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Basel Alstadt bike storage

Hello,

I'm considering taking an apartment in Basel Alstadt. The main problem is that it doesn't have a basement and so there is nowhere to store my bicycle. I appreciate that Basel is very safe and bikes can securely be left on the street etc (not like London) but partly I would like to keep it indoors so that it is protected from the weather, and also so that I have a place to do any repairs. Does anyone know of any options for renting bike storage in Central Basel?

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Re: Basel Alstadt bike storage

There are houses here that don't have basements, especially in the Altstadt? And there's no outside storage that looks something like this? https://www.verlagshaus-jaumann.de/m...normalized.jpg

From a security perspective, I honestly don't think there's a need to rent a 'parking spot' for the bike if you lock it up with a decent lock and secure it properly, however, for protection from the weather etc., here are some options: https://www.velostation.ch/velostationen/basel-2/ If you don't live quite literally next to any of these, it'll be a hassle, unless of course you only use your bike occasionally.
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There are houses here that don't have basements, especially in the Altstadt? And there's no outside storage that looks something like this? https://www.verlagshaus-jaumann.de/m...normalized.jpg

From a security perspective, I honestly don't think there's a need to rent a 'parking spot' for the bike if you lock it up with a decent lock and secure it properly, however, for protection from the weather etc., here are some options: https://www.velostation.ch/velostationen/basel-2/ If you don't live quite literally next to any of these, it'll be a hassle, unless of course you only use your bike occasionally.
Thanks for the quick reply.

The apartment is in the really old part of the city above a shop, there's definitely no basement, I've checked with the owner. It isn't near either of the underground storage locations in the links you sent and I don't think its that near any of the semi covered storage units you showed in the image.

I'm planning on getting a touring bike for weekend trips, and wouldn't want to leave it outside though I agree with you it would probably be safe. I also get the impression that my trying to change an inner tube in the middle of a tourist street probably wouldn't be the thing to do here.... Looks like I'll need to find another apartment.

Thanks again for the advice
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