Bikes away

We recently watched an episode of Ask This Old House (do y’all watch home improvement shows like this and sit on the couch and go, “Oh, that’s such a good idea, we should do that!” and then just keep eating popcorn and doing nothing? Just us…?) where a family with a bunch of bikes had them come in and organize their garage. The solution was a bevy of bike hoists—at the end of the episode, all of the bikes were either dangling from the ceiling or hanging on the wall, and again, we were left saying, “Huh, that’s a great idea.”

Guess where our family’s bikes are right now. Go on, guess. (Everyone who guessed “cluttering up the garage floor” wins a pony. Check your mailbox.) But this morning I see that Buy.com is doing their 2-pack of RAD bike hoists for $18 shipped, again, so I’m thinking it may be time for me to actually try this out. (And by “try this out” I of course mean “buy them and then bat my eyelashes at my husband until he installs them for me.”)

For comparison’s sake: The same lifts are currently $25 at Amazon, and the reviews are largely favorable. Though I didn’t see anyone mentioning that episode of Ask This Old House.

6 Responses to “Bikes away”

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    Curls November 15, 2012 at 10:08 am #

    We have a Bike Tree similar to this one. Allows us to store four bikes in our shed.

    http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result?q=BIKE TREE

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    Lylah November 15, 2012 at 10:53 am #

    Oooooh, thank you! This is perfect. Now, if only there was a garbage can hoist and a spare engine parts hoist and a generator hoist, I’d be all set. But this is a good start!

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    rachel November 15, 2012 at 11:08 am #

    If only it came with the garage! My basement isn’t tall enough to use one effectively. But those are brilliant!

    (and you aren’t the only one who does that. We do it all the time)

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    Mary Fran November 15, 2012 at 12:20 pm #

    Oooh, going to wrap these up as a present for my husband. Look! A project! Though he’s a little OCD so I do think he would like this…

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    ali November 15, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

    I just want to say I felt ridiculously excited when I realized THE Old house is less than a quarter mile from my office door. And, no, seeing it does not increase my inclination to actually do any of those fabulous things on the show.

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    Jessica November 15, 2012 at 10:34 pm #

    We absolutely LOVE “This Old House” and all its iterations. And, in fact, we did see that episode. I kind of felt sorry for that lady, but had to laugh how happy she was. “Thanks for helping me hang up our 80,000 bikes!” ;~)