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Using a repair stand for storage

Old 09-10-09, 08:12 AM
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Using a repair stand for storage

We have a pair of hybrid bikes so the top tubes are sloped and therefore most of the bike storage racks I see don't work. I'm trying to hang them up along side the garage wall and wondered if anyone every used a repair stand for storage. I was wondering if anyone ever tried this, I was thinking of mounting one of these https://www.parktool.com/products/category.asp?cat=46 on the garage wall then I could simply lift the bike and hang it up with that and do any cleaning or maintenance I need and just leave it there.
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Old 09-10-09, 08:29 AM
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I haven't used one of those clamps, I just mounted a couple a hooks in the ceiling and hang my bikes upside down by their wheels. Works like a charm for just a few bucks too.
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using a park tool repair stand would be the most expensive option. hang it from the ceiling by one or both wheels.
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Can't hang from the ceiling, I have shelves about the height of the garage door track going all around and they have to hang off to the side to fit the wife's car in.
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Those clamps will work. I have a rack like the one below that I hung on an angle to put my wife's bike on. They don't tell you NOT to mount it sloped.

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I store one of my bikes, a litespeed (Ti) in the park clamp every day. It won't hurt it. CroMo and Ti bikes should be fine. Some carbon frames may have problems if the clamp is too tight.
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Old 09-10-09, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
Those clamps will work. I have a rack like the one below that I hung on an angle to put my wife's bike on. They don't tell you NOT to mount it sloped.

Aaron
I have one like that now but they have a shelf in the middle to sit a helmet, they are starting to bend from the weight of the bikes.
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