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Over the last couple months, I have been building a personal bike shop in my unfinished basement where I can repair, build, and store many of my bike projects.  I put the my bike shop in the basement because in the winter Minnesota is freaking cold, and no one likes to grab metal tools when it is below freezing.

Over the next few weeks, I will be writing a series of posts about some of the additions to my new bike shop to give you ideas for building your own.   I’ll cover how to build a sturdy workbench on a budget, ways to efficiently store bikes including fat bikes with limited space, where you can you go to find cheap storage solutions, etc.

Keep an eye out for the upcoming posts, and I would love to hear about your home bike shop ideas so I can better improve mine!

Photo Credit: SLO County Bicycle Coalition via Compfight cc

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Hi I’m Josh. I grew up in the Twins Cities and as a kid I rode my bike all over the west metro area, in addition to fixing up bikes for myself and others. Through these experiences, I developed a life-long passion for biking. Since then, I received a B.S. in Physics from Bethel University and met my wife Santi. When I was in college, I spent a lot of time building and collecting bikes in our tiny one-bedroom apartment in St. Paul. At one point, we had at least 6 bikes stuffed into the apartment. I’d have a bike build in progress on the floor of the living room and the rest of the bikes hanging on DIY storage racks. I built my first fat bike, a Salsa Mukluk 2, in that apartment. I’m currently working on an Alubooyah Fat Bike build.
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