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    Hanging your bike up?

    If I hang by bike from the ceiling from its rim, will it damage or mishape the rim?
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    If it looks like the $3000 bikes but costs less than a decent helmet, it probably isn't a wise investment.


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    Yes. It will create micro-cracks that will propagate into your fork, causing your fork to wobble, which will increase the wear on your headset, which will cause a resonance in your bottom bracket that transmits up the seat tube which will cause a catastrophic failure of your seat rails. You don't want that to happen do you?







    No, it won't hurt a thing. The wheel is used to supporting the weight of the bike PLUS you when you're on it, hanging just the bike by the wheel is no biggie.
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    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    ^That. It will also cause your back porch to sag, and, if you aren't careful, if it the when for but it the go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thompsonpost View Post
    if it the when for but it the go.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Ponder your own question for a bit. Then think about your weight when you ride the bike. Are you heavier than your bike frame?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
    No, it won't hurt a thing. The wheel is used to supporting the weight of the bike PLUS you when you're on it, hanging just the bike by the wheel is no biggie.
    of course.... i'm an idiot.

    thanks for the reply.
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    You'd be surprised how many times that question comes up. I don't see it as the question of an idiot; it's the question of someone who cares about their bike.
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    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post


    You'd be surprised how many times that question comes up. I don't see it as the question of an idiot; it's the question of someone who cares about their bike.
    Hence your original answer.

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    Some suspension forks don't like being upside for long periods of time.
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    I don't like being hung upside down for long periods.

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    I have always wondered if hanging a bike by the front wheel only will damage the headset
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclist2000 View Post
    I have always wondered if hanging a bike by the front wheel only will damage the headset
    It will only make the rusty water you've accumulated run out of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaisaroni View Post
    Some suspension forks don't like being upside for long periods of time.
    Quote Originally Posted by mcgreivey View Post
    I don't like being hung upside down for long periods.
    You must be some suspension fork!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MitchL View Post
    If I hang by bike from the ceiling from its rim, will it damage or mishape the rim?
    All the air will fall to the top of the tire and your wheels will be out of balance. You'll have to let the bike stand for an hour after taking it down before riding it.

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    Hang it by the rear wheel and all the blood will rush into the head[tube] and give the bike a nasty head[tube]ache.
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    If you're concerned about those Zipp 404's that cost you $2,500 +, maybe you can hang it by the top tube. Or alternatively, take off the front wheel and just use an old rim and put that on the bike and let that rim take the weight.

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    Rumor has it that some guys' bikes are better hung than their owners!
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    Originally Posted by thompsonpost
    if it the when for but it the go.
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