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Owning a bike in Everett- No Garage

Discussion in 'Westside' started by lorengphd, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Hey guys,
    I haven't owned a bike for about a year now and it's killing me. I am not living in Everett in a condo with no garage. Any thoughts or ideas on how to best own a bike?

    My current plan is parking it in the back of my spot with my car in front of it. Putting a cover on the bike (for rain and creeping eyes), alarm, and possibly chaining it to my car. My bedroom window is right outside of my parking spot (but on the 3rd story).

    Has anyone had a similar experience? Any insight or advice?
  2. james1300

    james1300 Track School Dazed

    Find another place. Or, a friend that will allow you to park it 'indoors' at their location.

  3. I wouldn't chain it to your car...too much of a chance to forget the chain.

    does your spot have one of those concrete curbs? those are frequently staked to the pavement, and often have slots under them for a fork lift. you might be able to chain to that.

    or perhaps you could drive a spike into the pavement?

    if all else fails, an alarm and cover go a long way.

    oh, and make sure you have comprehensive insurance! paying extra to cover the theft of your bike is a surefire way to keep people from stealing it.
  4. Ya I'll def get insurance. I know there's a concrete curb, but I don't think there's slots. I'll investigate today -- Good idea!
  5. +1 on cover, chain and insurance. That is exactly what I do and I am in the same situation as you - living in apartment in a city with high bike theft stats. I also have an alarm.

    As the old saying goes if they really want your bike, they will take it, but the least you can do is make them work for it. If all fails, insurance will make you whole again.
  6. Disk locks as long as you can remember not to forget about them....
  7. Disk locks and insurance. If you have a compact car, parking it in front is ok...but I would be scared of hitting the bike with the car. :secret:
  8. Cover it for sure. I have a car port, and park behind the car to keep the bike as dry as possible. Always easy to move if I need to take the car out.

    A big ol' chain thru the front wheel would probably provide a good visual deterrent, as criminals are opportunists.
  9. dizzle

    dizzle WHO is DANE?

    Insurance, LOUD ass Alarm, a lock, and...


    LoJack is a good option too.
  10. Ya I have a G26, and sawed-0ff, and AK-47 in my room. But my bike isn't worth jail-time!
  11. dizzle

    dizzle WHO is DANE?

    Is shooting someone with this:


  12. I also have a pretty freaking nice paintball gun.
  13. Living room out of the question? lol
  14. Ive done that in the past. This is 3rd floor though.
  15. dizzle

    dizzle WHO is DANE?

    Unless he's that strong, I doubt he'll want to haul it up 3 flights of stairs. crackup:
  16. sawed-off exactly at 18 inches, right?? because that's the legal minimum.

    but you knew that, which is why it has an 18'' barrel. :thumbup:
  17. Of course. Measured and sawed by myself.
  18. I always offered to pay my buds $50-$100 a month for storing my bike in their garage on the condition that I can get access to my bike anytime by key or opener.
  19. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Moderator Staff Member

    Supermoto will go right up stairs!? :) Otherwise, I would go with a rat bike, naked streetfighter type. But still chain it to something solid.