bike storage

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I share a (small) 1-BR with my girlfriend, who is becoming tired of my bike taking over its own corner in the apartment. Our building does not have a bike room. Does anyone know of any bike storage options I could check out, that don't cost an arm and a leg, and that would be easy enough to access 3 or 4 days each week? I live near central park on the east side.
Many thanks.

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Carol Wood (not verified)
Custom furniture

In my studio apartment, the ceilings aren't high enough to hang a bike from--let alone three of them. When I moved in six years ago, I ordered a custom loftbed with four-foot clearance underneath. It holds 3+ bikes held upright on racks, plus other stuff. Curtains on spring rods cover the openings. Considering the premium on space, it was a good investment.

A cheaper alternative would be to have Gotham or one of the other wood furniture stores in town build a standard loftbed. They can vary the height to your specs without much extra charge. They can also include other storage facilities, deskspace, etc. (Bet your girlfriend wouldn't mind a little extra closet or drawer space....)

It is annoying to live in tight quarters and always be walking into something. At the same time, living together requires a degree of compromise.

Hope you can work something out. Having to keep your bike at another location would make it that much harder to ride regularly.

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Fixer (not verified)

Singular? As in, just one?

And that's a problem?

I'm no Ann Landers, but I'd say the bike's not the problem here.

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Isaac Brumer (not verified)

You appear to be looking for parking outside of your apartment. Perhaps mini storage?

Alternatively, here's what I did. Hung on wall horizontally over desk. Have 18 inch deep shelf below. Roller blind in front.

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B. Dale (not verified)

I'd dump her.

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george (not verified)

Yep - your girlfriend is obviously taking up too much room.

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bill (not verified)


Look on or some similar site. There are devices that hang it from the ceiling, wall, or from free standing racks. I've got 4 bikes crammed into a corner of my small apt.

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