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Offline Ady

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Re: New man cave
« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2019, 06:46 PM »
That looks great..

An actual garage that you can use..

New builds nowadays your lucky to get a fiat cinquecento to fit.. :LolLolLolLol:
Real men have Dachshunds I have three / two now 😓 missing you..

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Re: New man cave
« Reply #26 on: January 04, 2019, 07:03 PM »
That is absolutely amazing Spen!  :4_17_5:  Brilliant job!  fistblump 
Did you build this all by yourself?
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Re: New man cave
« Reply #28 on: January 05, 2019, 10:10 PM »
Did you build this all by yourself?

TBH Andy it's surprising how involved you get in things like this. I work in Civil Engineering so know what to do but finding the time is the problem. Luckily I have lots of mates with various trades locally and got them involved to get it finished

I designed it then got an architect to draw up my building regulation plans, then once I had planning permission sorted, I got a mate on-board to help me and  knocked down the old garages and outbuildings

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It looks like this from the back, it's effectively a granny flat which we have moved into while we spend the next year or so rebuilding the house. It doesn't look it from the front but the footprint is nearly 100m2 so quite an udertaking

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Still love the garage the best though..... :smitten:

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Re: New man cave
« Reply #29 on: January 05, 2019, 11:27 PM »
Didn't know you're working in Civil Engeneering, but it's quite obvious that there are - besides finding the time some propper skills necessary. I wish you all the energie you need for all the work that is left to rebuild the house.  :daumenhoch:

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Re: New man cave
« Reply #30 on: January 06, 2019, 11:48 AM »
Great work Spen! What have you used to hang the bikes up?
From Dorset to Japan:- http://www.radbmx.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=182215.msg1828811#msg1828811
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Re: New man cave
« Reply #31 on: January 06, 2019, 09:26 PM »
Mick I actually use some proper brackets that are totally adjustable as they have a heavy duty arm at each end that swing out to any angle so the bikes can be positioned any position you need :daumenhoch:

I'll grab a pic when I get a chance as I can't remember the brand :-\
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Re: New man cave
« Reply #32 on: January 07, 2019, 01:48 PM »
Cheers mate! :daumenhoch:
From Dorset to Japan:- http://www.radbmx.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=182215.msg1828811#msg1828811
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Re: New man cave
« Reply #33 on: January 07, 2019, 11:20 PM »
Here you go Mick - these are the better ones, Buzzi "Bicisupport" but I only have 3 of them :daumenhoch:

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Amazon have them but they're not cheap as you will struggle to find them now

https://www.amazon.com/BiciSupport-Wall-Ceiling-Bicycle-Hanger/dp/B00P6FUAGI

The rest I hang up with these fixed type, but they're not the best tbh

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Re: New man cave
« Reply #34 on: January 08, 2019, 01:30 PM »
Thanks Spen! :daumenhoch: They look good but sadly, are out of my price range. Thumbs down Have been thinking about something like the hooks below, though worry about waking up in the morning to find all my beloved bikes lying in a crumpled mess on the floor!! I guess you get what you pay for!
« Last Edit: January 08, 2019, 01:32 PM by Mikku »
From Dorset to Japan:- http://www.radbmx.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=182215.msg1828811#msg1828811
Ok riders, random start. Riders ready, watch the gate old guy on the Crupi!! :D

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Re: New man cave
« Reply #35 on: January 08, 2019, 06:16 PM »
Mick, it depends if you're riding the bikes or not as you need a bracket that can offset far enough from the wall for a BMX as your bars are usually about 26-30" wide. If you want to display a pony, you can turn the bars and even swap the pedal on one side to be out the way and use much smaller hangers :daumenhoch:

As you can see from the state of my kid's Redlines, it's a miracle they actually get hung on the wall but I need the space for the cars  :buck2:
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Re: New man cave
« Reply #36 on: January 11, 2019, 10:13 PM »
done well spen cracking job
build what u want if u like it then thats all that matters

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Re: New man cave
« Reply #37 on: January 12, 2019, 02:08 AM »
Been stripping out the old kitchen units today to make my new work bench - it's   5.4m long so I bought a couple of cheap worktops and am going to put some decent shelving up on the wall to sort my cr@p  out  fistblump

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Re: New man cave
« Reply #38 on: January 12, 2019, 02:49 AM »
You don't mess around, do you! :bow:

