Home Bike Shop!

This morning I’m running an errand. This print job wasn’t cheap, but it was worth it. Collectively, these signs will form a mural on my garage door. The artwork was designed by Sketchytrails, or Kristina. Between her, the printer, and myself, we needed to get the sizing and spacing just right to fit in these cutouts. Between the weight of the insulation and the mural, my garage door is going to need heavier springs.
The mural is dedicated to my three main sponsors, Diamondback, Box, and of course my Patrons. In June they chose a Taco bike for their logo. Next year my Patrons will choose something else, and we’ll update the mural with a new panel.
Continue reading “Home Bike Shop!”

Garage storage ideas

Hey guys! We’re Evan and Katelyn. In our last episode we fix the beat up walls of our garage, and today we’re adding storage that can help us turn this tiny space into a workshop and still allow us to fit both of our cars at the same, the dream!

So this is what we started with. Some of the storage came with the house and some we added ourselves but it was a hot mess. Our plan is to wrangle the clutter with metal pegboards, floating shelves and a track system. We’ll also ditch and shuffle around the existing storage and DIY a few things along the way. So let’s get started!

Pegboards were first on our list. The ones that came with the house were beat up and oddly spaced out. So we bought six steel Wall Control panels on Amazon for our new pegboard wall. To do this project you’ll need pegboard panels, a stud finder, a level a power screwdriver, and screws. Our studs were too far apart, so we also got 3 1×4’s to bridge between them. To install, first find your studs, and mark where they are. Then attached the 1×4’s to the wall horizontally, screwing into each stud. We did three rows because these pegboards have three attachment points. Now you can attach your pegboards no matter where your studs are. Plus these have a built-in stand off so you don’t lose any space by attaching them to the boards. screw them into your one by fours and you’re good to go. Then it’s just a matter of hanging stuff up. I don’t think we’ve ever had this much fun putting away our tools.
Continue reading “Garage storage ideas”