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Old 04-23-17, 11:44 AM
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wall hanger

Ceiling hanger actually.

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Nyce bookeneds too. What're you using to hang it?
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Nyce bookeneds too. What're you using to hang it?
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Looks awesome,maybe out it in the big ring.
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I noticed many people leave their bikes on the small ring......
Is that to relieve/minimize tension from the derailleur pivot springs, when the bike is not being ridden?
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Originally Posted by Chombi1 View Post
I noticed many people leave their bikes on the small ring......
Is that to relieve/minimize tension from the derailleur pivot springs, when the bike is not being ridden?
That plus little to no tension on the cables, although I seem to recall Suntour fronts were opposite granted I'm dredging that up from almost 45 years ago and I have trouble remembering what I went downstairs for these days.
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Originally Posted by Chombi1 View Post
I noticed many people leave their bikes on the small ring......
Is that to relieve/minimize tension from the derailleur pivot springs, when the bike is not being ridden?
I guess I leave my bikes in the small ring. Nicer to be in the small chainring when I start the next ride from a standing stop. I'm not macho enough to take off from the big. Also, I am always in the small CR for at least the last couple blocks before getting home.

Minimizing spring tension?? I never even thought of that.
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Old 04-23-17, 05:00 PM
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How do you get it down?
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I have one bike that spends a lot of time hanging from the ceiling. One thing I don't like about it doing so, is, the tubs (with latex inners) are always flat, and It's a pain keeping them inflated.
You also see this with a lot of historic race bikes on display in museums and they look kind of dead because of it.
Tip: Wall hanger bikes will always look best with tubs that have butyl rubber inner tubes, as they will stay inflated for a long time....
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Its just velcro around the wheels. I intend to rotate bikes through the display as I can see this from my office desk. Requires a step stool but is otherwise pretty easy.

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This is what happens when bicycles fall into the wrong hands....
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These reasons. Tension in cables can lead to clamp on shifters and derailleurs slipping down. Tension in springs is not a positive but probably not a huge deal. I also like the look of an RD when it is wrapping some chain and not all stretched out.


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That plus little to no tension on the cables, although I seem to recall Suntour fronts were opposite granted I'm dredging that up from almost 45 years ago and I have trouble remembering what I went downstairs for these days.
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This to me has always made the most sense, safer, practical and sensible. Taking off in a big gear is potentially very problematic, seen more than a few slip on a wet, oily, slick spot on takeoff and go down. One slip, trip, stumble or bobble and you can be toast. I have always shifted down coming to a stop to try to make sure the next takeoff is smooth and proper, especially in traffic, on crappy roads, storm drains, crosswalk paint. gravel and debris, etc., etc.


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I guess I leave my bikes in the small ring. Nicer to be in the small chainring when I start the next ride from a standing stop. I'm not macho enough to take off from the big. Also, I am always in the small CR for at least the last couple blocks before getting home.

Minimizing spring tension?? I never even thought of that.
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Ceiling hanger actually.

My idea of art, but not my wife's. Glad to read it's not just a wall hanger!
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