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I'm moving to a new house and have the chance to start over with a new garage/work space for my bikes. Do any of you guys have any ideas that you would do if you had the chance to start over?
 

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fair amount of peg board. Bike parts are awkward in size and a pain to put in boxes. Also a good way to hang up riding gear to dry/store like shoes, helmets, and gloves.

Rolling tool box.

A sink is one thing I don't have that would be fantastic. A lot of auto mechanics swear by having an old dishwasher for parts cleaning too. Be kinda cool to pop a cassette and some cranks in a dishwasher.
 

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As the above poster stated:

Pegboard and plenty of table top. Rolling tool chest are really nice too. Get ones with locking drawers or the ones that stay shut. The ones from Harbor freight made by General are a freaking outstanding deal. Very good quality for a low price. I would buy again and again. You won't find better quality for a lower price. Good luck brother.
 

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heating, air conditioning (make sure you have really good insulation), deep countertops (as in 30 inch, deeper would be better though so you can lay wheels and such without worrying of them falling off) pegboard, rack to put all you bikes in. and if you have a choice in size make sure you have space to pull your car in that way if you want to work on it you can in heated comfort (trust me nothing worse than working on your rig in sub-freezing temps...)
 

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I was going to use a wood pellet stove to heat a garage I was building at my last house because they sell a motorized hopper that can keep the heat going for eight hours while you're not there. Now, years later, I learn there's a shortage of those pellets all the time.
Maybe a small natural gas heater. Seriously, if you're building this garage from scratch, have radiant tubing put in the floor. If you heat the floor, that's all you'll need.
 

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Medium gray porcelain tile floors/dark gray grout to hide stains. A local Toyota dealer has this in the shop; it sees more traffic and fluid spills in one day than my garage will see in 10 years, but it always mops up clean.

And if you have the headroom, put in a lift for your car while you are at it.

Oh....while you are at it, put one of these in the floor:

 

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Installed ceiling fans this past summer and WHAT A DIFFERENCE. I can't wait to see what they will do (when I flick the button to reverse the direction) for moving the heat around my shop.

:thumbsup:

I use a propane-fired heater...$88 from Northern Tool and equipment...my shop is very toasty.

If (when) I do it all over again, I will have the garage/shop insulated, etc...you guys are giving me great ideas!

And yes, I use a rolling tool chest cabinet...I call it "the porn tower" (my G/F named it that! Ain't she cool??), since so much bike porn comes out of my shop :D That big black thing with casters is my shop stand...a buddy at work, who does metal fab on the side (innovativeperformance.co - Home) built it for me...I have pictures of me DOING CHIN UPS from my bike stand...his stands are bad azz :thumbsup:

I'm very lucky and blessed, as I can have the back door open and look out on the lake behind my house.

 

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Anyone have any insight on how they've ran their compressed air? I'm not interested in PVC. Thanks.
You can do it ghetto style with air hose (and pipe hangers, or duct tape for real ghetto). I surface mounted copper pipe in my last garage. That was easy to do (just cut and solder) and you don't need to worry about it holding the pressure. If I were doing one now I would also look at the RapidAir system...that looks pretty slick and they have some nice outlets that recess or surface mount depending on how you have run the tubing.
 
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