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Old 05-26-08, 11:35 AM   #1
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Storing bikes upside down?

Ive seen garage storage hooks that hang bikes upside down by the wheels. I'm just curious if that is a bad idea with a front suspension mountain bike. It seems like hanging it upside down would be bad for the shocks but I don't really know for sure.
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Old 05-26-08, 11:37 AM   #2
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it should be fine, just when you get it down again allow for the oil and stuff to drain back down and maybe give it a few warm up bounces.
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Old 05-26-08, 01:48 PM   #4
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Ignore XC Froot Loops, he has no idea what he's talking about.

What's the fork damped with? If it's hydraulic, hanging it could make a difference. Anything else would be fine.
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Yeah its a hydraulic fork. I was concerned with the fluid leaking out of it if it was upside down.
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Old 05-26-08, 06:14 PM   #6
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I have limited experience with hydraulic forks but I don't think that should be a problem.
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Old 05-26-08, 08:09 PM   #7
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Pay no attention to crank. Hes ugly.
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Aren't all the upright bikes in China actually upside down?


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Old 05-27-08, 06:37 AM   #9
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I hang mine by the rear wheel. No problems yet. I wouldn't go pumping up my shock while it's upside down though, but that's just me being overly paranoid.
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might effect some hydraulic brakes, too.
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I recently left my bike at a buddies house and he hung it upside down in his garage. Next day, there was a puddle of oil that leaked out from my fork ('03 RS Duke).
The fork has not been holding air well recently so this may be a result of a loose air valve (maybe? thoughts?) or some other problem and not necessarily simply a result of hanging the bike upside down.
(He called with 'some bad news'. I thought somebody had died! But he was just telling me about the fork. Hopefully it is a quick fix since short-track starts in 4 days!)
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Old 06-19-08, 11:47 AM   #12
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i suggest you put it in a van by the river instead.
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