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Old 01-20-05, 05:58 PM   #1
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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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Old 01-20-05, 07:49 PM   #2
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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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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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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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Old 01-20-05, 11:13 PM   #5
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-- 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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