The next phase of my project, to convert my rotten old garden shed into a full on bike shed was to add all the bike accessories. In part 1, I rebuilt the floor, fixed the door and got the shed functional again. Now I had to add the bike hangers, and deal with security so that even if a rotten tea leaf should attempt to steal my bikes, their efforts would end in failure. The solution would involve using grade A Kryptonite locks and a sneaky CCTV system capturing anyone who steps foot in my yard!
The Bike Hangers
Feedback Sports make excellent hinged bike hangers that are safe saving, well built and look pretty cool. Not a total punt here, as I had spotted them being used in the work bike shed. The hinge allows you to angle the hung bike any way you like, so really handy.
I thought fitting the hinge would be easy until I spend twenty minutes drilling a hole into the wall that was only half the length of a screw. By that time, my drill was red hot and the battery dead. Plus I had done this to the drill bit:
That’s when I realised that I needed to buy yet another power tool… an SDS rotary hammer drill.
Finally, I could get the hangers mounted…
Kryptonite are pretty much the market leaders in bike security in the UK. I decided not to take any chances! The Kryptonite Stronghold Anchor would give me an immovable unbreakable point on the wall that I could chain stuff to.
Then a Kryptonite grade A chain and padlock could be used to chain the bikes to the anchor.
The fact that these two bad boys are used for motorcycles certainly provides some piece of mind.
Finally, I now had a shed that could fit two bikes, anchor them to the wall, and still give me a bit of space to spare. Nothing is going to stop a determined thief, but I certainly have made it fairly tricky. Adding CCTV to the equation could be a way to catch any (hopefully ill-fated) attempts on camera…
|Kryptonite Stronghold Anchor||Evans||1||£48.99||£48.99||https://www.evanscycles.com/kryptonite-stronghold-anchor-00104659|
|Kryptonite Chain Padlock||Wiggle||1||£68.38||£68.38||http://www.wiggle.co.uk/kryptonite-new-york-fahgettaboudit-chain-padlock|
|Feedback Sports Velohinge||Tredz||2||£25.76||£51.52||https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Feedback-Sports-Velo-Hinge_77061.htm|
|Bosch SDS Rotary Hammer Drill||B&Q||1||£80.00||£80.00||http://www.diy.com/list/bosch-550w-240v-corded-sds-plus-rotary-hammer-drill-psbh2100re/174057_BQ.prd|
- Once again, it’s the tools that massively add to the price.
- Kryptonite locks are bloody expensive, but they are considered the best.
- Combi drills are useless for masonry.
- After a big project, you are left with a collection of expensive tools that you need to work out what to do next with.
- Every new project seems to require yet a new expensive power tool.