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Old 08-08-19, 02:55 PM
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Ceiling bike wheel storage

How are you storing the seemingly increasing number of spare wheels? I may have a space along the ceiling behind the furnace but I have about 14 wheels to hang and not sure about hardware to do so. I am also open to other methods of storage.

Any ideas?
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Old 08-08-19, 03:20 PM
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I have about the same number to stash away myself. At my old house I had a closet and simply used a short piece of rope to tie each wheel individually to the cross bar, varying the length of the tie so the hubs were staggered. I’m thinking of a similar set up in my new basement with a length of iron pipe secured to the rafters.
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I use a big nail. One wheel per nail. I have two pairs hanging in my garage; both ready to go if needed. Extra commute wheels for my fixie, and clincher wheels for my bike with the sewups.
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Old 08-08-19, 04:05 PM
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How about S-hooks hung on a horizontal tube/pipe?
I use that and it works well for wheels. You will need to put it in a vise and rotating 1 hook 90 degrees to hang, makes for an easy on and off.
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Old 08-08-19, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1 View Post
How about S-hooks hung on a horizontal tube/pipe?
I use that and it works well for wheels. You will need to put it in a vise and rotating 1 hook 90 degrees to hang, makes for an easy on and off.
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This is exactly how I've been doing it for years, but I use the red plastic-coated ones from Amazon.
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Old 08-08-19, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1 View Post
How about S-hooks hung on a horizontal tube/pipe?
I use that and it works well for wheels. You will need to put it in a vise and rotating 1 hook 90 degrees to hang, makes for an easy on and off.
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I've done something very similar to this. I made my own "S" hooks out of old clothes hangers. Cut a piece of clothes hanger wire to length, bend it into an S shape with pliers, then use pliers or a vice to twist the hook 90 degrees. The hooks hang on long piece of galvanized steel pipe, like a long clothes hanging rod, that runs over my work bench. You may want to make half the hooks about four inches longer so you can alternate long/short/long. That will allow you to hang them closer together without the hubs and skewers colliding.
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Old 08-08-19, 04:39 PM
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I have so many that this year they have been going to people in need of wheels. Just can't take it anymore and no longer willing to store them.
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Originally Posted by TiHabanero View Post
I have so many that this year they have been going to people in need of wheels. Just can't take it anymore and no longer willing to store them.
That's a great idea
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I use a 2x4 with “bicycle hooks” screwed into it. The 2x4 is screwed to the rafters. Currently the hooks are all rotated 30 degrees or so, such that the hubs, cassettes, and (gulp) disc rotors have clearance.
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This works for me. I have fashion cleats since I have no exposed rafters.
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Compiling a few of the above-mentioned suggestions, I first "fish scale" wheel pairs using a couple of zip ties, then hang using home-made 90-degree-twisted S-hooks on a metal pipe.
Where height is available, additional pairs of wheels can be tacked onto pairs already hanging from hooks.






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A variation on what OneIsAllYouNeed is doing. I guess he actually needs more than one?

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Originally Posted by dddd View Post
Compiling a few of the above-mentioned suggestions, I first "fish scale" wheel pairs using a couple of zip ties, then hang using home-made 90-degree-twisted S-hooks on a metal pipe.
Where height is available, additional pairs of wheels can be tacked onto pairs already hanging from hooks.





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