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Old 09-26-18, 12:51 PM
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Bike hanging hooks?

Hey all,
My google-fu has fallen short. Perhaps someone here is already aware of the answer I am looking for.
I am looking to store my bikes with hooks, hanging from chain attached to the rafters. Garage ceiling height prevents the screw in type of hooks from being useful.

Would like to use hooks that hold the frame top tube. Steel double hooks with enough space in the U bend to comfortably hold a top tube. Easy enough to pad them if they don't come that way.
Something like these...


https://hollandbikeshop.com/en-gb/bi...ks-for-veh150/


https://www.internet-bikes.com/en/20...s-with-chain/#

Either of these would fit my need fine, problem is I am in the US and shipping is cost prohibitive from either of these sites.

I have seen at the "rad bike lifts" on amazon https://www.amazon.com/s?k=bike+lift The hooks looks like bent sheet metal, not really what I am looking for.

Any ideas available in the US?
Thanks!
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Old 09-26-18, 01:34 PM
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how about not searching for bike hooks? how about the small hooks listed here?

I searched for ladder hooks & found these utility hooks



or these (btw you can get this type at a home improvement store w/o buying all of those shown)

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DIY Combo

bicycle storage hoist: as search term .
join them with a 2x4 and screw hooks in , wooden screw type

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$18 on eBay postpaid https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bike-Bicycl...sAAOSwHp5bV8CA Also available at any Harbor Freight Tool
The cheapest way might be to make a simple frame using two by four lumber to lower the point where you screw in the $1 bike hooks sold by my local dollar store. If you attach it securely to the ceiling, it will easily hold the weight of a bike.
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Old 09-26-18, 04:45 PM
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I used to store bikes upside down, hanging from the ceiling of the garage. Measure the wheelbase and screw regular garden tool hooks into the ceiling to match. Flip the bike over and hang from the rims. Depending on your bike and vehicles, you might be able to park your car underneath the hanging bikes -- I did.


(Google image search result)


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Old 09-27-18, 11:05 AM
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I got one of these:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MJCSBJ4/

It works quite well and lets me hang a bike right side up. You can also adjust it for bikes with non-horizontal top tubes.
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I have one of those pulley hoisting systems pictured above (actually I have three of them in use). If you have a very high ceiling, like in my case, it's an OK option. But I'd almost rather build a couple of 2x4 struts down from the ceiling and use the screw-in hooks instead. There are a few issues with the pulley systems: 1) There is some play in the pulleys...i.e.gaps between the pulley wheel and the housing. Occasionally the rope will come off the pulley wheel and get stuck between the pulley wheel and the housing. This usually requires getting the ladder. (One of my pulley wheels actually broke). 2) When taking the bike down...you have to make sure the rope is laid out with no tangles in it lest they go up and jam the pulley. 3) You need to keep a glove handy for taking the bike down so that your hand doesn't burn with the rope sliding through it. 4) Once you take the bike off the hooks, they'll twist...which has to be un-twisted before the bike can be hoisted again. 5) They need to/should be mounted into studs. That might result in having to mount in an inconvenient location.

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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
how about not searching for bike hooks? how about the small hooks listed here?

Good idea, I like the look of these but I do wish the 'U' was a little deeper. Might need to get some just to see if they will work.

Originally Posted by VegasTriker View Post
The cheapest way might be to make a simple frame using two by four lumber to lower the point where you screw in the $1 bike hooks sold by my local dollar store. If you attach it securely to the ceiling, it will easily hold the weight of a bike.
Not what I had planned, but a solid solution to the problem.

I appreciate the help from all, Thanks!
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