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Old 10-09-02, 04:49 PM
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How do you store your bike?

Do you lean it against a wall, use a kickstand, or hang it from a hook?

I ask because I am running out of room to store the bikes my wife and I have. Been thinking about hanging them from the floor joists in the basement. Between the 2 of us we have 6 bikes and 3 B.O.B. trailers. They take up a lot of room where they all lean against the wall.

Is it safe to hang a bike from a bike hook, so long as it is fastened correctly into the floor joist?

Suggestions please?

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Old 10-09-02, 04:54 PM
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I hang mine from hooks in the ceiling. It works nicely and they are out of the way. This does not harm the bike at all. Most bike shops including high end shops hang their bikes from the ceiling.
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hang some, lean others

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my main bike I keep in the living room, upside down in the corner, so I can look at it all the time.

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at my new apt. I have a large walk-in closet, that's where they go....
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Here is how I store mine.
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And like this. I also have a full size shop repair stand in the bedroom where I keep my Trailbike.
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Most of the time my roadbike goes on a hanger on my home-office wall. I work remotely from home and for a company on eastern time (I keep ET hours even though I live in the PNW) so having the bike there reminds me that I need to knock off work around 2PM PT and go for a ride. This didn't used to be the case and in the past I would look at my clock only to realise it's 8PM and I didn't get a chance to ride. Now I'm less of a workoholic and I ride more often... I've found that my stress level has also greatly diminished.



My mountain bike on the other hand is usually fairly dirty and mud-caked so I keep it in the garage along with the other dirty and mudcaked stuff... like my Jeep.. |8^)
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I keep mine against the wall in my room so I can look at it too
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hey khuon, that is one great setup!

but I'd find myself staring at my bike, daydreaming about riding or whatever next thing I wanted to do to tinker with the bike itself. in fact, I do that sometimes: I have a restaurant, and during the day (we're only open for dinner) I'll knock off prep/paperwork/whatever and go sit down in the dining room, have a drink and just look at the bike while thinking about something else. I'd probably have more free time during the day if I didn't do that, instead buckling down and being more efficient.

I have to say, I do find myself walking by it and running a hand along the frame or handlebars as I pass. man, I wish my commute was longer, so I'd have an excuse to ride more.

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edit: p.s. hope you don't mind, but I rightclicked your image and took a look at your website. very interesting stuff! you never really know what hidden depths there are behind all these screen names out here. what prompted this edit/postscript was your interests section; the shooting part seems to be a dead link. I love my USP.45 about as much as my Bianchi; let me know if you ever put that page back up.

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Donesn't anybody read old threads?

Man you gotta get rid of the sofa for more room.
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Originally posted by I_H_M_B_F_M
Do you lean it against a wall, use a kickstand, or hang it from a hook?
First of all, don't assume I only have one bike.

I could store them in the basement or the garage - but I don't! If a bike is in the basement, it means I never ride it.

I don't use a kickstand - "kickstand" is a dirty word to me, a totally useless gadget. If a bike I buy has a kickstand, I remove it immediately. If you need a kickstand, you ain't no cyclist.

Two of my bikes are in the "study" (aka spare bedroom) leaning against bookshelves. (they take up a lot less space than you might expect). Two more bikes are in the living room, leaning against chairs. Another bike is in the dining room. The bike I'm about to ride gets moved to the kitchen where it leans against a table until I get ready to move it to the garage just prior to 'take-off'.
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I keep our 3 bikes in a small storage unit on our apt patio. They stand on their rear wheels leaning against walls and boxes. Wife and daughter hardly ride their bikes. I have a dept store mb I broke the crank on that I keep on the patio covered with a tarp.
The bike I ride and keep in the storage unit is my peugeot.

Have a great ride!
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I keep my hardtail in corner on a workstand... it sure looks cool!
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I'm having a similar problem in our garage (4 bikes ).One is on a workstand and the other 3 are leaning. Does anyone hang bikes by the front wheel?.

I would'nt have thought it would cause any harm as the spokes are strong in tension, but would like someone to advise.
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Chewa;

no problem hanging a bike from the front tire. You are only putting the bikes weith on the spokes and when you ride it you put your weight on them.
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kevin you got a road bike?
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Originally posted by pat5319
hang some, lean others
I hang the best and lean the worst.
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Originally posted by The Toninator
kevin you got a road bike?
Yep. I have had it for over 6 months now. I love it.
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I'm thinking of hanging our bikes on hooks myself. No room left in the garage and I worry about knocking them over. Bicycles, motorcycles, snowblower, lawnmower, etc ... probably safest for me to hang them up.
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Originally posted by JRA
[I don't use a kickstand - "kickstand" is a dirty word to me, a totally useless gadget. If a bike I buy has a kickstand, I remove it immediately. If you need a kickstand, you ain't no cyclist.
Um, what ? Why ? Thats a 'purist' angle that is new to me....

Does this mean as a "cyclist' if I ever want to stop anywhere and get off the bike, the real way is to toss it on the ground ? Lean it against stuff ?

Why does that make you a true cyclist ?

Honestly curious.....
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I have freestanding stand similiar to ones shown
above. I lean 2, and at least 1 is on workstand at
what seems like all times.
I have a dedicated room for the bikes.
Luckily the wife wouldn't dream of putting her
Eisentraut anywhere other than in the house so
we now have "The bike room" to go along with
"The dive room".

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Originally posted by RollingGeek
Thats a 'purist' angle that is new to me....
Really?

Back in the old days they used to make kickstands out of steel, so we'd take them off to save weight. I got used to always leaning a bike against something. It's really not a problem. And if you lock your bike, you have to lock it to something anyway. It's even possible to balance a bike on the toeclip.

I hate the noise a kickstand makes when you hit a bump. Anything on a bike that has weight and/or makes noise and serves no purpose comes off. I have a box full of kickstands if anyone wants them.
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We have two bikes. I purchased a black finish rack by Sports Solutions that works perfectly on my toy garages back wall.

Keeps the bikes off the floor and out of the way.
 
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Originally posted by JRA
It's even possible to balance a bike on the toeclip.
I've recently started doing the trick of balancing (albiet precariously) the bike upright against a curb using the pedal. It's usually if I'm just straying to a water fountain or grabbing a powerbar from the rest stop stand during a supported ride.
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