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Bike Storage Question - Hang From a Hook, Bad?

Old 09-01-08, 04:56 PM
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Bike Storage Question - Hang From a Hook, Bad?

Ok, hanging a bike from a hook that's attached to the garage ceiling. Hanging it from one of the tires/rims that is.

Bad idea or?

I suspect this is a bad idea....

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Old 09-01-08, 05:09 PM
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A frequently asked question.

Your bicycle wheels were designed to handle a lot more weight than the 20 to 30 pounds or so that a bike weighs. Potential wheel damage is a non-issue.

A very few bikes have been built with oil suspension suspension components. Some of them may leak oil if they are stored upside down for extended periods.
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
A frequently asked question.

A very few bikes have been built with oil suspension suspension components. Some of them may leak oil if they are stored upside down for extended periods.

unless you have a bike like that, hanging a bike from a ceiling is the best way to store a bike in my opinion. i doesnt get in the way and the car wont hit it, my bike is hanged up in my garage
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Old 09-01-08, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr_Christopher View Post
Ok, hanging a bike from a hook that's attached to the garage ceiling. Hanging it from one of the tires/rims that is.

Bad idea or?

I suspect this is a bad idea....

Chris
At my LBS I think half of the bikes are hanging from a hook. If the dealer stores them that way I think you can as well.

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Old 09-01-08, 06:19 PM
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If you hang it by the rear wheel, all the blood runs to the headtube and the bike can get a headtubeache.
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Old 09-01-08, 10:46 PM
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If you hang it by the rear wheel, all the blood runs to the headtube and the bike can get a headtubeache.
ROFLMAO!!!!

Seriously, the only time my bike gets stored is at work; it hangs from a hook by the rear wheel. The only time of the year I don't ride is when the winter makes the road/surface conditions too hazardous. Average, about 2-3 weeks a year.
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Old 09-02-08, 08:31 AM
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Ok, I get it. Hooks it is and my wife will be happy!

Thanks everyone, sure am glad I found this forum :-)

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Old 09-02-08, 09:04 AM
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The only potential problem is if you don't get a rubber coated hook, then the problem is potentially a little bit of scraping of the rim. Still not a big deal.
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Old 09-02-08, 09:57 AM
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As an alternative, if your garage has space, try mounting the bike in a way that you can do some servicing on it like cleaning. If you have a repair stand, then you're all set. But if not, what I do is to get a bracket set from Home Depot and screw it in the studs. I just hang the bike on the frame.
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I'm thinking of putting a hook on the wall in the basement stairwell - there's a ledge that sticks out about a foot starting at the landing, so if I hang my bike by the front wheel, nothing will stick out so far as to get in the way. That way I can use the side door to get in and out rather than traipsing across the back yard to the shed (pain in the ass in the dark - I always step in dog poo ) or parking my bike in the living room and having to play Critter Rodeo as the cats try to beat me out the front door...
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My giant is hung every night 700x38c alls good
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My garage looks like a bicycle "meat locker" ... 6 or 7 bikes hanging around on hooks. I think it makes my Jeep nervous...
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Old 09-05-08, 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Little Darwin View Post
The only potential problem is if you don't get a rubber coated hook, then the problem is potentially a little bit of scraping of the rim. Still not a big deal.
a short section of inner tube over the hook can help
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Old 09-05-08, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Garfield Cat View Post
As an alternative, if your garage has space, try mounting the bike in a way that you can do some servicing on it like cleaning. If you have a repair stand, then you're all set. But if not, what I do is to get a bracket set from Home Depot and screw it in the studs. I just hang the bike on the frame.
I am able to do some servicing with the bike/s hanging from the front or rear wheels. Places some parts at standing eye level.
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Old 09-06-08, 12:02 AM
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You may have a problem with all the air in the tires pooling at the bottom of the wheel and causing a bulge in the tire, so you'll have to rotate the wheels through half a turn every day. It doesn't happen when the bike is on the floor because the effect is counteracted by the weight of the bike on the tires.
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You may have a problem with all the air in the tires pooling at the bottom of the wheel and causing a bulge in the tire, so you'll have to rotate the wheels through half a turn every day. It doesn't happen when the bike is on the floor because the effect is counteracted by the weight of the bike on the tires.
Just make sure you rotate them clockwise if you're north of the equator. Only those in the south should go counter-clockwise.
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Speaking of clockwise and counter clockwise. Which direction does water drain in Equador? Off topic I know, but just asking.
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Holy Hell! This has been a funny thread! Someone help me with the visualization of this... Hook hanging from the rafter? Front wheel on said hook? When I was just a pup someone told me this was bad for bike so I have avoided any mention of it... Glad I stumbled across this post.
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Old 09-06-08, 07:41 PM
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Just make sure you rotate them clockwise if you're north of the equator. Only those in the south should go counter-clockwise.
Be sure, too, to add air with your winter pump in the winter and your summer pump in the summer. Spring and Fall? Depends on how hot or cold it is.
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And only ose a red pump for a red bike?

My gutt felling says "no" on this hanging thing, I hang yhem wheels down. Wheels is made to take some stress yes, but in the oposite direction of hanging from the heels do.

I am sure a bike that is ridden often is ok hanging, but for winterstorage I would not do it, that`s just me.

My friend is looking fo a new rim for his fathers bike. Itwas left for many years in the barn, leaning against the wall. The father alays looked after the bike, it was straight when he left it there.
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Speaking of clockwise and counter clockwise. Which direction does water drain in Equador? Off topic I know, but just asking.
Straight down. If you visit, don't flush while you're still sitting. Hernias are very common in Ecuador.
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Old 09-07-08, 07:25 AM
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One time I accidentally knocked my toothbrush into the toilet and it was swirling clockwise before I fished it out. It was 11p.m. with overcast.

Just my 2c.
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IMO hanging from the front tire is bad. I only hang mine from the back tire since there is more frame to support the weight.
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