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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:15 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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'lo folks.

One of the few silver linings about having to completely change out our central heating system is that the boiler is now in the loft and I have managed to dibs the old boiler cupboard for storing "man stuff."

It looks ideal dimensions for storing my bike gear and my Canyon if I can find a way of propping it upright on the back wheel. Anyone done this before?

Anything to be wary of with brake/shock fluids sitting at funny angles for long periods of time?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:27 pm 
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I have my lot stored upright.

I don't know about brake fluid, but I store all my oil damped suspension bikes facing down, to keep the oil at the bottom of the stanchion.

The hooks are available from Halfords.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:02 pm 
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I do the same as Neil above, again, keep any open bath FS bikes nose-down. I have no idea what to do with full sus, but there again, don't own one...


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:10 pm 
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I store all mine as above, even the oil bath full sus with hydo brakes. no puddles yet


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:19 pm 
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If the seals are in perfect condition, it's no problem. I however had a Reba leak through a very shallow scratch on the inner stanchion.
I bought the fork for a project, put it in a plastic bag and laid it flat under my workbench. Imagine my surprise when I opened the bag a month later to find that the fork was drained and the bag full of oil.

Bottom line : hanging a suspension bike nose up is a good way to check the condition of the fork.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:21 pm 
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Ha yes no doubt. I replaced the seals on mine so I guess I dis a good job


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:28 pm 
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Sweet. Well sadly my FS bike is a bit of a shelf queen so the forks should be scratch and leak free. Hopefully change that come the summer months!


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