Bike Area

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Bike Area
Bike Area - June 2022.jpg
Intended Use Storing and working on bicycles.
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The Bike Area is downstairs, it contains tools for fixing and hacking bikes. It also the place to temporarily store your bike while at the space. It is accessed by going through the CNC Corridor past the Blue Room and dance school entrance, then on to the end of the Main Corridor. It is possible to exit (only) via the dance school entrance.

Ancient DNH pile (foreground), hacking-cyclist-commuter parking (middle)

Bike storage

Bicycle parking for the cycling hackers - please do not store long term bicycle projects in this area.

In respect of our bike racks:

You are welcome to use the racks in the Bike Area to store your bike in the space if:

  • You are hacking in the space and using the space.
  • You want a safe place to leave your bike if you want to walk into town to shop/go to the cinema etc for a short period of time (ie, a morning or an afternoon).

The bike racks are not:

  • For storing a bike for more than a day.
  • As storage for a project you’re working on. These should be classed as "large projects" and be taken home with you or go in Large Project Storage
  • Whilst you go to work every day (Nottingham City Council operate Citycard Cycle Hubs for this purpose).

Tools and equipment

An assortment of bike mechanic's tools available in this area. Additional tools were added in August 2021. See Bike tools for more information about each tool.

List of tools sorted (approximately) by location
Photo Tools
Bike Area - Drawer 1.jpg
Mostly unrelated stuff...
Bike Area - Drawer 2.jpg
Chain wear checker, puncture repair kit, Various spanners, pedal wrench, chain break, tyre levers, chain whip
Bike Area - Drawer 3.jpg
Wheel balancing tool, pump
Bike Area - Stand.jpg
Bike stand
Various spanners and sockets

The bike area is currently cluttered with large items awaiting disposal, however the area is currently accessible.

Owned by the space

Important notes

Tools in this area should always be returned to the area after use.


Guide.png  Please see Nottinghack Rules/Guide - Rule 0: Do Not Be On Fire


question This area and the tools in it does not require booking and can not be booked.

Cleaning and maintenance

Always leave the area as you would like to find it. Build time into your schedule for cleaning up.

Problems and issues

question If there is a problem in the Bike Area contact the Metalworking team. If a tool is broken or damaged, report it to the team.

Future plans

The bike tools and storage moved downstairs into Hackspace 2.5 late 2019. Tools need sorting and documenting.


See also


Contained within this area are sub locations. A full list of these can be found here: Sub-Locations of Bike Area

Upstairs Comfy AreaStudioMembers StorageTextiles WorkshopKitchenToiletsWorkshopDusty AreaMetalworking AreaSpray BoothLaser AreaCNC AreaScreen Printing
Downstairs 3D Printer AreaElectronics AreaBlue RoomTeam StorageMetalworking DownstairsMembers Storage DownstairsClassroomBike AreaMain CorridorCNC Corridor
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