Old 02-12-08, 04:26 PM
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Can i damage my fork by storing my bike on a wall hook?

Hi there.
In my apartment, I store my bikes vertically on my wall using a storage hook that screws into the wall. The hook grabs the rim of the front tire resulting in a bike with both tires on the wall facing towards the ceiling. For road bikes, I see no problem in doing this. However, if my mountain bikes spend the majority of their life in an upward facing position when not being ridden, I was wondering if this can damage a suspension fork. Does the pulling action imparted by the hook have an affect over time? Does allowing the oil in an air-oil fork to drain away from the dropouts and rest at top of the fork wear on performance or seal integrity over time? Should I be storing my bike right side up?
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