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    Hanging bike upside down?

    I was wondering if hanging a bicycle upside down by the wheels (on hooks like the ones in a garage) are bad for the wheels or the bike.

    Matty in Brooklyn

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    Call me The Breeze I_bRAD's Avatar
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    Its fine.

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    Supposedly some older suspension forks had issues with it, but I bet you'd know if you had one like that.

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    Don't do it!

    All the air will run to the tops of your tires and it will take about 10 of the most miserable mile you have ever ridden to redistribute the air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    Don't do it!

    All the air will run to the tops of your tires and it will take about 10 of the most miserable mile you have ever ridden to redistribute the air.
    I screwed my hooks into the floor for this reason. I hang my bike standing up.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Hi Stacey, thanks for the straight answer! And to think, the first two posters assumed that I would believe their trick answers!

    haha

    Really, thank you Guys and Girls for responding.

    Matty in Brooklyn

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr
    I screwed my hooks into the floor for this reason. I hang my bike standing up.
    Aren't you the trick one?!

    Always glad to help Matty. Welcome aboard.

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    I know, It was horrible of me to mislead you. I'll send you a set of the reflector batteries that surely fell out when you hung it upside down. Please forgive me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr
    I screwed my hooks into the floor for this reason. I hang my bike standing up.
    Kinda like this?



    And:
    http://www.unc.edu/~cupery/pics/bike...o_bar-tape.jpg
    http://www.unc.edu/~cupery/pics/bike...de-ceiling.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    Don't do it!

    All the air will run to the tops of your tires and it will take about 10 of the most miserable mile you have ever ridden to redistribute the air.
    That pretty much true!! Nitrogen is a bit lighter than oxygen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitrogen) and over time the two components will separate. Since the nitrogen makes up the majority of the air within your tire, you wind up with an unbalanced tire.

    You'll also want to make sure you swap the stale air out in the spring if the bike has been hanging all winter.
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    If you have a hydraulic brake system, hanging the bike is probably not a good idea. Otherwise, hang away. Most small bike shops hang bikes on hooks everyday, in the back of the shop if not on the sales floor.
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    Has this been covered a thousand times. Search function.

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    [QUOTE=timcupery]Kinda like this?
    Exactly like that. I just did not have a picture of mine. Thanks, for the help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Please elaborate on the disc brakes. Would this cause fluid to drain into the master cylinder/ air to leave the master cylinder and enter the lines?

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    If you hang it by the rear wheel, then all the blood will rush to the head tube, or the headset, (choose one).

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    i needed that. good one guys. thanks.
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