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IS there any reason to spend money on fancy indoor bike storage?

Old 06-04-14, 04:42 PM
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IS there any reason to spend money on fancy indoor bike storage?

See title. Why spend the money on fancy when http://www.amazon.com/TEKTON-7644-He...=screw+in+hook x4 should work just fine?

Am I missing something?
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Renting? Some landlords might not be keen on holes in the walls. Also depends on how your walls are constructed as to how easy it is to put hooks in.
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Originally Posted by Sullalto View Post
See title. Why spend the money on fancy when Robot Check x4 should work just fine?

Am I missing something?
None whatsoever. Just lean it against the wall and call it a day.
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Originally Posted by treadtread View Post
None whatsoever. Just lean it against the wall and call it a day.
There are 3 other bikes in the laundry room(roommates)/storage unit, trying to free up floor space. Trying to keep the bikes confined to one wall.

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I think that you have to evaluate the living environment as a whole. Hanging beater bikes in the garage might be one thing, hanging a high dollar classic in your living room might be something else.
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Just Google on "DIY bike storage" and you will find dozens of inexpensive ways to hang multiple bikes in less space while not doing any modifications such as putting holes in the wall or ceiling.

BTW, my local dollar store sells a similar package of 2 bike hooks that are sufficiently strong to hang any decent bike. Total cost $1.08 with tax and no shipping charges. I was expecting to see some exotic way of hanging the bikes for the Amazon link.

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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
I think that you have to evaluate the living environment as a whole. Hanging beater bikes in the garage might be one thing, hanging a high dollar classic in your living room might be something else.
Well, I could see having the cheap stuff in the shed or whatever, and the nice stuff indoors if you worry about theft. But presenting them as art? Nah, I'm not nearly enough a bike nerd for that. Not to mention, I don't have anything that would qualify as 'nice stuff'. Though I've got my eye on a used cervelo on craigslist...

I will confess to having instruments on wall hooks however. Uncasing/casing when I want to pick up and play something is a pain, and they need less tuning if stored outside the case.
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