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Old 05-14-15, 12:27 AM   #1
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How do you guys store your cruisers in your garage? Ceiling cable question.

We just picked up 2 electras, one which is a ghostrider. We have 2 road bikes/1 mountain bike hanging upside down by the wheels on hooks in ceiling. Is it too much stress on the ceiling to space out those bikes plus our new cruiser bikes? We are thinking of getting 2 pully cables to raise up/down the bikes we just picked up. Can't seem to fit the bikes any other way. With the monkey bars its too wide to place the bike hanging on the wall. Hanging them straight up against the wall would not work for us as well. What do you guys do?
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I currently have about 25 bike hanging from hooks in my garage and about 20 more hanging in a storage rental. All that weight is nothing compared to the snow loads we get here in WI and is perfectly safe. Just use hooks as the cable hanging things are a waste of money and a pain to use. Roger
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catch (space) as catch can for me. i keep saying i'm going to get rid of some bikes and organise better. i say it every time i bring another bike home.

i do have a few hanging, not from the ceiling, but from exposed wall studs in my unfinished garage. just made sort of a sideways hook to do it.
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I have several bikes hanging by hooks from the ceiling. Just make sure your hooks are in the studs and not drywall only and you'll be fine. The only drawback is if you can't lift a bike over your head.

Your garage height is also a consideration. My brother uses the pulleys and it provides lots of space, but if I did that in my garage they would hang too low for my liking.
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