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How Best to Store Road Bike

Old 08-17-13, 09:36 AM
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How Best to Store Road Bike

I have a garage and keep my bikes along the wall.
The only problem is that since the garage door is open most of the time there is a bunch of bugs/webs and crap all over the bikes.

I would like to hang from the ceiling but am concerned that the hook would mess the wheels up...
Any suggestions would be appreciated. This can't be an uncommon problem
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Old 08-17-13, 09:42 AM
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You could hang a sheet over the bikes.

I've hung my bikes by hooks in a low ceiling or on a hook on the wall for years.
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Old 08-17-13, 10:19 AM
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If the bike can hold you, the wheels can support being hung upside down.
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Old 08-17-13, 10:50 AM
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Ride more so there's no time for cobwebs

but seriously you can throw a sheet over them to keep clean. Hanging from the ceiling isn't gonna hurt them at all.
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Old 08-17-13, 12:37 PM
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Don't store your bike in the garage.
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Old 08-17-13, 01:01 PM
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get one of the park tools bike stand, it's designed for working on your bike but figure I'll have it in the garage and put the bike on it between rides so I can store it vertical.

https://www.backcountry.com/park-tool...VG9vbHM6MjozMQ

I'm fortunate the my garage and climate controlled.
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Old 08-17-13, 01:37 PM
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Plastic coated hooks will not mess up the wheels.

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Old 08-17-13, 08:58 PM
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My bikes are store up above:



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Old 08-17-13, 09:59 PM
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I put mine in my room.
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Old 08-17-13, 10:14 PM
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I use those plastic coated hooks but that pulley system looks real nice.
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Old 08-17-13, 10:34 PM
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Close the garage door. Don't you have any concern they could be stolen?
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Old 08-18-13, 01:10 PM
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like this.
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I bought some of those ceiling mounted pulley gizmos but haven't put them up yet. If you can flip your bike upsidedown, reach up and hang it by the wheels directly from hooks on the ceiling, that's a lot quicker and more convenient than screwing around with the pulley setup.
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Old 08-18-13, 01:43 PM
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Under your butt!
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Old 08-18-13, 02:07 PM
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very cheap. like literally the cost of the plywood and screws. And maybe a cheap power drill. This one took me a while because I had first designed it to hang my bike from that horizontal board by the rear wheel. But that was very unstable, so I just made two like that to hold the bike by the frame. Very stable, no holes drilled into my walls, and it keeps my bikes away from my cats.
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Old 08-18-13, 09:05 PM
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I've been hanging both of my bikes vertically by their back wheels for years. I've not had any issues with the wheels being messed up from this.
Someone once suggested not hanging bikes on their front wheels due to stress on the fork and headset, which kind of makes sense.
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Old 08-18-13, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by spectastic View Post
Very stable, no holes drilled into my walls, and it keeps my bikes away from my cats.
What do your cats do to your bikes?
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Old 08-18-13, 09:26 PM
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In the kitchen on a work stand........that way you can do maintenance or clean-up whenever you get somthing to eat.
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I don't think it's a big deal to hang bikes up on hooks from the front or the rear wheel. Wheels are pretty strong; so are bikes. I've been using a stand for my bikes but honestly hooks save a lot of space and they're cheap.
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What do your cats do to your bikes?
well, my friend had this cat that apparently tore up his continental gatorskins. That hasn't happened with mine, but at least this puts my mind at ease
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Old 08-18-13, 10:44 PM
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I store mine in the house but hanging them by the wheels shouldn't harm them. When you are riding your bike, you and the bike are actually hanging on the upper spokes and rim area in each wheel as you ride along, the lower spokes provide no support whatsoever.
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Old 08-19-13, 05:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Looigi View Post
Plastic coated hooks will not mess up the wheels.

That big black "J" hook that is padded and coated like looigi is holding is what I use. Put them in my garage ceiling and hang my bikes up. Never a issue with wheels in years of doing this. And the cost is hardly nothing............I think I purchased my hooks from ACE for like $3 or so each.
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Old 08-19-13, 05:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Nachoman View Post

like this.
Man...............seeing your garage I just had 70's flashbacks with those pinball machines!!!! Awesome!!! I wished you lived nearby because I would bring the beer if you would let me play those badboys!
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Old 08-19-13, 06:14 AM
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What kind of rack is this

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like this.
How do you keep the front wheels straight
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Old 08-19-13, 06:24 AM
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I have the ceiling pulleys but only the wifes bike is on it...I use mine to work on the bike... I doubt it will spend much time on it but i got a good deal on them....I will probably get myself a big hybrid bike later around X-mas...I will be scouring CL for a deal...Maybe a Xl or Jumbo frame. i will then need to use it.
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