Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-28-05, 12:39 PM   #1
APostle
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
How do I suspend my bike?

Dear all,
Thankyou for reading my post. I have just bought a Trek racing bike and realise that i must store it hanging from the beams in the garage as it is likely that it will not be given the respect i must give it if i leave it on the floor. I have two beams which are pretty much the same width as the seat and handlebars are apart so I would like to be able to suspend it from the handlebars and the seat. Does anyone know where I can obtain a hook in order to do this?
Thankyou for your help.
APostle
APostle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-05, 12:44 PM   #2
Ubie
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: San Francisco
Bikes:
Posts: 313
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i hang mine upside down using the wheels. you can go to any hardware store and buy some large hooks to hang it from, i think the ones i have were 2/$3. just measure out the distance between axles and install the hooks about that far apart (it doesn't need to be perfect). if you don't have support beams the appropriate distance apart maybe you can go length-wise down one beam?
Ubie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-05, 01:08 PM   #3
merlinextraligh
pan y agua
 
merlinextraligh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Jacksonville
Bikes: Wilier Zero 7; Merlin Extralight; Co-Motion Robusta; Schwinn Paramount; Motobecane Phantom Cross; Cervelo P2; Motebecane Ti Fly 29er; Calfee Dragonfly Tandem
Posts: 29,131
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
There are rope hoist systems for this if it's too high to reach. I got one at Sports authority.
merlinextraligh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-05, 01:34 PM   #4
roadfix
hello
 
roadfix's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Bikes:
Posts: 18,567
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
2 bike hooks, 2 bucks, hang your bike upside down, the most practical way to store your bike.......and no, your wheels aren't gonna warp (silly question people sometimes ask)....
roadfix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-05, 04:17 PM   #5
slooney
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Denver, Colorado
Bikes: Trek 930 mutt (beater) Gary Fisher '98 Paragon
Posts: 190
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
There are rope hoist systems for this if it's too high to reach. I got one at Sports authority.
Or, you can assemble one out of part from the harrdware store- I've got 5 or 6 hanging from my garage ceiling, holding mostly bikes, but also a gear box. It takes a little creativity (how to attach bikes to pulleys, sapcing, etc) but it works fine. I've got 6 pulleys at 1.88 each, five screw eyes (which I buy in bulk- call it $3) and because we have high ceilings, 50' of braided nylon rope (I use 3/8" because it's easier to handle than 1/4") for $8 and a cleat for $2 gives me a total of around $24. Damnh, maybe I should be trying to buy these things!

For what it's worth, I like being able to customize them so that they do exactly what I want them to do, and I can put them anywhere I can design them for.
slooney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-05, 06:28 PM   #6
Paul L.
Senior Member
 
Paul L.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Arizona, USA
Bikes: Mercier Corvus (commuter), Fila Taos (MTB), Trek 660(Got frame for free and put my LeMans Centurian components on it)
Posts: 2,601
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
One bike hook (or other hook with a lag type screw thread on the bottom) screwed into a ceiling joist, hang bike by front wheel so both wheels contact wall. Been storing my road bike like this for years.
__________________
Sunrise saturday,
I was biking the backroads,
lost in the moment.
Paul L. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-05, 07:38 PM   #7
CycleMagic
Crazy Like a Daisy
 
CycleMagic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: North Carolina, USA
Bikes: Giant OCR-3
Posts: 1,054
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Fixer
.......and no, your wheels aren't gonna warp (silly question people sometimes ask)....
glad you answered the silly question....I was wondering about that!
have a silly day!
Liz
__________________
Where am I going?......

....and why am I in this handbasket?
CycleMagic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-05, 11:28 PM   #8
giorgios
Senior Member
 
giorgios's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: chicago
Bikes: Rock Lobster, Serotta Coeur d'Acier, Schwinn Varsity, Schwinn Speedster, Schwinn Highplains, Raligh Marathon
Posts: 152
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Drill two metal round eyes about 18 inches apart so you can hang your bike with two bunge cords under the top tube. If positioned correctly it will become functional art.
giorgios is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-05, 06:16 AM   #9
Bigmark
But Getting Smaller
 
Bigmark's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boardman Ohio
Bikes: 05 Gary Fisher Tiburon S
Posts: 235
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Or, you can assemble one out of part from the harrdware store- I've got 5 or 6 hanging from my garage ceiling, holding mostly bikes, but also a gear box. It takes a little creativity (how to attach bikes to pulleys, sapcing, etc) but it works fine. I've got 6 pulleys at 1.88 each, five screw eyes (which I buy in bulk- call it $3) and because we have high ceilings, 50' of braided nylon rope (I use 3/8" because it's easier to handle than 1/4") for $8 and a cleat for $2 gives me a total of around $24. Damnh, maybe I should be trying to buy these things!
OK, I looked at the drawing, and correct me if I am wrong, but for the pulley distances on the ceiling should be equal to the lifting points of the bike correct?

And am I correct that it will lift the bike evenly. Or will it pull the bike up from one end, then the other? Just curious,

This is very cool, and would be a huge space saver in my garage.
Bigmark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-05, 06:41 AM   #10
mirona
I can't find my pants
 
mirona's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: UMASS, Amherst/ Swick, MA
Bikes: 07 Specialized Langster Comp,06 Kona King Zing, 06 Specialized Rockhopper Pro Disc; 03 LOOK KG461;(destroyed by suv); 85 Panasonic Team America; 73 Peugeot U0-8; 94 Balance Super B BMX; 04 Diamondback Outlook MTB, Diamondback DBR DH
Posts: 2,331
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If you REALLY want to suspend your bike, try Carbonite



mirona is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-05, 12:26 PM   #11
slooney
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Denver, Colorado
Bikes: Trek 930 mutt (beater) Gary Fisher '98 Paragon
Posts: 190
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigmark
OK, I looked at the drawing, and correct me if I am wrong, but for the pulley distances on the ceiling should be equal to the lifting points of the bike correct?

And am I correct that it will lift the bike evenly. Or will it pull the bike up from one end, then the other? Just curious,

This is very cool, and would be a huge space saver in my garage.
Yes, the pulley distances at the ceiling are equal to the lifting points on the bike. A little spacing between the paired pulleys helps them not interfere with each other, but they can actually be strung on the same screw eye.

As for your other question, in the best of all possible worlds, assuming zero resistance in your pulleys, no twisting of the rope between lifting point and ceiling pulleys, etc, the bike will lift evenly. I've found, however, that it tends to be a little wonky, and the bike will lift somewhat askew. This is not a problem, as it equalizes at the top of the pull.

As much as I'd like to take credit, I have to give credit to my dad, who used to store a small sailboat in his garage by hanging it from the rafters using similar methods. Necessity is the mother of invention. It has been a huge help in storing our bikes, and will continue to be so for years, I expect.
slooney is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:38 AM.