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Old 09-14-10, 02:49 PM   #1
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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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Old 09-14-10, 03:06 PM   #2
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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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^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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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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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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It's not idiocy, it's illogical worry.
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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.
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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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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You must be some suspension fork!
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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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