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    Drive the Bicycle.
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    I'm Telling Everyone...

    -- I keep my bike in the spare room in the house and decided to free up some floor space by putting a hook in the ceiling. OK so now I hang up the bike by the wheel (like we have all seen before), BUT I discovered an unexpected benefit with the bike suspended up like that: It is much easier to remove a wheel and also inspect and service the derailleurs, pedals, brakes, tires etc. And when I replace the rear wheel, it DROPS into the dropouts.

    I made the hook from 3/4" wide steel strap so it won't make a dink in the rim.

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    For years I did most of my own bike repairs and tuneing while the bike was hanging by it's front wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 77Univega
    I made the hook from 3/4" wide steel strap so it won't make a dink in the rim.
    Didn't you like those $1.49 padded bike hooks?
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    Drive the Bicycle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fixer
    Didn't you like those $1.49 padded bike hooks?
    -- Those padded hooks may be great, but I'm a tool junkie who likes to "re-use, recycle, repair"

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    Quote Originally Posted by 77Univega
    -- Those padded hooks may be great, but I'm a tool junkie who likes to "re-use, recycle, repair"
    Nothing wrong with that!...
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