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How do you store your carbon bike?

Old 01-20-10, 03:45 PM
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How do you store your carbon bike?

Im getting sick of my cheap wobbly stand and im looking for alternatives. So how do you guys store you carbon bike at home? pics would help.
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take bike. lean against wall. walk away.
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First I take my bike and bring it inside. Then I lean it against a wall.
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^^ +1, also works for steel and Ti bikes. Even works for (gasp!) my recumbent.
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Originally Posted by botto
take bike. lean against wall. walk away.
+1 but not necessarily in that order.
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Originally Posted by botto
take bike. lean against wall. walk away.
this.


sometimes i look back at it approvingly if i had a good ride.
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If any of you have managed to convince your mrs' to let you keep it in the bedroom, please let me know how you did that....
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Originally Posted by botto
take bike. lean against wall. walk away.
+1

Picard.....what are your thoughts...
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The house has a spare bedroom and I keep it in there. It sleeps in the bed with a stuffed animal and a night light (its a 2010 bike so its pretty young...)
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Bike against wall, just like botto said.

Here is a picture for illustration purposes:

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I disassemble it, cover with no less than four rolls of bubble wrap and package it into an oak box with velvet inside. I then lock the bike up in a specifically built room in my basement that is explosion proof, and store at exactly 72.3 degrees farenheit.
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Originally Posted by botto
take bike. lean against wall. walk away.
& it's amazing how many people can bugger that up!
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Originally Posted by silversx80
Bike against wall, just like botto said.

Here is a picture for illustration purposes:

Sorry this is poor wall leaning tecnique, good picture, bad storage. See buggered it up!
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I do something similar. I lean against the wall, but I always make sure my saddle touches the wall as well. I don't want any unintended movement.
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Originally Posted by Pilsley
Sorry this is poor wall leaning tecnique, good picture, bad storage. See buggered it up!
Awwww
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Originally Posted by Ygduf
I do something similar. I lean against the wall, but I always make sure my saddle touches the wall as well. I don't want any unintended movement.
Correct.
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Mine hang from the rear wheel, using hooks attached to the ceiling in the basement.
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Originally Posted by SteveJ
If any of you have managed to convince your mrs' to let you keep it in the bedroom, please let me know how you did that....
Got rid of wife.
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I hang it by the front wheel on a hook. Space-efficient but the bobbing caused by the ovalized wheel is annoying.
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One time, I left my carbon bike on my back porch for the night. It exploded.

I should've know better to store it properly
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my bicycle work stand by park.
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Originally Posted by SteveJ
If any of you have managed to convince your mrs' to let you keep it in the bedroom, please let me know how you did that....
I told her that hers could stand next to mine?
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Hanging on the bike stand by the nose of the saddle. After each ride I'll check the tires for crap, and lube the chain if needed.

It's ready to go for next time. All I do is add air, and Bob's your uncle.


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I keep mine in my bed room.
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Originally Posted by DScott
Hanging on the bike stand by the nose of the saddle. After each ride I'll check the tires for crap, and lube the chain if needed.

It's ready to go for next time. All I do is add air, and Bob's your uncle.


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