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    Building new home = custom bike room in basement

    Building a new home with a walkout basement. Wife has agreed that I can build a bike specific room in the basement. Wooo Hooo!

    Room is 16' L x 13' W x 9.5' ceiling drywall finished. I have 6 bikes (wife has 2)

    So far my ideas. wood floors, slatboard? for bikes to hang on. Work space on one of the 13' walls with a laundry sink.

    I'm looking for ideas and suggestions. Specifically what your dream space would look like.
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    -Something tougher than wood floors, unless you mean some rough wood flooring.
    -Ceiling storage for extra wheels. (As for bikes, I hang a similar number of bikes by their front wheels along one wall using a Rubber Maid product, and I like that.)
    -A work bench (secured to the wall) with a return, or small L (it provides flexibility), and peg board wall.
    -Sloped, drained "bath" under bike stand (just rinse away overspray, chain lube drip, etc.).
    -Lots of shelves, solid and wire, different depths.
    -Wall art.
    -Flat screen TV in front of a trainer space (if you ride a trainer/rollers).

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    Disco ball and a stripper pole?

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    Deflector board at the bottom front of all benches or anything that small parts could roll under.

    Bench with good vise and grinder mounted.

    Small compressor and blow-gun.

    Parts washer.
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    Can I have a mini Velodrome with TDF bike porn wallpaper? Oh and a wall sized 3D tv in front of the funky weather bike trainer for my Robbie Hunter POV cycling DvD's
    : ) this would make me happy!!

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    Stained concrete floor.

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    You need more bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullvine View Post
    Can I have a mini Velodrome?
    Sure. Build this outside on the patio -
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    Quote Originally Posted by GirchyGirchy View Post
    Stained concrete floor.
    I would.

    Could go epoxy kit, if you want to keep it clean. With work mats. No matter what floor option, GET MATS!
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    Or if the space is available, a slightly bigger velodrome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirchyGirchy View Post
    Stained concrete floor.
    this^^^

    Built my work bench with casters so i could move it around.
    mine is 8'x30" wish it was 6'---slides under fixed upper cabinets and peg board.
    Allows me to relocate it to do wood work on also.

    Lighting is very important.

    Mats are great.
    Are you planning on using a trainer/rollers? 13x16 seems small for 8 bikes, work bench and workout room.

    Forget the Kegerator. Get a fridge. Variety is the spice of life.

    Murphy bed, for such variety!

    Depending on where you live I would make it a storm shelter too. (I live in a tornado prone area) Dedicated shelves for mild prepping, couch (pull out), TV, radio, storm proof door and a major locking system so you can use it as a walk in safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankdatank1337 View Post
    Or if the space is available, a slightly bigger velodrome.
    Naww those silly things can't be ridden properly due to their geometry. I'd rather have one of these -

    Circulus on Vimeo

    Or a real one that my buddy Bob designed and his brother built. Too big for the patio though -
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    Oooohhh! So many good ideas!!!! This will be a bike specific area. no other workout related equipment.

    In:
    -Mini Fridge
    -Keeping the wood floors--sorry will be engineered bamboo though...
    -Flat screen - must have! For the trainer/rollers
    -room audio of some kind.
    -peg board over the workbench (6') With a vice. (didn't think of that one...)
    -Lots of ceiling cans for good light. probably a strip light under the cab, over the workbench
    -I'm going slatboard with front wheel up, next and down a few pegs? will be the rear wheel. Staggered spacing. I hope that makes sense.
    -Small laundry tub for parts wash ect...
    - I like the mats idea.

    Out:
    -Bike cleaning area. That's out on the patio....lol
    -velodrome. I'm lucky I have a world class one just down the road. http://http://www.giordanavelodrome.com/
    -stripper pole.. To old for that... lol

    OK keep them coming!

    Someone said more bikes! It's all about N+1 with a new Moots coming after the move. We don't have kids, so we have bikes.....
    Last edited by OldSkoolFatGuy; 02-23-2013 at 01:16 PM. Reason: forgot some stuff....
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    radiant tubing in the floor.

    windows.

    lighting, like pigpen says, is very important, particularly for a below grade space.

    sound attenuation between the ceiling and the living space above.

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    I was kidding about the Stripper pole. But the one thing I have always wanted just outside a bike room is an outside shower. Like at the beach. How nice would it be after a muddy mountain bike ride to wash up outside and not have to clean the tub. If I was going to do a concrete floor I would cover it with rubber tiles or something like that. I spend allot of time wrenching on my bikes and just having concrete is cold in the winter.

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    Of course a TV... bigger is better. If you can keep one wall clean/clear/ and free... a ceiling mounted projector could make a white wall into a great screen for bicycle training videos.

    Painted concrete floor, with workstation mats for training stands/roller, and bike stand.

    A shower and clothes line. So you can wash the bikes as well as yourself and hang sweaty clothes to dry/air. Include a large fan for both drying and training.

    A frig. I have a microwave as well (to reheat coffee).

    Figure the number of bicycles you'd like to own... then create hanging/storage space for twice that number.

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    don't forget the electrical outlets, plan for a heap and on different walls and even overhead to reduce the need for extension cards and such.
    in the same vein, lighting is important. And ventilation.

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    Building new home = custom bike room in basement

    Whew...the beer frig was way down on the list! I thought it was forgotten for a little while.
    So no matter who you are, what you look like, or how far you think you are from your goal kit up and get started. Your friends are out there, waiting for you.

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    Ratty old couch for when your free loading friends pop round to help clear the fridge and watch your big screen post ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirchyGirchy View Post
    Stained concrete floor.
    ^^^This^^^^

    You could even stain and stamp the floors. Cheap, easy to clean, and it will last forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSkoolFatGuy View Post
    -stripper pole.. To old for that... lol
    Umm, it isn't for you do dance around!

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    Cable jack where you plan to mount a TV. Put a power outlet and Lan drop there as well. Nothing says custom house like wiring the house properly. In-laws built a custom house and put two cable drops in each room. Put the hidden type where they thought they might possibly want to hang a TV as well. They cover them with tape while dry walling, and you just use a razor to cut the tape if you decide to hang a TV in the spot. They also added a LAN drop in every room which gave them the freedom to not have to use wireless. They have a huge house and it is nice to have a wired drop on the back side.
    Cyclists really need to learn a little Rule #5.

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    Thanks everyone! I'll post pics when all done. (6-8 months or more...)
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    Building new home = custom bike room in basement

    My two part bike room that I recently finished. Front part houses my quiver and the back part where the furnace is has my tools and stand.

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