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copendriver

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C5 storage solutions / Suggestions.
« on: 02, August, 2011 - 16:17:10 »
Hi All

With my newly purchased C5 still taking centre stage in the Kitchen, as you can imagine I'm under a little pressure from my live in Landlord to find her a better home! EEEK.

Since rear wheel removal is required just to get it in & out of the house & our garden has no rear access, storing the C5 in a standard garden shed is out of the question & the C5 would then be so tricky to get out onto the road I'd not get my use.

So I hit upon the idea of a large wooden bike store for our front garden instead, which would do away with wheel removal & make getting my machine on the road a one person job.

The trouble is that many of them were simply too short or not deep enough.........
I found this 7 foot by 3 foot wooden shed from www.shedstore.co.uk though for £145.95
http://www.shedstore.co.uk/garden-storage/shed-plus-garden-storage/overlap-bike-store-73/shed-plus-overlap-bike-store-73-7-by-3

& wondered what you guys think about it, or do you have any other suggestions? It's got double doors etc but I'm still unsure as to whether I could wheel the C5 inside it with ease.

Cheers Neil




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Re: C5 storage solutions / Suggestions.
« Reply #1 on: 02, August, 2011 - 16:42:10 »
Hi - I've been searching for some info on here - I know Umpa had a small outside storage shed which housed 2 c5's (one for the Landlord lol) - also someone built one - does anyone recall it im sure it would give Copendriver some ideas ?  :)

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« Reply #2 on: 02, August, 2011 - 17:02:50 »
Thanks Marty

I'm going to hold off the purchase until I've had some feedback & luckily my Landlord is the easy going type!

Something bespoke would be the ideal solution, but as I'm on a budget I doubt I could afford that just now.

I'm hoping to get as much dry weekend use as possible.

Neil

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« Reply #3 on: 02, August, 2011 - 18:47:18 »
The 7ft by 3ft shed should do the job , seems big enough according to the dimensions of the c5;
http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1129.0

..seems like a nice cheap solution  8)

copendriver

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« Reply #4 on: 02, August, 2011 - 19:24:59 »
Hi  Karl

Hope you are both well?

The 7foot by 3foot dimensions should do it & for £145.95 think it could also swallow my Brompton too, leaving the house vehicle free, yay!

Just wanted you folk to have a butchers 1st, as I was just hoping that the double doors will allow me to wheel the C5 in rear first & give enough nose clearance.

Looking forward to the build & stuff.

Neil

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« Reply #5 on: 02, August, 2011 - 22:19:53 »
Just a little bit of a warning that if you have something like that shed in the front of the house, potential theives will think there are bikes or tools in it and bye bye C5. I would play safe and look for a local lockup or a neighbour you can rent a garage from..........

sorry for the dampener.

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Re: C5 storage solutions / Suggestions.
« Reply #7 on: 02, August, 2011 - 22:41:10 »
Move out to a B&B or hotel and keep the house as a C5 House for all your future c5's

Sheds, thats old school. 

Have you considered a bat cave.


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« Reply #8 on: 02, August, 2011 - 23:23:39 »
Now a bat cave could work.

After all I suppose all 3 modes of transport I have aren't normal.

Neil

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« Reply #9 on: 04, August, 2011 - 13:23:17 »
This is what i use for one of mine !  8)



You will still have room  for other bits as well above it using Hooks or similar attached to the wall behind.

Perfect fit !

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Outdoor-Garden-Cycle-Storage-Bike-Cave-Tent-Shelter-/160629538183?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item2566443d87
« Last Edit: 04, August, 2011 - 13:27:24 by PLOD11 »

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« Reply #10 on: 04, August, 2011 - 16:39:57 »
Hi Plod

Loving that garden tidy tent storage idea.
Alas this is zone 2 in central London & I just know that would go walk about.

I'm lucky in that it's still a peaceful part of London, (there are such gem's left) with great neighbours & people have scooters and motorbikes with covers over them & they get left alone.
Can't help thinking that a C5 looks more valuable than they actually are...

Neil

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« Reply #11 on: 04, August, 2011 - 21:24:55 »
Like that tent PLOD11. Not bad for £40. :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X

Lance
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« Reply #12 on: 05, August, 2011 - 10:00:36 »
We can offer you a breathable outdoor tailored cover for £50 incl P%P and VAT, including padlockable strap..

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« Reply #13 on: 05, August, 2011 - 12:11:52 »
Hi Thanks Coverman


Think I will be purchasing a cover too at some stage but this is inner city London and want something I can secure to the house making it more difficult to make off with my C5 and Brompton.

Neil

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« Reply #14 on: 09, August, 2011 - 15:33:58 »
Or make a shelf in a closet? or in the shed? Without the battery its simple to lift up.

I even have an electric wench to get it up and down! 8)

greetz

Frank