the best outside bike storage

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ianrobo
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the best outside bike storage

Postby ianrobo » 22 Sep 2017, 12:28am

Mrs has finally told me my main commuter bike can not be kept indoors anymore. Keeping in the shed is not an option to get it out at 5AM so need a secure outside bike box for a reasonable price.

Searched around a few out there but anyone with personal experience of one and especially if someone has tried to break in ?
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Redvee
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Re: the best outside biz storage

Postby Redvee » 22 Sep 2017, 1:41am

Put her in the shed and keep the bike indoors, security problem sorted but creates a marital problem.

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Re: the best outside biz storage

Postby ianrobo » 22 Sep 2017, 1:40pm

to be fair I did look at that but shed is not big enough !!

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Re: the best outside bike storage

Postby Ugly » 22 Sep 2017, 2:39pm

Redvee wrote:Put her in the shed and keep the bike indoors, security problem sorted but creates a marital problem.


Put her under the shed, claim any insurance, buy more bikes :lol:

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Re: the best outside bike storage

Postby Si » 22 Sep 2017, 3:47pm

My outside storage consists of just a water proof sheet (ground sheet from an old tent IIRC) pinned to the wall under window (so the windowsill stops the wet running down the back of it). The bike is then attached to the wall via wall anchor, chain and lock from pragmasis http://securityforbikes.com/security-chains.php .

These are as expensive as many of these bike sized sheds, but are very secure. If you are worried about losing the wheels then I guess you can U lock them to the frame. The other thing you might consider is getting an old wreck of a bike and lock it to your bike using a cheese wire lock. They'll then break the easy lock and take the sacrificial bike, leaving your pride and joy behind.

I've had someone try to steal my bike while locked thus and they gave up. We've also used one at work and never had a bike pinched.

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Re: the best outside bike storage

Postby ianrobo » 22 Sep 2017, 4:50pm

cheers mate I do that in my shed actually with a very good lock just wondered if there was a specialist one for this

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Re: the best outside bike storage

Postby chris_suffolk » 22 Sep 2017, 7:19pm

Stayed in a B&B over the summer, and they had a very secure metal 'shed' designed to stop all but the most determined thief without an angle grinder. No idea on price, but easy to access, room for several bikes, and totally weather proof

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Re: the best outside bike storage

Postby geocycle » 22 Sep 2017, 8:17pm

These are good, I use done at a B and B, https://www.trimetals.co.uk/ they seem to have three bike variants £500 upward....

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Re: the best outside bike storage

Postby ianrobo » 22 Sep 2017, 8:41pm

cheers those look good a but above what I was looking for but thats the price you have to pay.

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Re: the best outside bike storage

Postby Graham » 23 Sep 2017, 12:49pm

A couple of previous topics :

Bike Sheds - General
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=104696

( Lack of ) Security of the Trimetals unit
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=26732