And what does your work space look like? THE BIKE SHOP...YOURS!


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SJ_BIKER

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#1
With so many bike collectors and buyers of all things bicycle on this site...i'm wondering what your work space looks like....Is it a work of art?....a shop with cool style, a vintage man cave with all the retro oozzing from the shop walls, Technical sci fi gadgets everywhere, Hippie heavenly layout, 1980s vintage gear galore, more chaos than your local occupy movement....but you know where the pedal wrench is under all the heap....come on ladies & gents, lets see it....add a pic or 5, so we can see your gem of shop that is all yours....how your personality developed it inch by inch.


Below you will see the shop where i work at on my free time...it was a mess one day and got tired of mulling around looking for stuff so i decided to organize...its a work in progress, but here is the before and after pics nonetheless....please share...im always wanting to see how much inspiration i can get from others ideas...and for all who want to get a little organized as well....or have yet to set up their dream shop....please share

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partsguy

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With so many bike buys on this site...im wondering what your space looks like? A work of art of a shop with cool style, a vintage man cave with all the retro ozzing from the walls, Technical sci fi gadgets everywhere, Hippie heavenly layout, 1980s vintage gear galore, more chaos than your local occupy movement....but you know where the pedal wrench is under all the heap....come on fellows lets see it....add a pic so we can see your gem of shop that is all yours....how your personality developed it inch by inch.
Art? Personality? MY Shop? LMAO! My projects are the only art work...no girls to speak of, jukebox, etc. My half of the garage is just a few old bikes, some organized tools and parts for my cars, and then...abutsed radio I need to fix or throw away.

Now, my shop in the basement, I am a bit ashamed of...it's not up to my cleanliness standards. :eek:
 

SJ_BIKER

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#3
Art? Personality? MY Shop? LMAO! My projects are the only art work...no girls to speak of, jukebox, etc. My half of the garage is just a few old bikes, some organized tools and parts for my cars, and then...abutsed radio I need to fix or throw away.

Now, my shop in the basement, I am a bit ashamed of...it's not up to my cleanliness standards. :eek:
yeah i hear that. My work space is cluttered at the moment with bare bone frames on the side, old stiff diamond chains on the tool rack, vw door panels laying around begging to be put back in the car, a 55 vw bug door with seized hinges in the corner, my bike stand is covered with hand rags, pay bay boxes ready to ship the parts, fire truck toys displayed in a cabinet, couple of pedal cars collecting more dust than the local cement factory, a blue desk i got free at the side of the road has knick nacks all over with no rhyme or reason, two schwinns built up with mix matched parts on the main floor.....and the list goes on...i.d. like to fix it up a bit as i dont like the messiness.
 
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Wayne Adam

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My bicycle workspace

Here are some pictures of my workspace. I have two basements under my house. I built the house new 23 years ago, and I made a huge two part basement
for my art and sign studio. Now, it is almost exclusively my bicycle work area. When I was young, I had so much stuff, but as time went by I realized that all that stuff was really stressing me out whenever I had to do a project. So, I sold things, threw out things, and made myself an area where I could peacefully do my projects. I built storage closets, painted the walls & trim, and organized almost everything. Now, I can repair or restore a bike and actually be so relaxed in this environment. The first five pictures are the shop, the last three are the second half of the basement that I still have to deal with. Thanks for looking...................Wayne

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Boris

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Wayne-
I'm afraid that you are going to have to do one of two things. Either fill that basement up to the rafters with bikes, or turn in your bike collectors card! Like you, my sign painting area in the basement at my old house lost out to the bikes.
 

SJ_BIKER

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Mar 4, 2010
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#8
its cluttered its cozy its just right

All I need to do is organize it a little better. Post some wall art and Sell off some dead weight to open up some more space.
 

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JOEL

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Semi organized clutter is the best I can manage. So much stuff passes through here that it is hard to keep track. I have three workstands and tools in a small area and the rest is filled with bikes.

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SJ_BIKER

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#10
I really like the layout...

Semi organized clutter is the best I can manage. So much stuff passes through here that it is hard to keep track. I have three workstands and tools in a small area and the rest is filled with bikes.
Less is more they say right. I really like this layout with the brick walls....Its so nostalgic along with the signs, the bikes stand out like Brilliant Gems. Good job on your use of the small space.
 
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Wayne Adam

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#11
Hey JOEL

Hi Joel,
I see some really nice bikes there, great collection !............Wayne
PS... Would happen to have the top half & front of a Delta Rocket Ray in your collection of parts?
I'll send you a PM............Thanks
 

spook1s

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#12
Joel, I like the look of the natural unpainted bricks too. I also like the use of the display cases! I've been looking for quite awhile for some but every time they come up they are either way too expensive or not really my style.
 

chitown

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I have three workstands and tools in a small area and the rest is filled with bikes.
Thanks for sharing that Joel. Nice set up. As long as you know where every wrench is... seems fine to me. I also like what the brick/signs do for the ambiance.

btw is that a vintage incandescent light bulb you got there? I read about those things in a history book once.

Chris
 
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1959firearrow

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Jul 11, 2011
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This is where I work, My dad has the whole bottom of the barn I cleared up half of top(the other half is full of huge wood planks). Its dark dusty and drafty but it sure beats leaving my bikes outside or working in snow.
 

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JOEL

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Thanks.

The space is the basement of a 1920s craftsman style house. The picture shows the front 1/4 where the cool toys stay. I've started collecting signs just in the past couple years. They really liven up the place. I looked for display cases for YEARS! Then one day I walked in the thrift store and found the big oak one for 15 bucks. The small one came from the Portland meet. Since then I have come across some good deals on them but have no more space...

I really need to rewire the place, but I kinda like the incandescent bulb here and there. Reminds me of my grandfather's basement.
 

SJ_BIKER

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This is where I work, My dad has the whole bottom of the barn I cleared up half of top(the other half is full of huge wood planks). Its dark dusty and drafty but it sure beats leaving my bikes outside or working in snow.
hEY YOU GET A GEM RIGHT THERE...OLD SIGNS ON THE WALLS AND SOME BETTER LIGHTING AND YOU'LL BE IN HEAVEN...LOVE THE WOOD WALLS TOO
 

1959firearrow

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I would love to do better lighting but, Only source of electricity is the house(150+years old) so I have to run an extension cord from the house to the barn(My dad does it to run power tools so I figured it was ok for a few lights)As for the signs on the wall Idea I would love to but me being me I would hate to put holes in the wood(my dad would get mad about that). Only way up is a ladder and the big sliding door. I love it, with the board tracker I'm building now kinda feel like Dr. Frankenstein lol.
 

JOEL

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Firearrow: You need one of those pulley setups for lifting hay into the loft. With walls like that I would go for BIG signs and lean them against the wall.
 

SJ_BIKER

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Mar 4, 2010
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#20
Ok here is a better picture of the shop i work in...

Its a mess I know. I am gonna dedicate more time organizing it and selling off a few more items that have been stored away for years. And ill be looking for some nifty wall ads vintage style.
 

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