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Bike hanging in your garge?

Old 05-05-09, 12:24 PM
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Bike hanging in your garge?

What is the best way to store your bike in the garage??
Hang by the front wheel only ?
Hang by the top tube ( is this ok for carbon )?
Hang it upside down by both wheels ?
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Old 05-05-09, 12:27 PM
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Doesn't matter much ..... whatever fits your space the best.
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Originally Posted by johnism View Post
What is the best way to store your bike in the garage??
Hang by the front wheel only ?
Hang by the top tube ( is this ok for carbon )?
Hang it upside down by both wheels ?
I have my bike hanging by the rear wheel. I checked with my LBS before I did this and they told me this is a good way to store your bike.
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Old 05-05-09, 12:35 PM
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Hang in work stand.
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Old 05-05-09, 12:46 PM
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I hang them all by the front wheels.
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Old 05-05-09, 12:53 PM
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reason why I ask is because the wife almost ran into my ride... when she was describing what had happened and how the car may be scratched ... my comment " screw the paint job how is my BIKE ".
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we hang by both wheels. good way to check for leaking MTB shocks, we've found.
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Got a couple hangin'

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actually I always thought she would get pissed as much time as I spend on mine bike.. Then one time she said "if you straddle me for five hours I would kill you , that is after I was able to walk again".
As you can tell my wife has a pretty good sense of humor.
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wow, you could open up a bike shop with that many bikes.
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I use two hook per bike - a flat one that the seat rails rest on and hooked one that the stem rests on.
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I hang all of our bikes (9 or 10) by both wheels. In the summer when they're in and out, and I'm not using the garage as much for cars, I often hang by rear wheel only. The reason I don't use the front is that for me it's easier to lift up the rigid rear wheel vs. the floppy front wheel.
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How many are we talking about?
wow....
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There's no harm in hanging by one rim? Back or front? If this doesn't damage/bend the rim, it would allow me to pick up a ton of space in the garage. Please advise.
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There's no harm in hanging by one rim? Back or front? If this doesn't damage/bend the rim, it would allow me to pick up a ton of space in the garage. Please advise.
We did already

See posts 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14
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No one likes truing wheels (unless they've got a sick sick mind), so they wouldn't hang unless it didn't cause any harm. I'm venturing to guess you put on a ton more stress on the wheels while riding than when it's being hung.
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There's no harm in hanging by one rim? Back or front? If this doesn't damage/bend the rim, it would allow me to pick up a ton of space in the garage. Please advise.
I'm not picking on you mrbUSA, but it always amazes me how common this fear/misconception is. If a wheel is strong enough to support half the weight of the bike and rider, it is certainly strong enough to support the weight of just the bike itself. Or to put it another way, if a wheel was so weak that hanging it from a hook would bend it, then it would instantly crumble as soon as you mounted the bike.
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I hang by the rear wheel because if for some reason the skewer is loose, the bike won't fall. With front wheel hanging you have to double check skewers.

Also it's easier to hang a bike up high by the rear wheel, as Camilo pointed out.

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Originally Posted by palu View Post
No one likes truing wheels (unless they've got a sick sick mind), so they wouldn't hang unless it didn't cause any harm. I'm venturing to guess you put on a ton more stress on the wheels while riding than when it's being hung.
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