| by Kenneth Chase | 100 comments

Tour of my Home Bike Shop after almost 2 years

in April of 2017 I converted my garage into
a home bike shop, which means it’ll be two years old this Spring. Today, I’ll take you on a tour of the hack
shack, give you a run down on what’s working, and what I might have done differently. Before we get into any of that we’re gonna
do a small project, to address this pile of shoes in the corner. Some of these belong to my wife and I, while
others belong to our friends. Phil, these look like yours. Pinterest to the rescue. My wife was kind enough to give me a quick
and easy solution that she found on Pinterest. Just cut up a bunch of PVC, paint it, and
bam. You’ve got a shoe rack, right? It turns out you can only get 10” PVC at
a plumbing distributor, and you need buy a minimum of 20 feet of it. That means it’s expensive, and I’m going
to have a lot left over for future projects. It’s also challenging to cut straight with
the kind of tools you would expect a normal homeowner to have. In the end I made a little jig out of a ruler
and a marker to draw a line around it, and used a circular saw to cut it as straight
as possible. The precision eroded a bit with each piece,
as I’d measure the next cut against an increasingly jagged end. But it was close enough for a shoe rack. After a day of hauling, measuring, cutting,
cleaning, finishing, and painting a bunch of sewer pipe, I finally got to making something
pinteresty. These sheet metal screws ended up being perfect,
and once all the pieces started coming together, I felt a little better about embarking on
this project. Clearly I could have bought something for
a lot less at Ikea, or just built something out of wood for like $10, but this. Archaeologists will find this thousands of
years from now and wonder why someone went through so much trouble, for a shoe rack. As for the rest of the crap corner, I tidied
it up with some helmetor mounts. I also moved the ramp mount up to make way
for a skateboard rack, which cost me $3 in the bathroom section of my local hardware
store. And with that, the hack shack is just a little
more functional, organized, and cool looking. I’ve done a lot of things to stay organized
here, like using containers for fasteners, miscellaneous bike parts, and even GoPro accessories. Organization is the art of finding a home
for everything, but it’s always a work in progress. I added this tool chest in the middle of the
shop for extra storage, and in addition to helping me stay organized it has become a
great place to film things. I was happy to find that it came with a power
strip featuring USB ports on the side, but they turned out to be hot garbage. Same goes for this cheap bench vice. Had I known this would become the most used
tool in my entire shop, I would have sprung for a better one. Sure it clamps stuff down, just not with any
degree of precision. As for this cheap bench grinder, I can’t
say that it’s held me back in any way. Speaking of stuff on my work bench, a few
of you have spotted this enormous brass nut. My dad acquired this thing probably 20 years
ago while working in demolition. It weighs about 11 pounds, or 5 kilograms,
so I use it to hold things down, or as an anvil. Otherwise it just looks cool sitting here
on my workbench. This workbench was one of the first things
I built in this shop, and at some point I added this cover to hide all the bike parts
and extra tool boxes below it. Otherwise this bench has served me well in
its current state. I hope to see the day where the top is uniformly
grody from end to end, but for now it’s a work in progress. My original additions like the hex wrenches
drilled into the front, have worked out well, and I’m not sure I would have built this
any differently. As for the tool wall… well it’s worked
out okay, but I won’t be using pegboard in my next shop. It looks great from the start and makes it
easy to organize your tools, but the little holes deteriorate over time and should you
choose to actually screw anything into it there’s not much material to get purchase
on. Recently I dedicated the left side of the
tool wall for my YouTube plaques and sponsors. Underneath it, I have all my tool chargers
ready to go so I can always have fresh batteries in the hopper. But that’s not the only charging station
in the hack shack. Here, I can easily charge all my camera batteries. Or just plug the camera right in. It’s all powered by a big USB brick mounted
under the desk. To the right in this tool bag, I keep action
camera straps and mounts for quick access. Moving to the left is this storage area which
I’ve covered with a curtain, and my secondary bike rack complete with a guest spot. Today, I modified one of the hooks to accommodate
a fat tire bike by straightening it out and making it protrude further from the wall. You may be skeptical about whether this is
secure enough to hold a fat bike, but try getting it off and you’ll quickly see that
it’s more than adequate. As we’ve embarked on more projects, the
hack shack has accumulated some new tools. This heat gun sees a lot of use, and so does
this cordless hot glue gun which I bought recently. It gets really hot so the glue ends up being
much stronger than other got glue I’ve used. Surprisingly I also use these scissors constantly
for opening packages, cutting zip ties, and even brake hose. The little parrot beak shape lends itself
well to just about everything. Something else I use all the time? This retractable extension cord. I will never have a workspace without one
for as long as I live. Since the beginning of the channel I’ve
acquired an insane amount of stickers, and I’ve more or less contained them to the
surface this storage cabinet. This is the official sticker repository, and
if you accumulate as many stickers as I do, you know how nice it is to have a default
home for them. Inside the sticker repository are action cameras,
water bottles, gloves, and stuff. Moving to the left is a masterpiece, my garage
door designed by Sketchy Trails. I originally found out about Kristina through
Brian, who commissioned her to paint this for me. Some of you might recognize this scene. Since then I’ve hired her to make a variety
of things for the channel including the YouTube artwork, the Berm Creek Shirt, the refresh
of my logo, and of course this garage door which is composed of individual panels. It was tricky to get this all to line up perfectly,
but we actually got it on our first shot. As for this bike rack, I was a little iffy
about it holding up to the abuse of loading and unloading bikes, but to this day it’s
going strong. I was also cautiously optimistic about the
floor. This foam floor makes standing around for
hours on end, much more comfortable. It also helps with sound deadening. Through a year and a half of abuse this floor
has held up well physically. But cosmetically, not so much. It’s stained with everything from sealant
to construction adhesive. I could probably clean it up, but not without
a toothbrush and a three day weekend. Oddly enough, the spot that looks the best
is where I spilled a bunch of brake oil a few months ago. Were I to build another shop I would still
consider using it again, but maybe throw down a drop cloth to protect it when working with
nasty substances. So that’s a full tour and update on the
hack shack. If you want to watch the original build video
I’ve included it on the end screen. Also in the description are links to some
of the things in my shop, right down to that huge charging brick. If you have any cool additions or features
in your own shop I want to hear about them below. I think there may come a day where I’ll
need to start over, and convert an entirely new space into the set of Seth’s Bike Hacks. Thanks for riding with me today, and I’ll
see you next time.


