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Old 01-10-13, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
Why would I want to spend $250 to hang a whopping 6 wheels?

Do you work for this firm?

Let me check the math, I have about 100 wheels laying around. Ten feet of 1/2" conduit is $1.10, S hooks are $18 for 50, I can hang 20 to 25 wheels on one stick of conduit, then connect another. So I can hang all 100 wheels for $40. I can also hang various frames from the same hooks and conduit.

Or I could buy 17 of those wonderful racks, for a little under $4,500.
Thrifty Bill - I've seen CF roadie wheels costing over $2000/set. If you were one of those buyers (I know you're not) then the cost of the rack does not seem ludicrously expensive.

(Some guys will spend more on one tire than I will on a complete bike).
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Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
Thrifty Bill - I've seen CF roadie wheels costing over $2000/set. If you were one of those buyers (I know you're not) then the cost of the rack does not seem ludicrously expensive.

(Some guys will spend more on one tire than I will on a complete bike).
Only if I trust it with my life at speed. In other words, yes, I will pay more for a single tire than I will a flipper, if I'm riding it.
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Old 01-10-13, 07:41 PM
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Why not buy out a bankrupt dry cleaner... http://www.rkconveyors.com/
Now that's thinking! I've entertained the notion of turning a used floor rug display stand into a bike rack, but a push-button conveyer belt of wheels would be awesome.
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Oh,.......the idea,.........the complete arsenal of bikes hanging from front or rear wheels on a powered conveyor. Enter the address of the cycle desired for the day and it is delivered. Not necessarily space efficient, nor affordable. But, oh so fun!
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
The problem with wheels is that they're so much wider at the axle than at the rim. The best way to store them is to unlace them. Bundle the spokes in one bunch and the rims of the same size in another bunch, with one bunch for each size. Toss the hubs in a big box. They naturally nestle among each other into a pretty space-efficient arrangement.
While this is the most space-efficient method, what you gain in space you lose in time.

I've found it useful to hang them in two rows, a little more than a wheel radius away from each other. You can do this either horizontally or vertically as your particular space dictates.
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Old 01-10-13, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by redxj View Post
I use the big coated hooks for hanging bikes. They are under $2 a piece and hold up to 75lbs which is too extreme just for holding wheels. For storing wheels I use a pipe screwed the ceiling with pipe straps. I hang S hooks from the pipe for wheels. I can double and triple stack wheels using more S- hooks. You can also dictate how close or far apart you hang wheels to increase storage. I have three pipes in the basement shop for hanging wheels and could probably use another.

The first S hook that hangs on the pipe one end needs to be bent 90 degrees. I purchased the S hooks on ebay (plastic coated S hooks.

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I basically borrowed your design. Store wheels in pairs vertically, then side by side, using ebay vinyl covered hooks. And similar to you, I hang framesets from the same set up. I just need a couple more racks.
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I don't have a good space to hang a conduit rack, so I hang my wheels on long nails that are nailed directly into the wall studs of my barn. I don't always want to nail more nails in, so I use a bit of twine, or an old shoelace and tie loops in each end. I hang one loop, then thread the lace through a rim, then hang the other loop. The bit of shoelace or twine allows me to stagger several rims on one nail, thus they lay flat(-ish) against the wall and give me more elbow room. If I had a retail shop, those rim hangers would be great for display, I can't justify the price of something like that for my junkers. I can hang about 15 to 20 rims on one wall in this manner. *edit* hahaha, it would seem I already posted this some time ago. ...sorry
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Here's what I rigged up in my little spare room turned shop. The wire rope works well and it's had more wheels hanging up than pictured here. I bought some long eye bolts and hooks that got screwed into the studs. If I were spanning a longer distance I'd put some hooks in the ceiling. I'm lucky to have 9 foot ceilings so it doesn't really interfere with me. I made my s-hooks by twisting two spokes together and then bending into whatever shape I needed. I think the wire rope, crosby clips and turnbuckles were under 30$.
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nah, that's nothin'. You want one of these.

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Zombie alert! I just picked up a two sided two tier clothing rack at a local thrift store. It worked out pretty well for getting some misc wheels and tires. Of course, I have a lot of wheels, so this just holds a small portion. But for the cost (minimal) I am pleased
with the outcome. I should have taken a before pic, as this corner was a disaster zone.

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New product to consider....https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...-wheel-storage
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That's actually pretty clever because the hubs are not side by side.

The problem with wheels is that they have such a high volume-to-displacement ratio. If you removed the spokes, the hubs could fit in a small box, and you could stack the rims efficiently. Spokes take up almost no space. But of course, that's too labor intensive.
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Any connection to the kickstarter? If so, you stole my photo! (The middle photo on the kickstarter page, below where it says, "Some are successful, some not so much, but they generally only work so-so, and don't look much better." Note the image in post #19 with the bricks in background.)


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Hey Gaucho, they are using you as a bad example. Never new you had it in you...
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