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    Carbon Fiber Frame Wall Mounted?? Opinions Needed

    Hi Roadies.

    I've recently been doing small DIY projects around the house, the other day i came across a cool (minimalist) bike wall mount that i would love to do.


    This is why I need some advice on a carbon frame sitting on something like that for long periods of time. Say 1 month.
    I understand that carbon will be fine for a short time but does carbon fiber tend to bend or miss shape
    if enough weight and time is applied?

    Thank you for viewing
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    Quote Originally Posted by loimpact View Post
    Take that as NO don't do it

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    The wood fibers and the carbon fibers will intertwine over the course of a month unless you orient them orthogonally. Build that shelf so it is end-grain out and everything will be fine.

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    probably should cut your fame apart if you plan on it sitting for more than a week, this will prevent it from sgaging into a curly ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatGinge View Post

    I understand that carbon will be fine for a short time but does carbon fiber tend to bend or miss shape
    if enough weight and time is applied?
    Assuming you actually want a straight answer to a straight question, the answer is NO. Assuming that weight is less than tons and time less than an eternity, the frame won't be affected by hanging it this way.
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    Thank you for all your help guys. I was planning on laying down a foam layer where the frame will actually sit to make life easier on the frames shape as it in not flat like a piece of wood.

    Thanks again
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    They are making airplane fuselages out of carbon fiber now. You definitely do not need to worry about the weight of a hanging bike deforming a tube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatGinge View Post
    Take that as NO don't do it
    Actually, I meant to type more in there but I was late for my morning group ride so figured I'd see where this thread went when I got back. I knew the appropriate responses would arrive. (and they did)

    To elaborate.....you'll hear folks say to never do such things and especially not to clamp in a bike stand by the top tube. (usually, only seat post). Nevertheless, I've got a buddy w/ a 2008 size 58cm S-Works Tarmac which has ONLY hung and will ONLY ever hang by the top tube. He works in NHRA top fuel & funny car & laughed at me suggesting him clamping the top tube could pose a problem.

    Has somebody ever actually damaged a top tube of a carbon fiber bike by doing anything other than crashing?

    I have yet to see proof.

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    Only thing I would add if your frame has a sloping top tube that type of holder might get weird speaking from past experience.

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    I'd make one minor modification: I'd cut the top tube slots to slope down on both sides so that you have to lift the frame up slightly to get the bike off the wall.

    The way the slots are horizontal makes me nervous; somebody might bump the bike and the top tube could easily slide out of the slots and fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooper View Post
    I'd make one minor modification: I'd cut the top tube slots to slope down on both sides so that you have to lift the frame up slightly to get the bike off the wall.

    The way the slots are horizontal makes me nervous; somebody might bump the bike and the top tube could easily slide out of the slots and fall.

    Once again, thank you for your time and knowledge people.

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    I would be more worried about someone walking by and knocking down off of such an unstable-looking thing. In my opinion, the best place to keep your bike is under you. Hanging it up for one month - blasphemy!

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    Your frame will be fine, but you'll lose fitness if your bike sits unused for a month.

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    But there's other ways to keep fit.





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    Quote Originally Posted by loimpact View Post
    Actually, I meant to type more in there but I was late for my morning group ride so figured I'd see where this thread went when I got back. I knew the appropriate responses would arrive. (and they did)

    To elaborate.....you'll hear folks say to never do such things and especially not to clamp in a bike stand by the top tube. (usually, only seat post). Nevertheless, I've got a buddy w/ a 2008 size 58cm S-Works Tarmac which has ONLY hung and will ONLY ever hang by the top tube. He works in NHRA top fuel & funny car & laughed at me suggesting him clamping the top tube could pose a problem.

    Has somebody ever actually damaged a top tube of a carbon fiber bike by doing anything other than crashing?

    I have yet to see proof.
    I've worked on a friend's Kestrel bike that had such thin tubing on the top tube that clamping it by the top tube would deform it. On my own bikes, I clamp primarly by the seat tube rather than the seat post but do not worry about clamping by the top tube when it's the best clamp point for the position I need to put the frame in.

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    If the frame is kept on that for more than 7.34 days the carbon will asplode into a million pieces

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolcamaro12 View Post
    If the frame is kept on that for more than 7.34 days the carbon will asplode into a million pieces
    Knew it, definitely not doing it then

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    omments regarding not riding it for a month, I have an Alluminum bike that I use for rough weather as here in England its not always sun and fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooper View Post
    I'd make one minor modification: I'd cut the top tube slots to slope down on both sides so that you have to lift the frame up slightly to get the bike off the wall.

    The way the slots are horizontal makes me nervous; somebody might bump the bike and the top tube could easily slide out of the slots and fall.

    +1 on adding a lip or downward slant.
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    I would wager that not riding in Minnesota is just as fatiguing as not riding in New York.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
    But there's other ways to keep fit.





    Oh sorry, blasphemy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatGinge View Post
    omments regarding not riding it for a month, I have an Alluminum bike that I use for rough weather as here in England its not always sun and fun

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    Sorry, no pity for you. I live in Holland and it rains here all the time. Carbon doesn't melt in the rain. See rule #5 and ride more.

    (just pokin' fun at ya man)

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