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Old 02-07-12, 09:00 AM   #1
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Tandem Wall Hanger

Our tandem takes up so much space. We are looking to create a bike wall with bike hangers. Is there any hangers that you use that you would recommend.

Only real concerns are holding the weight of the tandem (I know it will go into a stud).
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I would use any hanger/hook that is designed for a single bike for a tandem. The weak point is going to be the method of attaching the hanger to the wall, not the hanger itself.
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I've hung a number of bikes, including a 80s Holdsworth tandem (531 steel, no idea how much it weighs but definitely more than the other bikes!) using the RubberMaid FastTrack vertical bike hooks. I used an older version (the 5E02) that's no longer produced but I found a whole box of them at a nearby Home Depot:



The 5E02 has two holes in the mounting plate so I was able to screw them directly into the studs (using 2 1/2" deck screws, I believe.) They've had bikes in them for about 4 months now with no signs of slippage/looseness. Here's what it looks like in action:

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I would use any hanger/hook that is designed for a single bike for a tandem. The weak point is going to be the method of attaching the hanger to the wall, not the hanger itself.
Precisely. And those hooks can hold me (a Clydesdale). I've hung from them. I would think even a heavy tandem is nowhere near half that weight.
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I really like the two cheap brackets that I bought at Home Depot or Wall Mart or somewhere. They allow the bike to tuck up against the wall higher. You just have to watch the oily chain if you walk in that area often. Each bracket comes with foam padding on the arm to protect your paint.


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