Scot Kiber

Apr 4, 2019, 12:39 am Reply

Seth, they make metal pegboard. Holes wont wear out.

andrew lau

Apr 4, 2019, 12:05 pm Reply

Umm that's a tri square my dude not just a ruler


Apr 4, 2019, 10:01 pm Reply

cheap tools are cheap for a reason. always buy good tools if you know youll be using them regularly

Madison Heape

Apr 4, 2019, 6:45 am Reply

Bacon is why the label maker is one of the most important tools in the shop its is in almost any vid or the labels are handy in the vids lol love the brass nut

Madison Heape

Apr 4, 2019, 6:48 am Reply

It's so freaking organized but how!????🤔🤨🤔🤨🤔🤨🤔🤨🙄

crazypig _

Apr 4, 2019, 4:58 pm Reply

You should use that metal peg board stuff for your next shop

Zac_ Fred_123

Apr 4, 2019, 7:16 pm Reply

Hey you should make buy a bike for your dog drama


Apr 4, 2019, 10:13 pm Reply

Thanks for the vids Seth, I'm going to use your garage setup as a guide for my new home, gonna have to do it in stages though


Apr 4, 2019, 8:57 pm Reply

Man that's a great looking shop. Respect


Apr 4, 2019, 5:24 pm Reply

Do you recommend any website to order bike parts by any chance?


Apr 4, 2019, 4:15 am Reply

I see you with those Asics Gel Venture 6 shoes lmao

ollie garbutt

Apr 4, 2019, 5:51 pm Reply

the only thing u need now is a tv


Apr 4, 2019, 3:39 am Reply


Jean Rivera

Apr 4, 2019, 11:29 am Reply

Happy birthday garage! Best room in the house

Dat skinny nibba

Apr 4, 2019, 3:09 am Reply

I feel extremely bad for you, you used drywall screws it makes me cringe

frost hernandez

Apr 4, 2019, 3:11 am Reply

yow seth is really good and always positive and always comes up with a Hack

space Z

Apr 4, 2019, 9:37 am Reply

i just realized how long ive been watchin

k niklaus

Apr 4, 2019, 10:40 am Reply

You should put a frame around the peg board to contain the led light


Apr 4, 2019, 11:58 pm Reply

The USBs in my toolbox have been great…so far. They are great for charging my lights on my bike. Hope they last.

armando cardenas

Apr 4, 2019, 1:53 am Reply

I love your Ridgeline ….. I'd choose that car over a Ferrari . Awesome shoe rack , I would have done the same .

charley sweet

Apr 4, 2019, 7:11 pm Reply

I couldn't make it through all of the comments so hopefully, someone didn't answer this already… You don't like the pegboard, what would you use next time. I was about to go out and buy some!

Goho Poho

Apr 4, 2019, 8:26 am Reply

Honestly I prefered your previous channel logo, you know – with more beard.

