access near Whoopies Cycles.
+1 the best bang for the buck
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Thanks for the ideas. I didn't know RV storage was that inexpensive.
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Sell a couple until you build a bigger garage...
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Thanks for the ideas. I didn't know RV storage was that inexpensive.

A 10x10 locker should be even less.
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I have the same situation, but with a larger garage. The most recent issue is having to store the m/c trailer in the garage.
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Old 11-16-2010, 10:46 PM   #11
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I have the same situation, but with a larger garage. The most recent issue is having to store the m/c trailer in the garage.
Yeah, if my neighborhood association would allow it, I'd a have a 50 by 30 steel building in the back yard, lol. I have both of my trailers "on loan" since they won't let me park them in front of the house, even for a short period of time.
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A 10x10 locker should be even less.
What do you mean by "locker"?
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People who lived down the street built a split level sysytem in their garage. They could park a few 4 wheelers on top and few more under it. Pretty cool system.
That would be cool, but a ton of effort.
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I know where I work, near BW8 and Richmond, the rent on office space is about $0.77 per foot per month. I figure a bike takes about 3 by 8 feet, or 24 square feet, to store. In theory, with enough bikes, I could store them in a carpeted, air conditioned, heated, dry, clean, secure building on the beltway for less than $20 a month, each.

I wonder if there is a business plan here? Add a bike themed lounge with widescreen TV, a restroom, a work area, and store bikes for a monthly fee.... Problem is, to rent a 2500 square foot space, you'd need 100 bikes, and that sure seems cramped.
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Here is how mine ended on Saturday. I took the tongue off the trailer (made a stand) and packed the bikes into the open area.

Unfortunately, it is difficult to get any bike except a few out at any given time.
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Wait, I can see the floor around your trailer.....

Here is all I can fit in one pic, just to give you an idea of what I am dealing with.

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What do you mean by "locker"?

a Storage locker.

http://www.private-mini.com/self_sto...i_storage/2826
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Wait, I can see the floor around your trailer.....

Here is all I can fit in one pic, just to give you an idea of what I am dealing with.

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That's quite a problem. But what an excellent problem to have!
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I spy 11 bikes in the picture. Ill store that 1kRR for you.
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I wonder if there is a business plan here? Add a bike themed lounge with widescreen TV, a restroom, a work area, and store bikes for a monthly fee.... Problem is, to rent a 2500 square foot space, you'd need 100 bikes, and that sure seems cramped.

I've actually thought about the same thing more than a few times. Except even better. Have tools and lifts accessible for all those who rent in your space. If I decide to ever get out of the business I'm in right now, that will be a considerable next venture. My current building would be perfect. 6,000 sq.ft. warehouse - 1000 sq.ft. office - 6,000 sq.ft of gated outside storage for trailers....really makes me wonder if I could pull it off...
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