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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:02 pm 
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Alright, I'm moving into a new place and the garage is pretty small. So I want to hang the bikes on the wall so they are vertical (if that makes sense).

I'm thinking about buying some simple U-shaped hooks that screw to the wall, then using some S-shaped hooks on these to hook onto the front (or rear) wheels.

All from Ikea, obviously...

Anyone done something similar?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:26 pm 
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I've used large, vinyl coated screw-in hooks for this with good success. Any hardware store will have'em. The screw end is typically about 2" of 3/8" lag screw, the hook is about 3" wide x 6" deep. Install them horizontally, and they can hook a wheel/tire directly.

Similar to this:

http://www.homehardware.ca/en/rec/index ... R-I5412430

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:03 pm 
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I've got a couple of the vinyl covered hooks if you're interested.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:10 pm 
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Screw the U-hooks into a board and screw the board into the wall studs. As shown.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:17 pm 
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I use hooks similar to these > http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pack-of-6-lar ... 19e1dd9b10 . Bought them from the homebase on the myton road, think also got some from screwfix. Looks to be what Mike is using above.

First time I used them drilled the brick and used a big rawplug. Second time directly into wood so no problems. You can offset the hooks (i.e. have one high and one low) to fit more in.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:10 pm 
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Hooks every 10" (25cms) and i can fit 16 bikes on this wall.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:05 pm 
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Got my hooks from toolstation http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Ironmon ... 668/p70335

At that price can't go wrong.

Mine are about 16" apart in a bit of 4x2 hung from the rafters and bikes hung alternately front wheel/rear wheel. Could get them a bit closer, but I was generous as I didn't what them scratching each other. :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:20 pm 
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matt24777 wrote:
but I was generous as I didn't what them scratching each other. :wink:


You can use old thick socks to cover the pedals, that helps a lot.

In my old house I use to have a lot less space, plus it was a rental, so I use a aluminum tube from a hanglider wing and a bunch of straps, it works great too but the socks where mandatory..
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:05 pm 
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Thanks gents. I wasn't convinced the screw in hooks would stay screwed in, but a bunch of retrobikers is NEVER wrong so I'll give it a go...


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:12 pm 
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Pipe lagging helps protect the frames too :)

Cheap too 8)


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