Keanan Connor

Apr 4, 2019, 9:42 pm Reply

I was going to mention you should have a parts assembly mat on you’re bench but then realised you’re plug is park tool and you have one on the bench already , you’re the man Seth ahah

California American

May 5, 2019, 4:33 am Reply

Should bough something other than ryobi

nathan hoover

May 5, 2019, 6:57 pm Reply

9:20 you might need to clean your gutters

michael kadziolka

May 5, 2019, 2:49 am Reply

well, they will find the shoe rack 1000 years from now. LMAO

Mr Skate

May 5, 2019, 12:57 am Reply


Remi Pepelko

May 5, 2019, 1:28 pm Reply

I have a bike stand that has all the stickers, and I have so many stickers on there that you can't tell what the original color is

Cixa e

May 5, 2019, 2:21 pm Reply

You could have turned the shoe rack upside down and use the black PVC pipe to hold your helmets.

Ron Cooke

May 5, 2019, 7:30 am Reply

Any size uk 8

Ron Cooke

May 5, 2019, 7:30 am Reply

In Pink


May 5, 2019, 1:51 pm Reply

Published on Jan 2, 2019

Albert Haugen

May 5, 2019, 7:41 pm Reply

you can get pegboard in metal so the holes dont wear down over time


May 5, 2019, 3:32 am Reply

One of the best bike shack i have only seen

Bipu Pun Magar

May 5, 2019, 7:11 pm Reply

How much money for

Bikes with Ben

May 5, 2019, 8:10 am Reply

Seth said Velcro is called hook and loop but had it named as Velcro?

bobthedino24 _

May 5, 2019, 11:52 pm Reply

Is anybody wondering what happened to the wood chim that he used to get the workbench level

Arman S

May 5, 2019, 7:09 am Reply

Braa i want to make a mtb shop and backyard mtb trail and you are soo good youtuber i want to be pro rider like you

Andres Patrick Forero

May 5, 2019, 9:04 pm Reply

More diy on the channel please


May 5, 2019, 11:21 pm Reply

Clean your eaves bro!

Ric Peters

May 5, 2019, 9:23 pm Reply

Seth is so creative I have learned. SO Much watching his program thank you

Aiden Robertson

May 5, 2019, 2:50 pm Reply

I wish I had money to create a workshop but I’m 14 and have to use a spare space in the garage😕


May 5, 2019, 2:44 am Reply

Great vid and tell your wife not to complain about putting her car in the garage because bikes are more important

Dominic Rinaldi

May 5, 2019, 7:19 pm Reply

how did you add that hook to the fish scale?

Lukas A.

May 5, 2019, 1:00 pm Reply

How do you successfully heat up your garage in winter times without a gas oven or a small (and maybe inefficient) electric heater?
I got a petroleum heater, but the smell and the gases are a pain in the ass, so it's not possible to heat up the garage to a comfortable temperature


May 5, 2019, 8:16 am Reply

is it me or is that pipe abit over sized?

Not a Bot

May 5, 2019, 3:59 am Reply

Did he even move?


May 5, 2019, 1:08 pm Reply

I have been subscribed to you since 40k subs!

Matty Evans

May 5, 2019, 6:29 am Reply

6:34 when u realise she is better then u thought

James Warren

May 5, 2019, 2:23 am Reply

I'm glad seth became a mountain biker and not a super villain.

Charlie Greenslade

May 5, 2019, 8:43 pm Reply

Why don’t you ride cross country?


May 5, 2019, 5:23 am Reply

How to clean your floor mats:
Step 1: Flip the tiles over to reveal the clean side.
Step 2: Never spill shit on it again.


May 5, 2019, 10:45 am Reply

now u have only mustard cable u should have left it like ketchup mustard😂😂

Toby Gillett

May 5, 2019, 6:59 pm Reply

Great I’ve been a subscriber since 50k


Jun 6, 2019, 5:14 pm Reply

Next project, clean the Rain Gutters 😛


Jun 6, 2019, 7:26 pm Reply

Hehe… nice change.. Well done!

Koen Rampersad

Jun 6, 2019, 7:58 pm Reply

I have the same LED’s

The outdoors

Jun 6, 2019, 11:35 am Reply

4:53 Haha be missed the outlet!!🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Unknown 9173

Jun 6, 2019, 5:52 pm Reply

why waste time and cutting stuff when you could’ve just bought a real shoe rack?..

Alexander Craven

Jun 6, 2019, 6:03 pm Reply

I would not change the floor, it has stories with every stain

Volunteer Fisherman

Jun 6, 2019, 3:59 am Reply

Best recommendation for beginner mountain bike under $400??


Jun 6, 2019, 6:49 am Reply

Horse stall mats are really good for floors

Jerk around Johnny

Jun 6, 2019, 2:35 pm Reply

Get a retractable light

Christian Burrell

Jun 6, 2019, 6:53 am Reply

Thank you Seth. Your videos of the shop inspired me to build my own repair shop in my garage. You’d notice some similarities between my designs and yours. But “Crisco’s Crankworks” is uniquely my own. Next time you are in Utah, drop me a line on your way to Eric Porter’s place and come see. I’d love to put a photo of us on the wall.


