[TheThinkTank] Bike Storage Optimization

Cyclista Nicholas cyclista at inventati.org
Wed Jun 10 01:12:05 PDT 2020


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On 2020-06-09 14:03, veganboyjosh at gmail.com wrote:
> Love the 2x6 hung from chains connected to the internal hooks solution 
> as a
> way to not damage the container.
> 
> My retired rock climbing brain feels the need to point out the angle of 
> the
> chain being less than ideal. Check out "vector anchor forces". In a
> nutshell, if your chain is angled steeply out of vertical, it can 
> actually
> multiply the force on the anchor such that you're pulling on that 
> container
> loop with more weight than the bicycles hanging from it.
> 
> [image: image.png]
> 
> On Tue, Jun 9, 2020 at 8:35 AM Daniel Byrd <daniel at kidsonbikes.net> 
> wrote:
> 
>> Morning!
>> 
>> Sorry- meant to get back to you sooner. I've not had the opportunity 
>> to
>> swing by one for a better picture...
>> ATTACHED are two pictures that I was able to dig up.
>> 
>> We've gone with long 2x6" boards with bicycle hooks every six to eight
>> inches apart and just alternate the bicycles hanging with handlebars 
>> up,
>> then down.
>> The hooks within the container serve as our point at which to secure 
>> the
>> 2x6" with carabiners and chain. We've also been successful with strong
>> tie-downs from the hooks built within the container to the hooks at 
>> the
>> floor of the container directly below (or should be directly below)
>> Our most secure way has been to use both the carabiner, chain, "s"hook 
>> to
>> an 'eye' hook AND use a tie-down for stabilization of the entire 2x6"
>> - Using both is a way to ensure there's extra strength should 
>> something
>> fail. Use the long strap of the tie-down to wrap around the 2x6" once 
>> or
>> twice as this will also help keep the 2x6" from coming out away from 
>> the
>> wall of the container, side to side, etc.
>> 
>> This is not the best, but it's relatively very inexpensive, easy to 
>> set
>> up, and can be done by 2 people in an afternoon. Key is using the 
>> strength
>> of the hooks already built within the container.
>> I would also recommend that you do not drill holes in the container. 
>> It's
>> tougher to do and keeping it in as best of shape as you can with it in 
>> mind
>> as an 'asset' for whatever the future might hold (selling it off when 
>> you
>> no longer need it, giving it away, etc.) just keeping it sound in that
>> regard without permanently damaging it has been our approach.
>> 
>> Hope this is helpful, keep up the great work!, and let me know if I 
>> can be
>> of further help to you.
>> 
>> *Daniel Byrd*
>> Executive Director
>> Kids on Bikes
>> 719-355-3573
>> daniel at kidsonbikes.net
>> <http://www.kidsonbikes.net>www.kidsonbikes.net
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On Sun, Jun 7, 2020 at 2:48 PM Wade Rubinstein 
>> <wade at bikeconnector.org>
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> Daniel,
>>> 
>>> This is amazing!  What a great service you provide to the community.
>>> Currently, our workshop is located in a school, which is closed due 
>>> to the
>>> coronavirus.  My hope was to  move the workshop and storage into
>>> the container.   I played the video.  It was a nice overview.   Do 
>>> you have
>>> images of the inside layout?
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Wade
>>> 
>>> On Sun, Jun 7, 2020 at 4:17 PM Daniel Byrd <daniel at kidsonbikes.net>
>>> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Hello!
>>>> 
>>>> We have 14 of these containers for our programs and we have found a 
>>>> way
>>>> to maximize space for very cheap.
>>>> Www.kidsonbikes.net and go to "what we do" tab, then a video on bike
>>>> Library.
>>>> I can send you photos of exactly how to set stuff up too- talking
>>>> briefly will probably help too
>>>> Very exciting!
>>>> 
>>>> Daniel Byrd
>>>> Executive Director of Kids on Bikes
>>>> 
>>>> On Sun, Jun 7, 2020, 2:13 PM Wade Rubinstein 
>>>> <wade at bikeconnector.org>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> Hi.  I am a member of The Bike Connector, an earn-a-bike and bike
>>>>> collective program in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA.   We recently 
>>>>> gained
>>>>> access to container (12m L x 2.3m W x 2.26m H; 40' L x 7.6' W x 
>>>>> 7.4' H) to
>>>>> help manage our inventory of bikes and parts.  I want to maximize 
>>>>> the
>>>>> capacity of the container, while allowing for easy access to the 
>>>>> bikes.
>>>>> I'm sure others have solved this optimization problem.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Any suggestions for how to organize this space?
>>>>> [image: Bike Connector Dumpster Day Empty Container Almost 
>>>>> 6-4-20.jpg]
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