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Old 04-12-06, 12:10 AM   #1
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Cycloc: Bicycle Storage Fixie Model

These guys use a fixie as their sample for their product, thought you all might want to see it.

http://www.cycloc.com/





Cycloc is...

A brilliantly simple solution for storing bicycles
A stylish, award-winning design for any cyclist's home
Designed and manufactured in Britain
The answer to your storage problems - well, at least one of them!
Bicycles are wonderful - they provide opportunity and freedom.
Whether commuting to work, or spinning with the club - cycling is a pleasure.
But where do you keep your bike when you are not on it?

Cycloc is your bike storage solution...

In towns and cities, where cycling is the answer to your transport needs,
Cycloc provides the practical solution to storing your bike in your home.
Buy a Cycloc and instantly free-up floor space, so you can win back your hallway. And Cycloc's subtle design looks good too - you can even choose a colour to complement your interior.
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Old 04-12-06, 12:16 AM   #2
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that's pretty cool... but 50 pounds???? i can buy a sturdy bucket form lowe's and a hacksaw for at the most $10.
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Old 04-12-06, 01:04 AM   #3
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that is pretty cool. Looks like it might be less intense on the wall than the traditional hook hanging system because there are three points of contact and the weight of the bike is distributed more evenly?
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Old 04-12-06, 01:07 AM   #4
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wheres the third point of contact?
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that's pretty cool... but 50 pounds???? i can buy a sturdy bucket form lowe's and a hacksaw for at the most $10.

dude its a cycloc!!!!!!
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that chain looks loose
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that chain looks loose
and the bars are at totally the wrong angle, someone needs to join bikeforums.
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Holy loose chain batman!!!

...and I only see two points of contact, but that should be plenty. You could build one of these out of wood in the style of a traditional forklift-style wall rack if you wanted to, but I personally think a traditional wall rack is probably less trouble. A neat idea though.
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So I can't count. Sioux me.
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Since the bike is suspended pretty far from its center of gravity, it is sorta torquing down on that bucket thing. Plus it's pretty far from the wall, so it'll want to try and flip down as well. I can't think of any system that would put more stress on the bolts that hold it in the wall.

It looks stylish, but marketing it as a space saver... a blatant lie. Realistically, you will not hang it high up in this way, will you? Maybe above your other bike (if applicable...) So the bike will be right by the wall where it would ba anyway, only a few inches further into your room. If you want to save space, hang it on the ceiling by the front wheel
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Since the bike is suspended pretty far from its center of gravity, it is sorta torquing down on that bucket thing. Plus it's pretty far from the wall, so it'll want to try and flip down as well. I can't think of any system that would put more stress on the bolts that hold it in the wall.
Good observation. In fact, the whole system RELIES on supporting the bike forward of it's center of gravity. Looks cool, but is totally unnecessary.
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Good observation. In fact, the whole system RELIES on supporting the bike forward of it's center of gravity. Looks cool, but is totally unnecessary.
actually, i think the whole dealie would be helpful with sloping toptubes, no?

i didn't figure that out myself, i went to the website.
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It's cool. But I'd suggest hanging a sign "this is not a urinal" for house parties.
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actually, i think the whole dealie would be helpful with sloping toptubes, no?
I'm not really sure how. Unless you hung it with the top tube horizontal, regardless of bicycle, the bike would slide through until either the seat-tube (pursuit frames) or headtube (compact frames) rested against the bracket. This could be counteracted by having a rubberized coating on the arms, but I don't see any. Any bike would be applying torque to this thing. A 50 lb weight limit is evidence of this.
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Some bikes are sold with handlebars that are too wide for the typical cyclist.
It is good practice to trim the ends of the handlebars to suit the width of your shoulders. This simple modification will make your bike more comfortable and allow you to negotiate traffic more easily. Docking your bike in the Cycloc will also be easier - so there are advantages all round.
Hey um, you should trim your bars. They might be too wide. And it will help it store more nicely.
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