Jun 6, 2019, 11:21 pm Reply

Seth i have the same LED lights in my room i got them of off amazon for £14.99

Jami Moilanen

Jun 6, 2019, 1:52 pm Reply

So your garage is a shop? Where you sell things or do you fix bikes or is it something else than a shop?

Jayden Keevil

Jun 6, 2019, 2:07 pm Reply

why does it say bacon?

cool music

Jun 6, 2019, 11:15 pm Reply

The top of the bench, I would cover it in sheet metal. Do a update video on the under the porch storage area.

BlueHooper Pranks

Jun 6, 2019, 3:09 pm Reply

That nut also serves for self-defense.


Jun 6, 2019, 7:00 am Reply

Hey Seth you should let me polish your brass nut


Jun 6, 2019, 4:55 am Reply

9:18 You need to clean ur gutters


Jul 7, 2019, 1:02 am Reply

Something I use more than expected is a pair of hemostats with curved and ridged jaws. Perfect for pulling and placing ball bearings, holding cable and tubing in place, and untangling grass deep down in cassettes, to name a few. A magnetic parts cup is also essential, and cheap (I see you, too park it in your vice's anvil).

You have insipred me to get a ceiling mounted power cable!


Jul 7, 2019, 3:59 pm Reply


Jack Day

Jul 7, 2019, 4:30 pm Reply

Use Swiss tracks

The California Angler

Jul 7, 2019, 8:36 pm Reply

what helmet do you use. im looking for a nice full face helmet that will be comfortable for all day use under 200$


Jul 7, 2019, 10:13 am Reply

When do you think you'll reach 10 billion subscribers?


Jul 7, 2019, 2:26 pm Reply

What's that big work light?
I need it! 🙂

CobraVenom Gaming

Jul 7, 2019, 4:28 pm Reply

That brass nut is from my Walmart bikes wheel


Jul 7, 2019, 10:35 am Reply

Looks like I might have a 5m x 5m workshop space for the bike workshop – looking forward to more workshop vids!


Jul 7, 2019, 4:00 pm Reply

shows up on my feed today and nice shop! till the end, looks like the gutter needs to be cleaned to avoid possible damage…

Thomas Smith

Jul 7, 2019, 1:35 pm Reply

You need a mini fridge


Jul 7, 2019, 10:39 pm Reply

anybody else here after he moved to berm peak


Jul 7, 2019, 8:54 pm Reply

Six months later the day has come! He will start again in a three door garage. Can’t wait

Forged Anvil

Jul 7, 2019, 7:15 pm Reply

Seth what’s your take on single front sprocket and add lower sprockets to rear?? Trek Marlin 5 I’m pretty much a beginner . Thanks


Jul 7, 2019, 11:13 am Reply

Bold of you to assume anyone will be alive in 1000 years 🤣


Jul 7, 2019, 6:11 pm Reply

My default home for stickers are my helmets

Ass- Series

Jul 7, 2019, 6:57 pm Reply


Kenny Keagy

Jul 7, 2019, 7:16 pm Reply

Any chance you could make a quick tutorial on how to make that wall hanger for bikes.

Sean Jarylle Fasomingo

Aug 8, 2019, 11:10 am Reply

Can i have the trek plsss

andrew Voegtle

Aug 8, 2019, 3:11 pm Reply

Seth hinted at him moving back in this video

Nathan Knight

Aug 8, 2019, 10:06 pm Reply

Why u so good at DIY 😂

Kermit Da frog

Aug 8, 2019, 12:01 am Reply

Cut it into thirds and use it as a unique and skinny bike feature for the brand new Berm Peak

Neno Hanna

Aug 8, 2019, 9:39 pm Reply

I have learned a lot from you sir. Thank you

iMax 9

Aug 8, 2019, 10:31 am Reply

why dont you make a bike repairing station (a shop for people who cant repair their bikes and will pay you to do that)

Mason Lewis

Aug 8, 2019, 12:25 pm Reply

The giant nut is the worlds biggest paper weight

Brian Stutt

Aug 8, 2019, 6:15 am Reply

Love your videos Seth and you gotta clean your gutter.

Teagan Smith

Aug 8, 2019, 11:27 am Reply

Tbh seth could have flipped the foam flooring over


Aug 8, 2019, 3:30 pm Reply

When you didn’t think it could get any better he moves to castle peak

Rishee Deshmukh

Sep 9, 2019, 9:31 pm Reply

That's not a GARAGE! That's a 5 star hotel room


Sep 9, 2019, 6:59 am Reply

U have a bike shop wow

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