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Old 02-11-2019, 10:47 PM
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Storage solutions for cables, housing, spokes etc?

I'm in the process of revamping my work area and getting the space organized better. I've got most of the components covered with large Tupperware and shelving, and recently purchased as large rolling toolbox for my larger tools, finishing materials etc. What I am still struggling to keep neat and organized is the awkward stuff like rolls of cable housing, dozens of shift and brake cables and spokes. Anyone have any tips for how to keep these items together and compact, yet easily accessible without unbundling or making a mess? Creative storage solutions for other bike stuff welcome as well. Thanks!
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:49 PM
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I use freezer size Ziplock bags and roll the housing/cables by groups

Shift housing in one
Brake housing in another
Brake cables in one
Shift cables in another.

The bags are see through so it’s fairly easy to identify what’s what.

Then use a small box and stand them all up next to each other and tuck em away
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:04 AM
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I use freezer size Ziplock bags and roll the housing/cables by groups

Shift housing in one
Brake housing in another
Brake cables in one
Shift cables in another.
This is what I do, but I just thought of an improvement.

You know those "accordion folders" used to store documents-you could stash and segregate the cables in one of them and label the separators.

I currently do this with sandpaper, and it works great.
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:14 AM
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I'm in the process of revamping my work area and getting the space organized better. I've got most of the components covered with large Tupperware and shelving, and recently purchased as large rolling toolbox for my larger tools, finishing materials etc. What I am still struggling to keep neat and organized is the awkward stuff like rolls of cable housing, dozens of shift and brake cables and spokes. Anyone have any tips for how to keep these items together and compact, yet easily accessible without unbundling or making a mess? Creative storage solutions for other bike stuff welcome as well. Thanks!
Pegs on a peg board for rolled housing and cables. Some tubes of PVC for spokes by length.
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:34 AM
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Hubs separated by make and type on bottom with containers for small parts and cables.
Spokes in the middle, stored by make, type and finish.
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:30 PM
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If you don't have boxes for the spokes, or if they are all assorted lengths, I tend to wrap masking tape around them and write down the spoke length on the tape directly.

Then, the spokes can be kept in a single box or tupperware container.
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Old 02-13-2019, 06:13 AM
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If you don't have boxes for the spokes, or if they are all assorted lengths, I tend to wrap masking tape around them and write down the spoke length on the tape directly.

Then, the spokes can be kept in a single box or tupperware container.
This is what I do as well, except I wrap the spokes with an elastic band and put the tape on one spoke only, that way I can pull out one or a few spokes without having to remove and replace the masking tape, plus the elastic holds them tight. I can then also double check the length against the taped reference spoke.
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:44 AM
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Hubs separated by make and type on bottom with containers for small parts and cables.
Spokes in the middle, stored by make, type and finish.
This pic is firing up my OCD tendencies. I'd have to have all the bucket lid colors match.
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Old 02-13-2019, 03:33 PM
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This pic is firing up my OCD tendencies. I'd have to have all the bucket lid colors match.
The non-matching sizes doesn't do it?!

Different spacing between the boxes?

You're slipping!



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Old 02-13-2019, 03:50 PM
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The non-matching sizes doesn't do it?!

Different spacing between the boxes?

You're slipping!



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Thanks for pointing that out. Now I'm really twisted up!


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Old 02-13-2019, 04:01 PM
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I really need to move some stuff off my garage to be able to organize myself... have stuff pseudo organized...

I was checking and clearly I have a problem with the ammount of tools I have moving around, the usual problem... you cant find something and you buy them again
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