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Old 09-13-04, 08:25 AM   #1
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Bike storage - hanging mounts okay?

I was just wondering if a mount like this:



is safe for storage of my road bike? Will it damage the wheels at all? It's a fairly cheap way to get my bike out of the way at my house but I don't want to damage my wheels.
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It'll be fine. Your road bike only weighs what - 20 pounds, maybe 22? That's not very much stress for a rim to handle. The achilles heel of these systems is the plastisol coating on the hooks. As long as it's in good shape (and it will last a LONG time) everything's OK. When the coating eventually wears through, the steel hookd underneath can leave cosmetic marks on your rims.
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Rock on, thanks much!

I think my bike is 19-20 lbs.. but I haven't checked.
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Barren, you should be OK. I hang my bikes on simple heavyduty
HOOKS screwed in the ceiling joist of my garage over the
winter with no harm done.
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When the coating eventually wears through, the steel hookd underneath can leave cosmetic marks on your rims.
Excellent point. I've taken to wrapping my hooks with old tubes and electrical tape.
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I bought hooks made by Pyramid Pro and they have a nice rubber coating over the hook so it won't wear, these are the only ones I've seen so far with a rubber coating but I'm sure there are more out there.
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I'm using 2 from Delta to hold up our bikes and no problem. Study and functional design.
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are those safe with heavier bikes, like mountain bikes?
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are those safe with heavier bikes, like mountain bikes?
That's what my shop uses to hold repairs - take a wild guess what my answer's gonna be
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heh, sweet.

I should prolly get one of these for my storage locker then, that way I can fit some stuff like my part boxes too.
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Can someone tell me who makes hangers like this please?
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I have 9 bikes hanging on hooks like that in my garage.

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Can someone tell me who makes hangers like this please?
Just go to any Home Depot, Lowes, or any hardware store, and buy a few of these hooks. I got mine for $1.99/3 pack.
These hooks work well vertically, as in hanging the bike form the ceiling , or horizontally, as in hanging the bike along a wall.

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This thread might be of some interest/help.

Hanging bikes on walls?
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are those safe with heavier bikes, like mountain bikes?
Usually. The weight of the bike isn't the determining issue. A few years back a FEW of the mountain bike suspension forks and shocks had air/oil systems that could leak or blead down if they were stored for extended periods of time.
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