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Old 04-22-13, 04:50 PM   #1
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Ceiling hook storage

I was wondering if it is secure to hang the bike upside down using the rubber coated hook. My main concern is not about the bike, but the car I park underneath. Each hook is rated at 100 lbs and my trek weighs < 30 lbs. Has anyone seen bike fell from ceiling hooks?

I have secured the hooks to the studs and I also ensure the quick release on the bike is securely fastened.
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Old 04-22-13, 05:38 PM   #2
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No problem, as long as you have the hooks screwed in tight . Go for it !
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No problem, as long as you have the hooks screwed in tight . Go for it !


Guess I can sleep well tonite!! Thanks!!
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Two per bike is twice as many as we use to hang them at the shop. Hundreds of bicycles and neither the ceiling nor the bikes have ever fallen in 50 years. Your baby's probably pretty safe!
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Two per bike is twice as many as we use to hang them at the shop. Hundreds of bicycles and neither the ceiling nor the bikes have ever fallen in 50 years. Your baby's probably pretty safe!
Thanks for increasing my confidence level.. guess all i have to do is to tell my kid not to jump in the bedroom upstairs!!! LOL
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I'm guessing that there may have been a few instances somewhere of someone missing the structural wood and screwing a hook into.........drywall.
Just make sure the hook is screwed into something solid. I've never had one fail.
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I'm guessing that there may have been a few instances somewhere of someone missing the structural wood and screwing a hook into.........drywall.
Just make sure the hook is screwed into something solid. I've never had one fail.
Thanks for the tip. I'm pretty sure they hit the studs... #1 I did see woods coming off when I'm drilling the pilot holes. #2 I have to use some force to actually screw the hooks to about 1.5" deep and the last few turns are very tight which tells me I'm screwing into the studs.

make sense?
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... My main concern is not about the bike, but the car I park underneath...
You obviously need your priorities sorted.
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Thanks for the tip. I'm pretty sure they hit the studs... #1 I did see woods coming off when I'm drilling the pilot holes. #2 I have to use some force to actually screw the hooks to about 1.5" deep and the last few turns are very tight which tells me I'm screwing into the studs.

make sense?
Old carpenter's trick to easily installing large screws (or even not so large) into wood, virtually eliminates binding up screw with chance of weakening or even breaking off screw.
Take bar of soap from tub/shower (not new or dried out bar, but softened from being well used) rub the screw threaded section back and forth like a saw till threads are FILLED with the soap. You'll be amazed at how much easier it is to thread in. Have snapped off my share of screws ...Grrrr
Oh, and candle wax also works well, Although I find it best to heat the screw such that the wax sticks to the threads.
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For years, before safety regs got anal at work, we would screw a half-dozen or so bike hooks into landscape timber, and secure them in the ceiling rafters; never lost a hook, and they were holding 35/40-lb bikes regularly.
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pilot hole drilled in the stud is useful less .. work .. electronic stud finers are useful in finding stud centers.
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