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Just figured out I could turn the bike upside down on Rear Wheel stand

Old 07-16-18, 05:54 PM
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Just figured out I could turn the bike upside down on Rear Wheel stand

Am I late to the rodeo? I never knew you could use the bike hand bike stand to mount the bike upside down? It made cleaning it after a long ride so easy
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Old 07-16-18, 06:01 PM
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I usually lay it upside down on it's own; no bike stand even necessary, just make sure you're on a surface that won't scratch/damage your seat or handlebars!
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Old 07-16-18, 06:27 PM
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Indeed, upside down is my poor man's repair stand, but I have upright bars. I'd be more careful with drop bars or anything where the cables might get kinked.
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Old 07-16-18, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by dylandewandel View Post
I usually lay it upside down on it's own; no bike stand even necessary, just make sure you're on a surface that won't scratch/damage your seat or handlebars!
I use this stand because of course we don't have a kick stand. I turned the bike upside down on it and said, "Ill be damned". The handlebars are able to move freely too
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Old 07-17-18, 01:17 PM
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Another thing you can do with a stand like that is loop a rubber strap or a piece of velcro or something around the front wheel and hook it to something up high, and then use the floor stand to keep the rear wheel in place. This way you can store your bike somewhere vertically where it is almost completely out of the way. Such as in a closet.

... or you could just use a bike hook screwed into the wall, and let the bike hang completely off the floor against the wall. Bike hooks can be bought at any hardware store.
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Old 07-17-18, 01:21 PM
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Rule #49 // Keep the rubber side down.

It is completely unacceptable to intentionally turn one's steed upside down for any reason under any circumstances. Besides the risk of scratching the saddle, levers and stem, it is unprofessional and a disgrace to your loyal steed. The risk of the bike falling over is increased, wheel removal/replacement is made more difficult and your bidons will leak. The only reason a bicycle should ever be in an upside down position is during mid-rotation while crashing. This Rule also applies to upside down saddle-mount roof bars.
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Old 07-17-18, 04:34 PM
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Riders with leather saddles don't turn the bike upside down. Usually we stopped with this in the 6th grade.
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I have two leather saddles, and have turned my bikes upside down countless times. In my view, every bike maintenance short-cut comes with the implied advice to proceed with caution, or reconsider, if a bike is particularly delicate or precious. That's just common sense. If your saddle is likely to get grass stains, then perhaps it needs a protective cover:

https://www.amazon.com/Sheepskin-Bic.../dp/B005J4Q39Y
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Old 07-18-18, 01:10 AM
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I have a proper bike stand. For a quick lube, or other quickie maintenance, the car rack works fine
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
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Originally Posted by DynoD500_SR20-d View Post
I did find a serious reason not to do that a few years ago. I have a mountain bike that had (note the past tense) avid juicy brakes. You turn it upside down, and there was no braking power for the next 15 or 20 min.
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
I did find a serious reason not to do that a few years ago. I have a mountain bike that had (note the past tense) avid juicy brakes. You turn it upside down, and there was no braking power for the next 15 or 20 min.
Hydraulic I can see yeah!
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that bike looks pretty freakin' clean man
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