Mick, it depends if you're riding the bikes or not as you need a bracket that can offset far enough from the wall for a BMX as your bars are usually about 26-30" wide. If you want to display a pony, you can turn the bars and even swap the pedal on one side to be out the way and use much smaller hangers :daumenhoch:

All my bikes are riders rather than wall-hangers, as it were. Actually, I want to hang them from the rafters - literally in my case as I now live in a 150 year old house with big ol' wooden beams. Here's where I want to put/hang them:-
« Last Edit: January 22, 2019, 11:03 PM by Mikku »
From Dorset to Japan:- http://www.radbmx.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=182215.msg1828811#msg1828811
Ok riders, random start. Riders ready, watch the gate old guy on the Crupi!! :D

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Re: New man cave
« Reply #39 on: January 19, 2019, 09:13 PM »
Man cave upgrade though not a touch on our spens but bigger and now a lot tidier than it first was lots of projects on the go

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Re: New man cave
« Reply #40 on: January 19, 2019, 09:24 PM »
Looks tidy Lee.

It feels really good to have a good sort out in the cave. Mineís having some major improvements this year. Had a good tidy up in there last week though.








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Re: New man cave
« Reply #41 on: January 19, 2019, 09:26 PM »
Man cave upgrade though not a touch on our spens but bigger and now a lot tidier than it first was lots of projects on the go

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Much nicer now indeed.  :daumenhoch: Great job  fistblump

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Re: New man cave
« Reply #42 on: January 19, 2019, 09:41 PM »
Looks tidy Lee.

It feels really good to have a good sort out in the cave. Mineís having some major improvements this year. Had a good tidy up in there last week though.








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Looks good Dan loving the trainer boxes all full I hope

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Re: New man cave
« Reply #43 on: January 20, 2019, 12:49 AM »
Dan and Lee, those both look like places you can actually relax in and take it easy, supping a brew and pottering - love them both, they look fantastic :coolsmiley:
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Re: New man cave
« Reply #44 on: January 20, 2019, 09:07 AM »
Dan and Lee, those both look like places you can actually relax in and take it easy, supping a brew and pottering - love them both, they look fantastic :coolsmiley:

Thatís what itís all about mate, and something to remember when filling yours up. Iíve kept the practical stuff (decorating/gardening/camping) away from the garage, as much as possible but had to buy a shed to do this, which wasnít cheap but this now allows me all the space I need to add only cool stuff that I can stand and talk about with other blokes that pop round.


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Re: New man cave
« Reply #45 on: January 20, 2019, 09:38 AM »
Like your thinking Dan, I also built a summer house for the wife to keep her out the garage. On the side is a shed for my gardening tools and on top is a suspended platform I'm gonna put a treehouse on for the kids when I get time (been a bit busy!) so they'll keep out the garage too  :2funny:

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« Reply #46 on: January 20, 2019, 10:03 AM »
Itís the only way Spen. My Mrs thinks Iím selfish because I have all this space and Iíve moved all the crap out of the garage into the shed at the top of the garden and all Amberís bikes and scooters into her play house. Janine thinks that the shed is some sort of Ibiza beach bar for use when weíre on the decking. I was quick to point out that we live in the U.K. and we canít even use the decking for 8 months of the year and that Iím in and out of my cave every other day and want the space for cool stuff.




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Re: New man cave
« Reply #47 on: January 22, 2019, 06:13 PM »
Some Might fine (Mancavery) going on there fellas ...

Im moving house in the next 2-3 weeks & although i have a (Man house) with no women or kids (bliss) The Garage refurb & Man cave garden (Bar) build are pretty much the 1st things on the agenda...

Cant wait !

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Re: New man cave
« Reply #48 on: March 01, 2019, 08:24 PM »
Been a bit quiet on the mancavery front as been skint due to our good friend the taxman tearing me a fresh one at the end of January..... :shocked: :surprise:

But had to have a shuffle around to get the latest arrivals for the kids bikes up and move a few others as well. All a bit snug now  :2funny:

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Still got a load of building cr@p in the third garage but it's going to be like that for about another 18months at this rate  :2funny:

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Re: New man cave
« Reply #49 on: March 01, 2019, 10:34 PM »
Jesus that volvo only just fits mate  :D

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