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Old 03-17-09, 02:22 PM
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~-~-~-~Does bike hanger = bent RIM ? ~-~-~-~

Ok guys, I have to get organized.

I have 9 bikes, and I'm looking to start hanging from the ceiling with those little screw type hooks. I can only use one hook per bike, all that concentrated weight might bend the rim. Anyhow, I'm open to ideas, but they need to be relatively inexpensive, and compact.
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Old 03-17-09, 03:01 PM
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^ That won't bend the rim. Think about the force it faces being ridden and the force put on the hook by just just bikes weight alone.
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Old 03-17-09, 03:01 PM
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your rims will be bent only if your spokes are undertensioned. i've used those bike hooks you can get for 3 bucks from home despot for a long time. to be safe, hang your bikes from the front wheel.
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If the wheel rim can take your weight while you are riding over bumps, there is no way it will have any problem taking the weight of the bike when hanging on a hook. It might be painful if you start hanging from those hooks.
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Old 03-17-09, 03:15 PM
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Thanks, I can live without fear.

It just seemed like alot of pounds per square inch, and over time. Anyway, Im going to homedepot
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Originally Posted by Lets_roll View Post
I have 9 bikes, and I'm looking to start hanging from the ceiling... all that concentrated weight might bend the rim.
No risk. Each spoke pulls the rim inwards by maybe 6-10 times the weight of the bike, so hanging it from the rim is no issue.
The only things you might want to watch out for is scratches, and there have been some people reporting issues with hydraulic sus forks and brakes after hanging storage.
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Originally Posted by une_vitesse View Post
your rims will be bent only if your spokes are undertensioned. i've used those bike hooks you can get for 3 bucks from home despot for a long time. to be safe, hang your bikes from the front wheel.
There is no risk of bending the rim by hanging the bike, even if the spokes are undertensioned. And I cannot imagine why you think haging it by the front wheel is safer. Can you please explain?
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Old 03-17-09, 05:08 PM
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One problem I had with the bike hooks was the plastic coating splitting from taking the bikes down and hanging them back up so often. I ended up removing the plastic coating and got some vinyl tubing to slide over the hooks. It works great.
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Ditto on the front wheel comment - why would this be more beneficial? I've always hung my bikes from their rear wheels - never thought it made a difference, but I figured if for some reason the rear skewer disappeared or came loose, the way the rear wheel sits in the dropouts, it would still hang. If you hang it from the front wheel, I can maybe see how if if the quick release is a bit loose, the wheel could slide out and the bike would hit the deck. Just my 2 cents...
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Originally Posted by roadnoob412 View Post
If you hang it from the front wheel, I can maybe see how if if the quick release is a bit loose, the wheel could slide out and the bike would hit the deck. Just my 2 cents...
My 2 cents would be.....if it was loose enoughto drop and hit the floor of the garage, that is better than coming out when I'm riding....maybe this could be considered a safety test?
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