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    Need ideas for organizing DIY Bike Garage

    I'm looking for ideas on ways to organize (in a very compact way) bike parts and tools. My space is very limited (a small one-car garage).


    I'm thinking that displays like this look cool, but might actually not be the best use of wall space. All those wrenches in a drawer or shelf might be more compact.



    You can see which parts are where, but also seems to take up too much space? And I'd prefer metal to plastic.


    I've been on the lookout on craigslist for one of the Snap-On tool drawers. Any advice on them?

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    Pinterest,, its fat with such ideas for bikes and ideas

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    Well, to start:
    question #1: How much stuff do you have?
    question #2: How much space do you have?

    Will you have a car in there? If so, will you be moving your car out to work on bikes?
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    I've been on the lookout on craigslist for one of the Snap-On tool drawers. Any advice on them?

    Really expensive. Usually overpriced... right out of the gate.

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    i highly recommend keeping tools on the wall. If not use tool rolls or only buy tools in boxes. Having to dig around to find the right size socket /wrench is very annoying.
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    I get the same problem. I have a tool chest with drawers and not much in the way of organizing sockets, wrenches and drill bits. I have either inherited or bought individually for a specific use a lot of small tools and parts that should be bought in groups because of the packaging and storage options. I'm going to have to spend some time with baggies and a sharpie organizing. I usually have the dilemma of trying to decide if I should organize my tools or go riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMentallo View Post
    I get the same problem. I have a tool chest with drawers and not much in the way of organizing sockets, wrenches and drill bits. I have either inherited or bought individually for a specific use a lot of small tools and parts that should be bought in groups because of the packaging and storage options. I'm going to have to spend some time with baggies and a sharpie organizing. I usually have the dilemma of trying to decide if I should organize my tools or go riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMentallo View Post
    I get the same problem. I have a tool chest with drawers and not much in the way of organizing sockets, wrenches and drill bits.
    Finally invested in these a while back for my sockets. Great decision.

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    Harbor freight is your friend. Good stuff for organization (such as the socket holder above). Also have decent tool chests.
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    These work great if you have lots of random bits and pieces.

    https://www.amazon.com/Norpro-18-Inc...c+knife+holder

    I use damn near every inch of wall in my garage to hang tools, bikes, strollers, and yard equipment. A few drawers are nice to have, but if it's on the wall, it's out of the way, has a dedicated space, and (at least for me) is more likely to get put back in the right space.
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    Roll around tool boxes have gotten relatively cheap.

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    I like the wooden pegboard. "I bought every tool park makes but if I reach for the 5mm allen key a headset press falls on me so I just take my bike to the shop."

    I use a high density pegboard as a vertical shelf for small parts, and a low density pegboard for tools I use a lot. This is practically free space in a small garage. I keep seldom used tools in a toolbox or on shelves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notyal View Post
    These work great if you have lots of random bits and pieces.

    https://www.amazon.com/Norpro-18-Inc...c+knife+holder

    I use damn near every inch of wall in my garage to hang tools, bikes, strollers, and yard equipment. A few drawers are nice to have, but if it's on the wall, it's out of the way, has a dedicated space, and (at least for me) is more likely to get put back in the right space.
    You can get that magnetic bar at Ace Mart restaurant supply (Congress and Oltorf) for $17.05. The 12" ones are $12.95
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    I switched to one of these with enough rows for my entire socket variety from 1/4 to 1/2. This hangs and is ne of the best investments.

    After a partial reorganization on my "space," I am convinced that wall hanging is the way to go. My space is only 110 SQ/ft so floor space is ling and being able to view this on the wall is wonderful.

    Quote Originally Posted by Taco Man View Post
    Finally invested in these a while back for my sockets. Great decision.

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    (not my garage)

    right now, I have a big tool bag that hold all my "nice" household tools (good for carrying around on a complex DIY project), a large plastic toolbox that has all my other sockets and smaller tools, a medium plastic toolbox that has most of my bike-specific tools, and I just bought a tiny toolbox to separate all my suspension and brake-specific stuff (which is always a little oily no matter how much I clean it). I want to get all the stuff that I need most frequently out of the boxes and up on the wall for easy access.

    I just bought some pegboard bits, still need to buy an actual pegboard. interested to see how everyone else organizes their stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tip View Post
    You can get that magnetic bar at Ace Mart restaurant supply (Congress and Oltorf) for $17.05. The 12" ones are $12.95
    An 18" one can also be had from Harbor Freight for a whopping $4. I've bought a few and they work well.

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    Go with wall storage. The tools will always be out of the way and yet very accessible. Also with dedicated, visible places for your tools. You'll notice right away if they're missing. Disadvantage, you can't lock them up. Also, why would anyone get a snapon tool box when you can get this:
    30 in. 5 Drawer Glossy Red Tool Cart

    I've loved having this tool box, and it does double duty as a small workbench. Harbor Freight's boxes get consistently stellar reviews when compared to higher end brands. Although, I have now upgraded and changed my tool organization to a custom built workbench with built in receiver hitch that allows me to swap out a bench grinder or bench vise. This saves space as I can put the grinder or vise out of the way when not needed. Behind the workbench will be my wall of pegboard. Most of my tools will be on the wall and the tool box will become parts storage and a refuge for odd collections of hardware (I never throw away hardware as long as it's not stripped out). ...And yes, that's a sink with hot/cold water and an AC unit in the wall

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    If you really want to blow your mind on the possibilities of garage organization (besides pinterest), check this out. WARNING: If you like tools, this site is a major time waste.
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    I need to create a garage DIY bike station as well and I don't think that I need that much space for regular jobs. Think about it...you only need a few socket torx, allen, and screwdriver sizes for 90% of your chores. Things like brake work, wheel work, and pivot work might require a few more specific tools but you could keep those in a different shelf or something. Putting your headset press and cone wrenches up there is just showing off unless you're building a bike a month.

    I want a workbench with good light, a vise with soft jaws, a pegboard with standard tools, and a drawer for everything else. All spare bike parts go into boxes. Very interested in what comes out of this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjammin View Post
    An 18" one can also be had from Harbor Freight for a whopping $4. I've bought a few and they work well.
    Better! And still a "right now today" source.

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